The Chicago Tribune, November 28, 2011
It has been little more than a month since Illinois began posting online profiles of the state's physicians, and judging by traffic, public appetite for the information is strong ? even though some profiles are missing crucial information. Since going live in mid-October on the website of the state Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, idfpr.com, the physician profiles have generated more than 750,000 hits. Nearly 85% of all doctors and chiropractors with active Illinois licenses have signed off on their public information, which must include whether they were fired, convicted of a felony or class A misdemeanor, or forced to make a malpractice payment within the past five years.