Doctor's Day 2021

National Doctors' Day, March 30


“During a normal checkup, my doctor ‘found something.’ He immediately explained what he was going to do and all of the steps for my care plan. He was informative, calm, and positive which allowed me to be calm. He always goes above and beyond and is always willing to listen to my concerns. I’m grateful that I’m his patient!”             

~ Grateful Patient
UR Medicine Thompson Health

Click here to make a gift in honor of your doctor or caregiver and to leave a personalize message of appreciation.

Celebrating Our Doctors

If the past few years have taught us anything, it is just how important UR Medicine Thompson Health doctors and other medical professionals are to the safety, security, and well-being of our community. 

Through endless days and sleepless nights, our doctors worked relentlessly to provide the highest level of care and compassion to those who sought their services. These men and women placed the needs of their patients – and the entire Finger Lakes region – above everything else.  

It doesn’t take a global pandemic to see how physicians positively impact the wellness of those who call the Chosen Spot and surrounding communities home. Whether they treat an injury at urgent care, prescribe life-saving treatment, or safely deliver a baby into the arms of brand-new parents, all of us at one point have relied on the care and compassion of Thompson’s medical providers. The dedication of our physicians is something we should not only be thankful for, but celebrate!

Thompson Health recognizes the lifelong commitment of these wonderful individuals each year on March 30 – National Doctors’ Day. This is a day set aside to honor those who have sworn an oath to uphold the utmost ideals of their profession – to provide only the highest quality care to those in need; to treat patients with respect and dignity; and to seek solutions to enhance the health and welfare of our community.  

Please play a part in recognizing the great works of a physician or any medical provider who has made a difference in your life by making a gift to Thompson in their honor. Rest assured, Thompson will use your gift to continue our 119-year ‘legacy of caring.’  

Using the link below, you can securely make your gift online – and write an optional personal message of appreciation. When we receive your Doctors’ Day gift, the medical professional you honor will receive notification of your tribute, although the gift amount will remain confidential.  

Thank you for your personal commitment to strengthen our ability to serve our doctors, and to strengthen doctors’ ability to serve you.  


Justin M. Weis, MD
President of Medical Staff
Medical Director of Intensive Care and Respiratory Medicine
F.F. Thompson Hospital


P.S. With your generous gift, you let a doctor know his or her work is important to you or someone you love.


Click here to make a gift in honor of your doctor or caregiver and to leave a personalize message of appreciation.

About Doctors' Day

National Doctors' Day is held every year on March 30th in the United States. It is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its' citizens.

The first Doctors' Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia.  Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included the mailing of 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 Doctors' Day. Following overwhelming approval by the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, on October 30, 1990, President George Bush signed a bill designating March 30th as "National Doctors' Day."