Dr. O’Brien receives obesity medicine certification


The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) has certified Dr. Gail M. O’Brien of Alliance Internal Medicine in Vineyard Haven as an ABOM Diplomate. ABOM Diplomates are specialists in obesity medicine who undergo rigorous training and an extensive examination process to achieve this designation, according to a press release, and represent the highest level of achievement in the medical specialty of obesity medicine.

ABOM collaborates with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) to administer the annual credentialing exam. There are approximately 20 physicians in Massachusetts with this certification. Dr. O’Brien welcomes new patients and referrals for consultation. For more information about Dr. O’Brien or the ABOM, go to alliancemv.com or abom.org, or call 508-627-3600.