Massachusetts Medical Society: Resources for Starting a Practice in Massachusetts

Resources for Starting a Practice in Massachusetts

Medical Licenses

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Boston Field Division 

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Drug Control Program
Controlled Substances Registration

Business Licenses

Massachusetts Office of Business Development

Small Business Administration

SBA Loans: Overview

Massachusetts SBA District Office

Federal Identification Numbers

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Internal Revenue Service

Health Plans




Massachusetts Uniform Credentialing


Physicians Insurance Agency of Massachusetts (PIAM)

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As a benefit of MMS membership, the Physician Practice Resource Center is available to address practice or employment questions and concerns. Examples of issues: licensure, credentialing, telehealth, practice management, opening a practice, closing a practice, medical records, payment issues.

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Tel: 800-322-2303 ext. 7702


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Physician Health Services

PHS provides confidential consultation and support to physicians, residents, and medical students facing concerns related to: alcoholism, substance abuse, behavioral or mental health issues and physical illness. 

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