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Medical Staff Leaders: ABPS Options Lead to Improved Health Care

ABPS Options Lead to Improved Health CareAt the American Board of Physician Specialties®, we believe that increasing the number of options for board certification benefits physicians and hospitals, as well as the patients they serve. To that end, we work to give qualified professionals several choices when researching certification boards. Our strict eligibility requirements ensure that only the most dedicated doctors even qualify to attempt certification with the ABPS. As part of our mission to help our Diplomates deliver first-rate medical care, we have developed the most rigorous, clinically based exams in the industry. Physicians talented enough to earn ABPS board certification leave no room for doubt that they have mastered the core competencies of their chosen specialties and are among the finest in their fields.

We fully understand that in a competitive healthcare marketplace hospitals and other health care facilities look to hire staff members with extensive experience and demonstrated expertise. Therefore, as one of the nation’s multi-specialty certification entities, we view it as our responsibility to point out to organizations the missed opportunities that can result from restrictive or outdated medical staff bylaws. When bylaws are written in such a way as to exclude certain boards, such as the ABPS, credentialers may overlook eminently qualified ABPS specialists, depriving patients of the exceptional medical care that they provide.

For ABPS Diplomates, delivering exceptional care means honestly assessing shortcomings in the healthcare system and diligently seeking to find solutions. It also means that Diplomates are advocates for the highest level of patient care possible and so are committed to continual learning and career development. Further, by earning ABPS certification, our Diplomates show that they are firmly devoted to the idea of placing their patients first, not the politics of medicine. Therefore, they embrace all opportunities to help patients achieve robust health through lifestyle changes. That is why, as more Americans adopt healthier lifestyles and more hospitals require that their physicians be board certified, ABPS physicians can provide organizations extra assurance that they will deliver health care that meets the public’s changing needs.

To learn more about our various physician certification boards, or to verify the credentials of one of our Diplomates, contact the ABPS. The ABPS is the official certifying organization of the American Association of Physician Specialists®.