March 30th is National Doctors’ Day
Today is National Doctors’ Day, a day set aside in the United States to recognize physicians, their work, and their contributions to their communities and society as a whole. Introduced in 1933, National Doctors’ Day grew in prominence over the following decades, and was finally designated a national holiday by President George H.W. Bush in 1990, with the first official National Doctors’ Day being celebrated on March 30th, 1991.
Virtually all of us in this country have been patients at some point in our lives, and owe some part of our health and wellbeing to the skilled physicians who serve us today, as well as to the many who have gone before, whose research and teaching have advanced the science and art of medicine. We at Hoopes Vision also have the pleasure of working alongside a staff of wonderful doctors, all of whom were chosen to join the practice not only for their clinical and surgical skill, but for their character. Every day, we enjoy the privilege of seeing firsthand how they work to restore vision, improve lives, and alleviate suffering.
Today we take a moment to honor and appreciate the four ophthalmologists and six optometrists who make up the team of doctors at Hoopes Vision. We also recognize the hundreds of thousands of talented, hard-working doctors serving their communities throughout the United States, as well as those who serve their country overseas as part of our military. To all the doctors out there: thank you, and happy National Doctors’ Day!