Here is a list that can help you determine the credentials of your anesthesiologist. Find out if he is licensed to practice in your state. Is he board eligible/board certified to practice anesthesia? Also how well did your medical facility do during its last accreditation inspection? It's all here.
State Medical License Boards Is your physician licensed to practice in your state? Has he/she ever been disciplined by the state medical license board? Find out here.
ABMS.org Find out if your physician is board eligible/board certified in his field. Free registration required.
The Joint Commission The independent not-for-profit organization that certifies and accredits medical facilities in this country. If your hospital or surgery center has trouble getting accredited by the Joint Commission, watch out.
Quality Check The Joint Commission's web site for checking out how well medical facilities in your area fared on their last inspection.
HospitalCompare Hospital ratings from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.