In order to meet the needs of hospitals, managed care organizations, insurance companies, and other organizations, the ABFM provides access to the Online Verification System.  In addition to reporting board certification, ABFM reports clinical status, retired status, and Physician Practice Locations for those physicians sharing that information.  Official current verification can only be guaranteed by the ABFM.

If you are a Diplomate of the ABFM, you are not required to pay a fee to obtain a verification letter. This may be obtained by accessing your Physician Portfolio with your ABFM ID Number and Password and by clicking on "Request Verification Letter."

To verify that a physician is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, please click the "Physician Verification" button below. This system requires an exact match between the information that you provide and the information contained in our database.


About the Verification System

This Verification system contains data from the American Board of Family Medicine's database and is under the direct and complete control of the staff of ABFM at its offices in Lexington, Kentucky, with protections in place from alteration by unauthorized individuals.

While written Verification of Diplomate status may be obtained from ABFM for a fee of $25.00 per physician, ABFM recommends the use of its online system as it contains identical information. 

ABFM grants permission to copy the information provided on this online Verification system for the purpose of maintaining a record of physician credentials or for activities related to the evaluation of physician qualifications.

Physician Verification