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Healthgrouper Posting Guidelines

Healthgrouper gives you the possibility and the place to easily find all the healthcare providers and doctors, to learn more about their work and to make your own decision of where and which doctor you want to treat you. This website is committed to healthcare, and to us, compassion and modesty is very important.

Healthgrouper provides a place for you to meet others and share your health concerns and find out more about other’s experience when using certain health services.

We encourage all our visitors and users to be honest and frank in their reviews. All posts will be approved by Healthgrouper before they are posted online. However, posts containing an imminent threat of serious physical harm to oneself or another person will be removed from the site.

These guidelines apply to all content you post to our site. To help create a positive environment, follow the guidelines below. Be sure to check periodically for updates to these guidelines as our community expands.

Please:

  • Remember that you are in public — the information you post in public areas is viewable to “Everyone” and can be seen by anyone on the Internet. Since health care is very personal, most places on the site provide you with the ability to post anonymously, but you need to be registered on the site.
  • Respect others' opinions — if necessary, agree to disagree;
  • Behave ethically;
  • Stay on topic;
  • Focus on the facts — when rating or reviewing a doctor, hospital or treatment, post honest and valuable information about your individual experience, not rumors or second-hand stories from others. The best reviews include not only your positive or negative experience, but also reasons why.
  • Always be thoughtful about your recommendations, as everybody’s situation is unique.
  • Be fair and informative — include both the pluses and minuses.

A word about language: In our community strong vulgar language or crude sexual language is not appropriate.

Please DO NOT:

  • Harass, verbally attack, or threaten others.
  • Pretend to be someone you are not or claim false credentials.
  • Post or link to content that is obscene or otherwise objectionable.
  • Use the community for commercial or advertising purposes.
  • Post content that isn’t yours — whether copyrighted or someone's personal material.
  • Believe everything you read — postings may be inaccurate or inappropriate for you and should not be taken as medical advice.
  • Engage in, link to, or promote illegal activities or content.
  • Post personal information about someone else without his/her consent.
  • Use a post as an opportunity to vent, disparage or flame another medical professional or provider
  • Express negative opinions without supporting facts
  • Post or link directly to any content with vulgarities directed towards another person, organization or entity.
  • Get into revert and edit battles on Healthgrouper pages.

Remember: All of the information subject to your posts is provided by people like you. The community content is not medical advice or diagnosis. If you need specific medical advice or immediate medical attention, please contact your doctor or qualified health care provider.

Healthgrouper edits all posts’ content, and retains the right to remove any content that is deemed inappropriate. Violations of these guidelines may result in warning, a suspension or deactivation of your account and all content associated with it.

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