I just discovered a new website! www.ratemd.com It is very cool - you can see how patients feel about their doctors and if the would recommend them. There were not tons of ratings yet, but as time goes on I can see this being a very useful site. Just thought I'd share...
If you focus on the negative not only is that what you'll see, that's what you'll be.
My family doc had a score of "4.8" (14 responses). I think he's great.
My OB #1 had an overall 4.2 and the responses were all over the place. Doesn't surprise me because he's the chief at a very busy teaching hospital and his office is a total gong-show. I did like him, though.
But most importantly..... my husband has a score of "5"!! Granted it was only 2 responses, but they were glowing. (and no, I didn't write either of them!)
Its nice to the see the doctors get rated - I've had to listen to my friends and family tell me my reviews from ratemyprofessor for years now.
I just left a not so great review for a doctor we used when my dd was a newborn. He was awful and I strongly believe he was putting her through hell as long as my insurance would keep paying for it. I know three other families who had the same experience and I'm going to tell them all to leave reviews as well.
My OB got three glowing reviews and one bad review. I think mine will be somewhere in the middle. Everyone I know IRL who had her gave her a great recommendation, but I think her bedside manner leaves something to be desired.