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Joseph Toscano, MD, on the Role of Urgent Care Medicine in Covid-19 Testing

Initially, like everyone else in medicine and business, urgent care operators and clinicians were very uncertain as to how to operate with this new infectious disease, Covid-19, in the mix. How would we treat our usual patients? How would we evaluate patients for Covid? How would we protect staff? Would there be enough PPE (personal protective equipment)? In essence, we ...

What Family Medicine Residency Program Directors Should Let Residents Interested in Emergency Medicine Know

There’s no lack of information regarding the contributions of family physicians to our healthcare system, particularly in emergency medicine. Without these professionals, it’s a simple fact that many parts of the country would be without adequate emergency medical care. The shortage of emergency physicians is especially acute in rural areas, where emergency departments have long relied on the services of ...

Why Become Board Certified by the American Board of Physician Specialties?

The American Board of Physician Specialties® is a nationally recognized physician multi-specialty certifying body that takes a pragmatic approach to physician board certification. It goes way back to our founding in 1952 when a group of osteopathic surgeons who completed allopathic residencies were denied certification through the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) because they did not complete osteopathic residencies and then ...

ABOIM Offers Time-Limited Certification Pathways for Non-Fellowship Trained Physicians in Integrative Medicine

The American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM) has created a new pathway for allopathic and osteopathic physicians who have not completed an approved fellowship to be eligible for certification in integrative medicine. The new Ayurveda training option and other non-fellowship pathways will remain open for a limited time only. Other Certification Pathways Are Set to Expire With the addition of ...

What Is BCFM?

The Board of Certification in Family Medicine (BCFM) offers qualified and experienced allopathic and osteopathic physicians a chance to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in family medicine through board certification. The BCFM is a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), one of three nationally distinguished physician board certifying bodies. To be eligible for certification with the ...

Dr. Kelly McCann Discusses the Benefits of Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine blends the best of conventional medicine with complementary and alternative medicine. Conventional medicine typically relies on treatment options such as pharmaceuticals and surgery, while complementary and alternative medicine focuses on practices and therapies that aren’t often taught in medical school, such as acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, mind/body medicine, energy medicine, nutrition, homeopathy, lifestyle, and the use ...

What Is the ABODM?

When a disaster strikes a community, it’s vital that physicians are trained and ready to provide efficient medical care to those affected and to be prepared to offer continuing care during recovery efforts. Unfortunately, this is a significant challenge because every disaster, whether natural or manmade, is unique. That’s why it’s often said disaster medicine really should be every physician’s ...

How the American Board of Physician Specialties Helps Further the Careers of Diplomates

The American Board of Physician Specialties® offers physician board certification that meets the public’s evolving healthcare needs and helps physicians achieve career success. Recognized in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook as a premier choice for physician certification, the ABPS advocates for its Diplomates, their patients, and the public at large by promoting high-quality, evidence-based patient care. To ...

Myles Spar, MD, Explains Why Eating Late at Night Could Be More Harmful Than You Know

As an integrative medicine specialist who has long touted the benefits of intermittent fasting, I propose that the phrase “Netflix and chill” be changed to “Netflix and snack.” After all, doesn’t it more accurately describe the way many of us spend our evenings? According to a 2013 study published in the journal Obesity, people say they are most hungry in ...

Lewis Marshall, MD Is Improving Quality Patient Care in New York With Data

Lewis Marshall, MD is a physician leader at a safety net hospital in the Bronx and a two-time past president of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. (AAPS), the governing body of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). While working at a safety net hospital in Brooklyn, Dr. Marshall became a proponent of Health Information Exchanges (HIE). Dr. ...

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