Before any suit is filed against a doctor, available sources of info on doctors should be checked out. Additionally, checking out a doctor’s background before you go for your first visit may give you peace of mind and may also better equip you in terms of preparing your questions for the doctor.
In the state of Virginia, you may call the Board of Medicine at (804) 662-9388 or write the Board of Medicine at 6606 West Broad Street, 4th floor, Richmond, VA 23230-1717 or go their website in order to get background information on a doctor. The Board will give you basic information about that physician such as the issue date of licence, expiration date of licence, license number and whether there has been any disciplinary action taken.
In Washington, D.C., you may call the Board of Medicine at (202) 724-4900 and you will be given the issue date of the licence, expiration date of the licence and whether there has been any disciplinary action taken.
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