Doctor of the Day
Wednesdays are covered by the Bismarck Center for Family Medicine physicians.
The 2017 NDMA Doctor of the Day Program began on January 11, 2017 and continues into April. This is an excellent opportunity for you to observe the 2017 North Dakota Legislative Assembly in action and involve family members if you wish.
As the Doctor of the Day, the physician provides primary care services to legislators and staff in a designated room at the capitol, where basic exam equipment and OTC medications are available. You do not need to practice family medicine to volunteer; we have had thoracic surgeons, urologists, orthopaedic surgeons, hospitalists, and everyone between volunteer for this service. Coverage is usually needed from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm daily, but may be tailored to your availability. The physician is given a pager, allowing you to observe the legislative session. Physicians are not expected to respond to medical emergencies while in the capitol. These are important services appreciated by legislators and provide physicians with significant visibility among legislators throughout the session.
NDMA will again provide hotel accommodations as necessary for those volunteers from outside of Bismarck-Mandan who may need to arrive the night before their service.
NDMA members wishing to sign up for the Doctor of the Day Program may do so at any time by choosing a day available to you by completing the signup form (linked above) or by calling the NDMA office at 1-800-732-9477 or 701-223-9475. Please, feel free to sign up as often as you wish!