Great Lakes Caring Hospice Announces Dr. Rufus Reuben Receives Prestigious Hospice and Palliative Credential

Great Lakes Caring Hospice Announces Dr. Rufus Reuben Receives Prestigious Hospice and Palliative Credential

(AKRON, OH) Jan. 22, 2013 - Great Lakes Caring Hospice announces that Dr. Rufus A. Reuben of Hudson, OH, earned the prestigious certificate of Added Qualification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

Dr. Rufus ReubenReuben serves as a medical director for Great Lakes Caring Hospice for the Northeast area of Ohio that services Caroll, Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne Counties. 

He holds a medical degree from Gandhi Medical College at Osmania University in Hyderabad, A.P. India and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Geriatric and Internal Medicine.  Reuben is also a Board Certified Medical Director of Long Term Care, a member of The American Medical Directors Association for Long-Term Care, the American Academy of Pain Management, and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is a clinical assistant professor of internal medicine for Northeastern Ohio Medical University.

Practicing in the Cleveland and Akron areas since 1990, Reuben serves the terminally ill with more than 20 years of experience working with the geriatric population of Northeast Ohio.  He is active in the communities he serves, offering presentations on hospice, palliative and elder care issues to local groups and professional organizations.

ABMS Background

Established in 1933, ABMS, a not-for-profit organization comprising 24 medical specialty Member Boards, is the pre-eminent entity overseeing the certification of physician specialists in the United States.  The primary function of ABMS is to assist its Member Boards in developing and implementing educational and professional standards to evaluate and certify physician specialists.  By participating in these initiatives, ABMS also serves as a unique and highly influential voice in the healthcare industry, bringing focus and rigor to issues involving specialization and certification in medicine.  ABMS is a designated primary equivalent source of credential information.

In 2006, ABMS created HPM as a sub-specialty of ten co-sponsoring boards, including American Boards of Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Neurology, Surgery, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Radiology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Great Lakes Caring Background

Great Lakes Caring is one of the Midwest’s premier providers of a continuum of care, consisting of home health, palliative care, and hospice care, as well as home medical equipment. Our care services are delivered with an unparalleled level of quality by our exceptionally dedicated team of health care professionals to more than 7,000 patients across Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Our intimate approach to caring for our patients, along with our relentless pursuit of advanced health care technologies and innovative care services, drives more than 3,000 loyal physicians to entrust their patients’ care to Great Lakes Caring.