GILLETTE, WY –
Scott L. Diering, MD, MA, FAAEM, FACEP, Campbell County Memorial Hospital (CCMH)
Emergency Department, has received recertification in Emergency Medicine from the
American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) through December 31, 2029. Recertification is also called Maintenance
of Certification (MOC). Dr. Diering has worked for Campbell County Health
in Gillette, Wyoming since 2008.
Dr. Diering began his career as a clinical psychologist. He maintained
his perspective as a psychologist while practicing clinical medicine and
this inspired him to write the book,
Love Your Patients! Although he does not travel and lecture on the topic of patient satisfaction
as much as he used to, Dr. Diering still applies the principles outlined
in his book in his everyday clinical life.
Dr. Diering is a professor at the
International University of Health Sciences, the first online medical school. “I provide lectures on medical
ethics as well as clinical neurosciences,” reports Dr. Diering,
“and the students really seem to enjoy the examples I provide, drawn
from clinical experience.” He has been teaching at this university
for more than 10 years.
Once or twice a year, Dr. Diering is the
volunteer medical director for trips sponsored by
Rocky Mountain Honor Flight. The trips, which are free to the military veterans, take service men
and women from World War II (and now the Korean Conflict) to Washington,
D.C., to see the memorials honoring their service. The WWII vets are in
their 90s, and Korean War vets are not much younger, so a physician is
required for each trip to oversee any medical care that may be needed.
(You can read about his experience in our blog,
Dr. Diering honors veterans with service.)
He also works a few shifts each month in the emergency room at the
Crow/Northern Cheyenne Indian Hospital, in Montana. “No other providers there are board certified in Emergency
Medicine,” Dr. Diering reported, “and it seems my approach
to care is well received.”
Participation in MOC means that a physician is demonstrating that he participates
in certain continuous learning and education activities and must pass
a secure exam. Participating ABEM Board Certified physicians regularly
(at least every two years) complete approved MOC activities using a structured
framework created by their peers for keeping up with and assessing knowledge
of the latest scientific developments and changes in practice and in specialty areas.
ABEM is one of 24 medical specialty boards that make up the American Board
of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Through ABMS, the boards work together
to establish common standards for physicians to achieve and maintain board
certification. Certification stands for the highest standard in emergency
medicine and means that physicians have demonstrated – to their
peers and to the public – that they have the clinical judgment,
skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care.
For more information about ABMS, visit
www.abms.org. ABEM is an independent, non-profit organization.
For more information about Dr. Diering, visit