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Look Up a Medical License

Medical licenses for physicians (MDs, DOs) and other health professionals are issued and regulated by the state of Michigan. Find information about verifying licensure, disciplinary actions, and filing a complaint against a licensed health professional.

Difference Between Physicians & Other Health Professionals

The MSMS-MOA Scope of Practice Guidebook clarifies the legal parameters, or “scope,” that Michigan physicians and other health professionals can practice within. It also clearly articulates the differences in education and training between physicians (MD, DO) and other health professionals.

Health Insurance - Consumer Assistance

The Michigan Department of Insurance & Financial Services (DIFS) regulates all licensed insurance and financial entities in Michigan, and offers assistance to consumers.

Medicaid Consumer Information

Medicare Consumer Information

Public Health Information - State

The Michigan Dept. of Community Health (MDCH) offers information about immunizations, healthy mothers and babies, mental health services, public health outbreaks, emergency preparedness, and more.

Find Your Local Health Department

Making Decisions about Your Medical Treatment

The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), part of the US Dept. of Health & Human Services, helps people make more informed decisions about their health care through resources such as news articles, checklists, audio podcasts, videos, and more.

Health Facilities Information

The Michigan Dept. of Licensing & Regulatory (LARA) offers information about the licensing and regulation of health facilities (hospitals, clinics, medical practices, long-term care facilities, labs, etc.).

What It Takes to Become a Physician

Get the Facts about Childhood Immunizations

Talk to your health care provider and get the facts. Physicians, nurses, and educators agree -- Keep your family healthy. Get your children immunized!

End-of-Life Care Guide

This booklet was created to help physicians, patients and families -- family in the broadest sense -- deal more effectively with dying and death.