If you’ve been among the practice managers and physicians ignoring the ‘fad’ of physician ratings sites, hoping they’ll just fade away eventually, there’s bad news for you in last month’s JAMA: more people than ever are aware of the existence of physician ratings sites.  And more people than ever are using them.

As has long been the trend, though, patients aren’t flooding sites with rants of disgruntlement; positive views continue to heavily outweigh negative ones.

The most important take-away from this new research?  If you haven’t started taking control of your listings on ratings sites, the time to act is now.  Hiding won’t help … and taking charge is easy, once you learn a few key steps.

Interested in learning more about online reputation management?  I will be publishing a new Management Rx ebook on this subject in the next few weeks.  To be notified (and take advantage of free review copies if you’re interested), sign up here:

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