Cardiologists Dr. Stephen Kiefer, Dr. Jane Souther and Dr. Taylor Weatherbee have recently completed the requirements to maintain board certification in interventional cardiology from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).
ABIM works to enhance the quality of health care by certifying internists and subspecialists who demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for excellent patient care. Physicians must periodically complete requirements to maintain their certification, including passing an examination and completing a self-assessment of knowledge and practice.
Board certification is one of the industry benchmarks by which physician quality is measured and recognized. Physicians who successfully complete their recertification requirements demonstrate the currency of their knowledge - and their ability to use it - by passing a rigorous examination and by assessing their knowledge and performance in practice on an ongoing basis.
Doctors Kiefer, Souther and Weatherbee - all of Blount Heart Consultants - have been board-certified in interventional cardiology since 1999. Blount Heart Consultants is located in Blount Memorial Hospital’s Physician Office Building, 907 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville.