New Canadian Doctor Rating Site


MikeyDB
#31
Most recently I underwent minor surgery to have a polyp removed from my groin. I have had multiple infections necessitating several regimens of antibiotics to take the swelling down and relieve pressure from the puss formed. I have been having this problem now for three months and although multiple visits to the doctor, have only just gotten a modicum of relief through this surgery. When a doctor becomes a businessman and doctors form real estate groups buying up buildings and setting up group practices with money and earnings as the bottom line as opposed to anything resembling the Hipocratic oath....

In Canada, the age of the GP is nearly gone with specialization being the key to Canadian assembly-line medicine as seen at "urgent care" and "walk-in-clinics". This is symptomatic of a malaise that is sweeping all professional disciplines. Money is the new god and doctors are faithful in their worship.
 
Curiosity
#32
Hi Mikey that doesn't sound like the activist you are

Have you asked your primary care guy's office for a referral to a specialist?

If not do so - either they will pay more attention

or

They will refer you to a specialist who will take care of the problem

or

You will find another doc who WILL

I take it you politely acquiesce with their agenda and leave..... no way man.... speak up.... get on the phone and give them some Curiosity attitude. Nobody needs to have an infection cruising around in your systems.... sounds like a bad staph.... get on their case...
 
mcrawford
#33
There is nothing more valuable than a REAL persons opinion or review of something - doctors included.

No medical association is going to give a BAD or negative review of anything... they always take care of themselves and each other (doctors).

These types of sites provide blunt opinions, both good and bad.

Call up the ontario college of physicians and you won't hear anything but great things about doctors... they are dishonest like that.

How can any doctor (or any professional) be great all the time!?
 
Kreskin
#34
How do you know that anyone who posts a review even saw the doctor, and how would a doctor protect his/her reputation from someone doing that?
 
mcrawford
#35
Quote: Originally Posted by ZanView Post

That's correct Tonnington, the College of Physicians and Surgeons in whatever region you're in will accept and investigate all such complaints..

The www.RateMyMD.ca (external - login to view) site has doctors broken down by province.

Each provinces page has a link to the "File A Complaint" page which takes you to the respective College Of Physicians And Surgeons complaint filing process.

That's where you file an actual complaint.
 
Zzarchov
#36
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

How do you know that anyone who posts a review even saw the doctor, and how would a doctor protect his/her reputation from someone doing that?

How do you know anything on Rotten Tomatoes posted is actually by people who saw the doctor?

How do you know good things posted aren't posted by the Doctors themselves?

In the end, if you don't value the style of opinion, don't use it.

But I think the earlier comment about their not being fair rating systems of doctors is true. If it were fair, then how come you can't call and ask for a list of below average doctors to avoid?

Even if they are all stellar their should be below average just by the nature of the concept of an average.

But you can't get a list like that can you?
 
TenPenny
#37
There actually is a movement afoot on the part of some doctors to have a similar patient rating site - so they can post the names and addresses of patients, with comments like, 'refuses to wash before appointments', 'steals prescription pads', 'whines a lot but refuses to do anything for themselves', 'always misses appointments', etc.

That way, everybody can see if you'd be an acceptable patient or not, before they decide to see you. I think it's a great idea.
 
Tonington
#38
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

There actually is a movement afoot on the part of some doctors to have a similar patient rating site - so they can post the names and addresses of patients, with comments like, 'refuses to wash before appointments', 'steals prescription pads', 'whines a lot but refuses to do anything for themselves', 'always misses appointments', etc.

That way, everybody can see if you'd be an acceptable patient or not, before they decide to see you. I think it's a great idea.

Ahahah, that's hilarious. I concur, great idea.

I wonder how that fits with Doctor-Patient ethics?
 
Kreskin
#39
Quote: Originally Posted by ZzarchovView Post

How do you know anything on Rotten Tomatoes posted is actually by people who saw the doctor?

How do you know good things posted aren't posted by the Doctors themselves?

In the end, if you don't value the style of opinion, don't use it.

But I think the earlier comment about their not being fair rating systems of doctors is true. If it were fair, then how come you can't call and ask for a list of below average doctors to avoid?

Even if they are all stellar their should be below average just by the nature of the concept of an average.

But you can't get a list like that can you?

You're right, a bad doctor could give himself high ratings and give his competent counterparts bad ratings. In other words, the ratings and comments ain't worth a red nickle.

You can see a doctor and determine just how good or bad he/she is. It doesn't cost anything. Or you can ask a friend who you know, rather than take the advice of some unknown leaving doctor ratings.
 
tracy
#40
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

There actually is a movement afoot on the part of some doctors to have a similar patient rating site - so they can post the names and addresses of patients, with comments like, 'refuses to wash before appointments', 'steals prescription pads', 'whines a lot but refuses to do anything for themselves', 'always misses appointments', etc.

That way, everybody can see if you'd be an acceptable patient or not, before they decide to see you. I think it's a great idea.

Ha! Wouldn't that be nice! Not that it will ever happen... I've been in the same area long enough to see some repeat patients and word does get out pretty quick about those who are difficult to handle.
 
karrie
#41
One of my biggest things is, if I need to be told to smarten the hell up and lose some weight, or I need to be told to stop drinking coffee because it's hurting me. If I need to be told that my steady drinking is not okay, or need a firm voice of reason to explain that I'm a moron for smoking, then I really don't want my doc *****footing around the issue for fear of being written up later as rude. People sometimes need to be told to smarten the heck up.... that the things they're doing are not okay.

Too many people out there get nothing but sugar coating from the people around them, and grow to expect it.
 
Kreskin
#42
Have you seen this one?
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karrie
#43
well what guy wouldn't give great kudos for that hey?
 
Kreskin
#44
Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

well what guy wouldn't give great kudos for that hey?

Isn't that one weird? I didn't know women had those kind of personal health issues. Learn something every day.
 
karrie
#45
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

Isn't that one weird? I didn't know women had those kind of personal health issues. Learn something every day.

I don't know if that's what docs call it, but yeah, plenty of women have that issue. Unlike men though, we can buy stuff at the drug store without a prescription that will make intercourse possible regardless of dysfunction. It just doesn't help make it enjoyable.
 
Tonington
#46
Erect nipple dysfunction perhaps? Maybe he's a plastic surgeon.
 
karrie
#47
erectile nipple disfunction. lol.
 
Zzarchov
#48
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

You're right, a bad doctor could give himself high ratings and give his competent counterparts bad ratings. In other words, the ratings and comments ain't worth a red nickle.

You can see a doctor and determine just how good or bad he/she is. It doesn't cost anything. Or you can ask a friend who you know, rather than take the advice of some unknown leaving doctor ratings.

1.) Going to see a doctor won't tell you anything until they almost (or suceed) in killing you.

2.) You are assuming your friend isnt' also biased. I mean, that is the whole reason against this.

3.) In the end, a majority of sites like this work to within pretty accurate results if they get enough people involved. The idea of scrapping all online rating sites is kinda silly. If you don't mean scrap them all, what gives doctors and their reputations so much more sway than accountants, movie directors, actors, mechanics, contractors and everyone else who depends on a good reputation to survive?

4.) If you don't like it, don't use it.
 
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