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Does anyone know of any good, free, online sites to find feedback on physicians?

Asked by wilma (15804 points ) June 17th, 2010

I need to make an appointment with an Orthopedic surgeon. I have a few in my area that I would like to check out. I would like honest feedback from patients and or hospital staff. Do you know of any reliable place online that I can check them out? I need to make the appointment very soon.

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ItsAHabit's avatar

You might try this site: patients.about.com/od/.../a/mdratingsreview.htm

Seaofclouds's avatar

Here are a few sites you can try. The results of your search will vary depending on if anyone has written anything about your doctor and where they wrote it. It might be easier to do a google search on your doctors name and then go from there.

HeathGrades
DrScore
RateMDs

YARNLADY's avatar

Yelp might have personal opinions on doctors, no medical information though.

wilma's avatar

Thank you all for your answers. I did check out the sites that you wrote about and got some good information.
Thank you very much!

Taciturnu's avatar

Honestly, those aren’t the best places to get information. Some people get angry that a doctor didn’t prescribe them antibiotics when they “know” they need them and give poor feedback, like the Dr. didn’t know what he/she was doing. In a week when their cold goes away, they forgot they ever wrote such a thing, and it remains on the site.

Ask your friends, check the physician’s background (credentials, complaints, etc), and make an appointment.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@Taciturnu Agree with Taciturnu. Generally, recommendations from someone you know and trust are the best bet.

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