Social Media Initiative Celebrating National Doctors’ Day
A day that honors doctors comes on the eve of the Affordable Care Act deadline, a time when new challenges face physicians
Just over four years after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act and a day before the deadline for sign up, falls National Doctors’ Day. “We know all the new pressures and challenges that today’s physicians face, especially with the Affordable Care Act in place,” comments Al Saint Jacques, Editorial Director of MDLinx, part of M3 Group, a leading provider of online marketing solutions to the healthcare industry. “National Doctors’ Day recognizes the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities, so it’s an apropos moment in time to share and promote the dialogue of how each of us, on a very personal level, so greatly appreciates and depends on our doctors.”
MDLinx has created 5 Reasons to Thank Your Doctor, and urges people to use social media this week to share this and add their own reasons why they appreciate their doctors.
Thank You, Doctor, for…
1. caring for me all the time and especially at my most vulnerable times.
2. the family and social sacrifices you make daily for the health of your patients.
3. working longer hours, never letting the business of medicine interfere with the practice of medicine.
4. being a trusted professional and friend who is always there when I need you.
5. your passion for healing and enduring compassion for your patients.
“It’s always important to take time to appreciate the people that make a difference in our lives,” remarks Mr. Saint Jacques, “and this week leading up to National Doctors’ Day is a good time to let our trusted physicians know how we feel about them.”
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First Medical marijuana commercial airs in New Jersey
The first ever medical marijuana ads begin airing on select Comcast cable networks between 10pm and 5am. The commercial was produced by MarijuanaDoctors.com. MarijuanaDoctors.com operates as a middleman, connecting people seeking marijuana for medical purposes with doctors who provide those prescriptions. The commercial compares buying pot off the streets to buying sushi of a shady character on the street opening up a coat filled with raw fish.
“You wouldn't buy sushi from this guy, so why would you buy your marijuana from him?” the TV ad asks
Currently, 20 states and Washington, D.C. have legalized marijuana for medical purposes. The commercial will begin airing in New Jersey, one of those states, via Comcast on stations such as Fox, CNN and ESPN.
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