The 7-Stages of RateMD
I came across this and figured I'd share it here
The Seven Stages of RateMDs:
1 - Shock and Denial
"I can't believe my doctor could be so wrong about my diagnosis. After all, when I search on Google, I find other conditions not nearly so bad that I'm sure I have. I'm going to go post a negative review about my horrible doctor who is so wrong!!"
2 - Pain
"It really hurts me that my doctor gave me such a bad diagnosis! I'm going to go post a negative review on RateMDs about how much he hurt me!"
3 - Anger
"It's all my doctor's fault that I have this terrible problem!! I'm going to go post a negative review on RateMDs about how it's all their fault!!"
4 - Bargaining
"Reading in the forums on RateMDs, lots of people there say that all doctors are wrong about everything, so they must be right and my doctor must be wrong, the internet says that there's nothing wrong with me so now I just have to "educate" my doctor about that and then everything will be fine"
5 - Depression
"My doctor wants to put me on an anti-depressant, I'm going to go post a negative review on RateMDs explaining how he just wants his magical drug company kick-back that I'm sure all doctors get every time they write a prescription"
6 - Testing and Reconstruction
"Hmm... this RateMDs place has a bunch of people who all seem to agree with me that all doctors are clueless and horrible, I'm going to spend some time there and see if I feel better about having had such a horrible doctor!"
7 - Acceptance
"Hmm... looks like my doctor was right all along... oh well, I'm having too much fun complaining about him on RateMDs so why stop now?"
If only the above wasn't so so so true...
Note: I have never personally received a negative review on this website.