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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 ...

Medical Staff Leaders: ABPS Options Lead to Improved Health Care

At 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 ...

The ABPS Encourages Patients to Celebrate National Doctors Day

March 30th is National Doctors Day, a celebration that reminds us of the critical role of physicians in fostering the public’s health and well-being. The American Board of Physician Specialties® encourages all Americans to take a moment on that day to acknowledge the hard work and self-less services of our talented physicians nationwide. If you know a doctor, or have ...

A Viewpoint on the Opioid Crisis

Bruce Bonanno, MD, a Diplomate of the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM), has been practicing emergency medicine for 33 years. Presently at the CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, N.J., he has served in 23 different emergency rooms, from inner city hospitals to rural ones, across several states. Over the years, the wealth of knowledge and experience he has ...

Purpose-Driven Health

The annual physical exam might be a waste of time, Myles Spar, MD, says. For many years, these checkups have followed a similar pattern: a doctor reviews a patient’s complaints, orders lab tests, goes over the results, and has the same discussions about how the patient should lower their cholesterol or start an exercise program. But, research shows that annual ...

The ABPS Proudly Partners with Aperture

As one of the most prominent nationally recognized multi-specialty certifying entities in North America, the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) requires the expert services of a reliable credentials verification organization (CVO). “That is why we turned to Aperture Credentialing, Inc.,” says Jeff Morris,  executive director of ABPS. “With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Aperture is ...

Heather Auld, MD, on Fighting the Flu

While hand washing is one of the most effective methods of warding off germs and viruses, our immune system is the body’s first line of defense against illnesses. Dr. Heather Auld, MD, an integrative medicine specialist with Lee Physician Group and a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM), says there are several simple steps we can take ...

Verification of ABPS Board-Certified Physicians

The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) offers a fast, accurate, and dependable system for verifying the board certification of our Diplomates. A perfect solution for hospitals, credentialing agencies, and healthcare organizations, our Online Verification Database can provide official verification of ABPS board certification in a matter of minutes. This online system was developed by the country’s largest and most ...

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