April 27, 2012
Kewanee Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Deb Ewing, Family Practice Physician, recently completed her re-certification process. Dr. Ewing passed an oral and written examination through the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. The re-certification process validates that Dr. Ewing has the proper knowledge base and skills to continue a career in the field of medicine.
Nearly all hospitals require Board Certification for Medical Staff Membership. Starting in the 1980s, hospitals began requiring re-certification to ensure physicians were keeping up with the new advances in medical care. Family Practice re-certification is completed every 8 yearswith meeting requirements for additional education every year.
“Family practice physicians like Dr. Ewing have a broad knowledge base which is validated with board certification,” stated Kim Peterson-Stiegelmeyer, Director of the Family Health Clinic. “We are fortunate that Dr. Ewing is well equipped to care for everyone in our community, from birth to end of life.”
Dr. Ewing specializes in Family Practice and outpatient care in the Hospital’s Family Health Clinic. Other members of the Clinic’s multi-specialty team include Dr. Dan Congreve, General Surgeon; Kay Kinsella, FNP; Melinda Shimmin, FNP; and Tami Harker, FNP, BC-ADM, CDE, specializing in Advanced Diabetes Management.