When choosing a doctor, it is important to do thorough research. You should be wary of personal websites or reviews, because they may not accurately depict the physician’s level of care and expertise. If you are looking for a reliable and trustworthy doctor, there are certain sources you may use to discover any history of medical malpractice claims or disciplinary actions filed against him or her.
Your State’s Medical Licensing Board
Each state’s medical licensing board handles the licensing records of each physician, and also keeps records of disciplinary actions. You can use your doctor’s name and location on the proper website to find out relevant information. The website should include any history of license suspension or permanent revocation of the doctor you are searching.
Your State’s Department of Health Services
When searching for a particular hospital, you should do research through the Department of Health Services in your state. This resource is valuable for discovering any complaints that have been filed against a particular hospital, as well as any reports of hazardous conditions or improper medical care received at the facility.
Court records will be show if there have been any formal lawsuits filed against a particular doctor. You can call the County Clerk’s office of the county where the doctor is practicing and ask if there have been any lawsuits filed against him or her. You may also be able to find this information online.
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