ABPS Celebrates Doctors Day 2023

Celebrating Doctors Day 2020The American Board of Physician Specialties® urges all Americans to celebrate National Doctors Day this March 30th in recognition of the essential role that physicians serve in our daily lives. National Doctors’ Day was first observed in 1933 to mark the anniversary of the first use of ether anesthesia by Dr. Crawford W. Long. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush declared Doctors Day a national day of celebration.

At the ABPS, we think it’s only right to celebrate physicians for their dedication to improving our quality of life. As a nation, we depend on physicians daily. They use their hard-earned knowledge and skills to deliver our newborns, treat our illnesses, and help make us comfortable later in life. The time and effort physicians have spent in developing their careers have served us well as individuals and as a nation.

For Vivian Kominos, MD, FACC, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM), a physician’s service begins with trust. “The connection between the patient and physician is one of the most powerful and healing relationships between two individuals,” she says. “The patient enters the relationship with trust that the physician is an ethical and knowledgeable practitioner who will help guide them on their journey to health. The doctor agrees to use the highest standards of care to provide therapeutic options, to respect confidentiality, and to listen to the patient’s needs and goals. Health outcomes are better when there is collaborative decision making, open communications, and trust in the relationship.”

If you know a doctor or have been helped by one recently, please take a moment to express your gratitude. It is to doctors we confidently turn when we need professional medical advice on how to lead healthier lives, whether during good times or a global health crisis.

As a nationally recognized, multi-specialty certifying body, the ABPS is proud to have a community of physician Diplomates who work diligently to improve the nation’s healthcare system by staying updated on medical advancements and offering safe, effective, and compassionate medical treatment. Our Diplomates represent the finest in their fields and can be found in all 50 states, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico. If you would like information about the qualifications of our Diplomates or the benefits of certification through one of our many Member Boards, contact the ABPS today.

Save the Date
House of Delegates & Annual Scientific Meeting
Innovation & Overcoming Challenges
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.

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