Family medicine is the medical specialty which provides continuing, comprehensive health care for an individual and family. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system, and every disease entity.
When you or a family member needs health care or medical treatment, you want a highly qualified doctor dedicated to providing outstanding care. When you choose a doctor who is Board Certified, you can be confident he or she meets nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge, experience and skills to provide high quality care in a specific medical specialty. Board Certification goes above and beyond basic medical licensure.
The American Board of Family Medicine is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Recertification Examination by Dr. Rajnish Gupta. Board certification confers a standard of excellence in knowledge and practice to physicians who not only certify via the examination process, but who also work diligently on the maintenance of these skills during the seven-year cycle between examinations.
The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), one of twenty-four Member Boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties, is the second largest medical specialty board in the United States. Founded in 1969, it is a voluntary, not-for-profit, private organization whose purposes include improving the quality of medical care available to the public, establishing and maintaining standards of excellence in the specialty of Family Medicine, improving the standards of medical education for training in Family Medicine, and determining by evaluation the fitness of specialists in Family Medicine who apply for and hold certificates.
To achieve recertification by the ABFM, a family physician must verify the completion of 300 hours of acceptable continuing medical education over the past six years; possess a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States; and successfully complete a one-day, written examination of cognitive knowledge and problem-solving abilities. This examination covers the disciplines of the specialty including, but not limited to: adult medicine; care of newborns, infants, children, and adolescents; maternity and gynecological care; community medicine; care of the older patient; human behavior and mental health; and care of the surgical patient.
Dr. Gupta is a graduate of University College of Medical Sciences in India. Completing an internship at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in Bronx, NY and a residency in family medicine at Mid Hudson Family Health Institute in Kingston, NY, Dr. Gupta began his association with Barnesville Hospital Medical Staff and Ohio Hills Health Services in 1996. Dr. Gupta maintains a full-time practice in Family Medicine at Monroe Family Health Center. He resides outside Barnesville with wife, Sangeeta. They are the parents of 2 children, Sameer and Anjali.
Additional information regarding the American Board of Family Medicine may be obtained from its website at www.theabfm.org.