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Do you want to know if your doctor is on probation?
Los Angeles Times

The vast majority of doctors in California have clean records. But about 500 — less than half a percent — don’t. They’re on probation with the Medical Board of California for wrongdoing that often entails substance abuse, gross negligence, overprescribing or fondling their patients. A smattering of the cases involves poor record-keeping, while others entail criminal convictions.

Whatever the cause, there’s a good chance their patients have no idea. Though the information is available online, many people don’t know it’s there or how to get it.

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