Do you have a doctor you love to go see, because they make the experience better? Maybe your doctor gives you practical advice or they just go the extra mile for your care. On the flip side, have you ever seen a doctor who had terrible bedside manners or treated you poorly? Or, perhaps you’re looking for a new doctor in your area, but you’d like to know if they have a good reputation first. No problem!
Dr. Score is a Web site that can help you find a doctor and it allows you to leave feedback for your doctor. (Unfortunately, at this time, this Web site is for doctors in the U.S. only).
I have to confess. I’ve had plenty of bad experiences with doctors and nurse practitioners and it would have been nice to be able to leave feedback in those situations so that I could share my experience with others and maybe prevent them from having to go through the same things I did.
If you’re looking for a doctor near you, try the Find a Doctor section. You can enter your information into the form (state, city and zip code) and specify which specialty you’re looking for. You can also check the box above the Search button to search only for doctors who have been rated.
A list of doctors that meet your criteria will then pop up. They will be listed by name in a table format. The table headings are: Name, Practice, Address, Specialty and Rating. Select a doctor from the list and you’ll be taken to their Web page. Now, under the Name heading, you’ll notice that some of the doctors have a second button (the first one is Rate My Doctor). The second button denotes that they are a Castle Connolly Top Doctor. If you click on it, you’ll be taken to their page on the Castle Connolly Web site.
I have to admit, I was very surprised by how many doctors were rated in my area. There were five pages of listings!
If you want to score your doctor, click on the Score button at the top of the page. Next, fill out as much of the information on the form as you can and click on Search. When the doctor list comes up, click on the Rate My Doctor button under your physician’s name. Then just fill out the form. There’s a one to 10 scale and a comment box for you to fill out on the first page. You’ll then be able to take a survey for your doctor. Simply go through it and fill out everything the best you can until you’re finished.
If you can’t find your doctor, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Missing Physician link. That will give you a form to fill out and you can then submit it to have your doctor added to the list.
This is a great tool that provides your community with information about the doctors in your area. Check it out!