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it as our responsibility to point out to organizations the missed opportunities that can result from restrictive or outdated medical staff bylaws.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®.

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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