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The Importance of Having Your EM Fellowship Recognized by the AAEP, According to Marshfield Clinic Health System EM Fellowship Program Director, Dr. Patrick A. Wolf, DO, FAAEP

Fellowship programs recognized by the American Academy of Emergency Physicians (AAEP) help fill the need for emergency medicine physicians with residency training, particularly in more rural, underserved communities. I felt that the Primary Care Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Marshfield Clinic Health System would be viewed more positively by fellowship candidates if it was recognized by the AAEP. AAEP-recognized programs generate ...

Anthony Meredith Bailey, MD, Explains How Urgent Care Has Changed Health Care

I have been practicing urgent care medicine for 10 years. Before, I was a full-time emergency physician for more than 25 years. Urgent care medicine is all about convenience and rapid access to quality health care. For example, many people, especially millennials, desire to arrange their health care needs according to their schedule. Additionally, primary care providers refer sick patients ...

The American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) Offers Residents Options in Physician Board Certification

As one of the highest honors that physicians can receive, board certification represents an abiding commitment to patient care. By providing physicians with an opportunity to thoroughly demonstrate their base of knowledge, professional skill, and dedication to ongoing education and training, certification serves as measurable proof of a physician’s expertise. If you are a resident seeking to distinguish yourself and ...

BCFMO Now Offers a Non-Surgical Pathway to Board Certification in Family Medicine Obstetrics

To better serve family physicians practicing obstetrics in the United States, the Board of Certification in Family Medicine Obstetrics® (BCFMO) now offers a non-surgical option for certification. The BCFMO is a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), which is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Subject matter experts in non-surgical and surgical obstetrics have participated in the development ...

Vinita Sodhi, MD and Robert DeSimone, MD, Provide Guidance on Becoming Board-Certified in Anesthesiology

The Board of Certification in Anesthesiology (BCA) offers credentialed physicians board certification in the specialty. The BCA is a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), which is recognized in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook and by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a top choice for physician certification. If you’re ...

The Role of Physician Leadership in 21st Century Healthcare Administration Described by Richard L. Paula, MD, CPE

I am the Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Tampa, Florida. My office engages with technology deployed for patient care—primarily the electronic medical record (EMR), but also hardware devices, biomedical devices such as ventilators and anesthesia machines. It is the responsibility of the CMIO to ensure that clinical workflows are conducive to great patient care, ...

Did You Know There is Physician Board Certification for Disaster Medicine?

Quite often, when disaster strikes, government leaders will turn to physicians for guidance in setting up triage stations and providing effective care with potentially limited resources. Of course, physicians are also relied on to administer first aid and medical treatment for disaster victims. For all these reasons, it’s vital that physicians be trained to deliver medical care in disaster settings ...

Connie Leeper, MD, Discusses Family Medicine Obstetrics

As a family medicine obstetrician practicing in Alabama, a widely rural state, I know firsthand the challenges obstetricians and patients encounter in rural areas, where there is often a lack of access to prenatal care, specialty care, and even hospitals that can deliver babies. One way that the need has been filled is with family medicine obstetricians. These medical specialists ...

Ameen Taleb, MD, on Why He Chose to Get Certified With BCEM Following His AAEP Recognized EM Fellowship

My decision to pursue a career in emergency medicine evolved gradually after entering my residency training in family medicine and while working in the emergency department during residency. The emergency department is one of the areas in the hospital where physicians need to have excellent medical knowledge and procedural skills to provide immediate care and resuscitation of critically ill patients. ...

Dr. Marvin Singh Explains Gut Health

Gut health is one of the core components of overall health. That’s because of our microbiome, which is an ecosystem of trillions of bacteria that live in our bodies, primarily in our digestive tract. These bacteria release chemicals in response to a wide variety of stimuli, whether food, toxins, exercise, or stress, and these chemicals influence our health. Lifestyle & ...

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