Friday, March 13, 2009

Hospice Advantage Fayetteville Dr. Sams Earns Certification

Hospice Advantage of Fayetteville is please to announce that Ferrol Sams, III, MD has passed the 2009 Hospice and Palliative Medicine Certification Examination from the Board of Internal Medicine. As a result of this performance, Dr Sams will be awarded a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ).The American Board of Family Medicine, in a joint venture with the American Board of Internal Medicine and eight other ABMS specialty boards, offers a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Hospice & Palliative Medicine.

“This CAQ is designed to recognize excellence among certified family physicians who emphasize the care of seriously ill and dying patients with life-limiting illnesses in their practice. The field of hospice and palliative medicine is based on expanding scientific knowledge about symptom control when cure is not possible and appropriate care during the last months of life.”

The Hospice Advantage office recently received deficiency free surveys from the State. The certification of Dr. Sams is a solid confirmation of the excellence in hospice care that the Hospice Advantage organization is committed to delivering to area residents needing end of life care.

Dr. Sams is understandably proud of his recent accomplishment. "This is a great achievement. Hospice Advantage has a history of excellence, but it is very gratifying when our quality care, comfort, and compassion are validated by outside sources" said Dr. Sams.

Dr. Ferrol Sams III is the Medical Director for the Fayetteville office.

For more information please contact Hospice Advantage at 1-800-HOSPICE.

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