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Doctors' Day 2015

National Doctors' Day is March 30, 2015

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.

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  • Make a gift in honor of your doctor.

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?
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Doctors' Day Tributes

"Dr. Reinheimer, in addition to being an extremely skilled physician, you exemplify kindness, understanding and compassion."
- Jean, Tioga, PA

"Dr. Carter, again thank you for all you did back in October. You are a great man and I am very thankful to you. You saved my life."
- Daniel, Atlas, PA

"Dr. Brezinski-Clark, my family and I know you are a very caring doctor. You have gone out of your way to take care of me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
- Amelia, Shavertown, PA

"Dr. Hao, I am so very grateful that I have been under your care. Your acupuncture skills have made my life so much more comfortable! I feel so very fortunate that you have been part of the care I have received."
- Barbara, Elysburg, PA

"Dr. Callahan, not only are you an excellent doctor, but you know how to listen and explain and make your patients feel they can make a difference in their own well-being. Thank you so much!"
- Nancy, State College, PA

History of Doctors' Day

doctors' dayThe 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."

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