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How to Check the Status of a Surgeon's Medical License - State by State Links

Checking medical license status - Links for states

There are several ways to check the status of a doctor's medical license.  Every state allows you to send for a status report using regular postal mail.  Many states also provide license and disciplinary information over the phone.  Some states have toll-free numbers, while others make you pay for the call.  A comprehensive list of the mailing addresses and phone numbers for all state boards follows at the bottom of this page, but you may want to check to see if your state is represented in online resources list below before you use the "old-fashioned approach".  The links below take you to web-based systems which give you instant online access to the state licensing board information.

The depth of information varies by state. Some states provide only license verification, while others provide information on malpractice judgements and investigations.

All States:

You can verify certificates (board certification) by using the doctor's name at the American Board of Medical Specialties' (ABMS) Certified Doctor Verification Site:

http://www.abms.org/newsearch.asp

Multiple States:

Association of State Medical Board Executive Directors operates the AIM DocFinder which currently lists online licensing information and status for health professionals in many states.  The states that have online pages will give you an online status of the doctors licensing and disciplinary status.  As of 4/99, the AIM DocFinder had online listings for the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas and Vermont.

http://www.docboard.org/

State Agency Contact Info & State Board Sites:

Alabama
Alabama Board of Medical Examiners

Alabama Board of Medical Examiners
Larry D. Dixon, Executive Director
P.O. Box 946, (848 Washington Avenue, 36104)
Montgomery AL 36101-0946
Phone: 334-242-4116 / Fax: 334-242-4155
bmedixon@mindspring.com

Alaska

Alaska Medical Board
Leslie G. Abel, Executive Secretary
3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage AK 99503-5986
907-269-8163 / Fax: 907-269-8156
Leslie_Abel@commerce.state.ak.us

Arizona
Arizona Board of Medical Examiners Home Page

Arizona Board of Medical Examiners
Mark R. Speicher, Executive Director
1651 East Morten Avenue, Suite 210
Phoenix AZ 85020
(602) 255-3751, ext. 7504 / Fax: 602-255-1848
lwpul6@prodigy.com

Arkansas

Arkansas Medical Board
Peggy Pryor Cryer, Executive Secretary
2100 Riverfront Drive, Suite 200
Little Rock AR 72202-1793
501-296-1802 / Fax 501-296-1805

California
California Medical Board Home Page

Medical Board of California
Ronald Joseph, Executive Director
1426 Howe Avenue, Suite 54
Sacramento CA 95825-3236
916-263-2389 / Fax: 916-263-2387
www.mbc.ca.gov

Colorado
Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners Home Page

Colorado Board of Medical Examiners
Susan Miller, Program Administrator
1560 Broadway, Suite 1300 Denver CO 80202-5140
303-894-7690 / Fax: 303-894-7692
shannel.lorance@state.co.us

Connecticut
State of Connecticut - Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

Connecticut Department of Public Health
Debra Johnson, Health Program Supervisor
P.O. Box 340308 (410 Capitol. MS#12APP)
Hartford CT 06134-0308
860-509-7579 / Fax: 860-509-8457

Delaware

Delaware Board of Medical Practice
Brenda D. Petty-Ball, BS, MPA, Executive Director
P.O. Box 1401 (Cannon Building. Suite 203, 861 Silver Lake Blvd. 19904)
Dover DE 19903-1401
302-739-4522, ext. 229 / Fax: 302-739-2711

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Board of Medicine
James R. Granger, Jr., Executive Director
614 H Street, NW, Room 108
Washington DC 20001
202-727-9812 / Fax 202-727-4087
http://dchealth.dc.gov

Florida
State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration

Florida Board of Medicine
Marm M. Harris, Executive Director Northwood Centre
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee FL 32399-0770
904-488-0595 / Fax: 904-921-9188

Georgia
Georgia Medical Board's Physician Database

Georgia Composite Board of Medical Examiners
Gregg Schuder, Acting Executive Director
166 Pryor Street SW
Atlanta GA 30303-3465
404-656-3913 / Fax: 404-656-9723
http://www.medicalboard.state.ga.us/bdsearch/  

Hawaii

Hawaii Board of Medical Examiners
Constance Cabral-Makanani, Executive Officer
P.O. Box 3469 (1010 Richards Street 96813)
Honolulu HI 96801
808-586-2708 / Fax: 808-586-2874

Kentucky

Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure
C. William Schmidt, Executive Director
Hurstbourne Office Park 310 Whittington Parkway, Suite 1B
Louisville KY 40222-4916
502-429-8046 / Fax: 502-429-9923
bill.schmidt@mail.state.ky.us
kbmli@mail.state.ky.us

Idaho

Idaho Board of Medicine
Darleene Thorsted, Executive Director
P.O. Box 83720 (280 N. 8th Street, Suite 202, 83702) Statehouse Mail
Boise ID 83720-0058
208-334-2822 / Fax: 208-334-2301

Illinois

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation Nikki Zollar, Director (Discipline)
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street, Suite 9-300
Chicago IL 60601
312-814-4500 / Fax: 312-814-1837

Patricia Eubanks, Section Manager (Licensure)
320 West Washington Street, Third floor Springfield IL 62786
217-785-0800 / Fax: 217-524-2169

Indiana

Indiana Health Professions Bureau
Laura Langford, RN, Executive Director
402 West Washington Street, Room 041
Indianapolis IN 46204
317-232-2960 / Fax: 317-233-4236
llangford@pb.state.in.us
www.ai.org/hpb

Iowa
Iowa Board of Medical Examiners Home Page

Iowa Board of Medial Examiners
Ann Mowery, Executive Director
400 SW 8th Street, Suite C Des Moines, IA 50309-4686
Phone 515-281-5171 Fax 515-242-5908
Email ibme@ibme.state.ia.us

Kansas
Kansas Board of Healing Arts Home Page

Kansas Board of Healing Arts Lawrence T. Buening, Jr., JD. Executive Director
235 Southwest Topeka Boulevard
Topeka KS 66603-3068
785-296-7413 / Fax: 785-296-0852
www.ink.org/public/boha

Kentucky

No information available

Louisiana

Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners Delmar Rosison (Mrs.), Executive Director
P.O. Box 30250 (630 Camp Street, 70130)
New Orleans LA 70190-0250
504-568-8572 / Fax: 504-568-5754

Maine
Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine Board Home Page

Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine Randal C. Manning, Executive Director
137 State House Station Two Bangor Street
Augusta. ME 04333-0137
207-287-3605 / Fax 207-287-6590

Maryland
Maryland Board of Physician Quality Assurance Home Page

Maryland Board of Physician Quality Assurance
J. Michael Compton, Executive Director
P.O. Box 2571 (4201 Patterson Avenue, Third Floor)
Baltimore MD 21215-0095
410-764-4777 / 800-492-6836 / Fax: 410-764-2478

Massachusetts
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine Home Page

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine
Alexander F. Fleming, JD, Executive Director
Ten West Street, Third Floor
Boston MA 02111
617-727-3086, ext 321 / Fax: 617-451-9568
sfleming@state.ma.us
www.docboard.org

Michigan

Michigan Board of Medicine
Carole Hakala Engle. JD, Licensing Director
P.O. Box 30670 (611 West Ottawa Street, 4th Fl. 48933)
Lansing MI 49909-7518
517-335-7222 / Fax: 5 17-373-2179
carol.hakala.engle@cis.state.mi.us

Minnesota
Minnesota Board of Medical Practice Home Page

Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
Robert A. Leach. JD, Executive Director
University Park Plaza 2829 University Avenue, SE, Suite 400
Minneapolis MN 55414-3246
612-617-2130 / Fax: 612-617-2166

Mark.Chu@state.mn.us

Mississippi

Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure
Thomas E. Stevens, MD, Executive Officer
3000 Old Canton Road, Suite 111
Jackson MS 39216
601-354-6645 /Fax: 601-987-4159

Missouri

Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
Tina M. Steinman, Executive Director
P.O. Box 4 (3605 Missouri Blvd. 65109)
Jefferson City MO 65102
573-751-0098 / Fax: 573-751-3166
http://pr.mo.gov/healingarts.asp

Montana

Montana Board of Medical Examiners
Patricia I. England, JD, Executive Secretary
P.O. Box 200513 (111 North Jackson, 59601)
Helena MT 59620-0513
406-444-1988 / Fax: 406-444-9396

Nebraska
Nebraska Health & Human Services License Information System

Nebraska Department of Public Health & Human Services, Regulation & Licensure
Coordinating Division Katherine A. Brown, Division Director
P.O. Box 94986 (301 Centennial Mall South, 68508)
Lincoln NE 68509-4986
402-471-2118 / Fax: 402-471-3577
http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/crlindex.htm

Nevada

Nevada Board of Medical Examiners
Larry D. Lessly, JD, Executive Director
P.O. Box 7238 (1105 Terminal Way, Suite 301, 89502)
Reno NV 89510
702-688-2559 / Fax 702-688-2321
www.docboad.org

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Board of Medicine
Karen W. Lamoureux, Administrator
2 Industrial Park Drive, Suite 8
Concord NH 03301-8520
603-271-1205 / Fax: 603-271-6702
k_lamour@tech.nh.us

New Jersey

New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners
Kevin B. Earle, Executive Director
140 East Front Street, Second Floor Trenton NJ 08608
609-826-7124 / Fax: 609-984-3930

New Mexico

New Mexico Board of Medical Examiners
Kristen A. Hedrick, Executive Secretary
Lamy Building, Second Floor
491 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe NM 87501
505-827-5022 /Fax: 505-827-7377

New York
New York State Education Department - Office of Professions Online Verification

New York State Board for Medicine
Thomas J. Monahan, Executive Secretary
Cultural Education Center, Room 3023, Empire State Plaza
Albany NY 12230
518-474-3841 / Fax: 518-473-6995
http://www.nysed.gov/prof

New York Board for Professional Medical Conduct
Ann Saile, Executive Director
433 River Street, Suite 303
Troy NY 12180-2299
518-402-0855 / 518-402-0866
www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/opmc/monthly.htm

North Carolina
North Carolina Medical Board Home Page

North Carolina Medical Board
Bryant D. Paris, Jr., Executive Director
P.O. Box 20007 (1203 Front Street, 27609)
Raleigh NC 27619-0007
919-828-1212, ext 26 / Fax 919-828-1295
http://www.ncmedboard.org

North Dakota

North Dakota Board of Medical Examiners
Rolf P. Sletten, Executive Secretary/Treasurer
City Center Plaza 418 East Broadway, Suite 12
Bismarck ND 58501
701-328-6500 / Fax: 701-328-6505
bomex@tic.bisman.com

Ohio
Ohio Medical Board Home Page

State Medical Board of Ohio
Ray Q. Bumgarner JD, Executive Director
77 South High Street, 17th Floor
Columbus OR 43206-0315
614-466-3934 / Fax: 614-728-5946
www5.state.oh.us/med
med_bumgarn@ohio.gov

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision
Lyle Kelsey, CAE, Executive Director
P.O. Box 18256 (5104 North Francis, Suite C. 73118)
Oklahoma City OK 73154-0256
405-848-6841, ext. 114 / Fax: 405-848-8240
www.osbmls.state.ok.us

Oregon
Oregon Board of Medical Examiners Home Page

Oregon Board of Medical Examiners
1500 SW First Avenue
620 Crown Plaza
Portland, OR 97201-5847
971-673-2700
971-673-2670 – FAX
http://www.oregon.gov/bme

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Board of Medicine
Cindy L. Warner, Administrator
P.O. Box 2649 (124 Pine Street 17101)
Harrisburg PA 17105-2649
717-787-23811 Fax: 717-787-7769

Puerto Rico

Board of Medical Examiners of Puerto Rico
Ivonne Fernandez, Executive Director
P.O. Box 13969
Kennedy Avenue, ILA Bldg., Hogar del Obrero Potuario, Piso 8; Puerto Nuevo, 00920)
San Juan PR 00908
787-782-8989 or 787-796-1333 / Fax: 787-782-8733

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure Home Page

Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure & Discipline
Milton W. Hamolsky, MD, Chief Administrative Officer
Department of Health
Cannon Building, Room 205, Three Capitol Hill
Providence RI 02908-5097
401-277-3855 / Fax: 401-277-2158

South Carolina

South Carolina Department of LLR
Board of Medical Examiners (Labor, Licensing & Regulation)
Aaron Kozloski JD, MPA, Board Administrator
P.O. Box 11289 (110 Centerview Drive, Suite 202, 29210)
Columbia SC 29211-1289
803-896-4500 / Fax: 803-896-4515
http://www.llr.state.sc.us/me.htm
kozlosa@zip.llr.sc.us

South Dakota

Margaret B. Hansen, PA-C, MPAS
Executive Director
125 S. Main Ave
Sioux Falls SD 57104
605-367-7781
605-367-7786 (fax)
SDBMOE@state.sd.us

Tennessee

Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners
Kathy Riggs, PhD, Manager
Cordell Hull Building, First Floor
425 Fifth Avenue, North NashvilleTN 37247-1010
615-532-3202 / 883-310-4650 / Fax: 615-532-5369
http://170.142.76.180/bmf-bin/BMFproflist.pl

Texas
Texas Board of Medical Examiners Home Page

Texas Board of Medical Examiners
Bruce A. Levy, MD, JD Executive Director
P.O. Box 2018 (333 Guadalupe, Tower 3. Suite 610, 79701)
Austin TX 78768-2018
512-305-7010 / 800-248-4062 / Fax: 512-305-7008
www.docboard.org

Utah

Utah Department of Commerce
Craig Jackson, Division Director
Division of Occupational & Professional Licensure
P.O. Box 146741, Heber M. Wells Building Fourth Floor
160 E. 300 South
Salt Lake City UT
84114-6741 801-530-6628 / Fax: 801-530-6511
http://www.docboard.org/ut/

Vermont
Vermont Medical Board Home Page

Vermont Board of Medical Practice
Barbara Neuman, JD, Executive Director
109 State Street (One Prospect Street 05602)
Montpelier VT 05609-1106
802-828-2818 / Fax: 802-828-5450
bneuman@medbd.state.vt.us

Virginia

Virginia Board of Medicine
Warren W. Koontz, Jr., MD, Executive Director
6606 West Broad Street, Fourth Floor
Richmond VA 23230-1717
04-662-7005 / Fax: 804-662-9943

Washington

Washington Medical Quality Assurance Commission
Bonnie L. King, Executive Director
P.O. Box 47866 (1300 SE Quince Street, 98501)
Olympia WA 98504-7866 360-664-8480 / Fax: 360-586-4573
www.doh.wa.gov
blk0303@hub.doh.wa.gov

West Virginia

West Virginia Board of Medicine
Ronald D. Walton, Executive Director
101 Dee Drive - Charleston WV 25311
304-558-2921 / Fax: 304-558-2084

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing

Wisconsin Medical Examining Board
Patrick D. Braatz Bureau Director Department of Regulation & Licensing
P.O. Box 8935 (1400 East Washington Avenue, 53703)
Madison WI 53708-8935
608-266-1188 / Fax 608-267-0644

Wyoming

Wyoming Board of Medicine
Carole Shotwell, JD, Executive Secretary
Colony Building, Second Floor 211
West 19th Street
Cheyenne WY 82002
307-778-7053 / Fax: 307-778-2069
wyobom@aol.com

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