The Meaning of Certification

Graduating from medical school is just the first step, but what exactly does it mean when a pediatrician tells you she is board certified? Doctors who are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics go above and beyond basic requirements to be licensed to treat patients. Certification is a doctor’s commitment to you and your child to continually improve their skills and practice.


The Impact of Certification

Choosing a pediatrician is a critical decision – you’re entrusting someone else with your child’s wellbeing. The many resources out there offering advice may complicate the decision. There’s one box that definitely should be checked: Board Certification from the American Board of Pediatrics.