Marysville, KS – Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) family practitioners Ben Bruna, MD, and Shane Thoreson, MD, have been certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Inc. Drs. Bruna and Thoreson joined the CMH Medical Staff in August, 2013. Dr. Bruna practices family medicine at Community Physicians Clinic, and Dr. Thoreson practices family medicine at Marysville Clinic. Both clinics are located in Marysville.
The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) promotes excellence in medical care through educational and scientific initiatives. Through certification and maintenance of certification programs the ABFM pursues its mission by establishing, maintaining, and measuring high standards of excellence in the specialty of Family Medicine. The ABFM seeks to provide assurance to the public that certified family physicians possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide quality care to the individual, family and community through commitment to professional standing, continued competency in the specialty of Family Medicine, and lifelong learning.
Certification by the America Board of Family Medicine is maintained through successful completion of the Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians (MC-FP) process. The MC-FP process is a continuous process that requires maintaining a currently valid, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States or Canada, completing MC-FP activities in a timely fashion, and performing successfully on the examination every ten years.
Other members of the CMH Medical Staff include: Dr. Randy Brown, MD, Community Physicians Clinic (CPC); Dr. Ken Duensing, DO, Blue Rapids Medical Clinic; Dr. John Haefele, MD, CPC; Dr. Joe Hawkins, MD, Marysville Clinic; Dr. John Ryan, MD, CPC; and Dr. Fernando Ugarte, MD, Surgeon.