There are several ways to verify the status of an Iowa physician's or acupuncturist's license.
To a State Licensing Board
Verification to a U.S. medical or osteopathic licensing board is processed using VeriDoc. Go to www.veridoc.org to request the verification of your Iowa license to another licensing board. You will pay by credit card and the verification will be sent immediately to the state medical or osteopathic board. Each request will include verification of all licenses a physician has held in Iowa, e.g., resident and permanent licenses.
Please note that ALL states accept VeriDoc verifications. The board will not complete other state medical board license verification forms. The Iowa board's standard verification letter generated through VeriDoc will provide all information required by a state medical board.
The board will continue to verify manually those requests to agencies outside the U.S. For these, submit your request for verification in writing to the board with the $30 fee.
To Another Organization
Verification of a license that does not require a certified statement or letter is $15 per license. Submit a written request indicating the license that needs to be verified and where the verification is to be sent, along with the appropriate fee. Mail the request to the Iowa Board of Medicine, 400 SW 8th Street, Suite C, Des Moines, IA 50309-4686. Make checks payable to the Iowa Board of Medicine.
Find a Physician or Acupuncturist
Find a Physician or Acupuncturist is a system that allows you to access the board's database via the Internet. The information is accessible 24 hours a day, and is available by name and license number. Information on Find a Physician or Acupuncturist is updated daily and the service is free to everyone.Instructions:
- Access Online Services
- Select Phyician or Acupuncturist from the Profession drop-down list
- Enter the last name or first 2 or 3 letters of the last name and click on the "Search" button
- Choose the physician that you wish to query from the group found, and double click to open information on the selected licensee
- View licensee information
- Print (optional)