I wrote this post up a couple months ago and today noticed that the doctor is still searchable on several websites. The first site here still shows the doctor along with a link that states some current news to a comment section of the website and supplied this video from You Tube. You can click on any of the images to view the pages on the web. Obviously she’s not going to be able to claim her profiles and update the information found on internet searches, so who does this when an MD is deceased?
The one site at least makes it known that she is dead, but perhaps an archive section could be established to separate the living from the dead? One other site shows that she sees around 25 patients a day. Below are the links from what’s on the web today, and there could be more but this was just a quick web search. BD
California Doctor In Bakersfield Gets Stuck in the Chimney and Died–Was Said to be Breaking In To Boyfriends Home
This is a strange one and I’m sure the news will pick up more on this as it develops. The story is strange in the fact that the boyfriend left and house and escaped while the break in was happening, but did he not return?
A house sitter discovered her body in the chimney a couple days later. An autopsy will be conducted and investigators say it sounds suspicious. BD
The Medical Quack: California Doctor In Bakersfield Gets Stuck in the Chimney and Died–Was Said to be Breaking In To Boyfriends Home
Another twist in this bizarre story. I'm not really surprised she hasn't been removed yet, but this particular case shows the shortcomings of some of these ratings sites.ReplyDelete
From the mail room today, posted under another article and thought it should be here too...ReplyDelete
From today's mail from an oncologist/family practice MD who had ratings fall as he began to check for insurance coverage....and he helped other oncologists with their ratings that he knows are also good doctors, but the ratings are not reflecting this...some nice pro active work with doctors helping doctors here maybe?
"These doctor rating sites suck big time! Last year, after we noticed a $208,000.00 loss of income based mostly on patients who report being insured (and not being so) or refusing to pay their copays at the time of being seen, we began to crack down with the use of Phreesia to check up on insurance status and forcing patients to pay up front any copays or deductibles owed. Instantly on some of these sites my 5-star rating declined to 3 stars. One patient recently gave me a 1-star even though he never even saw me! (He admitted to that too... ) He just complained of the wait and of my office manager, who is the sweetest person in the world. In reality, he came in late and waited about 10 minutes. He was angry at being asked to pay up-front.
The oncology group that I used to compete with had each of their doctors get a 1-star rating on the same site. I felt so bad for them that I gave them each a 5-star rating to increase their averages. If they are crazy enough to continue to work as oncologists and continue to take losses, then they need all the help that they can get."