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Doctors: Specialties and Training (cont.)

Specialty Board Certification

To be certain you and your family and loved ones receive the best medical care available, you may want to check to see if your doctor is board certified in his or her specialty. To do this, you may contact any of these groups:

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is an organization of 24 approved medical specialty boards. The ABMS serves to coordinate the activities of its member boards and to provide information to the public, the government, the profession, and its members concerning issues involving specialization and certification of medical specialists.




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