March 1, 1999

PHYSICIAN EARNS CERTIFICATION

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Samuel T. Coleridge, D.O., chief of family medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, has become board certified in managed care medicine and was elected to diplomate status in the American Board of Managed Care Medicine (ABMCM).

Board certification was achieved through an examination requiring extensive knowledge of the health care delivery system. This is only the second time the ABMCM has administered the exam. Certification demonstrates a physician’s commitment to improve patient care and refine communication with health care providers.

The purpose of the ABMCM is to support the improved function of the country’s health care system with a commitment to quality-of-care on the part of its provider-physicians. Member physicians are encouraged to create successful working partnerships with managed care delivery systems.