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Gifts for Medical Doctors

Ultimate Guide to Find Best Gifts for Medical Doctors

gifts for medical doctors
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Doctors…

Who would have thought that one word can have so many associations? In fact, so many controversial ones. Health and sickness. Hope and despair. Faith and disbelieve. Love and hatred. In the end, good news and bad news.

It’s so easy to jump from one association to another, completely forgetting previous emotions and experience. But leaving the associations aside, if you know a doctor, then you also are aware they are erudite and whole-souled.

Doctors are always there to help you whether by working on getting to the bottom of your health concern or by simply talking to you in a tough moment of your life.

Therefore Medical Gift Guide team has put together unique content to find gifts for medical specialists so You could make doctors happier and make your life easier.

From here you can either read our introduction about medical doctors or go straight to the gift guides for specific specialty:




Who is a medical doctor?

Doctor is someone who is willing to put problems of other people above his own. At the end of their studies they have sworn to the best of their abilities and judgement to treat the sick, preserve privacy of the sick and to pass on the knowledge of medicine for next generations of doctors.

Doctor is someone who will work hard towards diagnosing the cause of patient’s problem. There is a huge variety of subspecialties but the main aim stays same for all of them, whether you refer to gastroenterologist, endocrinologist or microsurgeon.

What medical doctors do?

“Medical doctor” is a broad term. It involves all sub-specialties there are and thus task to define what are they doing is not an easy one. For example, fact that you perhaps didn’t know is there are plenty of doctors you don’t see when you’re having a consultation at a clinic. Pathologists, microbiologists, radiologists or laboratory doctors.

To explain what doctors do we need to create a comparison. Let’s think of medical doctors as a family that work separately and together towards reaching two main goals. One goal is trying to reach full recovery of an ill patient. Another is acting to maintain healthy population by preventing the spread of dangerous diseases and informing the society about proper lifestyle principles.

Some are working primarily on preventing diseases.

Some are searching and trying to find already formed condition.

Others are using a scalpel to treat the condition radically.

Then there are those who help all other doctors to thoroughly understand the pathology.

Medical doctors could be divided in two big groups – physicians and surgeons. While physician is someone who treats conditions primarily with medications, surgeon is the one who makes a specific manipulation, called operation, to treat other conditions. Some might think that one is superior to the other but actually it’s just two sides of the same coin.

The word “surgeon” is derived from Greek “kheirourgos” what means “working by hand”, whereas the word “physician” is derived from Latin word “physica” meaning “natural science”, since most medicines were obtained from natural substances.

Therefore, surgeons are the ones who work by performing operations, utilizing many specific instruments. The best known for you might be the traditional scalpel. However, it doesn’t make even one percent of all the instruments available that are used on a daily basis.

Physicians, on the other side, have a much greater theoretical approach. Although surgeons are also collecting information that’s somewhat to a lesser extent. So, physicians work by gathering medical history and performing different examinations. They accumulate many data, interpret them and choose the appropriate medicine accordingly.

Besides that, doctors are people themselves. Usually, highly intellectual people. They might love going to theater, opera or some art exhibition. It’s an old wisdom that art soothes the soul. Albeit, it’s possible that even after an especially tough day doctors don’t show their tiredness and frustration at home that doesn’t mean they’re not.

For others best relaxation method can be some active sports like going to gym, going for a trip to nature. Or, on the contrary, just staying home, reading an interesting book or watching a great movie. Why not?

How to find perfect gifts for doctors?

Doctor’s profession is synonym to working in high-stress environment.

That involves communication with a lot of people with different mentalities, not having enough sleep or not getting it at all for the whole shift. At the same time doctors have tremendous responsibility which requires advanced level of alertness.

Just think for a second. If that would be You working under such conditions what could make You feel better? Moreover, when you would come home, what would You like to do? Great! Now take these emotions and desires and attribute them to the person you wish to make happy with this gift.

Before you’re making the final decision about the gift, you need to bear in mind doctors are not working only in hospitals. That’s a common misconception. Quite frequently they’re also working as lecturers in universities, managing their own private practices. Doctors are also being involved in public health organizations, the most-recognized worldwide would be WHO or World Health Organization.

Combine this information with the personal interests and hobbies of the particular doctor and here you go, the idea of the perfect gift is right here!

Otherwise see our hand picked gifts in blog posts or find gift ideas in other pages: