National Doctor’s Day, celebrated annually on March 30th, is the perfect time to recognize and thank your dedicated physicians. In honor of the upcoming holiday, we have put together a few fun and easy ways to celebrate your doctors that fit anyone's budget and bandwidth!

7 Ways to Celebrate Your Doctors on National Doctor’s Day:

  1. Host a Doctor’s Day Appreciation Meal: Plan a team breakfast, lunch, or dinner in honor of the celebration. Include everyone in the festivities by inviting nurses, allied health professionals, and other employees to honor physicians. Hosting an appreciation meal is a great way to bring everyone together, fostering an improved work culture and making your staff feel valued.
  2. Recognition Awards: Create awards to acknowledge the exceptional achievements of the doctors within your team. Categories could include innovations in patient care, outstanding teamwork, or contributions to medical research. Consider presenting these recognition awards during your doctor’s day appreciation meal to add a special touch to the celebration.
  3. Gift a Red Carnation: The red carnation is the symbolic flower of National Doctor’s Day. Gift a boutonniere or small corsage to your physicians. This flower represents love, charity, sacrifice, bravery, and courage.
  4. Invite Patients & Fellow Colleagues to Write ‘Happy Doctor’s Day’ Notes to Physicians: Find a spot in your facility easily accessible to patients and staff to place a designated basket or box for complete messages. Keep notecards on deck and encourage staff and patients to write thoughtful notes thanking physicians. Then, on March 30th, distribute the messages; this will surely brighten any doctor’s day!
  5. Create a Video for Your Doctors: The video can easily be shot and edited on an iPhone. Ask your healthcare staff to send a "thank you" video or take it for them. This can be a fun and easy way to get the whole team involved and, as a result, make your physicians feel truly special. If your facility or practice has a YouTube channel, you can post the video and encourage employees to share it on social media.
  6. Give a Personalized Gift from Etsy: Engrave a pen, create custom bobbleheadssucculents, or a door sign! Etsy has a variety of handcrafted, customized pieces from small businesses that will be sure to make your doctors feel special.
  7. Create a Social Media Post: Harness the power of social media to amplify your celebration. Share highlights of the festivities on various platforms, showcasing the appreciation of your doctors and team. Encourage employees to post their own messages, photos, and videos, fostering a sense of community and gratitude. Be sure to use the hashtag #NationalDoctorsDay when posting!

However you choose to celebrate National Doctor’s Day, your physicians will be thankful for your gratitude for their service and acknowledgment of their valuable role in healthcare!

How are you celebrating National Doctors’ Day? We’d love to hear!