Medical License Lookup

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Updated Jan-11-2017

Check your doctor's current medical license status. Free! Other websites charge money for this, which is strange, since the government provides the data using our tax dollars.

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USA Alabama

Alabama Board of Medical Examiners

USA Alaska

Alaska Occupational Licensing

Canada Alberta

The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta

USA Arizona

Arizona Medical Board

USA Arkansas

Edited May-18-2010

Arkansas State Medical Board [ ]

The good: The bad:

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Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Canada British Columbia

DoctorScorecard rating: 8 out of 10

website: (College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia)

From the site: "If a physician has been the subject of disciplinary action by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia since January 1998, that will be noted in the individual physician's profile."

USA California

Updated Aug-28-2014 - Medical Board of California - Site does not allow easy, open access to data. Their links are designed so they are difficult to access elsewhere on the web. Must visit their site to access their database. Site tells you which doctors have revoked licenses but doesn't tell you specifically why the license was revoked.

From their website on Aug-28-2014:

Under California law, the following information is confidential and NOT public and would NOT appear on a record if applicable to the physician: * Complaints made to the Medical Board of California * Investigations conducted by the Medical Board of California * Misdemeanor convictions that occurred after January 1, 2007 and did not result in an accusation or disciplinary action being filed by the Board * Some medical malpractice information, e.g., pending or dismissed cases. This information may be available at the local county courthouse in the "Civil Index."

Is this policy good for the patient or better for business?

Dental Board of California's website:

USA Colorado

Colorado Division of Registrations

USA Connecticut

Connecticut State DPH
Connecticut doctor license lookup

USA District of Columbia - Washington DC

Health Professional Licensing Administration

USA Delaware

Delaware Division of Professional Regulation online license verification service

USA England

General Medical Council

List of Registered Medical Practitioners

us (1K) Florida

DoctorScorecard rating: 5 out of 10
(We don't trust this state's board)

  1. Search by name, specialty, or license # .. Check physician profile

    Don't get your hopes up that you will find acurate information. According to a Health News Florida story dated August, 2009, cases against doctors are being dropped with all records vanishing from the public eye. Why? Because of a "statute of limitations", meaning six whole years have passed and the doctors' cases missed the filing deadline. According to the Chief Prosecutor, some of these cases involved serious patient harm, including deaths. "There are going to be a lot of cases we didn’t protect the public on," he told the board.

  2. Check insurance liability claims in Florida. Here is a sample report that you could find: (This is an actual report for one of the doctors reviewed at DoctorScorecard.)

    Sommers (61K)

    Steps to check a doctor in Florida:
    • Go to insurance liability claims (opens in new window)
    • Scroll down and click on a dark, blue button labeled "Search Now"
    • Click on "Medical Professional Liability (MPL) Reporting Claims..."
    • A very lengthy form comes up. Do not feel intimidated. All you have to enter is the doctor's last name in the middle of the form.
    • Click the Search button at the bottom of the page.
    • If you see no results, that's a good sign.

  3. Another search tool: Check status of medical license for a doctor.
Sites do not allow easy, open access to data. Links are designed so they are difficult to share elsewhere on the web. Must visit their site to access their database. On the plus side, there are interesting details provided, as shown above.

Look for a doctor's criminal record in Florida:

USA Georgia

Updated Oct-8-2010

Georgia Composite Medical Board

USA Hawaii

Updated Feb-24-2011

Hawaii Professional and Vocational Licensing (PVL) Search

They also have a phone. RICO Consumer Resource Center
(808) 587-3295 or (808) 587-3222

* Verify if a person is licensed
* Request prior complaints history on a licensee
* File a complaint on a licensee

USA Illinois

State of Illinois | Division of Professional Regulation License Look Up

Illinois' website does not show the doctor's business address.

USA Indiana

Indiana Online Licensing

USA Iowa

Iowa Board of Medicine

USA Ireland

Medical Council - Search for a registered doctor

us (1K) Kansas

DoctorScorecard rating: 8 out of 10 (Good)

Kansas Board of Healing Arts:

The good: Their site allows you to search by doctor's name, town name, or license number.

The bad: Site does not allow easy, open access to data. Their links are designed so they are difficult to share elsewhere on the web. Must visit their site to access their database.

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Updated Mar-10-2009

Search forms are easy to use.

Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure: Search by Physician's last name

Animal doctors: Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners

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Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

Licensee Verifications

Canada Manitoba

The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Manitoba

us (1K) Maryland

Maryland Board of Physicians:

Easy-to-use search form. You can search now in the form above. Detailed information found, including education, address, Medicaid acceptance, medical license status.

Maryland Board of Nursing: license lookup

us (1K) Massachusetts

DoctorScorecard rating: 10 out of 10 (Excellent)

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine provides an excellent source of information on their doctors. Detailed profiles, including malpractice claims. Open and free data, easy to find and share. Enter a name to see if that doctor is in their database.

us Michigan

Updated May-12-2015

Bureau of Health Care Services

us (1K) Minnesota

DoctorScorecard rating: 8 out of 10

Easy to search for doctors, lots of detailed information about doctors in Minnesota:

Click on one of the radio buttons to start searching...

Only complaint: Data is hard to link to. It's hard to share any information by sending a link to friends.

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Website: Missouri Division of Professional Registration


Bad: You might want to watch this movie that shows you an example of how to use their site:
Movie recorded May-05-2007
showing how to use Missouri's website to find a physician's license status.

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Licensee Lookup System -

The good: It's relatively easy to search the database. We typed in the first name and last name of a doctor to retrieve records for that doctor. Website confirms if the person is licensed to practice.

The bad: Website has little if any information about disciplinary actions. Montana is another state that relies on the doctors to voluntarily supply the information. The website stated, as of Mar-11-2008:

"The Division relies upon information provided by licensees to be true and correct..." "Please note that some disciplinary actions against licensees may not appear immediately on the website. Appeals, effective dates of orders and other administrative processes may delay posting on the website. Please contact the specific licensing board directly if you require discipline information that occurred prior to July 1, 1996."

If a doctor committed crimes or accidentally killed a patient, leading to a malpractice lawsuit, why would they want to voluntarily provide that information? Don't expect to find any information warning you about which doctors may be less than ethical or incompetent.

USA Nebraska

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services

USA Nevada


Canada New Brunswick

The College of Physicians & Surgeons of New Brunswick

English Search Form

En Français

us (1K) New Hampshire

New Hampshire State Board of Medicine

The good: It's easy to search the database. Simply typing in a doctor's last name was enough for us to find the doctor we were looking for. Website confirms if the person is licensed to practice, what their specialty is, where they went to school and what year they graduated, etc.

The bad: Website does not appear to provide information about disciplinary actions. And why would it with the disclaimer that New Hampshire has...

"Information contained in this website was supplied voluntarily by the physicians and other sources." (As of Mar-11-2008)

If a doctor committed crimes already or accidentally killed a patient, why would they want to voluntarily provide that information? Don't expect to find any information warning you about which doctors may be less than ethical or incompetent.

us (1K) New Jersey

For detailed information about doctors, including their education:

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us (1K) New York

DoctorScorecard rating: 7 out of 10

Updated Oct-5-2010

Professional Misconduct and Physician Discipline

Canada Newfoundland

Sample of what you can find:

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland & Labrador

The website shows if the doctor has an active license, shows the address and phone, college education, and specialty.

Physician Search

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North Carolina Medical Board

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North Dakota State Board of Medical Examiners

Canada Nova Scotia

DoctorScorecard rating: 2 out of 10

Nova Scotia does not appear to show any disciplinary records for doctors. But, at least you can confirm that the doctor does have a license and you can find the correct address, phone number, and graduation year from college.

The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Nova Scotia: Search Form

USA Ohio

Ohio License Center:

USA Oklahoma

Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision

DoctorScorecard rating: 10 out of 10

as of 12/3/2007

Pros: Easy to use and understand!

Canada Ontario

Updated Apr-05-2014

Source: The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Site was offline last we checked.

Ontario's website changed their website and now many of their old links are broken. Ontario used to have an alphabetical list of doctors with disciplinary actions ranging from insurance fraud to sexual assault of patients, like this:

Ontario_Summary_of_Discipline_Committee_Decisions (53K)

It looks like they took that page down and replaced it with a form, so we cannot link directly to the list of doctors any more. We can point you to the form, but you have to figure out how to use the form to see the information. If you want to see the list of physicians with disciplinary actions: Go to the bottom of their form, select the check box: "Show Only Records with Past Decisions"... then press the submit button.

Lookup veterinarians in Ontario

College of Veterinarians of Ontario

USA Oregon

Oregon License Verification Search

USA Pennsylvania

DoctorScorecard rating: not rated yet

Pennsylvania Department of State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (link found by trucken39)

USA Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico appears to have no online services to look up doctors. (As of Aug-3-2007)

Canada Quebec

Collège des Médecins du Québec:

Canada Saskatchewan

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan

There is no physician search database online for physicians in Saskatchewan. To verify the licensure of a physician you must call or email them. Their email address is

us (1K) Rhode Island

Information submitted by PainPatient

Go here for Disciplinary Actions against Physicians:

This is the general site for all information at the state health agency:

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South_Carolina-medical-board-website (62K)

When you visit the link above, you might think that you received an error. But the site does work. We ignored the red words and went along searching for a doctor and it worked.

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South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners

us (1K) Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Health

us (1K) Texas

Texas Medical Board

Dentists: Texas State Board of Dental Examiners

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Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

US Flag Virginia

DoctorScorecard rating: 5 out of 10

Virginia Board of Medicine

The good: The bad:

US Flag Washington

Updated Mar-22-2008

Link changed.

Washington State Department of Health

Example video showing how to use the form

(Movie recorded for old form, but they function basically the same.)


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Updated Oct-05-2010

West Virginia Board of Medicine Licensee Search

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Wisconsin Professional License Lookup

Simple Case Search at Wisconsin Circuit Court Access (WCCA)

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This site is trying to put together a comprehensive list of sites that offer helpful information about doctors. Send an email if you can help or have ideas to help this effort, especially in your home location. Information from any part of the world would be gladly accepted.

Send information to us resembling the format for the above locations and if it's suitable, we'll post it here, giving credit to you. You can make a free profile and choose if you want credit given to your nickname or real name.

Here are some links we are looking at while making this page (US only):

Public Citizen

Public Citizen (

Very clean, organized list of medical boards. (Thanks to Shiloh at for the link)

Links to state medical boards

BRB Occupational Licensing

Links to all licensed occupations in each state of the US.

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