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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. ...

Career EM Physicians Can Accelerate their Careers

Faced with a shortage of qualified emergency medicine physicians for the last several years, hospitals and other healthcare facilities have staffed their emergency rooms with knowledgeable and skilled doctors trained in primary specialties. These career EM physicians have shown time and again that they are more than capable of delivering critical care in a stressful environment that demands quick thinking, ...

ABPS Offers a Recognized Choice in Orthopedic Surgery

If you are a physician researching your options for board certification in orthopedic surgery, consider the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). As one of three multi-specialty certifying bodies in the United States recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Handbook, the ABPS offers certification in several medical specialties, including orthopedic surgery. We developed the Board of Certification in ...

ABPS Offers a Recognized Choice in Diagnostic Radiology

Physician board certification in diagnostic radiology gives qualified and experienced physicians a chance to demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and expertise required to provide effective medical care and diagnostic services. As one of the three most prominent nationally recognized multi-specialty certifying bodies in the United States, the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) offers certification in diagnostic radiology through the ...

Health Care Leaders Are Positioned to Affect Industry Change

In the fast-changing technology industry, the theory of innovative disruption is well-known and enthusiastically embraced. This theory describes the process by which a product or service is designed for a new set of customers as a low-cost alternative for simple applications, eventually leading to the displacement of the more costly products or services by the low-cost alternative. As the healthcare ...

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