The vast majority of doctors in California have clean records. But about 500 — less than half a percent — don't. They're on probation with the Medical Board of California for wrongdoing that often entails substance abuse, gross negligence, overprescribing or fondling their patients. A smattering of the cases involves poor record-keeping, while others entail criminal convictions.
Whatever the cause, there's a good chance their patients have no idea. Though the information