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Doctor-rating websites offer helpful but limited advice

August 13, 2015

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Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter

Julie Corliss is the executive editor of the Harvard Heart Letter. Before working at Harvard, she was a medical writer and editor at HealthNews, a consumer newsletter affiliated with The New England Journal of Medicine. She … See Full Bio
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L. E. White
September 9, 2015

While I did realize that there are all sorts of ratings and reviews available online, I hadn’t considered that this would extend to physicians.
I appreciate the ability to learn more on any topic, but in this case, I have to wonder if there is really much value in reading through these reviews. It actually just increases the time we are spending on things that drain us. Before you spend an evening researching your doctor’s reviews, you might consider reading this article on shadow work.

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August 31, 2015

Thanks for this useful information …

Philip Louis
August 21, 2015

Thanks for sharing with us. it is really informative.

August 20, 2015


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August 19, 2015

Excellent this is so nice article tanks

August 18, 2015

The rating system presently used definitely needs a revision. Making it better and serving the purpose more precisely.

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August 15, 2015

First of all your article so nice .this article was full of information thanks

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