Dr. Roberts Earns Board Certification in Addiction Medicine

Northwestern Medical Center is pleased to announce that Dr. William Roberts of Northwestern Comprehensive Pain recently passed a certification exam of the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Dr. Roberts is the Medical Director of NMC’s Northwestern Comprehensive Pain Management.

The ABAM certificate signifies excellence in the practice of Addiction Medicine and demonstrates that a physician has met vigorous standards through intensive study, assessment and evaluation, and assures the public that a physician has the knowledge, experience and skills to provide high quality patient care.

Physicians certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) have acquired the knowledge and skills to provide prevention, screening, intervention and treatment related to substance use disorders and addictions. These addictions may be to alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, including illegal drugs and prescription medications.

“Without the initial efforts of many in the community, beginning more than 10 years ago with the chronic pain initiative and the creation of the Turning Point and other resources, there would be only an uphill struggle to make services available for those challenged by substance abuse in Franklin County,” says Dr. Roberts. “We are fortunate that the community we live in is very rich with the asset of ‘caring.’  It has been very satisfying to join that effort.”

Dr. William Roberts