How to find out your doctor’s name

  • Go to the Federation of State Medical Board’s Physician Data Center website to check the doctor’s basic information including board certifications, education, the listed states where an active license is
  • Check the state’s medical licensing board for your state and anywhere the doctor has practiced using the AMA Doc Finder.
  • Do an online search. Place quotation marks around the doctor’s name to keep the phrase intact (such as “Dr.

How do you search for a doctor?

Here are some other things to consider as you search for Dr. Right: Check your insurance: Use your insurer’s directory or search on its website for doctors in your network. Because doctors often add or drop plans, call the office to verify that the doctor still accepts your insurance.

How do I find out if my doctor is licensed?

Go to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) website to check the basics with their DocInfo.org search function. You will find the doctor’s board certifications, education, states with active licenses, and any actions against the physician. License: Each state licenses doctors.

How do I Find my doctor’s medical history?

The background search of a doctor’s medical history takes time, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t get your answers immediately. In some cases, you may need to speak with someone on the phone; in others, you may find what you need online. To do a background medical search:

How do you find a physician name?

Find a physician by name and location OR specialty and location. Search by name Physician last name and state or zip code are required. You can enter either the first name or the first letter of the first name, plus the * sign (wild card), to help narrow the search. *

How do I find a good doctor?

Another good way to find a great doctor is to ask friends and family for recommendations of who they see and why they like a particular provider. Find out specifically why they did or didn’t like a doctor, as that can offer clues as to whether or not this provider will be a good fit for you.

How do I start researching a doctor?

Where to Start To research a doctor, you’ll need to start with his or her name and location. Go to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) website to check the basics with their DocInfo.org search function. You will find the doctor’s board certifications, education, states with active licenses, and any actions against the physician.

How do you search for a physician?

Quick search Find a physician by name and location OR specialty and location. Physician last name and state or zip code are required. You can enter either the first name or the first letter of the first name, plus the * sign (wild card), to help narrow the search. Specialty and either state or zip is required.

How do I find out if my doctor is licensed?

Go to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) website to check the basics with their DocInfo.org search function. You will find the doctor’s board certifications, education, states with active licenses, and any actions against the physician. License: Each state licenses doctors.