This morning I got an email from one of my readers – it’s subject was:-
And it asked, “Can you provide me with a list of other specialists at this time?”
Quite an assignment!
This is how I answered it.
You can see this email in full by using this link.
(I would put the whole email on this page but one of the weaknesses of WordPress is that this is quite difficult if not virtually impossible to do satisfactorily.)
If any credence is to be given to three ratings on the RateMDs.com website, Dr Tingate isn’t a helpful GP at all despite having a website and an email address and an email form.
As at today the RateMDs.com website has 56 specialisations on it.
And it seems to that more are being added all the time. (I’ve only just noticed that one of these is “Optometrists” and I’m sure this has only been added fairly recently.)
Some of these specialisations seem a bit odd to us Australians as RateMDs is based in Toronto, Canada, and Canadian specialisations appear to be slightly different to ours. If in doubt you can always search a specialisation on Wikipedia.
Despite these slight variations, one of the great things about this website is that if one is looking for a practitioner in one of these specialisations you can call up a list of those with RateMDs ratings in just a few seconds – a list which puts the names of the practitioners in order, to a certain extent, of those with the most ratings and then those with the best ratings. Of course this list is only going to have the names of a very small percentage of the Sydney doctors who may practice in a particular specialty – but it may help you to see one or two good ones and to avoid wasting your time with one or two who are not so good.
For those who want to know how to do this, I’ve set it out here. If you need further assistance, don’t hesitate to email me.
By the way, I could just about write a book on the bad experiences I’ve personally had with 5 or 6 optometrists, but, to a certain extent I’ve held back because I couldn’t put ratings on them up on the RateMDs.com website – although I have written a fair bit about my experiences Jim Kokkinakis and Gavin Boneham. Perhaps the fact that there is now an “Optometrist” specialisation on the RateMDs.com website will change things.
One 10 out of 10 rating for on the RateMDs.com website – somewhat “wishy washy.”
Has a website and an email address.
Details of Dr Diwan can be seen on www.spineservice.com.au and he can be contacted using email@example.com.
Claims all sorts of qualifications, but if the three ratings on him on the the RateMDs.com website are to be believed at all, patients who use him have extremely disappointing experiences these days. But his patients can’t do a damn thing about it because he works for the NSW government.
Details on Dr Pike on the Sydney Adventist Hospital’s website.
It is strongly recommended that anyone thinking of seeing her read the rating on her on the RateMDs.com website first.
No website or email address for her found.
Dr Norris ads seem to be everywhere lately.
It is strongly recommended that anyone thinking of seeing him read the ratings on him on the RateMDs.com website first.
Has one 10 out of 10 rating on the RateMDs.com website.
Has an email address for his patients – firstname.lastname@example.org
Details on the website of the Mater Hospital, Rocklands Road, North Sydney.
An email just sent to Dr Hughes.
A really bad comment on Dr McVeagh – to go with the, now, sixteen 2 out of 10 ratings on her on the RateMDs.com website. (RateMDs.com doesn’t allow 0 out of 10 ratings.)
See Dr Patricia McVeagh Paediatrician