Maryland Board of Physicians Website
There is a valuable resource that everyone can use, and you may not even know much about it. When you choose a doctor, wouldn't you like to know more about him or her before the appointment? Now you can.
At www.mbp.state.md.us, there is a lot of information about doctors. If you go to to the tab that says licensee lookup, you can type the last name of any doctor and you will be able to find out where the doctor went to medical school and where he or she has hospital privileges. Importantly there is also a section on the profile which will tell you whether the doctor has had any disciplinary action taken. If the medical board issues a public reprimand or a negative finding, you can read that as well.
The website often lists the names of doctors who have lost their license or have been suspended. All of this information is open to the public.
So explore the site. There is lot more there. Arm yourself with knowledge before you select a doctor. Remember just like choosing a lawyer, you have the right to choose your doctor. Be an educated consumer for your own health.
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