Can we really have any confidence in online reviews and testimonials? A recent investigation by the BBC has suggested that on some review sites up to 20% of posted comments may be bogus.
I am very proud of the positive reviews I have received on the iWantGreatCare website, so I asked their team how they could be sure the reviews that they receive are genuine. Here is what they said:
“iWantGreatCare has a number of processes in place to ensure all published reviews are genuine, this includes:
- To leave clinician feedback, a reviewer must supply their email address (and their IP address is also collected). This information allows the iWantGreatCare Team to analyse who is submitting feedback.
- A complex moderation process is in place which every item of feedback goes through before being published. This includes identifying reviews from the same email address and/or IP address. Anything identified through this process is sent to a member of the Moderation Team for investigation.
- The team carry out adhoc manual checks and contact reviewers to ask if they could confirm their feedback is genuine. If this is not confirmed, the team investigate further.”
So it would seem that this site at least has very robust and secure mechanisms to ensure that any review you read about any doctor, dentist, clinic or hospital is genuine and that it can be trusted.
In addition, many of our clients have kindly appeared in videos to confirm that they have excellent treatment our our clinic. So you can be assured, these are real people.
Now, if you’re worried about your veins and would like a confidential chat please do get in touch. Our advisors are very happy to offer simple advice by telephone or email for free and without obligation. You can call and book an appointment direct without a referral from your GP on 01935 873951.
The VeinCare Centre also offers a screening assessment with our vascular technologist. For £25 you can have a scan with Wendy Parsons. She is not a doctor and so she cannot give you medical advice but she can check your deep veins and your varicose veins and give you an idea of how bad they are. If you would like to have an appointment with Wendy please call 01935 873 951