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Negative Comments About Doctors on the Internet: Name Names?
This is an issue, I have noted on several threads on this blog. Should blogs and other internet lists and sites publish negative comments about doctors presumably by their patients or former patients identifying the doctor by name? Though it is true that there is an apparent unbalance of “power” between the physician and the patient with power directed to the physician and that the patient should have the right to comment. Unfortunately, the right to comment seems may lead to injustice since the physician is limited by federal regulations (HIPAA), preventing disclosure of personal patient information, to return comments and defend their actions or outcomes.
Read the current article by Associated Press writer Lindsey Tanner titled “Docs seek gag orders to stop patients' reviews”
and express here what you think of doctors attempting to “gag” bad publicity as directed to specific named physicians. As with all of my threads on this blog, write clearly, fully and with civility but don’t name names! ..Maurice.