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Audrain Medical Center is pleased to announce that Gene Thomas, DO has successfully completed recertification from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in the area of Critical Care Medicine. The examination is designed to evaluate the extent of the candidate’s knowledge and clinical judgment in the areas in which a critical care physician should demonstrate a high level of competence. Expertise in the broad domain of critical care medicine, and the diagnosis and treatment of both common and rare conditions that have important consequences for patients, are assessed.
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 ten-year cycle between examinations. Dr. Thomas is a pulmonologist with Audrain Medical Center’s Jordan-Waters Heart Center. He attended Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Thomas has been Board Certified in Critical Care Medicine since 1991. In addition, he is Board Certified in Internal Medicine (since 1982) and Pulmonary Medicine (since 1984). He has been associated with Audrain Medical Center since April 1984.
ABIM is one of 24 medical specialty boards that make up the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Through ABMS, the boards work together to establish common standards for physicians to achieve and maintain board certification. The boards were founded by their respective specialties to protect the public by assessing and certifying doctors who meet specific educational, training and professional requirements. ABIM is an independent, non-profit organization.