Online reviews have become the basis of how many people make decisions. They look to reviews to decide what restaurant they want to go to, if a movie is worth seeing, and what doctor to choose. But are online reviews the best method to make decisions, especially when it comes to deciding on a physician? With anyone being able to post reviews online, no way to determine what factors lead to the review and whether or not they are reputable, online reviews may not be the best way to determine if a doctor is right for you.
Physician online reviews are commonly found to be unreliable due to a few factors:
Online reviews for physicians may contain inaccurate information, one point of view, and items that have nothing to do with the competency of the doctor you are looking up. There are many factors that make a good physician and while online reviews are convenient, they may not be the most reliable representation to support your physician decision.