There are 3 possible ways to conduct a search on Whitecoat, they are outlined below:
Use case 1 - "My Location"
My Location search attempts to get at least the closest 50 results to your current location.
Results that are close by are sorted by overall rating.
After that, further results are added in order of distance from you.
Use case 2 - "Selected Suburb/postcode"
When you pick a suburb from the list, it gets all the results geo-located in, or close to, the selected suburb.
Results that are close by (in or around your suburb) are sorted by overall rating.
After that, further results are added in order of distance from that suburb.
Use case 3 - "Free Text Search"
When you type in some search text and don’t pick a suburb from the list, it will search several fields of information for that text, including the suburb name. For example, ‘Sydney’ will return people and businesses with that in their name as well as those whose suburb name is Sydney. This does not use geo-location at all. They are ordered by overall rating.