Certification of Added Qualification in Headache Medicine — Why Now?

Headache disorders are the most common neurological disorders, affecting more than 90 percent of Americans. Despite the disease’s prevalence, only 416 physicians had received sub-specialty certification in headache medicine by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties, as late as 2014. The vast difference between the number of patients and the number of certified providers makes it difficult for patients to find and be seen by a headache specialist. The National Headache Foundation (NHF) recognized the inadequate number of qualified headache care providers, and the NHF believes many health care professionals are not being properly recognized for their competency in headache medicine. Continue Reading