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Monthly Media Summary - ABMS "In the News"

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Special Features

Rachael Ray Show: What Your Doc Doesn't Want You to Know >
ABMS was mentioned on the Rachael Ray show Wednesday, April 20, 2011. The show’s frequent medical contributor Anthony Youn, MD, shares with viewers some tips in the segment titled, “What Your Doc Doesn’t Want You to Know.” In it, Dr. Youn states that ABMS is “the Gold Standard of physician certifying Boards” and he provides some advice for looking for a doctor.

Read Dr. Kevin Weiss' Article in the January/February 2009 Issue of NAMSS Synergy >
In the article entitled, ABMS Maintenance of Certification® Raising the Bar in Measuring Physician Competency, Kevin B. Weiss, M.D. writes about the importance of Maintenance of Certification and how ABMS is rising to that challenge with the development of ABMS Maintenance of Certification® (ABMS MOC®). This article appeared in the Jan/Feb 2009 issue of NAMSS SYNERGY, the official publication of the National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS). All rights reserved. For more information visit

Dr. Kevin Weiss' Testimony to the US Senate, Committee on Finance Hearing on Improving Healthcare Quality Reform >
Dr. Kevin Weiss, President and CEO of ABMS, testified September 9, 2008 before the U.S. Senate, Committee on Finance Hearing on Improving Health Care Quality Reform. In his testimony his expands on three key issues: 1) No single strategy is sufficient to improve our health care system; 2) The best model for physician accountability will need to combine performance measurement with other tools for physician assessment; and 3) Alignment of public and private sector quality agendas will provide the strongest possible basis for physician accountability and health system improvement.

Listen to a clip of Dr. Weiss on the KFWB-AM (Los Angles) Radio Program About Board Certification >
Dr. Kevin Weiss speaks on behalf of ABMS as part of special series on KFWB about Maintenance of Certification.

ABMS Consumer Survey Featured on Radio Health Journal >
Radio Health Journal, a weekly radio magazine, featured the ABMS consumer survey that revealed the top qualities for choosing a doctor. ABMS was featured on August 31 in the “Medical Minute” that airs at the end of each show.

ABMS Featured on KGIL Talk Radio 1260 am >
Listen to Dr. Kevin Weiss, MD, President and CEO of American Board of Medical Specialties speak with radio personality David Horowitz about Finding the Right Doctors when undergoin a Plastic Surgery procedure.

Today's Black Woman: Death of Donda West Sparks a New Look
at Cosmetic Surgery
The untimely death of Donda West sparked new controversy over plastic surgery procedures and reaffirmed the need to carefully choose a physician before undergoing any medical procedure. This article from Today's Black Woman (March 2008) speaks about the value of board certification from an ABMS Member Board when making that choice.

Today's Health: What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You >
NBC News Chief Medical Editor, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, appeared on the Today Show (01/17/08) and spoke about the importance of choosing a physician with board certification from a Member Board of the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Considering plastic surgery? Check credentials >
In response to the death of rapper Kanye West's mother, Donda West, USA Today featured ABMS in a story about the importance of board certification and a patient's need to examine doctors' qualifications before choosing a surgeon.

Improving Performance in Practice >
The ABMS Research and Education Foundation was featured in the September/October 2007 issue of Synergy, the official publication of the National Association of Medical Staff Services. The article discusses a new initiative called Improving Performance in Practice (IPIP) which focuses on improving the quality of patient care through a series of tools, systems and support.

John Q. Patient prefers John >
ABMS was highlighted in the Chicago Tribune RESOURCES section on September 2, 2007 profiling a new study funded by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Research and Education Foundation and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

ABMS Study on Effective Doctor-Patient Communication Featured on >
The Research and Education Foundation of ABMS funded a study of effective doctor-patient communications as part of its 24 Member Boards Maintenance of Certification initiative to assure that doctors continually sharpen their skills and knowledge of their specialty. The research is published in the latest issue of the journal Archives of Internal Medicine by Gregory Makoul and his colleagues at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. This segment was featured on June 12, 2007.

ABMS Featured on the Today Show >
The "Today" show's Ann Curry talks to John Connolly, publisher of "America's Top Doctors," about how to shop for a top physician. ABMS is recommended as a source for information about a physician's board certification. This segment was aired on July 12, 2006.

ABMS Featured on Radio Health Journal Program >
An audio segment focusing on the mission of ABMS and the importance of board certification and quality care, featuring Dr. Stephen Miller, ABMS President & CEO was broadcast on Radio Health Journal, a weekly half-hour program reporting on important issues in health and medicine. The segment aired in April 2006.

ABMS Partners with the World Health Care Congress >
ABMS is proud to partner with The 4th Annual World Health Care Congress. View the ABMS ad that appears in their conference brochure.

ABMS Media Contact: Lori Boukas
(312) 436-2626