Looking for the bacgound on specifc doctor

Author Subject: Looking for the bacgound on specifc doctor
A concerned daughter Posted At 12:30:08 05/31/2000
Do you know of a web site that I can check out to find out the background on a specific doctor? This doctor who my father saw sounds like a quack if he let my father leave the hospital with a collasped lung and a blood clot in his arm. Please I am desperate for your help if you have any to give.

Kay Re: Looking for the bacgound on specifc doctor (Currently 0 replies)
Posted At 18:40:08 06/05/2000

Daughter, Every state has a medical association with a board of medical ex-
aminers. In Oregon the number is 229-5770

Avoiding a bad doctor

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Posted by IWA Webmaster on January 01, 1999 at 19:58:08:

In Reply to: Re: Checking doctors backgrounds posted by LD on November 11, 1998 at 16:03:47:

Here are some questions to ask when choosing a doctor:

1) Has the doctor been disciplined or formally charged with misconduct? You can find out by calling or
writing the state medical board.
2) Has your doctor lost hospital priviledges? Ask the doctor.
3) Is the doctor board-certified? Check with the American board of Medical Specialist. Call
1-800-776-2378 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time.
4) Has your doctor's malpractice insurance ever been cancelled? Some state medical boards will tell
you when a doctor has had insurance cancelled (but most doctors can get insurance no matter how bad
their record).
5) What does the AMA have on file about your doctor? The American Medical Directory, published by
the AMA, lists the affilliations of its members. It should be available at your public library. For $60 the
AMA will provide biographical information on as many as four physicians. Write AMA, Department of
Physician Data Services, Dept. P, 515 N. State St., Chicago, ILL 60610

Also, you can visit http://www.ama-assn.org/ or click the following link to go to the AMA Web site
where you can get limited doctor information.

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