Check online information about doctors or physicians by visiting the CertificationMatters.org, an online site that allows online users to check whether a physician is board-certified or not. The American Medical Association also offers a physician locator that provides basic information about virtually every physician in the United States.
The American Board of Medical Specialties operates CertificationMatters.org. The non-profit organization is affiliated with 24 Member Boards, including the American Boards of Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Surgery. Online users may search a doctor by name or by location and specialty.
The AMA's DoctorFinder physician locator provides information on individual doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy or osteopathic medicine. The site's database includes more than 800,000 AMA members and non-members.