Doctors' Day 2014
National Doctors' Day is March 30, 2014.
Honor your doctor with a special gift and help support healthcare in your community.
If the dedication, expertise and compassionate care of a Geisinger physician have made an impact in your life or the life of someone you love, we invite you to honor that physician in a special way this March. Doctors' Day is an opportunity to let physicians know how they have touched your life, and a chance to make a contribution that honors their work.
This Doctors' Day, pay tribute to the extraordinary doctors of Geisinger's past, the doctors who are saving lives today, and those who will be here to protect and heal our community long into the future.
- Make a gift in honor of your doctor. Click to donate online today .
- Thank a doctor. Use the form below to send a message of thanks to your doctor (please include your name unless you wish to remain anonymous):
Which Geisinger doctor would you like to thank?
Doctors' Day Tributes
"Dr. Fisher, thanks for saving my life more than once. I can talk to my doctor about anything. He listens to my problems. He is like a friend."
-Ray, Kingston, PA
"Dear Dr. Chittalia, Jack and I will always be thankful for all the wonderful care that you have given us. You are both caring and professional. We are proud to have you and the Geisinger Health System care for both of us."
-Beverly, Mountain Top, PA
"Dr. Gardner, you represent the best of the medical profession by being knowledgeable, kind and a good listener. You have certainly helped me through some serious medical problems. Don't ever change!!"
-Marion, Tunkhannock, PA
"Dear Dr. Bili, My family and I will be forever grateful for all that you and your staff have done for me. I'm still pain free and haven't missed a day of work in over two years! Thank you!"
-Donnasue, Hornell, NY
History of Doctors' Day
The first Doctors' Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctors' Day.
Following overwhelming approval by the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, on October 30, 1990, President George H.W. Bush designated March 30th as "National Doctors' Day."