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Physician and Surgeon
Kathie Lueke, Program Manager

Medical & Specialized Health Section

PLEASE NOTE FEE CHANGE: The fee for a physician license is $300, as of 8/30/08. Please submit the exact fee.

A Physician and Surgeon is a person who has earned the degree of M.D. (Doctor of Medicine). Physicians and Surgeons are qualified in the diagnosis or treatment of diseases, ailments, pain, deformity, or any physical or mental condition or injury of human beings. They can prescribe and furnish medicine for these conditions, or treat the conditions with surgery.

Physicians and Surgeons are authorized to practice medicine and surgery as defined by Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-2024. Anyone practicing medicine and surgery in this state and not specially excepted by Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-2025  must be licensed in Nebraska as either a Physician (M.D. – Doctor of Medicine) or as an Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon (D.O. – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine).

Physicians and surgeons are licensed by either "examination" or "reciprocity". These terms are specific to this state, so please read the definitions of each at Examinations.

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