There are over 90+ doctor review websites where anyone can write anything about a doctor. Over 90% of these review websites require no verification that the person writing the review is an actual patient of the doctor. Watch these videos and see how easy it is to write a review about a doctor and remain completely anonymous.
Patient Review: Vitals.com
Writing an online patient review on vitals.com does not require the person to give their real name. In fact, patient reviews do not require any type of doctor verification what so ever. Simply fill in the fields, click on the doctor rating stars, write a comment about the doctor and submit the online patient review. The doctor review is immediately posted to the doctor's profile without any doctor verification. There is no way to tell if a patient review on vitals.com is authentic or a fake doctor review.
Patient Review: Healthgrades.com
Writing an online patient review on healthgrades.com does not require the person to give their real name. They do ask for an email address and use this to verify that you are in fact the person posting the doctor review. But what they don't know is if the person writing a patient review was an actual patient of the doctor. The doctor review is posted after you click the link in your email and then posted to the doctor's profile without any doctor verification. There is no way to tell if a patient review on healthgrades.com is authentic or a fake doctor review.
Patient Review: RateMDs.com
When you write an online patient review on ratemds.com the website does not require the person to submit their real name or email. In fact, you can actually click the "skip" button and not have to enter any personal information. To immediately post a doctor review, simply click on the stars, write a comment about the doctor and submit as an online patient review. There is no way that a reader or the doctor being reviewed knows if you are an actual patient or just writing a fake doctor review.
Patient Review: RealSelf.com
When you write an online patient review on realself.com.com you can add the cost and date of the treatment as well as photos. Patient reviews require a star rating of the doctor as well as comments about the experience. When you're done with your doctor review you must "certify" you are a real patient of the doctor by checking a box. Then you have to register with realself just as user not as a patient and then a few hours later your patient review is posted. There is no real way to know if the online patient reviews are verified to be from real patients of the doctor.