Disrupted Physician 101.2: “Addiction Medicine” is a Self-Designated Practice Specialty Unrecognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties–(An AMA Census Term Indicating Neither Training nor Competence)

Addiction Medicine is NOT recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). It is a a “Self-Designated Practice Specialty” which is an American Medical Association Census term that keeps track of what any group of physicians is calling themselves.   The  American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)  is a Self-Designated Board.  It is not recognized by the Medical Profession.   So too is the “American Academy of Ringside Medicine and Surgery”, the “American Academy of Bloodless Medicine and Surgery” and the “Council of Non-Board Certified Physicians.”  But these Self-Designated Boards do not have the multi-billion dollar drug and alcohol testing and treatment industry supporting them.  Nevertheless, the “voice of addiction medicine” is in reality merely a whisper masquerading as a scream.  The general public needs to awaken to this fact before it is too late.

Disrupted Physician

“Spirituality can go hand-in-hand with ruthless single-mindedness when the individual is convinced his cause is just”

Michela Wrong, In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu’s Congo

Addiction Medicine: The Birth of a New Discipline

Addiction Medicine is currently not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).  It is still a a Self-Designated Practice Specialty and the American Board of Addiction Medicine is a Self-Designated Board.  So too is the American Academy of Ringside Medicine and Surgery, the American Academy of Bloodless Medicine and Surgery and the Council of Non-Board Certified Physicians.  But these Self-Designated Boards do not have the multi-billion dollar drug and alcohol testing and treatment industry supporting them. Addiction Medicine has deep pockets, and if the November 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is a harbinger of what’s to come, this self-designated practice specialty currently being certified by a self-designated…

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One thought on “Disrupted Physician 101.2: “Addiction Medicine” is a Self-Designated Practice Specialty Unrecognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties–(An AMA Census Term Indicating Neither Training nor Competence)

  1. You’ve got addiction training. We’re about to get emotional resilience training instituted by our regulator so that when we get taken to task by them later on we don’t end up killing ourselves.

    A wonderful fulfilling job, with a 20 fold increase in chance of suicide if you’re investigated for a complaint etc….

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