Some doctors are totally disgusted with the profusion of online doctor rating websites. I understand why they feel that way. As great a career as medicine is, it seems horrible to have to worry about online doctor ratings on top of the years of training, the continuing commitment to ongoing medical education, the trials and tribulations of running an office, and the stresses of caring for sick patients.
Are online doctor rating websites like DrScore.com the bows for patients’ arrows at doctors? That’s not the way I think of it. DrScore is more of a vase to display to the flowers that patients give the doctors that they appreciate. The vast, vast majority of patients love their doctors, and online rating is way to make those patients visible. When doctors see the esteem they are held in by patients, I think it will help doctors renew their commitment to giving patients great medical care.
Doctor’s Day is coming March 30. Give your doctors some flowers for their vase by rating them online at DrScore.com.