The American Board of Integrative Medicine Welcomes the Inaugural Class of Diplomates

Integrative Medicine DiplomatesThe American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM), one of the newest member boards of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), is pleased to welcome and congratulate our inaugural class of Diplomates. This group of highly motivated physicians has successfully completed our rigorous board examination process in integrative medicine, and are today recognized as proven leaders in this emerging specialty.

Integrative medicine is a medical specialty that combines the best practices of conventional medicine with complementary and alternative techniques. When possible, integrative medicine prioritizes non-invasive techniques and takes a holistic approach to treatment, placing an emphasis on all the factors that influence a person’s overall wellness. Physicians who specialize in integrative medicine also work hard to develop a close relationship with their patients, allowing them to better diagnose and treat them. This patient-centric approach has understandably become extremely popular across North America, and is just one of the reasons that integrative medicine physicians are in such high demand.

Our inaugural class of Diplomates represents physicians who understand the immeasurable advantages to integrative medicine and who have formally demonstrated their mastery of knowledge and extensive experience in their area of expertise. By earning board certification through the ABOIM, they can now present themselves as leaders in the field who are capable of providing the best possible care to their patients.

For more information about the ABOIM, our rigorous eligibly requirements, and our application process, contact the ABPS today. Members of the public who are interested in learning if their physician is board certified through ABPS are also encouraged to visit our online certification confirmation system here.

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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