Local Physician Achieves Recertification
November 18, 2014
Dr. Perry Lin, who practices at South Central Kansas Medical Center, recently completed the recertification process for diplomats of the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Lin is one of roughly one-thousand American board certified reproductive endocrinologist/infertility specialists in the world, making it one of the rarest board certifications.
Arkansas City, KS - Dr. Perry Lin, who practices at South Central Kansas Medical Center, recently completed the recertification process for diplomats of the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Lin is one of roughly one-thousand American board certified reproductive endocrinologist/infertility specialists in the world, making it one of the rarest board certifications.
"I am privileged to have had the opportunity and the support from innumerable people during my training to be able to accomplish this difficult task. Board certification in the subspecialty of reproductive endocrinology and infertility remains one of my proudest achievements," Dr. Lin said.
Board certification is considered by most physicians to be the final and most difficult task in being officially recognized as a true specialist in his or her chosen field. For a physician to initially become board certified requires three years of additional training after successfully completing a basic residency, and the passing of both a written and oral examination. Dr. Lin was first board certified in 1993 in Quebec and Canada. In 1996, he received American board certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology followed by a second certification for reproductive endocrinology in 2000.
"American board certification in a medical specialty is, without question, the most prestigious and recognized (certification) in the world. While absence of board certification does not necessarily mean lesser qualifications, board certified physicians have been approved by an official entity to have had the training and to have the knowledge and skills to function as a specialist," Dr. Lin said.
Although Dr. Lin's certifications are highly specialized, the skills learned are applied when caring for all of his patients.
"The female reproductive endocrinology system is the foundation on which the field of ob/gyn is built, and it is among the most complex in all of medicine. The subspecialty training has been very helpful in every aspect of my practice," Dr. Lin said.
The recertification process for diplomats of the American Board of OB/GYN is quite involved. Recertification maintenance requires completion of annual continued medical education assignments, self-review of charts, and a formal examination every six-years.
Dr. Lin believes the continuing education is essential for the modern physician to be able to keep up with the rapid advances in medicine.
"Completing the recertification process publicly confirms a physician's diligent efforts to keep up to date on the latest medical information and technology so as to continue to provide patients with the best possible care and the widest range of management options," Dr. Lin said.
Steve Perkins, SCKMC's CEO, believes that Dr. Lin's knowledge and experience are great assets for this area.
"Dr. Lin's re certification is no small feat; this is a great accomplishment. We are pleased to have him on our staff and provide the services that he offers. He is greatly appreciated."
Dr. Lin's office is located within the SCKMC specialty clinic, for appointments call 441- 5711. Referrals are not required for most insurance, but may vary depending on individual plans. Dr. Lin will also work with area physicians to accept referrals of patients needing specialized care.