The North Carolina Medical Board’s Licensee Information pages are intended as a
resource for patients and others seeking information about the education, training
and professional backgrounds of licensed physicians and physician assistants. Commercial
use of this information is not appropriate.
Licensee Information pages contain a combination of required and optional information.
Unless specifically noted, information is self-reported by licensees and is not
independently verified by the Board. However, the Board will conduct periodic random
audits in an effort to encourage accurate, timely reporting. Failure to provide
information for a required category, or intentionally providing false or misleading
information, may be considered unprofessional conduct and could subject the licensee
to disciplinary action.
The following information is provided to the Licensee Information pages from the
records of the NC Medical Board:
Licensee name; License number; Date of issue; Renewal date; Medical, osteopathic
or physician assistant schools/programs attended and graduation dates; Any public
action, disciplinary or otherwise, executed by the NC Medical Board.
The following information, which is required public information under NC law, is
provided to the NC Medical Board by licensees:
- Address and telephone number(s) of the primary practice setting
- Board certifications. The NC Medical Board recognizes only certifications conferred
by organizations approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the Bureau
of Osteopathic Specialists of the American Osteopathic Association
- Area(s) of practice. This may or may not be the same as the licensee’s board certification.
Area of practice is intended to state the licensee’s current activities.
- NC hospital admitting privileges
- Medical licenses, active or inactive, issued by another state or country
- Final suspensions or revocations of hospital privileges
- Final disciplinary orders or actions of any regulatory board or agency, including
other state medical boards, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Drug
Enforcement Administration, Medicare or the N.C. Medicaid program
- Felony convictions
- Certain misdemeanor convictions
- Certain malpractice payment information
Licensees may choose to provide information for the following optional categories:
Practice Web address, Days licensee sees patients at the primary practice setting,
Number of years in clinical practice, Participation in Medicare and Medicaid and
whether new patients in these insurance programs are currently being accepted, Whether
electronic medical records are used in the office setting, Non-English languages
spoken in the office and by the licensee, Honors and awards, Professional volunteer
service, Current faculty appointments, Professional publications, Memberships in
professional organizations, Description of practice philosophy.
The Board encourages the public to consider malpractice payment information in context
and in combination with other information about the licensee’s education, training
and professional experience.
An important factor to consider when interpreting malpractice payment information
is whether the payment is associated with a public action of the NC Medical Board.
The Board reviews the quality of care associated with every malpractice payment
involving a North Carolina licensee. The Board takes public action when its investigation
determines patient care was below accepted and prevailing standards.
Pursuant to North Carolina law, this website publishes only settlements of $75,000
or more that occurred on or after May 1, 2008. In addition, the law requires the
Board to publish a seven year history of malpractice judgments and awards. As of
Dec. 1, 2009, this site published all judgments and awards since Dec. 1, 2002. Payment
information will be updated over time so that the most recent seven years of data
is displayed on this site.
The Board posts new payments that meet reporting criteria as quickly as possible.
Dollar amounts are not published and licensee comments will not identify patients
or other health care professionals.