This morning I received a long and detailed email from one of my readers. He claims to be an entirely unsatisfied and angry Dr Ajaka ex-patient. He says, and I quote, “It’s my new mission in life to stop people going to Cosmos”.
Consumers of health care services need to realise that adverse comments about doctors on the internet are almost certainly just the “tip of the iceberg” – that ex-patients, (and others, such as myself,) are almost certainly severely limited by the laws of defamation, and that it is often attempted to negate adverse comments with 10 out of 10 reviews that are entirely bogus.
I’m still considering what more of this email I can publish. But I’m not sure that, if prospective Dr Ajaka patients are not put off from consulting him by what’s already on the net, that they are ever going to be put off.
A 6 Aug 2013 update: Readers are telling me that Dr Farah Meher-Homji, a super star at Dr Ajaka’s Cosmos Clinic as late as 5 months ago, (the Cosmos Clinic claims to provide “cutting edge cosmetic surgery”,) is now working as a GP at the Park Family Practice in Bondi Junction!!!??? A phone call to the Park Family Practice this morning asking if Dr Meher-Homji would be in today was met with a definite “Yes”.
This lead me to sending an email to Dr Ajaka saying:-
To view this email in full, use this link.
Do I expect a response from Dr Ajaka? It depends on how upfront and honest he is. I would expect that in this day and age, doctors, (and other people and organisations,) seeking custom from the general public, who are not prepared to provide reasonable answers to reasonable emails, may be increasingly up against it.
A 17 Aug 2013 update: No response for Dr Ajaka yet. In my experience, the last thing you would expect from the Joseph Ajakas of this world is that they be up front and honest.
A 21 Oct 2013 update: No response for Dr Ajaka yet.