Celebrating Doctors Day 2020

Celebrating Doctors Day 2020On March 30th, 1842, modern medicine changed forever when Dr. Crawford Long became the first person to use general anesthesia in surgery. In 1933, the United States marked the anniversary of this event by observing the first National Doctors Day. Then in 1991, President George H.W. Bush declared Doctors Day a national day of celebration.

At the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), we believe that a celebration to honor our nation’s doctors is fitting. After all, skilled and knowledgeable physicians have not only helped every one of us individually, but through their dedicated service, doctors play a critical, larger role in continually fostering the nation’s health and well-being. The ABPS therefore urges all Americans to celebrate National Doctors Day this March 30th.

If you know a doctor or have been helped by one recently, please take a moment to express your gratitude. The time and effort they have spent in developing their careers have served us well—they deliver our babies, treat our illnesses, and mend our broken bones. And it is to doctors we confidently turn when we need professional medical advice on how to lead healthier lives and recover safely from illness or injury. Simply put, we all need doctors in our lives.

As a nationally recognized, multi-specialty certifying body, the ABPS is proud to have a community of physician Diplomates who work diligently to improve our healthcare system by staying updated on medical advancements and offering effective techniques and treatment methods. Our Diplomates represent the finest in their fields and can be found in all 50 states, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico.  If you would like information about the qualifications of our Diplomates or the benefits of certification through one of our many Member Boards, contact the ABPS today.

Save the Date
House of Delegates & Annual Scientific Meeting
Innovation & Overcoming Challenges
June 10-15, 2022
Patient Care Is Our Priority

Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

I feel truly blessed and grateful to be an internal medicine board-certified diplomate with the American Board of Physician Specialties. Their ongoing, steadfast commitment to physician board(s) enhancement, forward focused vision, and tenacity is second to none. ABPS has become a recognized choice in Physician Board Certification.

Adam Rench, MD
Internal Medicine
To be the best, you must measure yourself against the best. Achieving Board Certification in Emergency Medicine by the ABPS gave me the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the art of EM in an objective way. The high bar that ABPS sets for candidates to be allowed to take both the written and oral exam is a testament to ABPS's rigorous vetting of one's ability to practice Emergency Medicine at a high level. By maintaining these credentials, I've been able to instill confidence in my abilities at the department/employer level and ultimately with the patients that choose to seek emergency care at the facilities at which I practice.

Royce Mathew Joseph, MD
Emergency Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has supported the entire field of Integrative Medicine in sponsoring our board. It has been so validating of the importance of prevention-oriented and holistic approaches to care while emphasizing the scientific basis of this specialty to have it recognized by ABPS. I am proud to have been one of the first groups to be board certified by ABPS in Integrative Medicine, leading the way for others committed to training in this specialty.

Myles Spar, MD
Integrative Medicine