In addition to the Medical
Doctor/Podiatrist/Physician Assistant Search feature on this
website, the West Virginia Board of Medicine is able to verify by
telephone the licensure status of a medical doctor (M.D.),
podiatrist (D.P.M.), and physician assistant (P.A.). Such
verification includes the following:
- the current licensure status
- disciplinary information
- malpractice information
- closure decisions and
- general directory information (such as school attended, date
of birth, address of record, etc.).
Such inquiries for medical doctors (M.D.ís) and podiatrists (D.P.M.ís)
should be referred to the Boardís Verification Officer, Ms.
Kim Jett. For verifications of a physician
assistant, contact the Boardís Physician Assistant Coordinator,
Ms. Amy Callihan.
Effective November 1, 2009, the
West Virginia Board of Medicine is partnering with VeriDoc,
Inc., to offer a fully automated, internet based, license
verification system. It provides a fast, convenient and
efficient method of processing written primary source
verifications. Medical Doctors are able to send multiple
verifications to multiple boards in a single transaction by
simply logging on to the VeriDoc website at
Verifications will be provided immediately when using Veridoc,
thereby greatly reducing paper work and time. VeriDoc will also
handle primary source verification requests for physician
assistants. Written primary source verifications for
podiatrists, however, will continue to be handled by the Office
of the Board of Medicine through the traditional paper process.
The cost for using VeriDoc for West Virginia will be $35.00 and
is in keeping with costs for such services in other states.
VeriDoc will NOT replace the public
search system available on the West Virginia Board of Medicine
website. Those who seek to find information concerning a
medical doctor, physician assistant or podiatrist in West
Virginia, including the status of his or her license, may
continue to do so using the Board of Medicine website search. You may call the Board of Medicine at 304-558-2921 if
you have any questions regarding this service.
For information on other professional and occupational
licensing, including doctors of osteopathy, visit:
The Secretary of State's website
The Board of Medicine is the agency responsible for the
discipline of medical doctors (M.D.ís), podiatrists (D.P.M.ís), and
physician assistants (P.A.ís) for M.D.'s. The Board may only
investigate matters related to a specific licensed medical doctor
(M.D.), podiatrist (D.P.M.), and/or physician assistant (P.A.). The
Board of Medicine is not permitted, by law, to investigate clinics,
hospitals, or health centers.
To file a complaint against a medical doctor, podiatrist, or
M.D.'s physician assistant, call or write the Board Offices to
request a COMPLAINT QUESTIONNAIRE, or follow the links below. Please direct your inquiries to
the Boardís Complaint Coordinator, Ms. Charlotte Ann Pulliam.
The following procedure outlines the complaint process of the Board
DISPOSITION OF COMPLAINTS
HOW DO I
INITIATE A COMPLAINT AGAINST A PHYSICIAN?
SETTLEMENTS AND JUDGEMENTS
The Board of Medicine collects information on settlements and
judgements made in malpractice cases involving M.D.'s, D.P.M.'s and
P.A.'s. This information may be reviewed at the
offices during working hours, 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. Monday
through Friday, as well as being available on this website
through the Medical
Doctor/Podiatrist/Physician Assistant Search feature.
The Board publishes a
four times each year containing information about disciplinary
actions, Board members, and other items of interest.
The Board provides on this website a
containing information on all licensed M.D.'s, D.P.M's, and P.A.'s.
The Directory also contains information about Medical
Corporations and Professional Limited Liability Companies authorized
in West Virginia.