The importance of integrative medicine being recognized by a national multi-specialty physician certification organization

Integrative MedicineIn recent years, the popularity of Integrative medicine has skyrocketed within the medical community. This specialty is becoming highly coveted because it combines the best practices of conventional medicine with proven complementary and alternative therapies that patients have turned to for years to improve their health and wellness. At the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), we recognize how beneficial this medical specialty is and are proud to be the only national multi-specialty physician certifying organization to offer board certification in Integrative medicine.

Integrative medicine is unique in that it takes a holistic approach to wellness and healthcare – one that emphasizes a strong relationship between patient and practitioner. Increasingly, individuals who are searching for a physician are favoring Integrative medicine specialists because they know that the physician has made a commitment to delivering patient-centric care. At the ABPS, though we realize that some smaller organizations offer certificate programs in this medical specialty, we felt it was important to establish a recognized, comprehensive board certification program for Integrative medicine.

By formalizing board certification in Integrative medicine, the ABPS:

  • Offers qualified physicians the opportunity to demonstrate their experience and expertise in a growing medical specialty
  • Provides clear documentation and validation to hospital credentialing committees and other employers about the qualifications of a physician candidate for employment
  • Demonstrates the physician’s commitment to the core principles of Integrative medicine, including an emphasis on less-invasive treatments and the use of both conventional and alternative medicines

In order to receive board certification through the ABPS, Diplomates must meet our stringent eligibility requirements and demonstrate their mastery of Integrative medicine, while also adhering to the ABPS Medical Code of Ethics.

To learn more about the importance of board certification for Integrative medicine, and to receive further information about the application process, 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