Do you have a question or complaint about a physician in the United States? If so, you can find a directory of every state’s medical society at the Federation of State Medical Boards. Here’s the information for Texas:
Texas Medical Board
Donald W. Patrick, M.D., J.D., Executive Director
P.O. Box 2018
Austin, TX 78768-2018
(512) 305-7010 / Fax: (512) 305-7008
Disciplinary Hotline (800) 248-4062
Consumer Complaint Hotline (800) 201-9353
Here is more information about the Federation:
Introduction to the FSMB
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is a national not-for-profit organization representing 70 medical boards within the United States and its territories. It assists state medical boards in protecting the public’s health, safety and welfare through promotion of high standards for physician licensure and regulation. The primary responsibility of state medical boards is to protect health care consumers through proper licensing and disciplining of physicians and, in some jurisdictions, other health care professionals.
Since its establishment in 1912, FSMB has initiated and strengthened cooperation among medical boards and facilitated collaborative efforts between medical boards and other entities. As the representative body and forum for physician licensing and disciplinary boards, the FSMB occupies a unique position of responsibility.
Mission and Core Values
Continual improvement in the quality, safety and integrity of health care through the development and promotion of high standards for physician licensure and practice.
Medical regulation will be performed through an interstate system of interconnected state boards structured as independent agencies with control over their resources, free of partisanship, federal control or special-interest influence, and utilizing consistent standards, language, definitions and tools.
State medical boards will continue to be principal entities charged with maintaining and improving the quality of health care. As an interconnected system, state boards will share information and resources, work cooperatively, and avoid duplication of effort.
The Federation of State Medical Boards will be the national and international leader in the field of medical regulation and the authoritative source of research, policy analysis and development, education, and information.
As a dynamic organization of state medical boards, the Federation will initiate and strengthen cooperation among boards, facilitate collaborative efforts between boards and other entities, develop unified policy positions and act as a trusted advocate for these positions.
Public Protection and Accountability: promoting the health, safety and welfare of the public through an interconnected system of independent state medical boards, accountable and responsive to the public.
Leadership and Service: demonstrating innovation, cooperation and responsiveness by dedicated individuals of high purpose and integrity.
Excellence: promoting and maintaining high standards of performance and a commitment to continuous improvement.