The 5 Stages of Embracing Patient Reviews (for Doctors)

will-work-for-reviewsDenial

You just want them to go away… nobody reads those darn things!

Anger

You’re mad at the people who wrote bad reviews and lose some sleep trying to figure out how to get them removed from the Internet. You might have even called your lawyer.

Bargaining

You ask your happy patients to write reviews everywhere. You may even start looking for ways to game the system. (No, you can’t game the system!)

Depression

You realize few patients will actually get it done and even then, some websites won’t publish the reviews!

Acceptance

You know reviews help you grow and that some blemishes actually boost your credibility. You just need to figure out how to acquire reviews frequently and without burden to your staff.