What Do All Of The Initials Mean?

MD - Medical Doctor
MRO - Medical Review Officer
CMD - Certified Medical Director
CFP - Certified Forensic Physician
FACP - Fellow, American College of Physicians
AGSF - Fellow, American Geriatric Society
FAAHPM - Fellow, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
FASAM - Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine

What Is The Importance Of Board Certification?

Dr. John Fullerton is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, and Addiction Medicine (by the ABAM), as well as board certified as a Medical Review Officer (MRO), Medical Director, Forensic Physician, and Home Care Physician.

Board certification is a voluntary act and there is no mandate that doctors become board certified. However, board certification demonstrates a physician’s exceptional expertise in a particular specialty and/or subspecialty of medical practice and has become the gold standard when looking for credentials of physicians.

For the patient, board certification provides the assurance that doctors have not only been trained in their specialty, but have been tested with a national standardized examination.