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Complaints Against California Doctors
California Healthline

In 2014-15, there were 8,267 complaints made about physicians and surgeons in California, according to the Medical Board of California’s annual report. That number represented a slight dip from 2013-14, when there were 8,329 complaints.

The largest number of complaints were for gross negligence/incompetence, followed by complaints over unprofessional conduct, such as sexual misconduct with patients or discipline by another state. Other complaints fell into categories including fraud, health and safety, and personal conduct, such as conviction of a crime or doctors who abuse drugs or alcohol.