ABPS and AAPS Celebrate National Doctor’s Day 2012

Mar 26, 2012

Tampa, FL – March 30, 2012 marks the 21st anniversary of National Doctor’s Day and will be celebrated by the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) and its governing organization, the Am

American Association of Physician Specialists (AAPS). ABPS and AAPS invite patients to thank their physicians for the care and compassion they provide every day.

Although the first observance of Doctor’s Day was in 1933, it was proclaimed a national day of celebration beginning in 1991 by President George H.W. Bush. “Twenty-one years later, whether at the bedside, in surgery, treating emergency or urgent care patients, delivering babies, reading x-rays or lab tests, board certified physicians are still delivering compassionate care to our communities,” said Louis W. Sullivan, MD, in a special video commemorating the day.

Dr. Sullivan is former US Secretary of Health & Human Services (1989-1993) and one of the founders of the prestigious Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Currently, he is a Public Member of the AAPS Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board of the National Health Museum in Atlanta.

Doctor’s Day was first observed on March 30, 1933 in Barrow County, Georgia on the 91st anniversary of the first administration of anesthesia by Dr. Crawford W. Long in 1842.

ABPS certifies qualified allopathic and osteopathic physicians in 17 different medical specialties. ABPS board certification demonstrates the physician’s core body of knowledge and commitment to a specific specialty.

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Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

I feel truly blessed and grateful to be an internal medicine board-certified diplomate with the American Board of Physician Specialties. Their ongoing, steadfast commitment to physician board(s) enhancement, forward focused vision, and tenacity is second to none. ABPS has become a recognized choice in Physician Board Certification.

Adam Rench, MD
Internal Medicine
To be the best, you must measure yourself against the best. Achieving Board Certification in Emergency Medicine by the ABPS gave me the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the art of EM in an objective way. The high bar that ABPS sets for candidates to be allowed to take both the written and oral exam is a testament to ABPS's rigorous vetting of one's ability to practice Emergency Medicine at a high level. By maintaining these credentials, I've been able to instill confidence in my abilities at the department/employer level and ultimately with the patients that choose to seek emergency care at the facilities at which I practice.

Royce Mathew Joseph, MD
Emergency Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has supported the entire field of Integrative Medicine in sponsoring our board. It has been so validating of the importance of prevention-oriented and holistic approaches to care while emphasizing the scientific basis of this specialty to have it recognized by ABPS. I am proud to have been one of the first groups to be board certified by ABPS in Integrative Medicine, leading the way for others committed to training in this specialty.

Myles Spar, MD
Integrative Medicine