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Recognizing and Celebrating Our Doctors National Doctors’ Day is March 30

Dr. Larry Antonucci's Blog Posts


National Doctors’ Day, which is observed each year on March 30 is a time to recognize the contributions of physicians to people’s lives and well-being and to the communities they serve. The first Doctors’ Day was observed on March 30, 1933, in Georgia and commemorated the first use of anesthesia, which had been done nearly 90 years prior. In 1990, the House and Senate introduced legislation to establish a national day of recognition. Following overwhelming approval by the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, on Oct. 30, 1990, President George Bush signed the measure.

Now, 91 years after that first observation day, Doctors’ Day is celebrated to recognize the commitment and dedication of 1.1 million+ practicing physicians across the United States.

At Lee Health, we have more than 2,400 physicians on our medical staff who provide our community with leading-edge, high-quality care. They help others, and they save countless lives every day. As a long-time practicing obstetrician/gynecologist, I know the immense commitment required to care for and serve others every day and night. Now, as the president & CEO of Lee Health, it is my honor and privilege to work alongside our team of doctors who continuously demonstrate their dedication to patient-centered care, compassion, empathy, and quality and safety.

If you would like to join us in showing your appreciation for doctors throughout our community, please feel free to share your thoughts and experiences with us on social media or email us at [email protected]

Thank you, and happy Doctors’ Day to our team of exceptional physicians. Thank you also to all our patients who put their trust, health and well-being in the hands of our physicians.

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