Medical Experts Riled as Doctors Try to Censor Their Patients

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Doctors across the country are forcing their patients to sign waivers giving up their right to post comments and reviews about them online, a move experts say is unethical and should be prohibited.

    Consumer-oriented Web sites like RateMDs and Vitals.com give Web users a chance to recommend and review physicians and hospitals nationwide. But some doctors now are telling their patients to censor themselves — or find another physician.

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  2. rbell

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    If a doctor pulled that stunt with me, the visit is over right then, and for poetic justice...I go tell the world about him on the very sites he wants me to avoid.

    Man, has that profession gone downhill in the last couple of decades. There's still lots of good doctors, but the creeps are multiplying like bunnies.
     
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    I wouldn't go to a doctor that said this, but it is their right to do so. They can choose to carry on a business relationship with whoever they choose. If one of the doctor's requirements of that relationship is that you don't post reviews of him/her, and you don't like that, then don't go to that doctor.
     
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    Total agreement here!

    Any MD that has that as a requirement would just make me want to dig into his past patient history and find out what he is trying to avoid being found out.

    Course the MD I regularly go to now is so great that I would never post anything but kudos to him.

    He's the kind that makes me want to shed a few pounds (recommended by him) before the next visit simply because I don't want to disappoint him, more than the benefits I get from the loss.
     

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