SuggestADoctor.com is quite different from other physician review sites. Instead of a using a ratings system like most physician review sites, SuggestADoctor.com operates more as a forum for patients to leave comments about physicians.
Can practices have a listing, or is the site just for physicians? Listings are for individual physicians only.
Can physicians set up their own profiles? Physicians can add a listing for themselves if it does not already exist on the site.
Are patients required to create an account to leave a review? Patients do not need to create an account to use this site.
Is there a cost for physicians / patients to use this site? No, this site is free for physicians and patients.
How the Rating System Works
Rather than rating doctors based on a 5-star scale, users on SuggestADoctor.com leave comments about their physicians. In making comments, users are asked whether or not they would recommend the doctor. They are also asked to answer whether or not they received health services from the physician.
Users are prompted to leave comments about the care they received. In their FAQ section, they ask that patients leave reviews that are descriptive and helpful to other patients, particularly in terms of quality of service and bedside manner.
How Physicians Can Use the Site
Physicians can create accounts to list themselves or claim an existing page. Physicians can customize their profiles to add contact information, location, experience, and other information. However, they are not able to respond to patient reviews.
Handling False Reviews
SuggestAPhysician.com only publishes encouraging suggestions about physicians. They do not publish complaints. However, they do save complaints and forward them to the physician, if he or she has an account.
Popularity in Search Results
We looked at a few different metrics to determine SuggestADoctor.com’s popularity in search results. First, we looked at the Alexa Score. The Alexa Score is a ranking of the most popular and highly-visited websites, based on the amount of traffic the site has. According to the Alexa marketing service, SuggestADoctor.com is the 1,251,503rd most popular website in the United States.
Next, we looked to Moz, an SEO software service, to determine the root domains linking to SuggestADoctor.com. This number tells us how many other websites are linking to SuggestADoctor.com. According to Moz, 46 other sites are linking to SuggestADoctor.com.
Finally, we turned to another SEMRush, another SEO tool, to get an estimate of the monthly organic traffic to the site. According to SEMRush, SuggestADoctor.com has about 127 organic visits per month. This number only includes visitors who found SuggestADoctor.com organically and does not include visits from paid search and advertising.