Do you know a physician doing outstanding work in support of a small or rural American community? If so, show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the Staff Care Country Doctor of the Year Award!
The Country Doctor of the Year was created to celebrate those hard-working physicians providing care in small communities across the nation. These are the doctors who still make house calls; who know their patients by their first names; who are known to travel around their community at their own expense, making house calls to their patients.
Nominate a Physician for Country Doctor of the Year
The award is presented every December to the physician "who best exemplifies the spirit, skill, and dedication of America's rural medical practitioners," as our Country Doctor award organizers explain.
"Award winners receive complimentary locum tenens (temporary physician) coverage courtesy of Staff Care for two weeks, allowing them to take some well-deserved time off. They also receive a personalized bronze plaque depicting the award's signature logo — a country doctor making rounds in a horse and buggy — and other items of recognition."
The Staff Care Country Doctor Award dates back to 1995, when Louisiana's Dr. John Harlan Haynes was the first such recognized physician. Most recently, Dr. John Otho "Rob" Marsh, a small town physician who's also one of the country's most decorated military physicians, was named as the 2014 Country Doctor. Read more about the history of the Country Doctor of the Year here.
We invite anyone with knowledge of an extraordinary rural physician to submit a Country Doctor Award nomination here; you can also request nomination forms by calling us at (800) 685-2272.