National Doctor's Day is March 30, 2021

March 29, 2021

Doctors’ Day is a way of saying thanks to the physicians who work tirelessly to keep their patients and our community healthy. We are privileged to have some of the most skilled physicians in the country in our mountains. The next time you see your physician please say thank you and let them know how much you appreciate them.

We appreciate the dozens of organizations who have shown their support for our doctors this past year. These organizations include (but are not limited to) the North Carolina Healthcare Foundation and The Physician Foundation who funded free mental health therapy sessions for doctors and residents through WCMS’ Healthy Healer Program; the Community Foundation of WNC who funded WIN interpreter services for physicians serving limited English proficient people, interpreters at COVID testing and vaccine sites and the WNC Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative; the Duke Endowment, Buncombe County, Wal-Mart, Helen Powers Fund and WNC Bridge Foundation who together supported the continuation of doctors’ volunteerism in Project Access; and Dogwood Health Trust who provided over 12,000 surgical masks and face shields, over 9,700 gowns, 148,000 KN-95 masks, 5,000 pairs of gloves and 250 IR thermometers to support both medical practitioners and the community.

Doctors do more than keep us healthy. They work hard to improve the well-being of the community. A big way our local doctors do this is through Project Access®, where 700 area physicians donate their time to care for low-income, uninsured patients, working to address inequities in healthcare. We set aside March 30th as a special day to demonstrate our appreciation for our area’s physicians.