TORONTO, May 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Did you know that May 1st is Doctors' Day in Ontario? The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is encouraging patients across the province to celebrate with us by sharing a positive experience they have had with their doctor. Ontario's doctors treat more than 400,000 patients' every day and these interactions between patients and doctors are the foundation of our health care system.
An interactive campaign, which begins today and runs through to June 12th, allows patients with a Facebook profile to visit the Ontario doctor's page (www.facebook.com/ontariosdoctors) and will be connected to "Thanks Doc!" Once there, patients from across the province can post and read short stories about the positive interactions and experiences patients have had with their doctor. As a thank you, all participants who submit an entry will be eligible to enter a draw for a chance to win a brand new bicycle, the perfect ingredient for staying fit and active this summer!
Throughout the day, there are a number of events scheduled to raise awareness about Doctors' Day. Beginning in the morning, two teams will be greeting commuters at Queen's Park and Wellesley subway stations, distributing hand-sanitizers and over the lunch hour, a number of doctors will also be visiting Queen's Park for an event with MPP's. Ontario's doctors day was first recognized last year after the Ontario Legislature unanimously passed a motion introduced by Richmond Hill MPP, Reza Moridi.
For more information about Doctors' Day, the Facebook campaign or other ideas on how you can celebrate your doctor, please contact OMA Media Relations at (416)340-2862.
"I know I speak on behalf of my colleagues when I say it is a great privilege for us to treat and care for our patients every day. Today is an opportunity when I, alongside patients, thank each and every one of Ontario's 25,000 doctors for the amazing work that they do" - Dr. Stewart Kennedy, President
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