TIFTON – In addition to family medicine, Lora Fulp Efaw, M.D. with the Center for Healing and Wellness in Tifton is now board-certified in integrative holistic medicine. Efaw is now recognized as a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine after meeting all practice requirements and passing a comprehensive exam.
“This special certification demonstrates to peers and patients that Dr. Efaw has obtained a credential that attests to her knowledge and skill in this emerging field of medicine,” said Paige Pollock, CFHW practice manager.
Since 2000, the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) has provided the only peer-reviewed, psychometrically validated board certification exam in comprehensive integrative holistic medicine for doctors. Dr. Efaw joins 52 physicians from Georgia who are ABIHM Diplomates and nearly 3,000 worldwide. She is the only physician in the Tifton area with this accreditation.
Efaw provides primary care and integrative medicine for family members of all ages. A South Georgia native, Efaw earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia (now Georgia Regents University) and completed a residency in family medicine at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. After training, Efaw served as an officer and family physician at Naval Air Station Key West. She returned to South Georgia and practiced with Family Practice Associates in Tifton and Tift Regional Medical Center’s family medicine clinic in Ashburn before starting her own practice in 2002.
Efaw is a member of the Tift Regional Medical Center medical staff and is associated with numerous professional organizations, including the Medical Association of Georgia, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College for Advancement in Medicine. In addition to being a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, she is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Efaw’s practice, the Center for Healing and Wellness, is located in Tifton at 39 Kent Road, Suite 2. For more information, visit www.healingandwellness.com or call 229-388-9393.