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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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