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What Legislators and Healthcare Policy Makers Need to Know When Drafting or Amending Legislation Concerning Physician Board Certification

Over the years, state legislatures across the country have considered proposals that, contrary to stated intentions, would limit people’s access to quality medical care. At the center of this issue is physician board certification. As one of the medical industry’s highest honors, board certification serves as proof that a physician has the skills, talent, and experience to deliver safe and ...

Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller on Integrative Approaches to Sleep

Sleep is a highly complex state that deserves more of our attention. Increasingly, research is emerging about just how important it is for nearly every bodily function and organ system. Sleep is critical for physical and cognitive functioning, in particular for emotional processing and solidifying memories, as well as for cardiovascular, respiratory, cellular, and immune functioning. Sleep also clears our ...

What Is BCR?

The Board of Certification in Radiology (BCR) is a nationally recognized certifying board that offers certification to physicians who wish to present themselves to the public as qualified medical specialists in radiation oncology or diagnostic radiology. The BCR is a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), one of the nation’s most prominent multispecialty certifying bodies. BCR ...

ABPS Celebrates Doctors Day 2021

The American Board of Physician Specialties® urges all Americans to celebrate National Doctors Day this March 30th in recognition of the essential role that physicians serve in our daily lives. National Doctors’ Day was first observed in 1933 to mark the anniversary of the first use of ether anesthesia by Dr. Crawford W. Long. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush ...

ABPS Diplomate Dr. Harry L. Wingate III, MD, FACEP, on the Unique Challenges Emergency Medicine is Facing in Rural America

As defined by the American College of Emergency Physicians, rural emergency medicine is urgent or emergent medicine practiced in geographic areas with low population densities and resource constraints, including ready access to more specialized care facilities. In rural America, emergency departments provide critical services for their communities but continue to face several challenges, not the least of which is the ...

Dr. Bojana Jankovic Weatherly on Tips for Optimal Health

As a physician who is board certified in both internal and integrative medicine, I practice evidence-based medicine that is personalized to each individual I work with. I partner with my patients to discover and address the root causes of their conditions and develop individualized plans to support and empower them to achieve their health goals. We all have the ability ...

American Board of Physician Specialties Offers a Pragmatic Approach to Board Certification

As one of the highest honors physicians can earn, board certification serves to validate a physician’s skills and knowledge. It’s a completely voluntary process marked by rigor and relevance, particularly in the case of certification at the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). Like other prominent certification boards, our eligibility requirements are stringent, and our candidates must pass a comprehensive ...

Hospitals Considering Options to Attract Additional Qualified Physicians Need to Consider Those Certified by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS)

For physicians, board certification is a mark of distinction. It signifies that they have acquired education beyond the requirements of their chosen specialty, and have proven through rigorous testing that they are among the most skilled medical specialists practicing today. Hospitals across the country clearly understand that earning board certification requires talent and dedication, which is why so many institutions ...

Patients Can Check and Confirm Physician Board Certification of American Board of Physician Specialties® Diplomates

Every patient would like to assume that their physicians are experts in their field who are more than capable of providing safe and effective medical treatment. But assumptions often don’t lead to the best health decisions. One of the most important decisions we can make as patients is choosing which specialist will treat us. But how can a patient gauge ...

ABPS Diplomates, Huber Matos MD and Caleb Awoniyi, MD, PhD, FAAA Explain the Vital Role Anesthesiologists Play in the Fight Against COVID-19

Dr. Matos Without a doubt, 2020 was one of the most difficult years to be an anesthesiologist. The pandemic created a need for versatile and imaginative physician leaders which brought anesthesiologists to the forefront. Healthcare systems, and public officials sought the expertise of anesthesiologists to create a new system of triage, testing, perioperative intensive care, and ...

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