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Contact Points for Filing Medical Complaints

by Edward Leigh, Patient Communications Expert
August 04, 2017

Question: Whom should I contact if I need to file a medical complaint?

Answer: Thank you for writing.

To file a complaint about a healthcare organization, such as a hospital (such as issues with unsafe conditions or other such concerns) contact your State department of health services. This is a list of state health departments:

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/international/relres.html

To file a complaint about your doctor (like unprofessional conduct, incompetent practice, or licensing questions), contact your State medical board.

http://consumersunion.org/research/links-to-state-medical-boards/

Thank you again for writing.

Edward Leigh, MA, focuses on helping patients and healthcare professionals effectively communicate with each other. Excellent communication skills dramatically enhance patient satisfaction and safety. He presents high-energy and informative programs for hospitals, healthcare associations, medical practices, government organizations and universities. He is also an in-demand consultant and coach. He has a master’s degree in health education.

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