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Today, they deserve every thank you we have to give.

Today is Doctors’ Day. A day to celebrate everything our doctors do for us, our community and our region. Now more than ever, we appreciate their time, their flexibility and their sacrifice. No matter the circumstance, they are our front line people. The people we count on. The people we believe in and the people we trust. They see things most of us can’t even imagine. We talked to a few people about their relationship with their physicians, and here’s what they said:

What’s the best thing your doctor has ever said to you?

“You’re still a young man.”

“Here’s my cell phone number. Call me if you need me.”

“We’ll fix this.”

“Look at this. This is cool!”

“We don’t know yet, but we’ll figure it out.

“I think you’re going to heal up just fine. I wouldn’t do a thing.”

Doctors have the uncanny ability to set our minds straight, to calm us and help us feel safe. They are some of the smartest people on the planet.

And sometimes, doctors think they’re witty:

“Do me a favor. If you exsanguinate all over the waiting room, tell everyone, Dr. Johnson did your procedure.”

When I told him how much I’d been drinking, he said, “Well, you’re not going to break any land speed records doing that.”

“Did you say memory or mammary?”

“What’s your beef with kale?”

Doctor’s do a lot, day and night. You might not always see them, but they’re there. And many of them, especially if you’re in tough shape, worry about you even when you’re not in their presence.

So, today’s the day. Let’s help one another, support one another, stick together in whatever way we can. If you know a physician – one you work with or one who cares for you – click here to celebrate their dedication with a gift to the Miller-Dwan foundation designated fund of your choice. We’ll acknowledge your gift to the physician and provide grants from the fund when they’re needed most.

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