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.

When I think historically, advancement in medicine and patient safety and care has been driven by the diversity of people and scientific thought. That’s what I found at the ABPS and more. For over 60 years that is just who we are. I found a physician certifying body that provides a choice and voice to all physicians ensuring that patients are always placed first.

Jerry Allison, MD
Emergency Medicine
When I decided to pursue a full time role as a physician executive it was important to me to obtain additional professional training, education and work experience. Board certification through the ABPS in Administrative Medicine is validation of my efforts and a demonstration of dedication to professional development. We need more physicians to become full time health care executives, knowing there is a board certification option in Administrative Medicine encourages physicians to take the leap from full time clinical practice to healthcare organizational leadership.

Richard Paula, MD
Administrative Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has provided me with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of internal medicine through board certification. As a hospitalist, board certification is an expected credential, and hospitals recognize the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) as one of the three standard credentialling bodies for Internal Medicine. Additionally, the ABPS has helped me develop leadership skills as a Board member and Committee Chairperson. ABPS has also helped me sharpen critical thinking skills as a test question developer and reviewer. The Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) physicians in the ABPS are lifelong learners and frequently pursue multiple board certifications. I enjoy the camaraderie of my peers in ABPS.

Loren Jay Chassels, DO
Internal Medicine