Where is the best place to learn about an individual doctor's history?


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Individuals can perform a background check and find out about an individual doctor's history on most state medical boards' websites. Alternatively, the Federation of State Medical Boards provides a service that allows individuals to order reports on individual doctors. Individuals can access this service on DocInfo.org.

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Most state medical boards disclose records such as disciplinary actions and malpractice lawsuits against individual doctors. These records do not include pending lawsuits or incomplete investigations.

Docinfo allows individuals to look up more information about an individual doctor. This information includes the doctor's medical school, year of graduation, board specialities, licensure history and any disciplinary actions taken against him or her.

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