New York State Department of Health Launches Improvements to the State's Physician Profile

Improvements Include Advanced Search Option, Link to Complaint Forms, and Accessible Formatting

Updates Will Improve Patient Experience When Researching Doctors in New York State

Find the New and Improved NYS Physician Profile Website Here

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 17, 2023) –The New York State Department of Health announced updates to the New York State Physician Profile website. These updates are designed to provide the public with an improved user experience when researching doctors who are licensed to practice medicine in New York State or when filing a complaint against a physician.

"Patients have a right to know they're selecting the best medical professional who can meet their unique health needs," State Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald said."The improvements to the Physician Profile website will allow for easier access to important physician information and will help empower patients to take a more active role when making decisions about medical care for themselves and for their families."

The New York State Physician Profile website enables the public to review information about all licensed doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy who are registered to practice medicine in New York State.

Updates and new enhancements to the website include the following:

  • An advanced search to make it easier to find a physician.
  • A link that takes users directly to the New York State Department of Health where they can obtain a complaint form.
  • Formatting improvements for better accessibility and improved reading experience.
  • A login for physicians that directly connects them to the Health Commerce System where updates can be made.

The website also offers search tips to help consumers get the best results when researching a physician and a page to answer frequently asked questions.

All licensed and registered physicians are required to complete a New York Physician profile under the New York Patient Health Information and Quality Improvement Act of 2000.

Information registered physicians are required to provide includes information about the doctor's medical education, information about translation services at the doctor's office, and information about legal actions taken against the doctor.

More information on physician profiles can be found here.

Information on how to file a complaint of professional medical misconduct can be found here.