Most Loved Doctor Survey Results

MOST LOVED DOCTORS, Data Results

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SPECIALISTS

When it comes to specialists, some are loved more than others. According to analysis on 2013 ratings, people love their dentists best. They scored an average rating of 3.58. Cardiologists (3.40) and plastic surgeons (3.37) followed as the most loved specialists. Yet, endocrinologists (2.97) and psychiatrists (2.87) were the most harshly criticized specialists by patients.

Rank of Specialists by ratings

Specialist Overall Rating
Dentists 3.58
Cardiologists 3.40
Plastic Surgeons 3.37
Allergists 3.35
Pediatricians 3.34
OB/GYNs 3.26
Orthopedists 3.15
Dermatologists 3.09
Endocrinologists 2.97
Psychiatrists 2.87

 

CITY BREAKDOWNS

Yet, when it comes to leaving doctor reviews, not all states are equal. People in Atlanta, San Francisco and Miami are more apt to take to their computers compared to patients in the other large metropolitan cities. Residents of El Paso, TX, Wichita, KS and Fresno, CA are least likely to write reviews.

Cities that review specialists the most

Population

Number of Ratings Percentage of Pop. Leaving Ratings
Atlanta, GA

420003

11463

2.73%

San Francisco, CA

805235

19677

2.44%

Miami, FL

399457

7866

1.97%

Las Vegas, NV

583756

7011

1.20%

Seattle, WA

608660

7184

1.18%

 

 

Cities that review their specialists the least

Los Angeles, CA

3,792,621

12557

0.33%

Detroit, MI

713777

2263

0.32%

Fresno, CA

494665

1513

0.31%

Wichita, KS

382368

1152

0.30%

El Paso, TX

649121

1780

0.27%

 

Specialists reviewed the most and least by cities

What types of doctors are people reviewing most? In San Francisco, people most often review their dentists. In Miami, there’s no surprise that they like to review plastic surgeons and dermatologists more than other types of specialists.

  MOST REVIEWED LEAST REVIEWED
  City Percent City Percent
Psychiatrists Atlanta, GA .28 El Paso, TX .02
Pediatricians Miami, FL .48 Los Angeles, CA .05
OB/Gyns Atlanta, GA .84 Los Angeles, CA .09
Plastic Surgeons Miami, FL .28 El Paso, TX .01
Allergists Atlanta, GA .09 Wichita, KS 0
Orthopedists Atlanta, GA .41 Fresno, CA .04
Dentists San Francisco, CA 1.35 Detroit, MI 0
Cardiologists Atlanta, GA .24 Virginia Beach, VA .02
Dermatologists Miami, FL .36 El Paso .01
Endocrinologists Atlanta, GA .12 Oakland, CA .01

 

Yet, sharing is not always caring. Patients in Long Beach, CA, Raleigh, NC, and Boston, MA, tend to rate specialists in their cities the highest. While patients in San Jose, CA, Tucson, AZ, and El Paso, TX, are tougher to please.

Cities who rate their doctors the highest

  Overall Rating Average
Long Beach, CA

3.35

Raleigh, NC

3.34

Boston, MA

3.33

Cleveland, OH

3.32

Nashville. TN

3.31

 

Cities who rate their doctors the lowest

Las Vegas, NV

3.14

Fresno, CA

3.12

El Paso, TX

3.10

Tucson, AZ

3.099

San Jose, CA

3.098

 

Of course, specialists seem to be better regarded depending on where they are located. For instance, patients in Mesa, AZ, a place where there are few pollen trees and natural allergens, tend to rate their allergists the highest. Dentists in Dallas must be keeping residents’ pearly whites bright. They score a 3.8 average rating from patients in that city.

See below for which specialists are loved most by city.

  MOST LOVED MOST UNLOVED
  City Rating City Rating
Psychiatrists Washington, DC 3.14 Arlington, TX 2.35
Pediatricians Long Beach, CA 3.51 Fresno, CA 3.08
OB/Gyns Omaha, NE 3.52 San Jose, CA 2.98
Plastic Surgeons Arlington, TX 3.58 Albuquerque, NM 2.88
Allergists Mesa, AZ 3.84 Indianapolis, IN 2.94
Orthopedists Raleigh, NC 3.48 Virginia Beach, VA 2.72
Dentists Dallas, TX 3.80 Tucson, AZ 2.95
Cardiologists Nashville, TN 3.62 San Jose, CA 3.01
Dermatologists Austin, TX 3.58 Detroit 2.36
Endocrinologists Portland, OR 3.32 Mesa, AZ 2.06