Why We Should Be Thanking our Healthcare Workers
In the United States, the healthcare system employs more than 18 million people. These doctors, nurses, and first responders are on the front lines in the fight against disease, injury, disability, and death. They touch countless lives throughout their careers and are there for some of the best—and worst—moments of our lives.
By itself, healthcare is already a stressful profession. And by now, you're probably also aware of the toll the COVID-19 pandemic is taking on healthcare workers. That's why it's so important to say thank you to medical staff and show that we are grateful for their care. Without these dedicated individuals, our health, and the health of our families and communities, is at risk.
Tips for Leaving a Great Doctor Review
From restaurants to hotels to online purchases, people are increasingly turning to review websites to guide their decision-making. Doctor ratings and reviews are no exception. In fact, according to a recent survey, 70% of patients rely on online reviews, like those on Healthgrades.com, to help them select a healthcare provider.
Why You Can Trust Healthgrades Reviews
Along with comprehensive data about a doctor's qualifications, it's important to know what real patients say about their experiences with a provider. That's why Healthgrades takes a series of steps to protect the quality and integrity of our patient reviews.
- We monitor all reviews to ensure they comply with our guidelines and don't include personal information, profanity, libel, defamation, harassment, obscenity or fraud.
- All reviews are confirmed and audited before publication, and community members have the ability to flag inappropriate content for further review by our team.
- Doctors cannot pay for good reviews, nor can they pay to have negative reviews removed.
- Any reviews that are deemed fraudulent or violate our guidelines will be removed immediately.
Patients say reviews are one of the key factors they consider when choosing a doctor, and doctors say fair reviews help them improve patient experience. By providing a trustworthy and transparent review process, Healthgrades empowers patients and providers alike to achieve better care.
Doctor reviews on Healthgrades
Each year, more than half of Americans who go to a doctor visit Healthgrades. Just as patient ratings and reviews may have helped you find a provider, your constructive feedback helps millions of Healthgrades users like you in their own searches.
It only takes a few minutes to tell the Healthgrades community about your experience with a doctor. Even by simply answering the only required question — “How likely are you to recommend this provider?“ — you can help guide fellow patients toward the right care for them and their families.
Need help getting started? Below are some tips for writing an effective review.
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Guidelines to writing an effective review
- Don't post content that is libelous, defamatory, harassing, threatening, or inflammatory.
- Don't use obscenities, profanity, or express intolerance for others on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
- Don't post content that is obscene or lewd.
- Don't post misleading, deceptive or fraudulent content.
- Don't post content that contains personal information including phone numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses, full name, or other personal information.
- Don't impersonate other people or organizations, or pretend to be someone or something you are not.
- Don't engage in name-calling or personal attacks.
- Don't post content that mentions or endorses specific brands including pharmaceuticals.
- Don't post content mentioning legal matters or proceedings.
- If your review is rejected for violating our business or privacy rules, you can submit a new review.