Doctors’ Day originated in 1933 in Winder, Georgia, when a doctor’s wife, Eudora Brown Almond, decided a day should be designated to appreciate doctors who work so hard to care for the health of their patients. Mrs. Almond had cards and flowers, typically red carnations, put on the graves of physicians that had passed away. Doctors’ Day has been celebrated March 30th ever since. Today, red carnations are the symbol for Doctors’ Day.
We celebrate our wonderful doctors for all they do for the community.
Dr. Michael MacDonald, MD, has been a medical doctor for more than 20 years. He is a firm believer in and advocate for nutritional medicine. He earned his MD and Ph.D from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Dr. Pauline Mills, Pediatrician, is from Scotland but became a United States citizen in 2000. She has about 15 years’ experience. She earned her medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and did her Pediatric Residency at New York Medical College.
Ellen Anderson, Podiatrist, became a podiatrist after seeing the wonderful treatment her mother and grandmother received from Nora Fanjoy, a practitioner in Dexter. She attended the University of Maine at Portland-Gorham, (now known as the University of Southern Maine), and Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, (now known as Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine). She was born and raised in Dover-Foxcroft. She has been a podiatrist for many years.