Dr. Bruce R. Hoyle Earns Certification by the American Board of Phlebology
Orange, California, May 1, 2008 —
The American Board of Phlebology
has announced that Dr. Bruce R. Hoyle, M.D. has earned board
certification in the specialty of phlebology by the American Board of
Phlebology. Dr. Hoyle, was first board certified by the ABPh in July
2008. This is the charter class for ABPh, which includes 248 diplomates
It is with great pride that we announce this accomplishment by Dr.
Hoyle. His certification with the American Board of Phlebology is a
direct reflection of his skill, knowledge, and experience in providing
quality patient care, and his continued commitment to the advancement of
vein care. To become board certified is truly an accomplishment. Less
than 10% of all phlebology professionals in the U.S. have earned
certification from the ABPh.
To become an ABPh diplomate, an applicant must complete the requisite
training or experience qualifications, meet the continuing medical
education requisites, and pass a stringent certification examination.
Certification periods are ten years and maintenance is dependent on the
ability of the diplomate to display competency in four areas of
assessment: evidence of professional standing, evidence of commitment to
lifelong-learning and periodic self-assessment, evidence of cognitive
expertise, evaluation of performance in practice.
The American Board of Phlebology (www.americaboardofph/ebology.org)
is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 2007 for the
purpose of certifying physicians who have met a defined standard of
education, training and knowledge in the field of phlebology. The
American Board of Phlebology (ABPh) was established to:
Improve the standards of medical practitioners and the quality of
patient care related to the treatment of venous disorders and all
aspects of venous disease;Serve the public and the medical profession by
establishing initial and continuing qualifications for certification and
maintenance of certification as physician specialists in the practice of
phlebology;Examine physician candidates for certification and
maintenance of certification in the practice of phlebology;Establish
educational standards for teaching and training programs in
phlebology;Maintain a registry of individuals who hold certificates
issued by the Board.