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New Blog Post: Celebrate National Doctor's Day!

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On Sunday, March 30, the nation will celebrate National Doctors' Day, which is a day that is observed annually in the United States to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its' citizens. More on the origin of National Doctors' Day can be found here.

All of us at the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians wish to thank our members—past, present and future Family Physicians—for all that they do to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for all. Being a doctor takes a special person, and Family Medicine, in particular, is a calling.

Although Family Physicians work in a variety of settings—medical offices, public and private clinics, urgent care facilities, hospitals, universities, community health centers, and more—they are all primary care providers. They serve the needs of patients who are young and old, male and female, rich and poor, urban and rural, and of every race and ethnicity. The focus of Family Physicians is on primary and secondary prevention of acute and chronic medical problems, such as infections, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, and tobacco addiction, to name a few. But they also coordinate care when specialty treatment is needed, and support individuals and families during times of crisis.

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