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Health Benefits of Blueberries

Wild blueberries have been grown in Maine for more than 10,000 years and are one of America’s oldest indigenous crops and one of only a handful of crops indigenous to North America. Unlike farmed blueberries, wild blueberries grow naturally anywhere and in extreme temperatures. For centuries, Native Americans have used the “low-bush” blueberries to heal and nourish the body, mixing ...

Our Perspective on Inclusive Bylaws

A few years ago, the U.S. Department of Labor recognized the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) as an option for physician board certification. Until then, only the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) were listed as certifying bodies. Fortunately, more medical staff bylaws are being revised to include the ABPS. Jeff Morris, J.D., ...

ABPS Recognizes Qualified Family Physicians in EM

Family physicians play a vital role in emergency departments across the country. During our current shortage of qualified emergency medicine physicians, family doctors have stepped in to fill the gap. As generalists whose patients run the gamut from infants to the elderly, they are relied on in the emergency room for their depth of knowledge and versatility. But, despite the ...

BCEM Diplomates Play an Integral Role in Emergency Medicine

Lewis W. Marshall, MD, the two-time president of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.®, credits his certification with the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM) with helping to advance his career. His interest in the BCEM was prompted by a conversation that he had while working in a Level 1 trauma center in Queens, New York. “The chairman ...

Optimal Heart Health

Vivian Kominos, MD, an integrative cardiologist at Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), believes it’s never too early to start paying attention to heart health. In fact, she says, we should begin taking care of our heart from the time we are children because research now shows that heart ...

ABPS Board Certification General Policies

The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) is one of the three most prominent nationally recognized multi-specialty certifying entities in North America. We offer a path toward board certification and recertification in 18 different specialties and recognize licensed physicians who have shown, through testing and performance, mastery of their medical fields. Diplomates of the ABPS practice in some of the ...

Dermatologists Have a Choice in Board Certification

The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) offers qualified and experienced practitioners a choice in dermatology certification through one of its Member Boards, the Board of Certification in Dermatology (BCD). Successful candidates have the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the core concepts and competencies necessary to provide the highest level of care for patients with skin maladies and other dermatological ...

Social Network for Physicians to Share Medical Information

Ken Wallace, MD, a Diplomate of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), has co-founded the Notebook of Medicine, a social networking app for doctors. The goal of this medical app is to make the world a healthier place by allowing doctors to share health care information without being limited by traditional boundaries. Dr. Wallace says the app enables physicians ...

Why ABPS?

The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) was founded in 1952 in direct response to the scarcity of options in physician certification boards. This is how it happened: A group of osteopathic surgeons who had completed allopathic residencies applied for board certification through the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), but they were denied because they had not completed osteopathic residencies. The ...

Patient Experience with Integrative Medicine in Primary Care

Integrative medicine, as defined by the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine and the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM), is the medical practice that reaffirms the patient-practitioner relationship, focuses on the patient as a whole person, arrives at conclusions based on evidence, and uses all therapeutic approaches, disciplines, and healthcare professionals to achieve optimal health and healing. ...

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