Be an informed Patient
Check up on Your Doctor's License

The Medical Board of California wants you to make an informed decision about your doctor.

Make an informed decision when choosing a doctor by checking his or her license to determine the doctor’s status.

To obtain this information, contact the Medical Board of California at (800) 633-2322 or visit, and follow these steps:

  1. Click on “License Search” on the home page.
  2. Choose license type: Click the checkbox for “Physician and Surgeon” and then “Search by Name.”
  3. Enter the doctor’s last and first name, then hit “Search.”
  4. Click on his or her name. Review license details, including verifying whether any disciplinary actions are listed at the bottom of the page.

Publishing Information

The Mission of the Medical Board of California
The mission of the Medical Board of California is to protect health care consumers through the proper licensing and regulation of physicians and surgeons and certain allied health care professions and through the vigorous, objective enforcement of the Medical Practice Act, and to promote access to quality medical care through the Board’s licensing and regulatory functions.

Medical Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200, Sacramento, CA 95815
(800) 633-2322