Happy Doctors’ Day!

They serve our communities. They take care of our families. And they spend a majority of their lives trying to help us stay healthy. Today, we not only recognize the incredible work of doctors across our state; we also use National Doctors Day to say….thank you.

From the Washington Times Herald:

Regardless of the setting in which they provide care, physicians make a tremendous difference in the lives of countless patients and family members each and every day.

“Doctors’ Day is a way of saying thanks to the physicians who work tirelessly every day to keep their patients and our community healthy,” notes (hospital CEO) Tracy Conroy. She adds, “Doctors’ Day is just one small way we can honor them for all their hard work and dedication to the health of our community. The next time you see your physician, say thank you or send them a thank you card and let them know how much you appreciate them. It will mean the world to them.”

RoundUpWeb.com added, “Celebration of this day has grown from simply expressing our gratitude to our physicians to using this day as an opportunity to share some positive messages for the medical profession.”

One way you can do that today is by using #NationalDoctorsDay on social media. And as we celebrate doctors on this day, it is also important to note that as they look after us…..it is equally important that they look after themselves. Physician burnout is becoming a serious problem as pointed out on corporatewellnessmagazine.com.

Dear Doctor,

I am writing to wish you Happy Doctor’s Day on the 175th anniversary of the first use of ether anesthetic during surgery, the day selected as a national day to honor your service and sacrifices.

Today I hope you will take time for some self-care. You deserve it and you need it.

Recent research shows that 6 out of 10 doctors say they’d leave the medical profession if they were financially able to do so. Why? Because they are emotionally exhausted. In more technical terms, they are burned out.

If you would like to read more about physician burnout, click on the links below.

Physician Burnout

AMA Alliance Guide to Physician Burnout and How to Effect Change

Report reveals severity of burnout by specialty

The Financial Toll of Physician Burnout

ACP launches initiative to target physician burnout

Once you’ve had a chance to check out some of the stories, check in with your doc to say thank you. The great physicians in our great state are at the forefront of our fight to one day make Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation!

 

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