National Doctor's Day

Happy National Doctor’s Day: Meet Dr. John G. Speck M.D.

It’s National Doctor’s Day, an annual observance aimed at appreciating physicians everywhere. The holiday started in 1933 in Winder, Georgia, and since then it’s been held every year on March 30.

We want to say “thank you” to all of the physicians, here at Nova Medical Centers, as well as our colleagues and friends in the industry. We honor and appreciate your dedication to the profession.

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Today is the perfect day to give a great big shout out to Dr. G. Speck M.D. He has been with us for almost three years and has gone over and beyond the call for Nova Medical Centers. Recently, he took the FAA course in Oklahoma enabling our organization to do flight physicals. He says this about his love for flying:

“I had my first solo flight at 16 years old and earned my private pilot license at 17 years old. I have enjoyed general aviation as an exciting hobby and past time. My father, who has been an AME for 30 years, has always told me how much he has enjoyed working with fellow pilots. A career in occupational medicine gives me the perfect opportunity to merge these two exciting fields.”

History of National Doctor’s Day

Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included the mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. On March 30, 1958, a Resolution Commemorating Doctors’ Day was adopted by the United States House of Representatives. In 1990, legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to establish a national Doctor’s Day. Following overwhelming approval by the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, on October 30, 1990, President George Bush signed S.J. RES. #366 (which became Public Law 101-473) designating March 30th as “National Doctor’s Day.”

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