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Unread 06-28-2011, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Post Website, Rate Doctors and Dentists.

I have found some of my past doctors that turned out not being very good after all.

Find and Rate Doctors and Dentists

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Unread 06-28-2011, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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So what would these ratings mean anyway? Since the average person is ignorant, how would the average person know how to rate a doctor or a dentist? Let's suppose some drug addict goes to a doctor expecting to get what he wants, but is turned down. That drug addict would be irritated or worse and would rate the doctor poorly. In my book, that is a good doctor. A collection of people's opinions is just that; if we don't know the people, then the collection of their opinions doesn't mean anything. The blind are leading the blind. Democracy at its worst.
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Unread 06-28-2011, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Alabama
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Some of these people rating and complaining about Drs have more to say about dirty carpets and overcrowded facilities then the quality of the Dr himself.
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Unread 06-30-2011, 09:19 PM
 
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Point being that some MDs are great and always pay attention and are always up to date ( my gyn is one), others mediocre as they are long out of school and too busy ( like our family MD -- we use the Nurse Practitioner there - very sharp) and some are just clueless (a podiatrist we used is letting the office staff be so rude, we left).

Better to rate an MD on knowledge of the ailment you went to them for. However, there should be a separate listing for an MD to have the staff rated.
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Unread 06-30-2011, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I wanted to give a low rating to my doctor, who listened to my symptoms, scheduled me for thousands of dollars in tests in his own laboratory, then changed my medication and my symptoms cleared up immediately. I tried to phone him to question the need for all those tests, and he refused to take my calls or call back.

But there is no ratings question about him that apply to that. So I had to put it in the comments.

What's the definition of helpful? I have an incurable condition, so my doctor was not helpful. Is he knowledgeable? How could I possibly know?

There are probably a hundred doctor-rating websites. The average doctor has one rating in 50 of them and none at all in the other 50. So 50 people have commented on him, but it could take days to find two or three of them.
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