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The ABPS Encourages Patients to Celebrate National Doctors Day

National Doctor's DayMarch 30th is National Doctors Day, a celebration that reminds us of the critical role of physicians in fostering the public’s health and well-being. The American Board of Physician Specialties® encourages all Americans to take a moment on that day to acknowledge the hard work and self-less services of our talented physicians nationwide. If you know a doctor, or have been helped by one recently, please offer a word of gratitude. It would be a perfect way to honor the time and effort that doctors have dedicated to developing their careers in order to deliver the best medical care possible.

National Doctors Day was first observed in 1933 on the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery in 1842 by Dr. Crawford W. Long. In 1991, President George H. W. Bush proclaimed the anniversary a national day of celebration. Since then, Americans view the day as an opportunity to thank the doctors who deliver our babies, treat our illnesses, mend our broken bones, and generally offer their vast knowledge and experience to help us live healthier lives.

As one of the three leading multi-disciplinary physician certifying bodies in the nation, the ABPS provides a pathway for qualified doctors to pursue board certification in various specialties. Our Diplomates represent the finest in their fields and can be found in all 50 states, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico.

For more information about our how our Diplomates help to advance the American healthcare system, or to learn more about the benefits of becoming certified through one of our Member Boards, contact the ABPS today. The ABPS is the official certifying organization of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.®.