Happy Doctor’s Day



Health care professionals tend to be over scrutinized in the ever changing health care landscape. But since 1990 when George H.W. Bush signed Senate Joint Resolution #366, every year on March 30th the United States recognizes physicians and other health care professionals who dedicate their lives to patient care and clinical research.

Virtually every one of us, by choice or by chance, has been touched by a member of the medical community. Dedicating a life and career to the diagnosis and treatment of disease is a truly noble path. Physicians and other medical professionals are responsible for short term and long-term health needs of our neighbors, families and friends. They are committed to our good health and wellbeing, and for this we should be grateful.

“We are blessed in this community to have clinically skilled and highly compassionate physicians to care for patients in Atascosa and surrounding counties” said Will Brown of South Texas Regional Medical Center. “Most people equate quality health care to big cities, but right here in our small but growing community we have a bookcase full of awards for quality patient care—care which is led by our capable staff of dedicated physicians” added Brown.

With looming changes in health care on the horizon, there is no better time than the present to thank medical professionals. Already facing declining reimbursement and increases in non-clinical paperwork, physicians today face a much more daunting task managing patients than their peers in the past.

“The Affordable Care Act, aggressive third party payers looking out for shareholders over patient care and the mountainous volume of paperwork are steering more and more of the best and brightest away from the practice of medicine” said Brown. “That’s why it is as important as ever to show your appreciation for those who choose to be medical practitioners. South Texas Regional Medical Center is going all out in 2014 to thank medical professionals in the local community. The hospital is hosting a Doctor’s Day Appreciation Luncheon at the new South Texas Medical Plaza for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other medical professionals. “The icing on the cake—or in this case the icing on the Chocolate Nutella—for our physicians is the food we will serve at the 2014 Doctor’s Day luncheon.” said Brown.

Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur Jason Dady from the Jason Dady Restaurant group will be at the hospital preparing meals for the medical professionals in attendance. Chef Dady is the owner of two locations of Tre Trattoria in Alamo Heights and in the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Antonio. He recently opened Umai Mi in The Alley in North Central San Antonio offering Asian inspired cuisine to patrons.

In addition to the fine dining restaurants, Chef Dady also owns and operates Two Bros. BBQ in North Central San Antonio and his most recent venture, B & D Ice House in Southtown. Both Two Bros. and B&D are more casual dining with Two Bros. offering a play area for kids and live music on the weekends.

“It is an honor to have the Jason Dady Restaurant Group affiliated with South Texas Regional Medical Center.” said Will Brown, a long time friend of the decorated chef. “This is our way of showing our thanks for physicians who work so hard everyday at STRMC and in their clinics.” added Brown.

Although the official Doctor’s Day is March 30th every year, any time is a good time to thank a doctor for all they do for community wellness.

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