The Doctor of the Day program is a unique opportunity that gives NDMA physician members an opportunity to network with legislators, government officials and local leaders, while serving as Doctor of the Day.
This historic and highly successful program provides primary care services to legislators at the capitol through the legislative session beginning January 5.
Although COVID-19 requires a few changes, this well-received and successful program will continue. Following are a few conditions that are new to the program:
The Doctor of the Day is required to:
Wear a facial covering at all times when in the capitol building
Wash hands and use hand sanitizer before and after examining a patient
Wear a face shield whenever examining a patient
The Doctor of the Day will not:
Perform COVID testing
See patients known to be COVID positive within the last 14 days
See patients who the Doctor of the Day feels poses a health or safety risk and will refer to appropriate clinic or emergency department
Perform any test may aerosolize viral particles
Patients are expected to:
Wear a facial covering when in the Doctor of the Day office except when asked to remove for examination
Wash hands and use hand sanitizer before and after being examined
What is provided to physicians:
- An exam room equipped with basic exam equipment and over-the-counter medication.
- A pager, allowing you the flexibility to observe the legislative session or attend capitol events, or both!
- Physicians are not expected to respond to medical emergencies.
These are important services appreciated by legislators and provide physicians with significant visibility.
You do not need to practice family medicine to volunteer; many specialties such as thoracic surgeons, urologists, orthopaedic surgeons, hospitalists, and more volunteer for this service. This program is NOT LIMITED to a one day event. Choose as many days as you want.
Sign up by completing the signup form or by contacting NDMA at 1-800-732-9477 or 701-223-9475.
Coverage is needed Monday through Friday and hours are flexible, but can best be served from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.
Hotel accommodations will be provided as necessary to those arriving the night before your Doctor of the Day service.
Please note that Wednesdays are covered by the Bismarck Center for Family Medicine physicians.