Credentialers: Are Any of Your Staff Physicians Certified by the American Board of Physician Specialties?

Credentialers Physician Certification ABPSAt the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), we offer a helpful online tool that can be an invaluable resource to credentialers. Our ABPS Online Verification Database is available to healthcare and credentialing organizations that are interested in confirming the credentials of physicians. Through this system, you have access to the physician’s specialty, certificate number, and expiration date, and our database can be used for credentialing and professional purposes making it a highly convenient option. Primary Source-verified information is also typically included for most physicians.

For your convenience, our Online Verification Database can be found here.

After you set up your account, you may login to the database and search the system for a particular physician. Our system allows for partial and complete match searches using:

  • Last name
  • First name
  • Date of birth
  • UPIN

Once you have completed the search, you’ll have access to limited information to confirm you have the right physician, with complete records available for purchase.

Having the ability to confirm the credentials of a physician is absolutely essential and credentialing organizations are strongly encouraged to utilize our Online Verification Database to confirm the qualifications of our physician Diplomates.

Alternatively, members of the public who are interested in determining whether a physician is board certified are invited to use our Public Confirmation Database. This is an entirely free service that is available here.

To learn more about how to use the ABPS Online Verification Database or for additional information about how ABPS can work alongside credentialers to confirm the qualifications of our Diplomates, contact us today. The ABPS is the official certifying organization of the American Association of Physician Specialists®.

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

The American Board of Physician Specialties has provided me with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of internal medicine through board certification. As a hospitalist, board certification is an expected credential, and hospitals recognize the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) as one of the three standard credentialling bodies for Internal Medicine. Additionally, the ABPS has helped me develop leadership skills as a Board member and Committee Chairperson. ABPS has also helped me sharpen critical thinking skills as a test question developer and reviewer. The Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) physicians in the ABPS are lifelong learners and frequently pursue multiple board certifications. I enjoy the camaraderie of my peers in ABPS.

Loren Jay Chassels, DO
Internal Medicine
When I think historically, advancement in medicine and patient safety and care has been driven by the diversity of people and scientific thought. That’s what I found at the ABPS and more. For over 60 years that is just who we are. I found a physician certifying body that provides a choice and voice to all physicians ensuring that patients are always placed first.

Jerry Allison, MD
Emergency Medicine
When I decided to pursue a full time role as a physician executive it was important to me to obtain additional professional training, education and work experience. Board certification through the ABPS in Administrative Medicine is validation of my efforts and a demonstration of dedication to professional development. We need more physicians to become full time health care executives, knowing there is a board certification option in Administrative Medicine encourages physicians to take the leap from full time clinical practice to healthcare organizational leadership.

Richard Paula, MD
Administrative Medicine