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BCIM Diplomate Roger K. Schwartzberg, DO, FAAIM, Explains What It’s Like to Specialize in Internal Medicine

I knew I wanted to be an internist while I was still a medical student in the early 1970s. I realized then that this would allow me to strive to be an “expert” in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases of adults. I would be given the opportunity to develop meaningful doctor-patient relationships as well as important interactions with ...

According to Simran K. Rattan, MD, CCFP, ABOIM, Positive Emotions Create a Mental Surge that Leads to Creativity and an Openness to Tackle Challenges

Many scientific studies have shown that positive emotions have been associated with improved health, well-being, and longevity. People who learn to maximize their positive emotions and harness them in times of sadness, grief, and negativity, live to master resilience and lead a more harmonious life. My name is Simran K. Rattan, MD, CCFP, and I’m a Diplomate of the American ...

Diplomate of the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine Alex Beuning, MD, FAAEP: The BCEM Offers Understanding & Guidelines for Rural Emergency Medicine During COVID-19

The Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM) has board-certified emergency physicians working in rural emergency departments across the country and is concerned about the potential disparity in resources for the care of rural Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rural America has a higher percentage of elderly patients, who have an increased risk of severe illness from a COVID-19 infection. ...

ABPS Diplomate Sarah Gilbert, MD, on the Value of BCEM Certification in Emergency Medicine

Earning certification with the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM), has undoubtedly helped me prove my knowledge and skills to employers and colleagues. For instance, in the hospital system where I am currently employed (which is comprised of a main urban hospital and a critical access hospital), physicians must be board certified to hold staff privileges in the emergency ...

Why Certify With the American Board of Physician Specialties?

Because board certification is a voluntary process, its achievement represents an exceptional commitment to patient care on the part of the physician. At the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), our certification standards are high and our exams are notably rigorous. This is the way it should be given that certification and recertification serve to validate a physician’s skills and ...

The Importance of AAEP Fellowship Recognition According to Site Inspector Muhammad Ahmed, MD, FAAEP

There are several postgraduate training programs that offer emergency medicine fellowships to physicians who have finished a primary care residency and are interested in emergency medicine. With the relative shortage of residency-trained emergency physicians, especially in rural areas, the number of these fellowships has increased significantly in the last few years. The American Academy of Emergency Physicians (AAEP) saw the ...

ABOIM Founding Board Member and ABPS Diplomate Hilary McClafferty, MD, Discusses Mindfulness in Medicine

Physician wellness is a notably complex issue. To best understand it, it’s important to acknowledge that several factors must be present for physicians to realize professional fulfillment and avoid burnout. According to researchers at Stanford University, these are: A “culture of wellness,” or one that fosters good leadership, the alignment of values, a sense of community, and a feeling of ...

Strengthen Your Diet With Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Leslie Brocchini, MD, believes that integrative medicine has the power to transform lives both before and after illness occurs. A fellow of the integrative medicine program at the University of Arizona in Tucson and a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM), Dr. Brocchini routinely advises patients at her practice in Sonora, CA, to make the anti-inflammatory diet ...

Things to Know About Flu Season

Joseph Toscano, MD, a leader in urgent care medicine with the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), recently sat down with the ABPS to share helpful information about flu prevention and treatment. ABPS: Dr. Toscano, what should individuals do if they get sick with the flu? Dr. Toscano: Influenza symptoms include some combination of fever, cough, headache, body aches, and ...

BCFMO Diplomate Jonathan Sticca, MD, Explains Why He Became Board Certified in Family Medicine Obstetrics

The practice of obstetrics has been linked with the specialty of family medicine since the origin of the specialty. For decades in the modern healthcare era, we provided a large percentage of the prenatal care, deliveries, and postpartum care for mothers and their newborns. While obstetrical training is still a mandatory requirement for board certification in family medicine, programs in ...

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