Is Your Integrative Medicine Physician Board Certified?

Integrative Medicine Board CertificationAs integrative medicine continues to grow in popularity, more and more physicians are looking for ways to demonstrate their commitment to this medical specialty to their patients and prospective patients. After all, the core tenets of integrative medicine prioritize patient-centric care and a healthy and open physician-patient relationship – something just about every person wants from their physician. Yet, if you’re seeking an integrative medicine physician, it’s important to determine the extent of their expertise, and one effective way to do this is by determining if they are board certified in their field.

At the American Board of Physician Specialties, we are strong proponents of integrative medicine, which is why we formalized a board certification process in integrative medicine for qualified physicians. We wanted integrative medicine specialists – the physicians who have mastered this emerging practice – to have the opportunity to demonstrate to their current and prospective patients, peers, and employers that they are leaders in their field.

In order to become board certified in integrative medicine through the ABPS, a physician must:

  • Complete an application
  • Demonstrate their extensive professional experience in integrative medicine
  • Have the American Board of Integrative Medicine confirm that all eligibility requirements have been satisfied
  • Pass an extensive written examination
  • Adhere to the professional medical code of ethics set by the ABPS
  • Commit to continuing medical education

Becoming board certified in integrative medicine is an exhaustive process that is designed to ensure that our Diplomates are masters of their specialty, which is why you should seek board certified physicians when you’re looking for an integrative medicine physician. To learn more, or to verify your physician’s qualifications with the ABPS, contact us today.

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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