Dr Terry Polevoy, a Kitchener physician admits to signing up with a fake account

RateMDs.com has caught on like wildfire in Canada over the last six months — it now features ratings of over 38,000 Canadian physicians, a nearly 50-fold increase over the 800 doctors rated on the site last fall. Patients love it, most physicians despise it. Last month one Ontario doctor decided to do something about it.

London, ON, family physician Dr Keith Thompson grew more and more irate as the site grew and so too did the number of comments made about him and his colleagues — many of them positive, but also some that were untrue and damaging. In early April, after his requests for changes to the site’s owners were rebuffed (he’d asked them to eliminate anonymous ratings and com-ments)  read More

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