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 "ACCESSING THE WISDOM OF THE AGES"
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This page is the result of a lot of time, energy and effort and contains some very important websites of agencies providing remedy should you be the victim of violations against your person or wallet. If you know of any resources that should be here, hit the contact us link just below these few words and let me know.

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Tom

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I do not maintain the information on this page is complete especially given the nature of change in privacy and credit laws. The health field also is in the state of constant flux. However, it is extensive enough for anyone wishing this type of information and certainly gives the researcher a head start. This material is from a variety of sources believed reliable and is not intended as medical, legal or financial advice. It is merely resource and information in nature.

HOW TO FIND DOCTOR'S CREDENTIALS AND COMPLAINTS AGAINST THEM:

I googled “doctor’s+credentials” (just like that) and this is a bit of what I found.

It seems the site most mentioned by articles, blogs, etc. was http://www.abms.org They are the American Board of Medical Specialists and allow up to 5 free searches a day.

The American Medical Association has two sites:

http://www.webapps.ama-assn.org/doctorfinder/home.html?apsamahg.htm
http://www.webapps.ama-assn.org/doctorfinder/html/patient.html

Their second site is geared for patients.

California has two separate resources:

  • For health privacy-related disputes regarding doctors, contact the Medical Board of California at (800) 633-2322. Web: www.medbd.ca.gov
  • Complaints about California HMOs can be filed with the Department of Managed Health Care. Phone: (888) 466-2219. Web: www.hmohelp.ca.gov.

    Other resources are in your county or state. For example, if you live in California, in addition to the above two sites, you would go to the website of the State Department of Consumer Affairs. Other states have State Boards of Registration. All states, but not all counties, have a Medical Society. Your local librarian may have a book called the Annual Book of Licensed Doctors.

    I also found sites wanting payment for searches. If you want to use them, please do. However, I won’t mention them here.

    HEALTH RESOURCES:

    HIPAA

    The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights provides extensive information on the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act, commonly known only as HIPAA. Their website: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa details the national standards for medical privacy while their site: www.hhs.gov is the starting point to get your questions answered. You must navigate to HIPAA FAQs by clicking on questions in the upper-right corner of the page and following the links to "Privacy of health information / HIPAA." Both websites load very fast and are worth the clicking.

    DHHS contact info:

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Office of Civil Rights
    200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
    Washington, D.C., 20201
    Phone: (866) 627-7748
    Web: http://www.hhs.gov

    The U.S. Department of Labor has oversight regarding privacy of medical information in the workplace. 

    Department of Labor contact info:

    U.S. Department of Labor
    200 Constitution Ave., NW
    Washington, DC 20210
    Phone: (866) 4USA-DOL (866-487-2365)
    Web: http://www.dol.gov

    The Federal Trade Commission is the agency with oversight on health information collected for:

    and

    Information on the federal Americans with Disabilities Act:

    Phone: 1-800-949-4232 or visit:

    http://www.adata.org and in the Western states: http://www.pacdbtac.org

    State medical boards:

    The best link to medical boards in the 50 states is on the American Medical Association
    website:
    www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/2645.html

    CREDIT RESOURCES:

    Equifax
    PO Box 105873
    Atlanta, GA 30348
    800-685-1111

    Experian
    PO Box 2002
    Allen, TX 75013
    Consumer Credit Questions
    888-EXPERIAN (888-397-3742)

    TransUnion
    Post Office Box 2000
    Chester, PA 19022
    (800) 888-4213

    Debit Resource:

    Debit Bureau
    http://www.debitbureau.com

    NCTDE
    Contact Information:
    P.O. Box 16788
    Irving, TX 75016
    Tel: (972) 518-0019
    Fax: (972) 580-9089

    Check Verification Companies:

    CheckRite
    (800) 766-2748
    http://www.checkrite.com/

    ChexSystems
    Consumer Relations (800) 428-9623,
    (800) 328-5121
    (regarding closed checking accounts only)
    Attn: Consumer Relations
    12005 Ford Road - Suite 600
    Dallas, TX 75234
    Fax: (214) 241-4772

    CrossCheck, Inc.
    (707) 586-0551
    (800) 552-1900
    6119 State Farm Drive
    Rohnert Park, CA 94928
    http://www.cross-check.com

    National Processing Company
    Merchant Services
    (800) 526-5380
    (502) 364-2000
    http://www.npc.net 

    TeleCheck
    (800) 366-2425
    http://www.telecheck.com

    SCAN
    www.scanassist.com
    1-800-262-7771

    Tenant Screening Services:

    National Association of Screening Agencies
    2020 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
    Washington, DC 20006
    Tel: (877) 900-NASA
    Email:
    Info@n-a-s-a.com
    http://www.n-a-s-a.com

    Accufax
    5801 East 41st Street, Suite 800
    Tulsa, OK 74135
    Tel: (800) 256-8898
    Fax: (918) 622-9453
    http://www.accufax-us.com

    The Registry, Inc.
    11140 Rockville, #1200
    Rockville, MD 20852
    Tel: (800) 999-0350
    Fax: (301) 984-7312

    The U.D. Registry, Inc.
    P.O. Box 9140
    Van Nuys, CA 91409
    Tel: (800) 321-7803
    Fax: (818) 947-4460
    http://www.udregistry.com

    IDENTITY THEFT VICTIMS - RESOLVING SPECIFIC PROBLEMS:

    http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft/con_resolv.htm

     

     

     

     

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