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After representing more than 75,000 clients over the years, the lawyers of Morgan & Morgan understand the importance of choosing the right doctor.  Before going to a physician for medical treatment or testing, you should take the time to carefully research multiple doctors to make sure that they have the credentials, experience and ability to help you.  A vital step in determining whether a doctor is qualified is whether he or she has a track record of disciplinary problems or medical malpractice claims.

Morgan & Morgan has compiled a list of sites containing up to date reviews and reports of physicians. They include state medical and osteopathic boards, as well as private websites where patients can post reviews. We urge you to take the time to research your doctor. It could save your life.

Alabama

Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners Physician Licensee Search
Search the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners to view license numbers, specialty areas and medical school information for doctors licensed by the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners. You can also determine if your physician has faced disciplinary action, which will be indicated with a "Yes" in the "Public File" field on the results page and a .pdf link to the public complaint at the bottom of the page.

How to Obtain Public Actions Concerning Alabama Board Licensed Physicians
Find out how you can obtain information on public actions against licensed physicians in Alabama.

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Alaska

Alaska State Medical Board: Board Action Reports
Browse yearly summaries of actions taken by the Alaska State Medical Board, with information on the type of action, name of the involved medical professional, and reason for the action.

Alaska Professional License Search
Find your doctor by entering "MED" in the "Board" field of Alaska's Professional License Search, as well as your appropriate city and physician's last name. Disciplinary actions will be listed in the "Additional Information" section of the doctor's profile.

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Arizona

Arizona Medical Board: Licensee Search
Use the medical licensee search offered by the Arizona Medical Board to find out information on your doctor, including board actions, education and training, and license status.

Arizona Medical Board: Recent Actions
Browse recent board actions, as well as a list of Arizona's newly licensed physicians and recent license status changes.

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Arkansas

Arkansas State Medical Board: License Actions
View recent license actions for Arkansas physicians with the names of doctors whose licenses have been suspended, revoked, surrendered or returned to action.

Arkansas State Medical Board: Online Directory Search
Search physicians and practitioners who are licensed in Arkansas to view contact information and specialties.

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California

The Medical Board of California: Physician License Lookup
Search the Medical Board of California's license lookup system to view malpractice judgments and settlements, license information, public record actions and public record documents.

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Colorado

Colorado Automated Licensure Information System Online
Search licensed medical professionals and facilities to find information on board or program actions, license status and license type.

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Connecticut

Connecticut eLicensing Website
Enter your physician's name into The State of Connecticut's eLicensing Website to view licensure actions or pending charges, as well as license information.

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Delaware

Delaware Division of Professional Regulation: Search for a Physician's License
Select "Medical Practice" in the Profession drop-down menu and search your doctor's last name to view disciplinary orders, as well as license information.

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Florida

Florida Department of Health Practitioner Profile Information
Search the Florida Department of Health's Practitioner Profile Database, which provides information on legal proceedings and disciplinary actions, as well as education, training and specialty certification for licensed physicians.

Florida Department of Health: Public Record Request for Disciplinary Documents
Request disciplinary action records for medical facilities and professionals throughout the state of Florida.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Find detailed descriptions of medical malpractice claims in Florida, with information on the injured party, date of the lawsuit, and court decisions.

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Georgia

Georgia Composite Medical Board: Look Up a Licensed Provider
Look up a licensed provider in the Georgia Composite Medical Board for information concerning public board orders, licenses status and specialty areas.

Georgia Composite Medical Board: Request a Copy of a Public Board Order
Learn how to request a copy of a public board order concerning Georgia medical facilities and professionals.

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Hawaii

Hawaii Professional and Vocational Licensing
Find out how you can verify a medical professional and request prior complaints history on a licensee.

Hawaii Licensee Complaints History Search
Search your doctor's name to view prior complaints, with information on the allegation and outcome.

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Idaho

State of Idaho: Patient Freedom of Information Act
Search by city, specialty or healthcare provider to view board disciplinary history, medical malpractice history and settlement history.

Idaho Board of Medicine: Public Record Information
Enter your doctor's name to view disciplinary history, specialties and license information.

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Illinois

Illinois Division of Professional Regulation: License Look Up
Search for your doctor to determine if there was ever a disciplinary action against this individual. If there was a disciplinary action, you can view a .pdf description of the disciplines.

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Indiana

Indiana Online Licensing Search
Select "Physician" under License Type and enter your doctor's name to view disciplinary actions, if any, and license information.

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Iowa

Iowa Board of Medicine: Find a Physician
Look up your doctor to view public board action information, medical license verification and education history.

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Kansas

Kansas Board of Healing Arts: Board Actions
Browse a listing of board actions occurring from 1996 to the present and find out how to obtain information on board actions which took place before 1996.

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Kentucky

Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure: Physician Search
Use the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure's physician search to find out if there were any board actions against your doctor and to view contact information and education history.

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Louisiana

Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners: Licensure Verifications
Enter your physician's name and location to view their disciplinary history, education and license category.

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Maine

Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine
Use the physician search tool to view previous board actions, if any, as well as general license information and education.

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Maryland

Maryland Board of Physicians Practitioner Profile System
View your physician's practitioner profile, which includes information on disciplinary actions and medical malpractice judgments and settlements, as well as training and specialty certification.

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine: Online Physician Profile Search
Enter your doctor's name to view malpractice information and disciplinary actions, as well as awards, board certifications and education and training.

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Michigan

Michigan Department of Community Health: Verify a License
Select "Medical Doctor" in the Profession drop down to view your physician's profile which includes information on disciplinary actions, formal complaints and license information.

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Minnesota

Minnesota Board of Medical Practice: Physician Professional Profile Search
Use the search tool to find your physician's profile, which includes license information and indicates whether there was ever a disciplinary action against this individual.

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Mississippi

Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure: Physician Search
Search for your physician to view their address and find out if a public record concerning this individual exists. If there is a public record, you can request information from the Board.

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Missouri

Missouri Division of Professional Registration: Licensee Search
Search your doctor to view their profile, which includes current discipline status, license number and certification type.

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Montana

Montana Licensee Lookup System
Use the licensee lookup system to view profiles of medical doctors and nurses, which include license information and filed actions.

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Nebraska

Nebraska License Information System Search
Select "Medicine" in the Profession drop down and enter your doctor's name to view their profile, which includes information on license details, school information and disciplinary information.

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Nevada

Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners: Search for a License
Search for your physician to view license restrictions, malpractice information and disciplinary actions, as well as education and training.

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New Hampshire

New Hampshire State Board of Medicine
Use the physician finder tool to locate your doctor's profile, which includes information on license numbers, specialties and education and training.

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New Jersey

New Jersey Health Care Profile
Search for your doctor to view malpractice history, education and professional activities.

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New Mexico

New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department
Search for a licensed doctor using the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department's search tool.

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New York

New York State Office of the Professions: Verification Search
Obtain license information for your physician using this search tool.

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North Carolina

North Carolina Medical Board: Look Up a Licensee
Search for your physician or other medical professional to view regulatory board and agency public actions, as well as licensee information, education and certifications.

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North Dakota

North Dakota State Board of Medical Examiners
Find licensure and disciplinary action using the physician and physician search tool.

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Ohio

Ohio License Center
Use the Licensee Profile and Status feature to check the disciplinary status, credentials and training for medical professionals licensed by the Ohio State Medical Board.

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners
View disciplinary actions and use the physician search tool to find your doctor's profile.

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Oregon

Oregon Medical Board
Look up your doctor to find licensee information, browse yearly board action summaries, and view medical malpractice claims information.

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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
View board disciplinary action summaries, verify a physician's license and find out how to file a complaint.

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline
Look up a licensed physician, view disciplinary actions by last name and learn how to file a complaint.

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South Carolina

South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners
View monthly board action summaries, look up a licensed medical professional and find out how to file a complaint.

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South Dakota

South Dakota Board of Medical & Osteopathic Examiners
View summaries of board actions and learn about the complaint process used by the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners.

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Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Health: Disciplinary Actions
Browse monthly summaries of disciplinary actions against health professionals and request to receive a monthly disciplinary action report by e-mail.

Tennessee Department of Health: License Verification Search
Search for your physician using the Tennessee Department of Health License Verification search tool for information on final disciplinary actions and liability claims, as well as education, training and specialty board certifications.

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Texas

Texas Medical Board
Look up your doctor using the licensee search tool to view board investigations of medical malpractice, as well as board actions, license restrictions and education history.

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Utah

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing: Physician and Surgeon
Search for your doctor using the licensee lookup and verification system to find education history and whether disciplinary action has been taken against this individual. You can also learn how to obtain a disciplinary file.

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Vermont

Vermont Department of Health
Use the physician profile search to find your health practitioner's profile, which includes information on medical malpractice history, license restrictions and disciplinary actions, as well as education history and noted publications.

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Virginia

Virginia Board of Medicine: Practitioner Information
Search for your practitioner's profile to view paid medical malpractice claims, board orders, education history and certifications.

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Washington

Washington State Department of Health
Find your doctor in the provider credential search and learn how to make a request for public records.

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West Virginia

West Virginia Board of Medicine
Search for a doctor or physician assistant to view medical malpractice history, with information on the amount paid, file number and action type. You can also find information on disciplinary actions, education history and office locations.

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Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing
Search for reports of decisions made by the board, look up a licensed medical professional and find out how to file a complaint.

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Wyoming

State of Wyoming: Board of Medicine
Search for your physician to find information on license status, disciplinary actions and specialties.

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