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Updated Resources: Updated information is posted on the Resources page, including the Guide to Medical Specialties and Certification Statistics tables. Take a few minutes to visit the Resources page today!
February 2017 Newsletter: The first Buzz issue of the year is now available! Check out the special anniversary edition from the BCD home page under The Buzz tab. This issue is full of information about upcoming Reverification dates, 12/31 Certifications and more!
Internal Medicine profiles: We discovered and fixed a bug that caused a Reverification Date to be missing from a small number of profiles for physicians with a general certificate in Internal Medicine.
If you credentialed anyone with that specific certification since mid-August whose profile displayed an expiration date of 12/31/2015 which was not followed by a recertification or reverification date, and was NOT labeled as NOT CERTIFIED, please pull a new profile to ensure you have the complete details. NOTE: if you use Alerts, there's no need to recheck unless you received a notification email. We regret any inconvenience. Please direct any questions to
Newly Certified Physicians: We have records from The American Board of Radiology (ABR) of newly certified Diagnostic Radiologists. To review the profiles, you can search by physician name or for a complete list select Diagnostic Radiology from the Certification drop down menu on the Advanced Search page. Then, select 2016 for Certification Year in both the From and To fields. Click the Search button to review your results.
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.


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

Coming Next: Webinar 7 - Batch Search

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

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