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How do you research a doctor's credentials?

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Research your doctor’s credentials by researching licensing, board certification, medical education and level of experience. Websites such as UCompareHealth and Certification Matters allow patients to research this information online.

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How do you research a doctor's credentials?
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Search for licensing information by browsing your state’s physicians licensing board website. Each state maintains a licensing site where you can look up this information. You can look up a doctor’s board certification using the site Certification Matters.

Learning where a doctor completed her education can help you verify her background and gain some insight into her practice. The site UCompareHealth allows you to research your doctor’s background, including education. Using the site, you can also see how long and where a doctor has been practicing medicine.

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