How reliable are websites that post physician ratings?


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  1. Robert Nicholson

    I commend you on a fair an balanced article. One of my business partners was a co-founder of RateMDs.com, and I am very familiar with the behind the scenes operation. I can tell you that there was a major effort made to make the site as fair and useful as possible. On one occasion, RateMDs actually cooperated with other rating sites to block a small group of doctors who were submitting positive ratings for themselves, and bad ratings for their competitors.

    RateMDs, like other rating sites, uses a variety of tools to try to block “fake” ratings, whether positive or negative… but even then, I think people are well advised to take the ratings with a grain of salt, and consider them just one factor in choosing a doctor.

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