November 12, 2015
Area(s) of Interest: Medical Board of California
Physician profiles have been available to the public on the Medical Board of California's website since 1997, as required by Business and Professions Code sections 2027 and 803.1. The California Medical Association encourages physicians to periodically check their profiles for accuracy and to advise the board of any corrections, especially changes to their addresses of record.
Making sure your information is accurate is important. Patients use the website to confirm their physician’s information. The medical board has launched a new public information campaign further encouraging patients visit the board's website to verify their physician's license status.
The board also cautions physicians against using their home addresses as their address of record, because the addresses become widely available to the public on the Internet. You may designate a post office box as your address of record but, by law, you also must provide the medical board with a street address. If you designate a P.O. box as your official address, the medical board will not make public your street address.
If you believe the information on your profile is incorrect, please contact the medical board at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 633-2322.