Details, Instructions and Tips on Searching for a Disciplined Physician
Your search may give you the following information
Statements of Charges
Effective November 3, 2008, in certain conditions, charges in future professional discipline matters may be made public. Please Note: that in some instances these charges are only allegations which may be contested by the licensee in an administrative hearing. In other cases, the licensee did not contest the charges.
Hearing Committee Decision
Decision by the Hearing Committee of the Board for Professional Medical Conduct. The Hearing Committee determines whether or not the physician or physician assistant engaged in misconduct, and, if so, the penalty to be imposed.
Appeals Board Decision
If either party appeals the decision of the Hearing Committee, it is reviewed by the Administrative Review Board of the Board for Professional Medical Conduct. This is the final decision of the Board and supersedes the Hearing Committee. The licensee may appeal either decision in the court system and that decision will be shown as well.
This website contains public documents pertaining to physician and physician assistant disciplinary actions. If you are checking on your physician, physician assistant or specialist assistant, press the "PHYSICIAN SEARCH" button located on the Physician Search site.
To the left, under List By there are other options for viewing information. If you click on one of those options, the entire list of disciplinary actions will be sorted in various ways:
Alpha list of all disciplinary actions by physician or PA last name
All disciplinary actions in order by license number
All disciplinary actions by type of license (physician or PA)
All disciplinary actions and statements of charges by effective date
- Searching for a physician by name requires an entry in the "Last Name" field. The "First Name" field is optional
- Unsure of the spelling of the last name? Simply enter the first few letters of the last name followed by an asterisk and the search will return all physicians or PAs with names beginning with those letters.
Advanced Searching Tips
- Feel free to use wild cards in either of these fields. A "?" represents exactly one character, while "*" represents any number of characters - including none. For example, A?r can represent Air or Aer. A*r will also return Air and Aer, but will also give you Adler, Alexander, and At.
- You can also combine both types of wild cards, increasing the flexibility of your search. A?t*l can mean Actual, Artoll, and Actuarial, but not Atoll