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Dr. Scott L. Diering Recertified in Emergency Medicine

Dr. Scott L. Diering Recertified in Emergency Medicine

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 www.cchwyo.org/findadoc.