Family practice doctor Hess gets board certification
Wadena Medical Center physician, Benjamin A. Hess, M.D., recently received board certification by the American Board of Family Medicine. According to Judy White, clinic administrator, board certification confers a standard of excellence in knowle...
Wadena Medical Center physician, Benjamin A. Hess, M.D., recently received board certification by the American Board of Family Medicine.
According to Judy White, clinic administrator, board certification confers a standard of excellence in knowledge and practice to physicians who are not only certified through the examination process, but who also work diligently on the maintenance of their skills during the seven-year cycle between examinations.
To achieve certification by the ABFM, a family physician must possess a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States, and successfully complete a one-day, written examination of cognitive knowledge and problem-solving abilities. This examination covers the disciplines of the specialty including, but not limited to: adult care, community medicine, care of the older patient, human behavior and mental health, care of the surgical patient, obstetrics and pediatrics.
Born and raised in Verndale, Hess completed his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He attended the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis School of Medicine, and joined WMC this past September upon completion of his Family Medicine Residency in Sioux Falls, S.D.
As a family practice physician, Hess is trained in all the major areas of family medicine and is qualified to care for the medical needs of the entire family, ranging from newborns to geriatrics. He provides prenatal and obstetrics care at WMC and delivery services at Tri-County Hospital.