Posted In Classes and Events on March 21, 2014
Diagnoses, surgeries, treatments and care — the number of ways doctors improve and save lives are innumerable. Since 1933, March 30 has been set aside as National Doctors' Day to recognize the valuable contributions of physicians in the community. On Delmarva, patients at Peninsula Regional Medical Center often have excellent stories of how their own doctors have made a difference.Teresa Williams of Laurel, Del., said her doctor always kept a close watch on her health due to a family history of health issues, but when a mass was discovered on her kidney, she was determined to overcome it. She thanked Dr. Mark Edney, who removed her tumor while sparing her kidney using robotic surgery. She said he took the time to talk with her about her options and the procedure, and made her feel comfortable with it. “I was all in,” she said. “Dr. Edney did a great job explaining it to me.” These types of efforts from doctors — not just saving lives, but also offering compassionate care — is why Peninsula Regional is eager to celebrate its doctors on March 30. In addition to providing a special breakfast and lunch for its physicians on Doctors' Day, PRMC is inviting community members whose lives have been touched by doctors to send an online thank-you to the physician of their choice. Throughout March, visit the Peninsula Regional Doctors' Day site at www.peninsula.org/DoctorsDay. The site offers a space to share stories and gratitude; the notes will be delivered to the doctor selected.