ALL DOCTORS THIS SITE : removing positive ratings at discretion ...this is an evil website, I am going to pursue a lawsuit

I have had 2 people write negative reviews, one was a pedophile who had been reported to CPS for sexually abusing his 9 yr old daughter, and one was a christian parent who objects to movies I show at schools as a counselor ( this is not my curriculum and HAS NOTHING to do with my practice privately). Neither of these have been removed..and yet, every person I asked to write a positive review- and I have many many satisfied clients in my practice- all were removed. This is so biased and I also hope illegal. The responses were NOT the same IP addresses and they were removed arbitrarily by the site. My lawyer is going to take a look.

Who ever runs this site is evil, that's all I can say. I have been working for over 20 years with children and I a caring compassionate and effective professional. To let two people like the ones I mentioned post revenge reviews and then NOT ALLOW others to post in my defense is reprehensible, so destructive and designed to ruin reputation. It serves no other purpose. I don't know how you sleep at night, whoever you are. I cant even get back in on my own name- the system wont allow me.

TO ARBITRARILY REMOVE POSITIVE RATINGS w UNRELATED IP ADDRESSES MAKES THIS SITE LIABLE TO BEING SUED FOR DEFAMATION AND DISCRIMINATION. please respond if wish to take part in a joint suit

Are you complaining of the

Are you complaining of the arbitrary removal of positive ratings or the allowance of negative ones?

I don't think there's anything in law which requires a site host to maintain any specific content. As far as negative ratings by parties not related to your practice, to the extent that they are libelous, you may have a cause of action against those who submitted them.

Is this comment for real? Is

Is this comment for real? Is this person a real MD? lol. Okay...

Evil Website? Perhaps that's

Evil Website? Perhaps that's why John sold it? Puzzled

"and yet, every person I

"and yet, every person I asked to write a positive review"

So...you "ask" your patients to write positive reviews? Before or after treatment?

that is not the purpose for this site...stacking ratings to improve business? Thats what medicine has come down to?

BTW...calling someone "evil" might come back and haunt you...

Considering the many threads

Considering the many threads in which patients complain that negative ratings are removed, it may be that this doctor is barking up the wrong tree.

As a consumer/patient; I look

As a consumer/patient; I look for comments both good and bad. However, I want honesty. If positive comments are removed, it compromises my ability to make an informed decision. I want it all... the good, the bad, and the "ugly". So I would advise any and all professionals/physicians to please comment or respond to any negative posts. Let "us" (the perspective new patients) know the truth. We need to know. I think if a provider is caring enough to tell us the truth; then he/she should be given the benefit of the doubt and heard. With all of the review sites available, rarely have I found a provider willing to take the time to defend themselves. Please do this... I want the whole story and all of the facts. I want to know that my doctors/dentists/counselors/therapists/teachers/etc. is caring,aware, and willing to right any misconceptions for their practice. SO TO ALL PROFESSIONALS: TELL US THE TRUTH AND STAND UP FOR YOURSELVES. If you find a negative post that is inaccurate on any site; comment on it and tell us your side of events. If you take the time to share... we will listen.

Riiiight. Because doctors are

Riiiight.

Because doctors are always scrupulous and hold the stone tablets with The Truth inscribed on them.

MicOnTheNorthShore wrote: Are

MicOnTheNorthShore wrote:

Are you complaining of the arbitrary removal of positive ratings or the allowance of negative ones?

I don't think there's anything in law which requires a site host to maintain any specific content. As far as negative ratings by parties not related to your practice, to the extent that they are libelous, you may have a cause of action against those who submitted them.

The doctor/patient relationship has changed drastically over the past decade and now with Obama Care, relationships with medical professionals have been damaged to its core. I find it hard to believe that positive ratings would be removed from a rating site. Asking patients to submit positive ratings is beyond comprehension. If a physician cares about their patients, shows compassion and empathy, takes the time necessary with their patients - then I don't believe there would be any 'negatives' to complain about. Unless, you suspect the practitioner down the road is trying to up his/her game by monopolizing the clientele in your area. Seriously, if your patients like, trust and respect you - you'll see that in the ratings and with the patients that keep coming back.

GOOD DOCTORS BE AWARE: I

GOOD DOCTORS BE AWARE: I have a new doctor due to the new Healthcare Reform. I've only seen my doctor once, so I can't fairly comment on whether I'd be happy to stay with her. I am now in search of 'another new' doctor due to the office/nursing staff. They are rude, dismissive and bungle the most common of patient requests; requesting prescription refills and medical record transfers. I don't know how many nurses answer calls for my current doctor or other doctors within the same clinic - but I know they are either under-staffed or just plain incompetent. I've never gotten the same nurse twice about one issue. It doesn't appear that they document anything or communicate with each other. You start with one nurse, (no progress) - then on to another nurse starting over with your initial request. Then, on to yet another nurse who knows not of what you speak!

That is no way to run a clinic. I wonder if my current doctor will know that's why I'm leaving. ATTENTION CLINIC NURSES! You are the front line professionals that can make or break your employers practice. If the physician is within a hospital environment, you are the front line for the hospital too. I will be contacting the Administrators of the clinic and hospital to let them know there is a major communication gap within my current docs office.

It's the domino effect. It's not always the doctor that drives patients away.

truthdoes49 wrote: The

truthdoes49 wrote:

The doctor/patient relationship has changed drastically over the past decade and now with Obama Care, relationships with medical professionals have been damaged to its core. I find it hard to believe that positive ratings would be removed from a rating site. Asking patients to submit positive ratings is beyond comprehension. If a physician cares about their patients, shows compassion and empathy, takes the time necessary with their patients - then I don't believe there would be any 'negatives' to complain about. Unless, you suspect the practitioner down the road is trying to up his/her game by monopolizing the clientele in your area. Seriously, if your patients like, trust and respect you - you'll see that in the ratings and with the patients that keep coming back.

Since the 1980s, consumers have become more aware of choice, and their ability and right to speak up. The advent of the Internet into the public sphere in 1995 furthered that. We're a consumer-oriented society, placing more value in what we can today over relationships.

I've read many a negative rating in which the patient complains of their physician not in terms of the actual care given, but more so with regard to a seeming lack of bedside manner expected. If I were a physician experiencing such ratings in spite of giving good care, I might, too, consider asking patients to rate me.

As for positive ratings being removed, perhaps that has something to do with reputation management firms acting for the competition.

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