The ABPS Encourages Patients to Celebrate National Doctors Day

National Doctor's DayMarch 30th is National Doctors Day, a celebration that reminds us of the critical role of physicians in fostering the public’s health and well-being. The American Board of Physician Specialties® encourages all Americans to take a moment on that day to acknowledge the hard work and self-less services of our talented physicians nationwide. If you know a doctor, or have been helped by one recently, please offer a word of gratitude. It would be a perfect way to honor the time and effort that doctors have dedicated to developing their careers in order to deliver the best medical care possible.

National Doctors Day was first observed in 1933 on the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery in 1842 by Dr. Crawford W. Long. In 1991, President George H. W. Bush proclaimed the anniversary a national day of celebration. Since then, Americans view the day as an opportunity to thank the doctors who deliver our babies, treat our illnesses, mend our broken bones, and generally offer their vast knowledge and experience to help us live healthier lives.

As one of the three leading multi-disciplinary physician certifying bodies in the nation, the ABPS provides a pathway for qualified doctors to pursue board certification in various specialties. Our Diplomates represent the finest in their fields and can be found in all 50 states, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico.

For more information about our how our Diplomates help to advance the American healthcare system, or to learn more about the benefits of becoming certified through one of our Member Boards, contact the ABPS today. The ABPS is the official certifying organization of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.®.

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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