Free doctor background checks that include information on licensing, board certification, disciplinary actions, schooling and affiliations are available online through state resources and online doctor listing sites. UCompareHealthCare.com, docInfo, DocFinder, FSMB.org and HealthGrades.com are examples of such sites.
Websites such as DocFinder and FSMB.org provide details on a doctor's licensing, education, board certification and disciplinary actions, while online doctor listing sites list a doctor's medical background and experience. Additional details include age, residency and length of practice. The amount of information for a doctor on state medical boards' websites varies, but patients can contact the medical board directly to request more details.