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Hospitals are Implementing Integrative Medicine Programs

Integrative Medicine Hospitals ABOIMAcross the country, hospitals are implementing Integrative Medicine programs in response to an uptick in demand from patients for complementary and alternative treatment options. In fact, Integrative Medicine has become one of the fastest-growing specialties in North American healthcare because it strives to leverage all treatment methods available to deliver the best possible patient outcomes. At the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), we recognized the growing demand for Integrative Medicine and developed the nation’s first and only Member Board dedicated solely to providing board certification in this field – the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM). We work with hospital recruiters, credentialing bodies, and healthcare organizations of all sizes to ensure that our Diplomates have the opportunity to help this specialty continue to evolve and become further integrated in community healthcare systems.

The growth of Integrative Medicine programs in American hospitals is particularly notable when you consider the significant legwork that goes into opening a new department in an established hospital organization. Not only does it require significant inter-departmental cooperation to handle the legwork associated with starting a new department, hospital recruiters also must be sure to recruit highly trained physicians who specialize in this emerging field. This is where the ABOIM can be extremely beneficial. Our community of Diplomates have met our rigorous eligibility requirements, passed a standardized, psychometrically validated written examination, and demonstrated verified experience in the field. In other words, this process can help recruiters determine competency in the specialty among physician candidates.

At the ABOIM, we work closely with hospital recruiters, lawmakers, credentialers, and other stakeholders to ensure that our Diplomates are given ample opportunity to help this emerging specialty continue to grow across the country. Today, our Diplomates work in hospitals of all sizes, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and various other leading healthcare providers across North America.

It is our belief that having highly experienced, eminently qualified physicians on staff is of the utmost importance for any healthcare organization, and hospital recruiters can be confident that our Diplomate pool includes physicians who are among the best and brightest in Integrative Medicine.

To learn more about the ABOIM or the ABPS, contact us today.