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Dr. Bruce R. Hoyle is Certified by the American Board of PhlebologyFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dr. Bruce R. Hoyle Earns Certification by the American Board of Phlebology

Orange, California, May 1, 2008The 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 nationwide.

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.