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Healthgrades looked at "nearly seven million" physician ratings from 43 markets on the platform to see what patients think about their healthcare providers.

Two findings really stood out: patients love their doctors, and non-clinical aspects of the relationship can be important.

Physician Ratings are High




The higher average ratings for surgical specialties – led by pediatric surgical specialty – suggests patient affinity for a provider increases with the stakes of the care provided. The more risk associated with a treatment or procedure, the more patients depend on doctors and their staff members to provide emotional support along with medical expertise.

Non-clinical Attributes Rank Highly




The report also discusses:



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