National Call Your Doctor Day
Welcome to the blog space of CAB, where we value relaxation, self-care, and overall well-being. Today, we want to shine a spotlight on an important initiative that promotes women’s health—National Call Your Doctor Day. This day not only serves as a reminder to prioritize well-woman exams but also celebrates the incredible accomplishments of women in the medical field. Join us as we explore the significance of this day, pay tribute to Elizabeth Blackwell, and encourage a discussion around women’s health.
On June 21, 2016, a groundbreaking initiative was born—National Call Your Doctor Day. Founded by Lindsay Avner, the non-profit organization Bright Pink took the lead in encouraging women to schedule their yearly well-woman exams. Lindsay Avner, the youngest woman in the United States to undergo a double mastectomy in 2007, transformed her personal journey into a mission to empower women in taking charge of their health.
As we commemorate National Call Your Doctor Day, it’s crucial to remember and celebrate the trailblazers who paved the way for women in the medical field. One such extraordinary figure is Elizabeth Blackwell, who shattered barriers and became the first female doctor in the United States. In 1849, she defied societal expectations and faced countless challenges on her path to achieving her dream of becoming a physician. Blackwell’s resilience and dedication serve as an inspiration to women everywhere, encouraging them to pursue their aspirations fearlessly.
Elizabeth Blackwell’s accomplishments are just one chapter in a long history of remarkable women who have contributed to the field of medicine. From Marie Curie, a pioneering physicist and the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, to Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, countless women have made indelible marks on healthcare. Dr. Virginia Apgar, who developed the Apgar score for assessing newborns, and Dr. Helen Brooke Taussig, a renowned pediatric cardiologist who revolutionized cardiac surgery for infants, are also among the notable women who have shaped medical history.
National Call Your Doctor Day is not just a reminder to schedule an annual wellness exam; it’s a call to engage in open conversations about women’s health. Let’s take this opportunity to discuss the importance of regular check-ups, the impact of early detection, and the benefits of preventive care. Share your experiences, ask questions, and support one another in this journey toward holistic well-being
As we recognize National Call Your Doctor Day, we honor the incredible work of women like Elizabeth Blackwell and celebrate their contributions to the medical field. Let’s remember that our health is our most valuable asset and prioritize well-woman exams. Join us in promoting open dialogue about women’s health and inspiring each other to take charge of our well-being. Together, we can empower ourselves and future generations to lead healthier, happier lives.