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ABOIM Welcomes Inaugural Class of Board Certified Integrative Medicine Specialists

Tampa, FL – The American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®) has announced that 121 integrative medicine physicians have attained board certification in the field as a result of successfully completing the initial board examinations. This marks an important milestone in the evolution and maturation of the emerging specialty.

“These integrative medicine board-certified physicians are now able to present themselves as doctors who incorporate the concepts of disease management, health promotion, illness prevention and healthy lifestyle into their medical practices – all elements necessary to provide the best possible health care to patients,” said ABOIM Chair Randy Horwitz, MD, PhD.

Candidates interested in pursuing ABOIM certification must meet specific eligibility requirements. The deadline for the next exam is May 1, 2015. Complete requirements, along with the application and examination information, are available online at

“ABOIM offers qualified physicians an accepted and formal way to demonstrate their mastery of knowledge, competencies, experience and commitment to integrative medicine,” added Horwitz.

ABOIM is a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS). Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, ABPS is a nationally recognized multi-specialty physician certifying organization. ABPS Member Boards present an emphasis on psychometrically evaluated testing and advanced training, as well as moral character and experience.