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Dr. Otto Marquez, MD, FACEP, FAAEP, Discusses Working in Today’s ER

I’ve been an emergency medicine physician at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas going on 28 years in September. Emergency medicine fits my personality. I work hard, on a variety of shifts—weekends and holidays. This flexibility allows me a good life-work balance. When I am off, I am off—no beeper. COVID-19 has impacted my life significantly. No time in the past have ...

Integrative Medicine Candidates and Diplomates Should Check Out Frequently Asked Questions About ABOIM®

The American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM) was established to give physicians who practice this evidence-based specialty the means to present themselves as qualified specialists who provide the best patient care possible. Governed by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), the ABOIM welcomed its inaugural class of board-certified integrative medicine specialists in 2015 and has certified hundreds more since. ...

Chris Kunis, MD, on Internal Medicine & COVID 19

I spent the last 33 years practicing medicine by saving lives and helping to develop unbiased, objective, evidenced-based criteria so that U.S. healthcare can become the best in the world. Now, as an expert board certified in internal medicine, I oversee the work of my college’s quality care in critical appraisal and peer review. The world of internal medicine was ...

How ABAM Certification Distinguishes Physician Leaders, According to Dr. William J. Farrell, MD, MBA

The combination of a business and medical background is vitally important to delivering high-quality care to patients. The medical background allows us to provide medical treatment that we learned in school for adequate diagnoses and treatment options. The business background allows us to learn and hone skills that were not presented in medical school or even residency. Such examples would ...

Integrative Health and Medicine

In medical school, we are trained to practice the “pill for every ill” approach, and that’s how I was trained as a cardiologist—to make a diagnosis and then prescribe an appropriate pharmaceutical therapy or surgery. This approach makes perfect sense in acute care, such as when a patient is having a heart attack or stroke and you need to act ...

The American Board of Physician Specialties® Is a Choice for Board Certification

After dedicating a big part of their lives to medical training, to say nothing of the financial investment it requires, physicians should have the flexibility to choose the certification board that is most consistent with their values and best fosters their career development. Fortunately, there are several physician certification choices in the industry. Among the most prominent are those of ...

What Is BCEM?

The Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM) offers qualified emergency department physicians the chance to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in emergency medicine through board certification and re-certification in the specialty. The BCEM is a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), one of three nationally distinguished physician board certifying bodies. BCEM Eligibility Requirements To be ...

What Legislators and Healthcare Policy Makers Need to Know When Drafting or Amending Legislation Concerning Physician Board Certification

Over the years, state legislatures across the country have considered proposals that, contrary to stated intentions, would limit people’s access to quality medical care. At the center of this issue is physician board certification. As one of the medical industry’s highest honors, board certification serves as proof that a physician has the skills, talent, and experience to deliver safe and ...

Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller on Integrative Approaches to Sleep

Sleep is a highly complex state that deserves more of our attention. Increasingly, research is emerging about just how important it is for nearly every bodily function and organ system. Sleep is critical for physical and cognitive functioning, in particular for emotional processing and solidifying memories, as well as for cardiovascular, respiratory, cellular, and immune functioning. Sleep also clears our ...

What Is BCR?

The Board of Certification in Radiology (BCR) is a nationally recognized certifying board that offers certification to physicians who wish to present themselves to the public as qualified medical specialists in radiation oncology or diagnostic radiology. The BCR is a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), one of the nation’s most prominent multispecialty certifying bodies. BCR ...

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