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Dr. Apple Bodemer on How to Improve Your Skin Health

Your skin health has a significant impact on your quality of life. That’s one of the realizations that got me interested in dermatology during medical school. Over the years, I’ve come to understand that of all the organs in the body, the skin is often one that motivates people to make a health change. It’s hard for patients to feel ...

Is Your Integrative Medicine Fellowship Program Approved?

Integrative medicine is a healing-oriented medical specialty that focuses on the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. The integrative medicine practitioner makes decisions about illness prevention and treatment based on medical evidence and uses all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare modalities, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing. In the United States, the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) ...

Are Your Hospital’s Medical Staff Bylaws Current?

The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) encourages hospital groups and other healthcare organizations to review and update their bylaws, hiring practices, and other protocols to ensure that they remain updated and relevant. Bylaws aim to ensure that a hospital’s medical professionals are appropriately qualified and set a standard of quality that assures patients they can receive safe and effective ...

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Is an Example of How the National Medical Standard Has Changed to Recognize ABPS Board Certifications

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that administers the Medicare program and works with state governments to administer Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and health insurance portability standards. Like other federal organizations, CMS has updated its standards to recognize physician board ...

Why Is Choice in Physician Board Certification Important?

Having a choice in the physician you see to treat your illness or a choice at which hospital a family member receives medical care strikes many Americans as a fundamental right. We all want good options when it comes to our medical care. For physicians, that principle applies to board certification. Yet when some physicians seek certification, they unwittingly limit ...

Lewis W. Marshall, MD, JD, FAAEP, FAADM Explains How Families Can Prepare for Hurricane Season

State and local communities have extensive emergency preparedness plans that can be found on the FEMA and Ready.gov websites. Individuals and families should develop plans on caring for children, as well as elderly and disabled family members, and pets. Emergency preparedness should also incorporate transportation plans that include meeting locations, shelter addresses, and contact lists, in case of evacuation orders. ...

The American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®) Has a New Exam Description

The integrative medicine board certification exam offered by the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®), which is governed by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), allows successful candidates to present themselves to the public as qualified integrative medicine specialists. Passing this written, computer-based exam indicates mastery of integrative medicine skills and knowledge, as well as a professional commitment to ...

The American Board of Physician Specialties® Offers a Recognized Certification Option for Physicians Who Are No Longer Board Eligible

Across the United States, many talented physicians are at risk of losing the chance to become certified because they have not yet passed their board certification exams. If these physicians fail to earn certification by the end of their eligibility period, they are no longer considered board-eligible and must complete a year of residency retraining or a fellowship program in ...

Dr. Deborah Matthew Discusses Foods That Make Your Brain Younger

I often tell patients to think of their health insurance the same way they think of their car insurance. If their car tires are bald or brake pads are worn, car insurance won’t cover those issues. But that doesn’t mean they should wait for an accident to happen and insurance money to come before fixing their brakes or replacing their ...

Dr. Spencer T. Price, MD, MPH, MBA, Gives us a Closer Look at ABPS’s Clinically Based Examinations

Certification exams offered by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) focus on the knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe, effective, evidence-based medicine. ABPS exams are prepared not by academics, but by physicians who practice their medical specialty daily. ABPS exams avoid controversial, unsettled areas of medical practice, and exam questions are not designed to trick or confuse candidates ...

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