Important Credentialing Information for Hospitals and Health Care Groups

ABPSIn recent years, hospitals throughout the country have focused on hiring board-certified physicians. At the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), we welcome the practice. Founded in 1952, we certified our first physician in 1960, and since then, have certified countless physicians in a variety of specialties. Our certification process is notably stringent, and only the most dedicated and talented physicians earn certification or recertification with one of our 20 Member Boards. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor has recognized the ABPS as a premier choice for physician board certification.

But how can you be certain that a physician being considered for an open position is indeed ABPS certified?  By partnering with Aperture Credentialing, LLC, the nation’s largest and most experienced healthcare provider credentialing company, we offer an online database that makes the verification process simple and straightforward. Our database gives hospitals and healthcare organizations access to an ABPS physician’s specialty or specialties, certificate number, and expiration date. Additionally, our database contains primary source-verified educational information for most of our physicians.

To access the system, click here. You will be asked to create a user account for your organization. Future logins require only a username and password. Once inside the database, you’ll be able to search for physicians using their last name, first name, and UPIN (unique physician identification number). A limited amount of physician information will be available to help you confirm you have found the right physician. Each full profile costs $40 and will be billed to the credit card associated with the user account.

If you have any questions about the ABPS online verification database or would like information about our certification standards, contact us.

If you are having difficulty accessing your account, please call 813-433-2277.

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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.

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
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