I just noticed that according to an obviously very unscientific poll of CNN.com readers of just over 100,000 poll respondents 82% reported that they do not trust online reviews of doctors. First I have to give credit to the collective wisdom of these respondents but I'd sure be interested to know why. I've always found most online reviews to be predominated by those with an axe to grind because of an isolated bad experience or some other similar reason. Satisfied customers and in this case patients are generally not as motivated to voice their opinions.
The story associated with this poll can be read at How to Find a Doctor Online