Are You in the Illinois Doctor Database?

Side Note: A new database has just gone live in Illinois and it contains information on all of Illinois’ 46,000 licensed physicians. The database, available at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s website, at idfpr.com under the “physician profile” link, is a reincarnation of a previous website the state shut down last year. In addition to it containing benign information like a physician’s educational training, what type of insurance he or she accepts, and what languages are spoken in the office, the database also contains information about discipline action taken against a physician. Included is information about any criminal convictions, whether hospital privileges have been revoked, and medical malpractice lawsuits. Have you had to use your medical malpractice insurance? Whether you have or not, you should definitely check your profile –if only to know what it contains (and what your patients may be viewing) and to make sure that it is accurate.

If you haven’t already viewed your profile, you should today.

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Online Illinois doctor database launches
From: www.ChicagoTribune.com
By: Monique Garcia
Posted: October 20, 2011

Physician Checking Illinois Physician DatabaseIllinois patients can now research their doctors using an online database the state launched Wednesday.

The idea is to take the guesswork out of choosing a doctor by allowing easier access to information about the state’s 46,000 licensed physicians and surgeons.

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