Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Anonymity of raters robs doctors of the right of reply
As a doctor who has been rated on this website, I really feel that anonymity of those who rate us robs us of the right of reply
I have only had one bad rating (out of 30). The rater stated I "don't listen and seem only interested in money"
Fortunately I know who this patient is, as he is the only one I've knowingly had issues with for years, and he posted his rating on the same day
I had seen him several times over a period of seven years, and he has never paid any of his accounts. When he booked to see me yet again, I called him up and requested that if he wanted to still see me, to pay his outstanding accounts, and also pay up-front for his pending attendance. He hung up on me, and did not attend that day.
I was able to state all this in the "see responses" section (does anyone ever click on and read these?)
How many other doctors have had similar experiences, but are never able to identify the patient involved so that they can explain their side of the story?
To this end I also feel that a doctor's response should also be given equal prominence as the accusation, and not be hidden unless you click on it
In the justice system, those who are accused have the right to identify their accuser, and state their defence for all to hear.
Why should RateMds be any different?