A physician who provides a high level of care, either as a primary physician or consultant, for patients experiencing problems with acute, chronic or cancer pain in both hospital and ambulatory settings. Patient care needs may also be coordinated with other specialists.
Source: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007. www.abms.org [7/1/2007: definition changed, source changed]
Additional Resources: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2007. http://www.abpmr.org/.
Board certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
A subspecialty certificate was approved by the ABMS in 1999.
ACGME Accredited Residency Program Requirements: Proposal under development.