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

ABPS board certification validates a physician's competence in their medical specialty. This is important to a patient seeking medical care. Physician recertification through ABPS assures that we maintain knowledge and expertise throughout our career. The ABPS is a collegial and committed organization of physicians and administrative staff. The organization has given me the opportunity to become involved in all facets of the board certification process and physician governance.

Lawrence Stein, MD, FAASOS
Orthopedic Surgery
ABPS is a leading advocate for its Diplomates, their patients, and the public at large by promoting high-quality evidence-based patient care. ABPS certifies physicians through industry-leading rigorous examinations in various boards and offers continuous recertification making sure that these physicians are qualified to practice safe state of the art medicine.

Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
In this time of uncertainty, Disaster Medicine Certification has helped tremendously to demonstrate to hospital leadership my commitment to disaster preparedness and knowledge of planning, response, and mitigation. ABODM certification focuses on the knowledge and skills a physician needs to become a recognized leader in the four stages of disaster preparation and management: planning, coordination, execution, and debriefing.

Lewis W, Marshall, MD, JD, FAAEP, FAADM
Disaster Medicine | Emergency Medicine