The state of Florida maintains a licensed physician directory that includes medical doctors, osteopathic physicians, chiropractors and advanced registered nurse practitioners, according to the Florida Department of Health. The practitioner profiles are accessible through FloridaHealth.gov, and contain data about each doctor's practice, education, training, disciplinary history and professional liability claims.
Consumers can search the profile listings by a practitioner's name, license number, profession and specialty, explains the Florida Department of Health. Other search parameters include city, county and ZIP code. If physicians were subject to professional liability claims or disciplinary actions that took place earlier than 10 years ago, that information is not reflected in their profiles. The department conducts criminal background checks to verify practitioners' state criminal histories, but the profiles do not contain information on practitioners' federal criminal histories.