February 3 is National Women Physicians Day.
February 3rd commemorates the 195th birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive to a medical degree in the United States.
Here are some fun facts to help celebrate the day!
- There are over 850,000 active physicians in the US. The state with the most doctors is California.
- Nearly one half of medical school graduates are women which is a 30% rise in last 30 years.
- The National Academies of Science’s Institute of Medicine reported in 2006 that over 7,000 patients were killed by doctors’ sloppy handwriting each year.
- Most physicians report working overtime-up to 60 hours a week.
- The most common symptom that brings people into the doctor’s office is a cough.
- On average a doctor interrupts their patient every 14 seconds. Surgeons being the most likely to interrupt.
For more interesting facts about doctors visit https://www.factretriever.com/doctor-facts
Today we remember those who helped pave the way, and show appreciation today and every day to those dedicated physicians who work hard to save lives here in Volusia County. Visit the County Health Care Guide for a list of physicians near you https://goo.gl/3q3WZf.