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Published on February 05, 2016

Billings Clinic Physician Receives Obesity Medicine Certification

Billings, MTJeanne Ortiz, MD, with the Billings Clinic Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism Center has been certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) as an ABOM Diplomate. ABOM Diplomates are specialists in obesity medicine who undergo rigorous training and an extensive examination process to achieve this designation. This designation represents the highest level of achievement in the medical specialty of obesity medicine.

The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) serves the public and the field of obesity medicine by establishing a credentialing protocol and maintaining standards for assessment and certification of candidate physicians. Certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) signifies excellence in the practice of obesity medicine and distinguishes a physician as having achieved a high level of competency and understanding in obesity care. ABOM collaborates with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) to administer the annual credentialing exam.

Dr. Ortiz attended Medical School at Ponce Health Sciences University and completed her Family Medicine Residency at Wilson Memorial Hospital. She began at Billings Clinic in 1998, joining the Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Center team in 2014 to focus on medical weight management, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes care.

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