Doctors’ Day
Every year, on May 1st , the Ontario Medical Association recognizes the outstanding contributions made by Ontario’s 40,000 doctors. You joined us in 2019 as we celebrated Ontario’s doctors and all the work they do treating and caring for patients. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Doctors’ Day
Every year, on May 1st , the Ontario Medical Association recognizes the outstanding contributions made by Ontario’s 40,000 doctors. You joined us in 2019 as we celebrated Ontario’s doctors and all the work they do treating and caring for patients. We look forward to seeing you next year!



Few people have as intimate a view of ourselves as doctors do. They’re around for the most stressful parts of life, as well as some of the most miraculous. We come of age with them. Doctors listen to our fears and questions without judgement, and they help us grow old with dignity. Regardless of the obstacles, or how hard things can get, Ontario’s doctors have an oath to be with patients. Because nothing is more important to doctors than the well-being and health of their patients and their families.

Help us celebrate Doctors' Day by sharing a positive story or moment that you've had with your doctor.

From April 24 to May 31, participants used the hashtag #DoctorsDay on social media. Over 300 Ontarians shared their stories with us and each other.

Real-Life Stories From Across Ontario

Natasha needed serious medical care after a car crash nearly claimed her life. Dr. Alysha Ladha provided vital medical care, helping her to bravely recover her mobility, her speech, and her spirit. Dr. Ladha is more than Natasha’s specialist. She is her safe space.

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For over 40 years, Dr. Butchey saw the growth of Keith’s children, the sad passing of his parents, and – yes, the eventual moment where Keith’s children had children of their own. Keith says that Dr. Butchey has seen it all – the ups, the downs, the good news and the bad. It is a relationship four generations in the making.

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Dr. Clay Hammett has made it possible for Kay’s family to live in the north. He has seen her family through emergency house calls, difficult pregnancies and deliveries, and provided strong medical advocacy when it was needed the most. To Dr. Hammett, Kay isn’t just a patient; she is a member of his community.

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In two short years, Dr. Fahima Osman has seen Alison through the emotional rollercoaster of her breast cancer diagnosis to celebrating the end of her treatment. Dr. Osman was not only Alison’s rock; she was also her surgeon.

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