The purpose of rating doctors isn’t to denigrate them, and it isn’t a popularity contest either.
DrScore was founded to help enhance the quality of medical care in the United States. Sure, DrScore ratings could be used to find a good doctor, but there are so many good doctors that I’m not sure doctor rating is really going to help much for finding a good one. Yes, rating doctors online can be a way for patients to vent. But most of the time patients love their doctors, and if there were a major problem with a doctor visit, the right thing to do is to contact the state medical society.
The primary purpose of an online rating site like DrScore is to help patients give their doctors valuable feedback. Every single rating is valuable, letting the doctor know what he or she is doing well and what he or she can do better. Doctor ratings help doctors do what they want to do most: to give their patients an outstanding medical experience at each and every visit. Public ratings have the added benefit of letting the public see the level of care physicians are providing —something that, in general, physicians should be quite proud of.