The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), a not-for-profit organization, assists 24 approved medical specialty boards in the development and use of standards in the ongoing evaluation and certification of physicians.
Consumers can use the ABMS website to see whether a certain physician is Board-certified or to find out what physicians in a certain area (like the State of Vermont) have a particular Board certification.
To obtain such information, first go to www.abms.org . On the upper left of the page, click on "How We Help You," Consumers. Then go to "Is My Doctor Board Certified?" You will be asked to become a registered user. Once you have registered, you will be able to carry out a "Name and Location Search" or a "Certification and Location Search." The "Name and Location" search will provide you with information about a particular physician; the "Certification and Location Search" will provide you with the names of physicians in a certain geographical area who have a particular Board certification.