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.

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
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