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Is a doctor board certified in a specific field of medicine?

Dr. John J. Connolly
Healthcare Insurance & Policy
It is important to select a doctor who is board certified in the specialty they practice. Board certification does not assure you the doctor is excellent, but it does assure you he/she has had appropriate training by having completed at an approved residency of at least three years and passed an exam.

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