The Canadian RateMDs organisation 1

The RateMDs organisation is based in Toronto, Canada, but publishes ratings on it’s website on doctors in many parts of the world, including NSW. It seems that such sites are quite the thing in North America allowing ratings on all sorts of people to be published.

We considered we’d made quite a breakthrough when we discovered it 3 or 4 years ago and, despite it’s problems, still consider it extremely valuable  in one situation – that is, if you or I think we’ve had a bad experience with a doctor, our story, which may be helpful to some, can be published on it within a few hours, as an alternative to making a complaint to the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission where there are 98 chances out of 100 or more that we will be told we have nothing to complain about, often for quite bizarre reasons, and that even if our complaint leads to our story being backed up at all in one of their media releases it takes 4 or 5 years from our complaint for this to happen.

A typical example is this Media Release, dated 12 Mar 2014, where, after treatment by a Dr Colin Moore in July/August 2008, one of his patients had to be taken by ambulance to a hospital from which she was only released after 4 operations and 13 days – all admitted by Dr Moore. And we could direct you to lots of other examples.

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