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Natchez physician earns industry board certification

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Charles Borum, M.D., a local Family Medicine Specialist and Medical Director of Hospice Compassus – Natchez, recently achieved the gold standard credentials in hospice and palliative care, earning a sub-specialty certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine from the American Board of Medical Specialties.

“I am committed to providing the best possible hospice and palliative care for my patients,” said Dr. Borum. “As the demand for and utilization of hospice care continues to grow, it is increasingly important for physicians to practice accurately and competently by achieving the highest level of specialized training available. Our patients and their families expect and deserve the highest standards of care, and by achieving this certification, I am helping to further distinguish our program from all others.”

Dr. Borum, a graduate of University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, specializes in Family Medicine and Hospice Care. He completed his residency at Tulsa Medical College in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and is board certified in Family Medicine. Currently, Dr. Borum serves as Medical Director for Hospice Compassus – Natchez and is also a member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and the Southern Medical Association.

Dr. Borum’s Hospice and Palliative Medicine certification represents Hospice Compassus’s successful initiative to encourage all of its physicians to become sub-specialty board certified.

“Hospice Compassus is the leading provider of hospice care here in Natchez and across the U.S., and I am proud to work for an organization that shares my same compassion for patients and dedication to the highest quality standards,” Dr. Borum said.

Working together, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (ABHPM) achieved recognition for the sub-specialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2006 by the ABMS. The AAHPM is the professional organization for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine and is dedicated to expanding access to high-quality palliative care. 

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