How Do You Look up a Doctor's Medical State License?


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To verify a doctor's medical state license, start by searching the American Board of Medical Specialists. Check other websites, such as the American Board of Physician Specialties and state specific medical licensing sites, as well.

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How Do You Look up a Doctor's Medical State License?
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Medical licensing information is available to the public in all states. The information available includes board membership and licensing information. Doctor ratings sites provide some information on the licensing of physicians listed and may include links to specific boards that provide more information.

Potential patients need to determine if the doctor being considered is currently licensed to practise before utilizing services. However, not all information on these sites is current and if a rating site is used, the information may not be completely accurate. Professional boards, such as the ABMS provide factual data taken directly from licensing documents.

UCompareHealthCare is a database website that provides licensing and certification information for physicians in an easy-to-use query form. User do not have to register and can search for doctors in a specific location, specialty field or by name.

Additionally, doctors typically post their license and degrees in their office. These documents provide dates and locations of licensing and other information that patients can use to locate further information on up-to-date licensing.

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