ABPS Celebrates Doctors’ Day 2019

Doctors Day 2019The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) urges all Americans to celebrate National Doctors’ Day this March 30th.  It’s a day to honor the care physicians provide their patients and also serves as a reminder of the critical role physicians play in fostering the public’s health and well-being.

First observed in 1933, National Doctors’ Day marks the anniversary of the first use of ether anesthesia in 1842 by Dr. Crawford W. Long. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush officially made the anniversary a national day of celebration. The ABPS thinks the celebration is fitting. Every day across the country, physicians work tirelessly to treat our illnesses and injuries, deliver our babies, and help us stay as healthy as possible. If you know a doctor or have been treated kindly by one, please reach out and say thank you. The contributions that doctors make to society and our community deserve our immense gratitude.

The care and attention that these dedicated men and women provide patients is exemplified by Marvin Singh, MD, a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®), a Member Board of the ABPS. “Sometimes I feel like the most important part of a visit is in the small talk, in establishing a rapport with the patient,” he said. “There have been a number of times in my personal experience when no specific plan for testing is made and no specific change in medications are made, yet the patient felt better, was happier, and more motivated to make change just by being present for the visit itself.”

Marvin Singh, MDDr. Singh, an integrative gastroenterologist, believes that when patients have an added level of trust in their physician, the opportunity to heal is improved and communication is more succinct. “We are not just doctors or physicians,” he said. “We are also healers. Human beings are social animals and sometimes all someone needs is an ear to listen to them and an arm to lean on. As healers, we have the unique opportunity to help those in need, no matter what the problem may be.”

As a nationally recognized, multi-specialty, physician-certifying body, the ABPS is proud to have a community of Diplomates who strive to remain updated about new and effective techniques and treatment methods and who have dedicated their lives to providing exceptional medical care to their communities.

To learn more about the ABPS and our unwavering commitment to improving the nation’s medical care, contact us today.

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House of Delegates & Annual Scientific Meeting
New Approaches to Improve Patient Outcomes
JUNE 26 - JULY 1, 2020
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.

ABPS gives its members unique opportunities to learn and develop professionally. I have been practicing Emergency Medicine for over 27 years and have been privileged to be a member of this fabulous organization. Through ABPS I have developed tremendously in my professional career becoming a consummate practitioner of my trade, a physician leader locally at my hospital, in my region , at the state level, and a published clinical researcher.
Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
ABPS provides a guarantee of a high level of competency. Not only has this been good for my professional development but it has assured my patients that the clinicians they see are trained to the highest degree.


Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC
Integrative Medicine
I value my ABPS certification very highly because it is one-of-a-kind certification in Urgent Care Medicine under the auspices of a larger, reputable organization. I really enjoy the professional and personal relationships I have formed with other individuals in the development of this new board and appreciate the great lengths that ABPS goes to ensure and enhance the recognition of it's component boards.
Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Urgent Care Medicine