“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.” — William Osler
Today, March 30, marks National Doctors’ Day, which was first started in Georgia by Eudora Brown Almond, whose husband — Dr. Crawford Long — first administered anesthesia to a patient on March 30, 1842.
The national recognition was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush in 1990.
There are currently more than 1 million medical doctors in the U.S. with 82 percent of adults and 93 percent of children visiting a physician or someone in the medical field within a given year.
At Carson Valley Medical Center, our thanks goes out to the 130-plus physicians and advanced practice healthcare providers serving our comprehensive community healthcare system who work hard every day to ensure a healthier Carson Valley.
If you are currently without a primary care provider, feel free to use our Find-A-Physician tool — either by filling out a quick online form at http://www.cvmchospital.org/doc or call our hotline at 775-782-1545 and you’ll be connected with someone who can help you find the perfect primary care fit.