Celebrate the 85th Anniversary of National Doctors Day

Honor the doctor who made a difference in your life

Honor the doctor who made a difference in your life

Physicians help us stay healthy when we’re well, and regain our health when we’re not. They're among the most influential people in our lives, and it would be impossible to live as well without them. 


Introduced on March 30, 1933, Doctors Day was declared a national day of recognition in 1991 by President George H.W. Bush. Each year at Scripps, we encourage patients, donors and employees to take a moment to recognize one or more special doctors who have made a difference in their lives.


In just the past five years, we’ve received more than 1,000 tribute messages and heartwarming stories from thankful patients. These expressions of appreciation have been acknowledged and forwarded to these honored doctors.

Our patients say it best

Here is a snapshot of some of those messages:


“Dr. Silverman, thank you and your staff for the compassion and respect I received at my visit. I’ll always remember your kindness and your humor, which makes a difference when dealing with such complicated health issues.” — Julie 


“Dr. Edwards always spends time with me to understand my ailment and communicates clearly and thoroughly with me.” — Connie


“For years, I’ve had a stubborn high blood pressure problem. I selected Dr. Miller as my personal physician. Working together over two weeks, my blood pressure not only dropped, but has been stable ever since, for the first time in years.” — Jonathan

Profiles in caring: A tribute to Scripps physicians

Profiles in caring: A tribute to Scripps physicians

Say thanks on Doctors Day

Join with other San Diegans this month in recognizing Scripps exceptional family of physicians. For a little inspiration, take a few minutes to read more of their tributes. Then you can send a message to your doctor or even make a tribute gift to Scripps Health Foundation in their honor.


Your gift can help support our next generation of physicians, critical research, breakthrough treatments, patient support services and much more.

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