It’s not surprising that when consumers seek medical advice, one of the first places they turn to is the internet. There they seek not only answers to their questions, but also recommendations for medical professionals. In response to that need, several rating sites have been established and Naples orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Robert J. Zehr has recently achieved a perfect “10” rating on one of them - Avvo at www.avvo.com. He is the only orthopaedic surgeon in Naples to have done so.
The Avvo rating is calculated using a mathematical model that considers elements such as years of experience, board certification, education, disciplinary history, professional achievement, and industry recognition - all factors that are relevant to assessing a professional’s qualifications. It was developed using patient, client and peer rating systems. Avvo ratings of 9.0 and higher are considered “Superb.”
But it is the powerful combination of the Avvo rating with patient reviews that make the achievement notable. Dr. Zehr is the only orthopaedic surgeon in all of Southwest Florida with a “Superb” Avvo rating coupled with patient reviews. According to a recent Avvo survey, over 60% of consumers cited patient reviews as a primary influencer when selecting a new doctor online.
Avvo gives users the ability to provide detailed reviews of their patient experiences as well as rate their doctor’s performance on a five-star scale which addresses areas such as how the medical professional listens and address questions, professionalism, and office cleanliness. Each of his patient reviewers gave Dr. Zehr an overall rating of five stars. Avvo maintains a rigorous process for evaluating all patient reviews placed on the site to ensure the highest level of integrity and objectivity. The patient reviews are anonymous.
Dr. Zehr’s profile on Avvo may be viewed here:
For more information on the Zehr Center for Orthopaedics visit http://zehrcenter.com or call (239) 596-0100.