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Students Learn about Medical Field on National Doctor's Day
Pediatrician Mark Gustke, M.D., with Searcy Medical Center, visited Ms. Linda Bivens 1st grade class at Liberty Christian School in celebration of National Doctor’s Day. Dr. Gustke talked to the students about how doctors enjoy caring for people and helping them feel better.
Pictured with Dr. Gustke are students (front) Lily Hendrix, Matylyn Lincoln and Audra Donnell; and (back) Dayton Lynch, Jackson Delk, Walker Woodson and J.T. Simmons.
Dr. Gustke said he is a child at heart, which makes it easy for him to connect with children and talk to them on their level. “In working with young patients, I get the opportunity to educate and positively influence them in hopes that they will make wise and healthy decisions.”
Doctor’s Day originated in 1933 when a physician’s wife set aside a day to celebrate the contributions her husband, and all doctors, made to medicine. It wasn’t until Congress passed legislation in 1990, which was signed by President George H.W. Bush, that March 30 was declared as National Doctor’s Day.
ABOUT SEARCY MEDICAL CENTER
Searcy Medical Center, located at 2900 Hawkins Dr., provides comprehensive healthcare for residents from White County and the surrounding area. With a commitment to delivering high-quality care while maintaining high ethical standards, Searcy Medical Center encompasses allergy/immunology, cardiology, family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, psychology, and urology departments. The ENT, general and vascular surgery and orthopedic departments are located at the White County Surgery Center at 710 Marion St. The SMC West Clinic, located at 2505 W. Beebe-Capps Expressway, includes additional family practice and pediatric offices.