The practice of medicine has been around since the beginning of time, and no matter the culture, time period of method of work, those who take care of the sick are almost always viewed as among the most respected and admired members of any community. However with the advent of the Internet, doctors are being held to a higher standard than ever.
Since the World Wide Web connected the planet and began actively playing a role in the daily lives of individuals everywhere, information of all sorts has been more readily available to anyone who seeks it than ever before. And when it comes to something like a doctor review, it is information that wasn’t always there.
The Internet encompasses everything. For every niche there is a website devoted to it. For every question there is someone who already asked it and someone who already provided an answer. For every topic, someone has already gathered the research. In short, the Internet has tied together nearly all the information in the world and brought it to one location, where it can be easily accessed by anyone who seeks it out. But it has also opened up the doors to the type of insight that simply didn’t exist before the whole world was online: The online review.
Film and food critics and the like have reviewed their subjects anonymously for years. Catching someone when they are unaware that they are being reviewed allows one to see someone in their true light, performing how you could expect them to perform if they were doing so for you. Yet when it comes time to make certain choices in one’s own life, there wasn’t always an anonymous assessment such as an Internet doctor review.
The World Wide Web allows any patient to be a critic …