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Why Being a Board Certified Internist matters, and Why Dr. Kelvin Hamner College Park, GA Patients are in great hands!

 Board certification requires extensive training and a rigorous review of a doctor’s knowledge, experience and skill in a medical specialty. At least three of their seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training are dedicated to learning how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect adults. This basic training qualifies them to practice internal medicine, and you may see these physicians referred to by several terms, including "internists" or "doctors of internal medicine." But don't mistake them with "interns," who are doctors in their first year of residency training. Internists are sometimes referred to as the "doctor's doctor," because they are often called upon to act as consultants to other physicians to help solve puzzling diagnostic problems.Board certification also means that a doctor is actively improving his or her practice of medicine through continuing education. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.

A doctor who is board certified has taken an important step beyond getting a required state medical license to practice. Some doctors choose not to apply for board certification. A doctor who is not board certified may be an excellent doctor who is fully licensed to practice medicine in his or her state.

If you are considering a doctor who is not board certified, consider asking the doctor why he or she is not certified. This information might provide you important background information to help you decide whether or not to see that doctor.



  1. Dr Hamner was very professional and gave a lot of helpful information concerning my health. Excellent bed side manner. His staff was also very polite, friendly and knowlegeable."

    by Prudence S.


  2. He knows what he is talking about. He was very thorough. I am feeling better already. I am looking forward to getting my health on track with his help. The staff was just as pleasant."

    by Yulunda B.


  3. Great service, nice clean office, and loved that the doctor took spent time with me discussing my concerns and providing honest and helpful advice."

    by Lashawnda J.