ABOIM Certification

Aug 24, 2021

The American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®) Has a New Exam Description The integrative medicine board certification exam offered by the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®), which is governed by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), allows successful candidates to present themselves to the public as qualified integrative 

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Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABOIM

Mar 24, 2021

Integrative Health and Medicine In medical school, we are trained to practice the “pill for every ill” approach, and that’s how I was trained as a cardiologist—to make a diagnosis and then prescribe an appropriate pharmaceutical therapy or surgery. This approach makes perfect sense in acute care, such as when 

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ABOIM Frequently Asked Questions

Mar 04, 2021

ABOIM Frequently Asked Questions   What is the value of being board certified in Integrative Medicine? Certification is an important next step after your training in any specialty. The American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM) was created for physicians to be able to present themselves to the public as trained 

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ABOIM Certification

Dec 22, 2020

ABOIM Offers Time-Limited Certification Pathways for Non-Fellowship Trained Physicians in Integrative Medicine The American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM) has created a new pathway for allopathic and osteopathic physicians who have not completed an approved fellowship to be eligible for certification in integrative medicine. The new Ayurveda training option and 

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Simran K. Rattan, MD, CCFP, ABOIM

May 11, 2020

According to Simran K. Rattan, MD, CCFP, ABOIM, Positive Emotions Create a Mental Surge that Leads to Creativity and an Openness to Tackle Challenges Many scientific studies have shown that positive emotions have been associated with improved health, well-being, and longevity. People who learn to maximize their positive emotions and 

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American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®) Diplomate Vivian Kominos, MD, Explains Integrative Cardiology

May 14, 2019

American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®) Diplomate Vivian A. Kominos, MD, Explains Integrative Cardiology In simple terms, integrative cardiology is good cardiology. It applies the tenets of integrative medicine to pick the most appropriate treatments for a person’s individual health benefits and disease risks. It employs conventional therapies such as 

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Edward O. Senu-Oke MD, ABOIM, ABIM

Apr 10, 2018

Edward O. Senu-Oke MD, ABOIM, ABIM Dr. Senu-Oke is board certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine as well as Internal Medicine and has been in independent practice since 2006.  He began his medical career as a traditional private practice physician seeing patients inside and out of the hospital.  He converted his 

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An ABOIM Diplomate’s Personal Journey into Integrative Medicine

Nov 27, 2017

An ABOIM Diplomate’s Personal Journey into Integrative Medicine Over the course of her career, Dr. Amy Baruch, an Emergency Medicine physician at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho, observed that the majority of her patients have multiple chronic medical issues. These are often paired with a long list 

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June 10-15, 2022
Patient Care Is Our Priority

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

On October 18, 2007, President George W. Bush released Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 (HSPD-21), calling on our nation, among other initiatives, to “collectively support and facilitate the establishment of a discipline of disaster health”. It is a great testament to the wisdom and foresight of the American Board of Physician Specialties that it immediately set to work and created, within the short span of only one year, an educational blueprint and set of certification examinations, both written and oral, for a new subspecialty of disaster medicine—and it is why I chose to be part this vital initiative and this wonderful organization. This is but one of the many innovative programs initiated by the American Board of Physician Specialties over the years, and why I am proud to support its work on behalf of our nation’s public health.

Art Cooper, MD
Disaster Medicine
When the American Board of Physician Specialties offered to host the American Board of Integrative Medicine, ABPS became a landmark organization working to move medicine into the twenty first century. Certifying physicians who have completed rigorous academic training in Integrative Medicine ensures that the field of Integrative Medicine will continue to develop academically, clinically, and professionally. The leadership of ABPS continues to impress me - they are diligent in constantly innovating to provide certifications for physicians who want to advance their careers and their areas of expertise. I am honored to be a part of this organization.

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD
Integrative Medicine
There are many ways board certification advances a physician career. ABPS Board examination verifies your accuracy, precision, and reflects your mastery of your residency training verifying your expertise. ABPS Board certification demonstrates your level of expertise beyond your practice experience, primary education degrees, and training which are necessary for insurance reimbursement and practice privilege requirements. Attaining your ABPS Board Certification will clarify your purpose, secure your practice growth, and expand into leadership positions. Board certification can serve as an indication of a physician’s commitment to medicine, beyond the minimal standards and competency of training, their measurement to quality of care, and attaining an award for excellence.

Chris Kunis MD
Internal Medicine
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