Website lists physician license data for 16 states: AL, AK, FL, GA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MN, NM, NC, ND, OK, OR, TX and WY. Florida and Oklahoma have separate medical boards for MDs and osteopaths. The docboard AIM DocFinder site provides links to other state medical or osteopathic boards. Check to see if the doctor’s license is still current or expired in your state. Physician Assistant licenses may also be able to checked for these states. AIM stands for Administrators in Medicine, The Association of State Medical Board Executive Directors. This site is very useful if you’re checking doctors in multiple states.
Easy to use site – just enter last name of AL physician. Shows licensure, age, education, specialty, and whether the physician has public file (such as license suspension). Both medical doctors (MDs) and doctors of osteopathic medicine (DO)
Recent revocations of a doctor’s license to practice medicine in Alabama, or to reinstate license to practice are listed here. Suspensions, physician reprimands, voluntary surrender of license and other public disciplinary actions by the AL Medical Board, or the Medical Licensure Commission are listed in these monthly reports of Public Actions
Select MEDICAL in the Program field, then physician (or osteopathic physician) to find information about your doctor in AK. License expiration date, city and summary of any disciplinary actions are shown.
Easy search to find your DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) in AZ. Link also to physicians with disciplinary action (in chronological order), from azdo.gov
Look up the License information on your doctor, and find additional information on his/her Education and Training, whether there are any AZ Board investigations, and Malpractice / Criminal information. Use Doctor Search to find your doctor. Board certification must be checked separately. An additional feature of this site allows you to get a list of physicians in a certain city and specialty
Scroll to Verify a License. Check basic license information on medical doctors (MD) and doctors of osteopathic medicine (DO) at this Arkansas site. Shows field of board certification and specialty, as applicable. Physician Assistant licenses can also be checked here. Easy to use, since last name is all you need
Check physician license information in California, disciplinary actions and education; free. While the website is the same, the medical boards for MDs are separate from osteopaths (DOs). Easy to use. Shows disciplinary actions (if any). May search by city to find physicians, by using Advanced Search. Nurses, physician assistants and others can be accessed from this licensing site as well. Site by Department of Consumer Affairs BreEZe License Verification. Updated 2018
Revised website to check your doctor’s credentials, by CO Dept. of Regulatory Agencies (Division of Registrations). Shows license expiration date, board certification, hospital affiliations and contracts, ownership interests in surgery centers, any disciplinary or malpractice history, and links to reports showing surrender of license. Must click on View Profile if you want to see the full information available. Site covers medical doctors and osteopathic doctors
Select Physician / Surgeon to search by doctor’s name or town of practice location in CT. Profile lists license information and expiration date, office location and hospital affiliations, education and training, board certification (and year certified), malpractice and 10-year discipline history (if any), and more information. PAs can also be searched at this site. Free from State of Connecticut eLicensing
Search here for basic license and discipline information on physicians, nursing home administrators, nurses, and more. The DE Board of Medical Practice is responsible for the licensing of doctors (MD & DO), physician’s assistants, respiratory care practitioners and emergency medical technicians – paramedics in Delaware. Other Boards may have contributed information on other professionals at this site
Easy to use, basic data on Washington DC physicians. Click on Medicine
Assessment of state licensing boards as to how aggressive they are with doctor discipline information, last updated 2012. The report ranks states based on Serious Doctor Disciplinary Action Rates by State Medical Licensing Boards. Public Citizen is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization founded by Ralph Nader and Sidney Wolfe, MD in 1971. Other political advocacy relative to quality of physicians, is included at this citizen.org website.
Practitioner profile information for Florida medical doctors, osteopathic physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and registered nurses. Training, education, licensure, disciplinary action, board certification and more. Easy to use.
Very brief outline of information on individual FL physicians. Site links to the full Florida state Practitioner Profiling listing. Updated 2019
Doctors licensed in Georgia have a published physician profile that includes medical education, training and board certification. Also shows any “public board orders”, criminal offenses and disciplinary actions. Check your doctor’s license information at this site by the GA Composite State Board of Medical Examiners. May search by city. Easy to use, although the public orders did not download
You should know the first name of the doctor you’re searching for, or you may have difficulty finding him/her in Hawaii. Not as good as most state license physician look-up sites. Insert MD to find medical doctor, and limit your search. Operated through the HA state Dept. of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA)
Select Board of Medicine to find whether ID physician licenses are current, and if there is any Idaho Board of Medicine disciplinary-type action on file for a given doctor. Full Board Action reports are linked for viewing
Modern website to check your IL doctor’s education, training, board certification, malpractice & disciplinary actions (if any) and more. Site also serves as promotional opportunity for physicians to list hospital affiliations, health insurance, honors & awards, community activities, and publications. Must click on tabs to see education or discipline. Site by state Division of Financial and Professional Regulation
Select Medical Licensing Board from the drop-down menu. This IN site is not as easy to use as most states are. Make sure you select Indiana in their drop-down menu, an example of an extra step that makes this site cumbersome. Also select Physician or Osteopathic Physician to find doctor you’re looking for. Basic info on physician license, and notes if any disciplinary action exists for a doctor
Can also find a doctor by searching by specialty or by town such as Sioux City, Decorah, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Marshalltown. Find physicians in your city, with public discipline records by the Board of Medicine.
Search for KS physicians (MDs), Osteopaths (DO), Chiropractors, and more here. Includes medical school, license status, specialty and whether there is any board action information on file on the doctor. Can also search for list of physicians in a town or city
Physician profiles for both medical doctors and osteopaths show license information, medical school, years of practice in KY and more. For Board Actions, consumers may read current Kentucky disciplinary orders online, or submit a written request for past reports on disciplinary actions. Physician assistants and acupuncturist licenses are listed with Allied Health
Basic license information on doctors; most profiles do not include medical school, etc. LA database also serves as a genealogy reference tool, since physicians licensed as early as 1900 are listed. Physicians are co-mingled in the database with many other professionals. Select Physician, License Status Active and the state of Louisiana to narrow your search.
Check your physician’s current licensure status in Maine, education and training, and whether any disciplinary action has been taken. Search by doctor’s name, city (such as Portland or Lewiston) or specialty. From Maine.gov Regulatory Licensing and Permitting.
Maryland Board of Physicians Practitioner Profile System works, but gives the impression they don’t want to help you too much. You need to know the physician’s first name, or this may be very time consuming. Multiple professions (such as Respiratory Care or radiology techs) are co-mingled with the doctor licenses. If the name is in CAPITAL letters, it probably is NOT a doctor.
Massachusetts provides consolidated access to information about the education, training, board certification status, malpractice, discipline and criminal records (if any) of all licensed physicians. Both MD and DO (osteopathic doctors). Mass.gov site is easy to use
Michigan Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) site allows consumers to check licensure and disciplinary actions (if any) on doctors (MD and DO), nurses, chiropractors, dentists, orthodontists, family therapists, certified nurse aides, nursing home administrators, pharmacists, physical therapists, psychologists, respiratory therapists, social workers, optometrists, and more. Covers Board of Medicine, Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and others in the Bureau of Health Professions. The MI site is undergoing transition to a new licensing process during 2019 and website locations are changing.
Health Professional Database offers opportunity to search by MN physician name, town or license number. Limited information – license, discipline, office location. Includes Physician Assistants. Easy to use
Board of Medical Licensure Mississippi provides basic information online and free. Doctors with a Public Record (implied negative) are indicated and easy to retrieve.
To check your physician’s license in Missouri, it’s helpful to have your doctor’s first name also, or the county in MO. Otherwise, you may get over 100 names, including those now in other states. Physicians are listed under H for Healing Arts. Limited info such as license expiration date, address and whether doctor has a discipline status
MT Dept. of Labor and Industry provides the physician license look-up system. Select Licensing Board Medical Examiners, and License Type Medical Doctor or Osteopathic Physician to get started in the right database. Basic information on doctor license (such as expiration date), and whether there may be any disciplinary action on file. If there has been discipline in Montana, you can click the triangle to bring up the actual report.
Click on Type: Individual to get the screen that lets you put in a doctor’s name to check medical license information. Lists date when the physician license expires. Other types of healthcare professionals (e.g. PAs) can also be checked here. Insert Active License Status and Medicine as Profession to limit results. Official Nebraska (NE) government site
Verify the license of a Nevada DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) at this web site by the NV State Board of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Vegas
Provides brief description of disciplinary actions against NV physicians from 1988 to the present. Alphabetical list of doctors, with years co-mingled. Very easy to use.
Search by physician name. See whether your doctor’s license is still active, education and training, and whether there is any discipline on file. From State of NV Board of Medical Examiners
Includes MD and DO licenses for New Hampshire doctors. Profiles show medical school (and year), residency training, board certification and specialty, license expiration date, and more. Select Person Search, Profession Medicine and License Type Physician. Physician Assistants are also at this NH website.
Search for New Jersey physician information about doctors’ education, training, board certification, license and medical practice. May click on Legal Actions to see whether the physician has been the subject of disciplinary actions in NJ, or other states in the last 10 years, or made malpractice payments in the last five years. NJ Health Care Profile lists medical doctors (including osteopathic), podiatrists and optometrists
Easy to use. Should know the doctor’s first name to do the search. NM physician profiles include medical school and board certification information as well as license expiration date. Public Action is probably discipline-type action by the Board. New Mexico physician DocFinder search site is hosted by the Administrators in Medicine (AIM) at docboard.org.
Check here to verify licensing of a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) in New Mexico. Click on Licensed Professional. Profession is Osteopathic Examiners. Site through NM Regulation & Licensing Department. Minimal information on D.O.
Check here to see if your NY doctor holds a current license. Licensure verification for all professions including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, PAs, therapists, social workers, technologists, audiologists, acupunturists, athletic trainers, etc., and non-health professions like CPAs. Site by the NY State Education Department, Office of the Professions (OP).
Check your doctor’s credentials at this official New York state site. You will find medical school education, Board certification and any legal or disciplinary actions against the doctor, plus additional information. Translations available in Chinese, Spanish, Russian and Haitian/ Creole. Link provided to report professional misconduct or to read details of Medical Board decisions. Note: Current License verification is NOT at this site. Check NY Online Verification site (above) instead
Check a physician or PA’s background in NC, through a free search by name or location. A physician with a Public Action (e.g. surrender of license in NC) is also listed with a report of the public order. Be sure to click on the Actions tab. Site is easy to use
Find basic ND physician license information, and whether there is any disciplinary action. Search by North Dakota doctor’s last name. Includes doctors who once practiced in ND, but are no longer licensed there. Physician assistants also at this website. Easy and quick to use
Shows doctor’s education, license expiration date, discipline (if any) and more. Includes physicians who once worked in OH, but are no longer active. Physician assistant licenses also included in the Board of Medicine, and who the supervising physician is.
MD Medical Doctors and Physician Assistants. OK doctor profiles show medical school (and year), board certification, whether any disciplinary action, as well as license info. Some physicians have provided extra information about their practice. Can do a quick search for those who have had a disciplinary action
Check physician licensing and D.O. disciplinary actions from the last five years. License profiles include specialty and whether doctor is Board certified
Site permits search for both medical doctors and osteopaths. Confirm your doctor’s license and verify disciplinary standing. Additional details such as practice address, and education are provided. Beware that self-reported specialty may not be the same as Board-certified specialty as confirmed by ABMS. Information on malpractice claims linked. Easy to use
Site by the Pennsylvania Dept. of State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs co-mingles all licenses. Select Board of Medicine or Board of Osteopathic Medicine in the Professions drop-down menu box, depending on whether you’re looking for MD or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in PA. Can search separately for disciplinary actions.
Information from the RI Department of Health, shows basic doctor license information for MDs and DOs (Osteopaths) in Rhode Island. Includes medical school and year graduated, plus whether any discipline. Shows deceased and inactive physicians as well. Can search by city
Medical Board is separate in SC to search the physician database. Site by the SC Dept. of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. All professions found here-medical doctors, osteopaths and some non-doctor professions as well, such as PA. Be very careful in reading the asterisk * in the Specialty column – if it comes Before the specialty code, it means one thing (in residency training), and if it’s After the code, it means something quite different (board certified). Consumers must stay alert
Find (free online) license expiration dates. Only basic license data are shown to the general public. It will be noted if a disciplinary action exists. Easy to use. Try the AMA website and the ABMS website to get additional useful information on physicians
Easy to use site to verify doctor licensure. If a disciplinary action profile exists for any TN doctor, it too will be listed here. Both medical doctors and osteopathic physicians listed at this site, showing education, training, board certification, publications, community service; more detailed than many sites
Find your TX physician (both MD and DO), and verify licensure. Shows doctor’s medical school, board certification, and whether any disciplinary board actions or medical malpractice investigations have been taken. Easy to use process
Narrow your search for a Utah doctor by selecting PHYSICIAN or OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN in the field for profession. Service is by the UT Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. Information on other licensed professionals such as nurses, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, chiropractors can also be found at this site. Disciplinary actions for any doctor will only indicate yes or no
Provided by the Vermont Department of Health. Covers MDs only. Osteopathic doctors must be verified at the state Office of Professional Regulation (see next listing). Extensive profiles including years in practice, malpractice items, education, training and board certification
To verify license information on osteopathic physicians, chiropractors, nurses, nursing home administrators, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and more, you can try this site through the Vermont Secretary of State. Select Osteopath to search by doctor’s (DO) name.
Site includes licensure, education, specialization and Board Certification (and when it may have expired), academic appointments, discipline and malpractice claims. Click on all the tabs for the physician you are interested in. MDs, osteopaths and podiatrists are all at this government site. Easy to read and to use
All professions – medical doctor (physician), osteopaths, chiropractors, dentists, nurses, etc. can be searched at this site by the WA State Department of Health. Basic physician license information. Must have the first initial of the physician’s first name to find information
In addition to information about a medical doctor’s training and license expiration date, this WV site displays and links to other states in which the physician (MD) is or was licensed to practice – a unique feature that may open up opportunities to learn additional information. Web site also shows details of malpractice and discipline. Info available on West Virginia physicians, PAs (physician assistants) and podiatrists
Verify your doctor’s license, through the WV Board of Osteopathy. Site shows if there has been disciplinary action
Maintained by the WI Dept. of Safety and Professional Services, this site allows consumers to check their Wisconsin doctor’s licensing information (to see if still active), and any disciplinary actions called Orders. Full report of discipline-related events can be accessed, so consumer can judge for him/ herself. Physicians are listed under Medicine and Surgery (select DO or MD). Licensed Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Dentists, RNs, etc. are also at this web site
Both MDs and DOs at this WY site. Board certification is also listed. Can check to see if the doctor has a discipline record