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According to the American Board of Medical Specialties, board certification is a voluntary process, whereby physicians spend additional time training, studying, and taking a certification exam to demonstrate that they have achieved a high level of competence in a given specialty or sub-specialty area.

Studies have consistently shown that specialist care is associated with better outcomes, such as improved screening for complications of diabetes, and better delivery of processes of care than by generalists (Disease Management and Health Outcomes, April 2004: 12(4); 229-238).