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Medboard Matters Podcast

Can you file an anonymous complaint with the North Carolina Medical Board? The short answer is "yes", but there are some things you need to know first. In this episode of MedBoard Matters, host, Jean Fisher Brinkley talks with the Board's Complaints Manager, Shikha Sinha about the whys and the hows and covers the possible issues with trying to stay anonymous when filing a complaint against a doctor or PA.

Posted September 14, 2022 | 
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Podcast: Understanding the NCMB complaint from Oct 29, 2020

Read our complaint brochure and new insert about filing an anonymous complaint

Visit our complaint page

Read our complaint FAQs

Information on civil protection for individuals who file complaints against NCMB licensees, without malice

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Hosts and Guests

Jean Fisher Brinkley

Communications Director, North Carolina Medical Board

Jean Fisher Brinkley

Jean Fisher Brinkley is NCMB’s Communications Director, a role that involves developing and overseeing production of communications materials and strategies needed to enhance public and professional awareness and understanding of the Board and its mission. She joined NCMB in 2008, after an 11-year career in newspaper journalism, most of it dedicated to reporting on medicine, health policy and the business aspects of health care.

Brinkley earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Mills College in Oakland, CA, and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and two daughters.

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Shikha Sinha

Complaints Manager

Shikha Sinha, Complaints Manager

Shikha Sinha has worked for the North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) since 2016 and is currently the Complaints Section Manager. Prior to joining NCMB, she did statistical analysis for 9 years and then worked with HR and immigration for several years before she founded her own Home Health Care Agency.

Shikha has a BS in Biology and MSPH in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from the University of South Carolina. She has served as a member on the North Carolina Medical Board, North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force, NC Perfusionist Advisory Council, and the NC Physicians Health Program Compliance Committee.