How to Find Out If an Illinois Doctor Has A Bad Record
Many people feel comfortable choosing a doctor based on friendly feedback provided by family and friends, or coworkers who have the same health insurer’s network. But that information doesn’t always provide details on whether or not the doctor is currently holding a professional license or has a bad rap sheet related to criminal convictions, medical errors, issues with prescribing controlled substances, or if they were found guilty of providing negligent care in another state.
Unfortunately, in Illinois, historical disciplinary documents are not easily accessed online by the state. Still, you may view a shortlist of monthly enforcements against workers who have had their licenses revoked by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. These are just a few examples of the most recent (October 2019) licensing enforcements against Illinois health care workers: