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Radiology Board - New General Cert: The American Board of Radiology (ABR) recently issued (for the first time) certificates for a new general cert, Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology.
In addition, ABR gave diplomates the option to convert to the new general cert if they were already certified in both Diagnostic Radiology (General Cert) and Vascular & Interventional Radiology (Sub-Cert).
Although some of these updates can be found on the ABR website, we have been advised that the details will not be available to ABMS or to Elsevier until late March. As soon as the new and updated certification records are received, they will appear on BoardCertifiedDocs. We hope that will occur by March 23.
In the meantime, unless a profile is specifically labeled Not Certified that physician is considered certified, even if the certificate looks like it may be expired.
Licensed Docs: A new video about the Licensed Docs companion feature is now available under the User Tools tab on the BCD home page. This information was presented live at the NAMSS conference. If you missed it or want more details, take a few minutes today to review it.
Certification Updates from each of the 24 ABMS Member Boards for certifications expiring on 12/31/2017 will not be available until 2018. In January we will begin to receive updates for time limited certifications and records with Reverification dates.

Please keep in mind, even if a profile displays an expired date, the physician is still certified unless NOT CERTIFIED is displayed on the profile. ABMS is working with the member boards to update their records as soon as possible.

Published in Cooperation with ABMS is published by Elsevier in cooperation with the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). This authoritative reference tool provides certification status and complete biographical and professional information about board certified physicians. It is designed to help a wide range of professionals and businesses in the medical community with credential verification, referrals, research and more.

At BoardCertifiedDocs you can check a physician's board certification status, medical education and work history. With twice per month certification updates and daily biographical updates, BoardCertifiedDocs provides instant access to complete profiles on more than 1 million board certified physicians.

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is recognized as a primary source of board certification information and has been designated by the ABMS as an Official Display Agent and provides this primary source data on the organization's behalf. NOTE: Board certification information (which includes MOC) is reported by the ABMS Member Boards. As a Display Agent, we display what the boards report through ABMS and we cannot change that information on the profiles. If there is a question about certification or MOC data on a profile, please contact the Editorial team (see the Contact Us page), to investigate discrepancies with ABMS.

The profiles on Board Certified Docs meet the requirements from The Joint Commission (TJC), the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) and Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). To view and print the Official Display Agent letter click here.

Mailing Lists
In order to ensure that our list customers are provided with the most current and accurate mailing information, Elsevier has contracted with Lake Group Media to handle your list needs.

BoardCertifiedDocs allows you to download or save discrete physician profiles, including groups of specialists, but does not allow exporting of the mailing information to build a list.

A complete rate card with list rental details for the ABMS file is available at For additional list information or rental requests please contact:

Lake Group Media
Danny Grubert

If you have any questions about, please contact Customer Support at 800-401-9962.
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About My Alerts

Save your searches or lists of individual specialists to your account. You will receive an e-mail message when any of the saved information has been updated, alerting you to the change(s). 

You can choose to be notified when a saved profile has only a certification update or for any change. In addition, you will be notified when a physician is added or deleted from your search results, based on saved criteria.

The alerts lists are organized so those with the most recent changes will appear at the top. The My Alerts feature is also available to customers who are recognized by their IP address.

Quick Start Guide: Overview of tools, features, where to find information and other details by topic all on one page!


NEW! We are now providing several webinars on various topics. These short videos highlight the search features as well as tips for using the site and the resources available on BCD. Click the links below to watch the webinars and remember to turn on your audio.
Webinar 1: Orientation and General Info 5:41
Webinar 2: Advanced Search-Credentialing 6:41
Webinar 3: Advanced Search-Physician Recruiters 7:41
Webinar 4: Mini Subscriptions 3:03
Webinar 5: Search Results 6:25
Webinar 6: Alerts 6:43
Webinar 7: Batch Search 3:44

Coming Next: Advanced Search-Law Firms and Browse by Index

NAMSS Presentations

These short videos are the same topics presented at our booth during the NAMSS conference. They focus on key topics, BCD features and tools for our subscribers. Click the links below to watch the videos today.

Alerts Don't worry-automatic notices
New User Tools How to get the most out of your subscription
Top 100 Search multiple people at one time. Now that's multitasking!
Update on MOC Latest changes
Licensed Docs Identify docs who are not board certified

Mini User Guides

We know that law firms and physician recruiters use the Board Certified Docs website differently than our other subscribers. With that in mind we created two PDFs that are specifically tailored for those groups.

Mini User's Guide for Law Firms
Mini User's Guide for Physician Recruiters
The BCD Buzz
February 2017 Issue BCD Anniversary, Reverification Dates and Expired Certifications, Addiction Med First Exam, New Sub-specialty Approved, Mailing Lists and Contact Info
June 2017 Issue Special one time print issue mailed in June. It includes tips, tricks and news you may have missed on our website.
September 2017 Issue New Features, Focused Practice Profile Changes,BCD Enhancements, Visit us at NAMSS and News and Announcements Recap.