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Dr. Christopher Bronson Earns Board Certification
February 04, 2021
Christopher Bronson, a local internal medicine physician, successfully passed the required examinations and is now board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), according to Jennifer Kalahar, CPME, director of clinics for HRMC.
Board certification is voluntary and includes a rigorous exam that tests a physician’s ability to diagnose and treat patients with a broad range of conditions. To maintain certification, physicians can participate in activities that assess knowledge of the latest scientific developments and changes in practice and in specialty areas.
As an internist, Dr. Bronson has special knowledge and skills required to care for the general medical needs of adults, which include acute and chronic illnesses, disease prevention, screening, patient education and follow-up care from hospitalization. As an internist, he also takes care of acutely ill patients in the hospital.
Board certification from ABIM is the highest standard in internal medicine and signifies that physicians have demonstrated to their peers and to the public that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for providing excellent patient care.
An Illinois native, Dr. Bronson graduated from Western Illinois University in Macomb with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and master’s degree in kinesiology. He earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed internal medicine residency at the University of Missouri (Mizzou) Hospital.
Dr. Bronson has a special interest in prevention and helping patients to not just manage their conditions but find ways to prevent chronic illness and improve quality of life. Recently, he introduced a 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) to the community, a new test available only at HRMC Physicians Clinic. Patients who have suspected hypertension wear a device which periodically measures blood pressure during a 24-hour period. ABPM can help identify high blood pressure that may not be confirmed in regular clinic visits.
Since Dr. Bronson joined HRMC Physicians Clinic in July 2020, he has also introduced Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for patients in the region who are suffering from opioid use disorder. He holds a certification to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction and is a physician member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Bronson is currently accepting new patients and appointments can be made by calling 605-353-7660 or visiting www.hrmcphysiciansclinic.org. More information about MAT is available online at www.AvoidOpioidSD.com/Find-Help.