Rating Physicians Online: USA Today has reported several websites that allow consumers to rate physicians. Consumers can fill out surveys or add comments on a doctor. Some of the sites allow physicians to create a profile informing the public of their specialization and experience.
Physicians can also respond to comments posted. Although this initially was created to help consumers in receiving the best quality of care, there has been much controversy. Since the comments are anonymous, physicians are worried their reputations may be ruined.
Source: US News and World Report: Online Ratings irk Doctors