There are millions of searches each month for phrases such as ‘doctor reviews’, ‘md reviews’, and ‘patient reviews.’ Over the past couple of years the online doctor review industry is has been on a tear. New sites are popping up and patients seem to love the concept. Now they can research procedures and doctors all from their laptop or ipad. The problem is there isn’t any control over the content that is being published in the reviews of doctors.
In an article today The American Medical Association tells of a Minnesota neurologist who took legal action against on online defamer. There is nothing new in this instance but this type of case is becoming more frequent as more and more people look to the web to vent their displeasure.
So what can a doctor do?
Well the article doesn’t give a lot of help but one thing is for sure that a doctor will want to keep tabs on exactly what is being said about him or her online. The easiest way to do this is to sign up for a patient reviews tracking tracking service and then stay up to date on the latest news on patient reviews of doctors such as tracking reviews on Yelp, managing your Online Reputation, Using “Get My Reviews”, keeping an eye on On-Line Comments: A Two Edged Sword and how to
Be Proactive About Your On-Line Reputation