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A 40-year-old member asked:

what happens if you file a complaint with the american board of pediatrics?

5 doctor answers18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Complaint: The pediatric board will likely refer you to licensure board in your state. Unless the doctor lied about certification I do not believe it takes disciplinary action.
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Good question: I don't see a way to file a complaint with abp. However, if you really feel that your pediatrician has done something wrong, please start a conversation with him/her. Pediatricians are extremely interested in helping your child and can even suggest second opinions. The abp maintains specialty certification, the worst they could do was revoke certificaiton, but not a medical license to practice.
Dr. Lisa Ponce
Dr. Lisa Ponce commented
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Each state has a medical board that takes consumer complaints.
Apr 13, 2014
Dr. Joel Steckelman
Specializes in Pediatrics
they would be better off filing with the state or county med society
Apr 29, 2014
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Not much: The abp is a certifying agency not a regulatory one and is not generally held in high regard by practicing pediatricians.
Dr. Nayyara Dawood
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Complaint with ABP: They will look into the issue and direct it to the right agency depending on your complaint. The medical Boards of the states are the licensing agencies and are in charge of complaints and licensing the physicians
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
You might get a faster response going to the clinic where the care was received or the hospital if care was inpatient.
Nov 16, 2014
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
ABP Does not deal: American Board of Pediatrics is not a lecencing body or one who has any authority tio regulate and police its dilomates.It is a organization who provides certificates for competence of the Pediatrician All complaints have to go to licencing Boards of the state you live in

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