Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Special Journal Issue Focuses on Family Medicine Obstetrics

Family Medicine Obstetrics is the featured topic of the current special issue of the American Journal of Clinical Medicine.

Daniel M. Avery, MD, FACOG, FACS, is the author of several articles in the issue including The History of Board Certification of Family Medicine Obstetricians. Dr. Avery, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Of Alabama School Of Medicine, is Chair of the recently formed American Board of Family Medicine Obstetrics (ABFMO).

“Attempts to recognize and certify Family Medicine Obstetricians have been a long term task, dating back to the 1980s,” said Dr. Avery. “ABFMO will provide certification in support of family physicians that have completed advanced training in maternity care, including operative obstetrics.”

Other Special Issue Highlights Include:
• Four Part Series on Maternal Health
• Founder of Obstetrics Fellowships in the United States
• Postpartum Depression
• Prenatal Patients Not Delivered
• Obstetric Emergencies
• The Need for Rural Family Physicians Who Can Perform Cesareans
• Medical Ethics Without the Rhetoric
• Minilaparotomy Technique for Ectopic Pregnancy

To view the special Family Medicine Obstetrics issue online go to http://www.aapsus.org/ajcm/2009/spring/. The American Journal of Clinical Medicine is the official, peer-reviewed journal of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. (AAPS). The Journal is dedicated to improving the practice of clinical medicine by providing up-to-date information for today’s practitioners.

AAPS is a 501 (c)(6) not-for-profit organization providing a providing a clinically recognized mechanism for specialty certification for physicians who had obtained advanced training in various medical specialties. The American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) is the certifying arm of the AAPS, certifying and recertifying thousands of allopathic (M.D.) and osteopathic (D.O.) physicians from all 50 states and Canada in 16 medical specialties.

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