A new and disturbing trend has been happening in physician offices in Florida. Doctors force patients to sign paperwork preventing the patients from commenting about the physicians on the internet. Now for all those anti malpractice lawsuit fanatics, this is not about that and you can’t blame it on the lawyers. What it is is that certain doctors don’t want the public to know what their patients think about them. So in order to get perhaps life saving medical care you must shut up no matter what happens. This is crazy. Suppose the physician sexually abuse a patient. The patient could be liable for breach of contract if the details of the abuse are posted on the internet. If the physician has terrilble bedside manners or a filthy office the details should be public information so the patient can decide with all of the information.
The lack of information and inability to compare the level of medical services is what is the problem with the medical profession today. The