What is CertiFACTS?
Herein, how do I find out if someone is a doctor?
Go to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) website to check the basics with their DocInfo.org search function. You will find the doctor's board certifications, education, states with active licenses, and any actions against the physician.
One may also ask, what is ABMS board certification? Board Certification and Maintenance of Certification. Board certification demonstrates a physician's exceptional expertise in a particular specialty and/or subspecialty of medical practice. The ABMS Program for MOC is a system of ongoing professional development and practice assessment and improvement.
Also know, how do I check if my doctor is board certified?
Verify Board Certification
- Use Board Association Websites. For most boards, begin by looking at either the ABMS Certification Matters site or the ABPS website.
- Reference a Doctor Rating Websites. Information on some of these sites is not always as current as the information at the ABMS itself.
- Check State Credentials.
Does board certification expire?
Yes, a physician may be certified by multiple boards. All member boards implemented time-limited certificates around 1990 which require diplomates to renew their certification. Depending upon the individual board, all diplomates are recertified for a 6 to 10 year period.