Patients Invited to Recognize Dedication of Physicians on National Doctor’s Day, March 30

Mar 25, 2011

The American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) invites patients to join in thanking physicians on National Doctor’s Day, March 30. Doctor’s Day pays tribute to all physicians for their personal sacrifice and continued service for the well-being of public health.

Physicians share a uniquely personal relationship with their patients. Patients spend several life-changing and milestone moments with their doctors, and the protection of confidentiality fosters an appreciation of privacy. Events ranging from making elderly loved ones comfortable to welcoming newborns into the world, or even the occasional broken bone and illness in between, help define the doctor’s role in every person’s life.

“National Doctor’s Day serves as a renewal of the reciprocal respect that develops in every doctor-patient relationship,” said Anthony P. Russo, Jr., DO, FAAA, President of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. (AAPS), the governing body of ABPS. “Trust is at the heart of every medical visit.”

But trust alone is not enough for a physician to excel. High quality health care is a reflection of physician board certification.

“Most patients will never see the years of study and training physicians log outside of their practices,” said William J. Carbone, CEO of ABPS and AAPS. “I have the pleasure of serving these physicians in aiding their continued dedication to the highest standard of medicine.”

2011 marks the 20th anniversary of National Doctor’s Day’s official designation in the U.S., though observation dates back to 1933. ABPS appreciates the selfless devotion required to practice a high quality of health care.

The American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. (AAPS), provides board certification to qualified allopathic (M.D.) and osteopathic (D.O.) physicians in 17 medical specialties. ABPS sets rigorous standards of certification that at all times places patients first. More information is available online at http://www.abpsus.org.

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