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AIM DocFinder

Website lists physician license data for some states, and provides links to other state medical or osteopathic boards. AIM stands for Administrators in Medicine, The Association of State Medical Board Executive Directors. While you may need to go through extra screens, this site may be useful if you’re checking doctors in multiple states. About 16 states (18 boards) participate in the AIM DocFinder

Alabama Board of Medical Examiners

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)

Alabama Board of Medical Examiners Recent Disciplinary Actions

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

Alaska State Medical Board – check doctor license

Select MEDICAL in the Program field, then physician (or osteopathic physician) to find information about your doctor. License expiration date, city and summary of any disciplinary actions are shown.

Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners – check doctor license

Easy search to find your DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) in AZ. Link also to physicians with disciplinary action (in chronological order), from

Arizona Medical Board – Physician Licensure

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

Arkansas State Medical Board – Online Physicians Directory

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

California – Medical Board of CA – Check your doctor online

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

Colorado – Physician Profile Web Lookup

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

Connecticut Physician License, Training, Certification, Profile

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

Delaware Division of Professional Regulation Online License Verification Service

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. Other Boards may have contributed information on other professionals at this site

District of Columbia Health Professional Licensing – Search license

Easy to use, basic data on Washington DC physicians. Click on Medicine

Doctor Disciplinary Information on State Web Sites – by Public Citizen (all states)

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.

Florida Dept. of Health – Licensed Physicians, doctors, professionals

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. Surprising feature helps find FL Medical Doctors who are limited to Mayo Clinic or the Cleveland Clinic

Florida Medical Board

Very brief outline of information on individual FL physicians. Site links to the full Florida state Practitioner Profiling listing

Georgia Physicians – Check license and credentials (free)

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

Hawaii – eHawaiiGov – Professional License Search

You should know the first name of the doctor you’re searching for, or you may have difficulty finding him/her. 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)

Idaho Board of Medicine – Physician License

Select Board of Medicine to find whether 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

Illinois – Physician Profile – free (DFPR)

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

Indiana Online Licensing – Search physician info

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

Iowa Board of Medicine – Find a physician

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.

Kansas Doc Finder – Board of Healing Arts

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

Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure

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 submit a written request for the report on disciplinary actions. Physician assistants and acupuncturist licenses are listed with Allied Health

Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners – License Lookup

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.

Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine – License Verifications

Check your physician’s current licensure status, education and training, and whether any disciplinary action has been taken. Search by doctor’s name, city (such as Portland or Lewiston) or specialty

Maryland – Physician Profile Search

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 Board of Registration in Medicine – Online Physician Profiles Editor's Pick

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). site is easy to use

Michigan – Health or Medical License Search Editor's Pick

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

Minnesota Board of Medical Practice – Medical Database

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

Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure – Physician License Info

Board of Medical Licensure Mississippi provides basic information online and free. Doctors with a Public Record (implied negative) are indicated.

Missouri Division of Professional Registration Licensee Search – Active Licensee Only

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

Montana – Physician License Look-up

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

Nebraska Medical License Information – Physicians

Click on Type: Individual to get the screen that lets you put in a doctor’s name to check medical license information. 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

Nevada Board of Osteopathic Medicine: check D.O. license

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

Nevada Disciplinary Actions taken by the Board of Medical Examiners

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.

Nevada Physician License Verification

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

New Hampshire State Board of Medicine Physician Finder

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.

New Jersey Physician Profile – NJ doctor license information

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 or made malpractice payments in the last five years, or had discipline in other states in last 10 yrs. NJ Health Care Profile lists medical doctors (including osteopathic), midwives, podiatrists and optometrists

New Mexico Medical Board – Physician Profile Search (Medical Doctor)

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 Osteopathic Examiners Board – Check Licensee Search

Check here to verify licensing of a doctor of osteopathic medicine. Click on Look up a License, to the left of the screen. Profession is Osteopathic Examiners. Site through NM Regulation & Licensing Department. Minimal information on D.O.

New York State Online Verification Searches – Licensure

Licensure verification for all professions including physicians (doctors), 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).

New York State Physician Profile (both MDs and Osteopaths)

Check your doctor’s credentials at this official 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: Licensure verification is NOT at this site. Check NY Online Verifications site (above) instead

North Carolina Medical Board – Look up a Licensed Doctor

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

North Dakota State Board of Medical Examiners

Basic ND physician license information, and whether there is any disciplinary action. Search by doctor’s last name. Physician assistants also at this website. Easy and quick to use

Ohio License Center – Search

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.

Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision – Find a Doctor

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

Oklahoma Board of Osteopathic Examiners DocFinder

Check physician licensing and D.O. disciplinary actions from the last five years. License profiles include specialty and whether doctor is Board certified

Oregon Medical Board – check doctor’s license Editor's Pick

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

Pennsylvania Physician License Verification

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.

Rhode Island Find Doctors – Check Physician License

Information from the RI Department of Health, shows basic doctor license information for MDs and DOs, including medical school and year graduated, plus whether any discipline. Shows deceased and inactive physicians as well. Can search by city

South Carolina Licensee Lookup

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

South Dakota Board of Med. & Osteopathic Examiners – License Look-Up

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

Tennessee – Physician Profile & License Verification

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

Texas Medical Board – Check Physician License

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

Utah Licensee Lookup & Verification System – Doctors & Others

Narrow your search 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

Vermont – Medical Practice Board – Physician Profiles Search

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

Vermont – Office of Professional Regulation – for Osteopaths and other professionals

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.

Virginia Board of Medicine Practitioner Information – License and Credentials Editor's Pick

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

Washington – Credential Lookup System

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

West Virginia Board of Medicine – MD Physician License Search

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 physicians, PAs (physician assistants) and podiatrists

West Virginia Licensed Osteopathic Physicians

Verify your doctor’s license, through the WV Board of Osteopathy. Site shows if there has been disciplinary action

Wisconsin – License Lookup and Discipline Records

Maintained by the WI Dept. of Safety and Professional Services, this site allows consumers to check their 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

Wyoming Board of Medicine – Search the Physician Directory

Both MDs and DOs at this WY site. Board certification is also listed. Can check to see if the doctor has a discipline record

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