The Advantages and Benefits to Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine Board CertificationIntegrative Medicine is quickly becoming an extremely popular specialty among physicians because it combines the best practices of conventional medicine with a number of proven effective complementary and alternative therapies to benefit the patient. Furthermore, this specialty places a tremendous emphasis on the relationship between physician and patient, focusing on the health of the whole person. By taking this holistic approach to healthcare and wellness, physicians can help their patients achieve optimal health and healing.

The American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) understands the importance of Integrative Medicine and is proud to be the only multi-specialty certifying board in North America that offers board certification in this compelling medical specialty. Here are some principles that define Integrative Medicine:

  • A close partnership between the patient and physician
  • Use of both conventional and alternative medicines to treat the patient
  • An emphasis on non-invasive treatments, whenever possible
  • The commitment to ensuring that medical diagnoses and treatments are based on scientifically sound research
  • Consideration of all factors that influence health, wellness, and disease
  • An emphasis on health promotion and illness prevention through healthy living

Integrative Medicine greatly benefits the patient because it is, by definition, patient-centric. As a result, physicians who receive board certification in Integrative Medicine from the ABPS are able to demonstrate to their patients and prospective patients that they are committed to providing them with the best, most personal care possible. In order to complete the board certification process, Diplomates must be able to demonstrate their mastery of Integrative Medicine and adhere to the ABPS Medical Code of Ethics.

To learn more about the advantages to this unique medical specialty, as well as the eligibility requirements needed for board certification in Integrative Medicine, contact the ABPS today. The ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.

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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.

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