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How to know if your doctor is licensed

If you're wondering whether there is a way to make certain that your doctor's training is adequate and he or she is licensed in Kentucky, there is.

The state Board of Medical Licensure is charged with ensuring that your physician has met the appropriate qualifications and standards. It also investigates complaints and takes disciplinary action when violations occur.

In addition to regulating doctors, the board is responsible for regulating qualified physician's assistants, athletic trainers, surgical assistants and acupuncturists practicing in the state.

Patients can check on the board's Web site, http://kbml.ky.gov/, to see whether any of these health care providers are licensed.

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