To find out if your doctor is board certified, access the Certification Matters website, and enter the physician's information in the relevant boxes. Alternatively, contact the American Board of Medical Specialties via phone or a member board of the ABMS. Also, check the ABMS Directory to obtain the most recent information on doctors.Why would anyone choose family medicine?
When you choose family medicine, you open a world of possibilities. Family physicians are skilled experts, trusted advocates, inherent problem solvers, and influential leaders. Choosing family medicine means choosing more-for yourself and your future patients.What is the American Board of medical specialties?
Established in 1933, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), is a not-for-profit organization made up of 24 medical specialty Member Boards, which acts as the pre-eminent entity overseeing the certification of physician specialists in the United States by certifying which Board officially represents that specialty.What does it mean to be board certified?
Board certification means that your doctor has passed periodic exams to test knowledge in the field. Board certification is an assurance to the patient that a physician is staying current in the field and is being reviewed by peers. Physicians can be certified in their field and, in many cases, in their specialty.