Integrative Medicine is a Whole Person Approach

ABOIM Whole PersonOne of the reasons that Integrative Medicine is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after specialties in modern medicine is that this approach to healthcare treats the person as a whole. Integrative Medicine specialists are focused on building a relationship with their patients in order to not only treat acute illnesses as they arise but also make recommendations to improve the individual’s overall health and wellness. The relationship provides physicians with an enhanced opportunity to better understand the patient and their lifestyle in order to help achieve optimal health, potentially reducing the risks for avoidable illnesses later in life.

Physicians who specialize in Integrative Medicine have completed formal, traditional medical training but have also taken the additional steps necessary to become experts on complementary and alternative medicine techniques, nutrition, holistic remedies, and a variety of other all-natural treatments. The goal of this well-rounded training is to provide the patient with the best possible care, using any and all available means. Rather than only responding to a specific symptom or condition in a clinical setting, Integrative Medicine asks what can be done to improve the person’s health as a whole. In many situations, this requires a long-term commitment from the patient – a commitment to modifying their diet, incorporating holistic remedies into their daily routine, and participating in a regular exercise regimen. The benefits of treating the body as a whole can greatly reduce the potential onset of conditions that could be avoided like diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.

At the American Board of Physician Specialties®, we recognize the tremendous benefit to Integrative Medicine and how it is revolutionizing modern medicine, which is why we developed the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM) – a Member Board designed to administer board certification to the nation’s leaders in the specialty. Our Diplomates represent a growing community of likeminded specialists who are actively working together to share best practices and grow the specialty. To learn more about the benefits to becoming board certified through the ABOIM, contact the American Board of Physician Specialties® 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.

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