Consumer Guide to Health Care - Finding and Choosing a Doctor

Locating a Doctor

  • The American Medical Association's AMADoctorFinder provides information on nearly every licensed doctor in the country.
  • You can find out if your doctor is certified in internal medicine with the American Board of Internal Medicine database.  
  • If your doctor is a specialist, you can find out if your doctor is certified with the American Board of Medical Specialties database. There is no charge to use this site; however, you will be required to register prior to conducting your first search.
  • You can find out if your doctor participates in Medicare with the Wisconsin Physicians Service database. You can use the database to locate participating physicians by city or county.  Individual physicians may be listed under the name of their medical group rather than by physician name.
  • You can also search for Wisconsin physicians in the Physician Directory from the Wisconsin Medical Society. The Society is a non-profit, professional organization that represents many member doctors, residents, and medical school students in Wisconsin.
  • If you need free or low-cost medical care, you can look for a free or low-cost medical clinic in your area.

Regulation Information

Contact the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (formerly Regulation and Licensing) to check the doctor's license status or to find out about orders / disciplinary actions.

Doctor Information By Specialty

Primary Care Physicians

Osteopathic Doctors

  • To reach the Wisconsin Osteopathic Physicians Association Referral Service, call 262-567-0520.



  • Considering Surgery? Fundamental information on looking for a surgeon from the National Institute onAging.
  • Searching for a Surgeon, from Health Pages, a company that provides commercial-free health care information for consumers.


Eye Doctors

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physician Groups

Last Revised: November 21, 2014