Illinois patients once again can use a public website to find out whether their doctors and chiropractors have shady histories.
The Physician Profile became available Wednesday on the website for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
It allows consumers to see whether a doctor has been disciplined in Illinois or in another state. Malpractice judgments and settlements going back five years are posted.
A doctor from rural central Missouri faces four federal felonies for allegedly selling drugs, including narcotics and anti-depressants.
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