Dr. Florence Tam

Doctor

Location:
St. Albert, Alberta Map External Link
Gender:F
Specialty:Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Practice: Tam Florence M S Dr
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Phone:780-459-1121
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Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 35 reviews. Dr. Florence Tam has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Gynecologist (OBGYN)-related: pregnancy, fetus, neonatal, obstetrics, gynecology, neonatology, childbirth, newborns, baby, infants, premature birth, mother, birth, ultrasound, female reproductive system
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5203383
21/02/14 5 5 5 5 This woman is amazing! She saved my life, I couldn't thank her more for her supportiveness and her care. I had a eptopic pregnancy that had resulted in a rupture, she knew exactly what to do and what to say at the time it was happening and I couldn't thank her more for helping me through this traumatic experience. I would recommend her to everyone because everyone wants to have a doctor like her!!  Respond
RID: 3644058
29/12/13 5 5 5 5 After three miscarriages with other experienced OBGYNs, I was sent to Dr. Tam for my fourth and fifth pregnancies. She was incredibly kind, open, caring, knowledgeable and her bedside manner was amazing. She spoke to me honestly and directly as if she were a close friend while I'd found other Dr.s had not been as open and concise. She remembered details and information regarding my life and family, showing that I was not just another patient to her. Both times we received our prenatal testing results, she genuinely seemed as excited as we were that baby was healthy. She was kind and caring with my first child at our visits during my subsequent pregnancy. My son looked forward to seeing her each time. Her staff always took the time to answer questions by phone call in between visits. We're fortunate enough to have become pregnant again and can't imagine going with anyone other than Dr. Tam.  Respond
 
23/12/12 SYSTEM: 1 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 2473026
13/11/12 5 5 5 5 If you are fortunate to get DrTam then count your blessings. She genuinely cares about her patients and remembers EVERYTHING about prior pregnancies without looking in your file. Had a different OB with second delivery and it was disastrous. She is by far the best OB in saint. The staff in her practice are all very friendly and helpful. Lucky you if you were able to get in with her!!  Respond
RID: 2383311
24/07/12 4 5 5 5 Was sent to Dr. Tam in the midst of a miscarriage. She was incredibly caring and patient with my husband & me. Her last words to me after my surgery were "Next time I see you it will be under better circumstances." When I came back to her 1.5 years later, 4.5 months pregnant, the first thing she said when she opened the door was "You see, I told you I'd see you again under better circumstances!" Her office visits soothed my worries. I had an induction, and she checked on me frequently through the early and middle stages. She was disappointed to miss my daughter's 5.30 am delivery by 20 minutes, but had been in contact with Sturgeon staff all night long even though she was not on call. An outstanding doctor - I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.  Respond
RID: 1649551
01/12/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Tam delivered our first child and we couldn't be happier with having her as our OBGyn. She always answered all our questions and prepared us well during our appointments. Her and her staff are always super friendly and helpful. Dr. Tam even skipped her lunch to rush to the hospital to delivery our baby! Plus she came by to check on us that night and the morning after. We love her and will definitely go back to her in the future :)  Respond
RID: 1535819
12/09/11 5 5 5 5 I am very pleased with Dr. Tam and would highly recommend her to anyone!! I feel very privileged to have her as my doctor.  Respond
 
18/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1332323
10/01/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Tam was amazing. She delivered my son and was helpful and friendly. With her help, my pushing for less than an hour for my first with minimal tearing. I would definitely see her for my next pregnancy.  Respond
RID: 1327617
04/01/11 5 5 5 5 Dr Tam was not my doctor, however, she delivered my first child and there is no other doctor I wanted to go back to. She delivered all 3 of our children. She has excellent bedside manner and I highly recommend her (especially if you are delivering at the Sturgeon hospital which has a great staff)  Respond
RID: 963344
15/08/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Tam was my OB/GYN during my first pregnancy - she was personable, professional, very smart and kind. Being a high risk patient, she was always there to put our minds at ease. She delivered my baby girl last fall and I'm excited to see her again soon as we just found out I'm pregnant again!  Respond
RID: 930939
07/07/09 4 4 5 5 Wonderful she delivered my last child and was great. Could not ask for a better doctor  Respond
 
03/07/09 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 860430
13/04/09 5 5 5 5 Dr Tam delivered my first baby but was not my doc for the prenatal visits. I am now seeing her for my second pregnancy because she was so knowledgable during delivery. As my doctor for my routine visits she has been just as good. Little wait time. Many of my friends see her to and think she is great. I think anyone that could complain about her could probably complain about anyone.  Respond
RID: 758122
07/01/09 5 4 5 5 I had first seem Dr Tam in the ER in horrible pain, she had examed me and booked me in for emergeny surgery that day. When I came around she was there and explained everything that had been done in terms that I could understand without talking down to me. I had changed docs after that and now she is my main doc. She is very gentle and friendly and would recomend her to anyone.  Respond
RID: 632635
07/07/08 3 5 5 5 I never saw Dr Tam at her office, she was the doctor on call when I went into labour with my first baby. She was wonderful, I'm sure she was the main reason I hardly tore during delivery. She instructed me on where to push and was a great cheerleader to help me through the pushing. She was constantly saying "the was a GREAT push!". If I didn't already have a doctor, I would definitely see her!  Respond
RID: 616403
18/06/08 5 5 5 5 Just amazing doctor. So knowledgable, polite and kind. I will see her again.  Respond
RID: 575330
24/04/08 2 3 1 1 I went to Dr. Tam AFTER having a laprascopy and knowing I had endometriosis and was referred to her because I had pain in my lower abdomen most of the time(not fun). She kept cutting me off when I tried to talk (I have an anxiety disorder and panic when that happens)and I finally told her, "Could you please stop interupting me? Every time I try to say something, you cut me off and I think that's very rude." She kept saying that she thinks I have irritable bowel syndrome and that's why I have the pain. I told her that I know the difference between the two kinds of pain(its my body, I pay attention to it) so she ordered an ultrasound and wrote down that its probably IBS. Now I'm worried because every doctor considers her opinion and I have a friend that has IBS and they don't sound at all like what I have, why would the pains feel EXACTLY like menstrual cramps??? I felt she didn't listen to me at all...very condescending.  See Responses
RID: 526098
28/02/08 5 5 5 5 I loved Dr. Tam she is awseome best delivery Dr's Tam very considerate to my needs and she knew my body better then I did.  Respond
RID: 362469
09/07/07 5 5 5 5 I loved Dr. Tam. I never had to wait more than 5 minutes at her office. Her staff was very friendly. She was very professional and kind. She took her time with me and made sure that I knew everything that was going on. She made me laugh and feel relaxed. At the hospital, she was fantastic. She explained everything that was happening. My son ended up having Jaundice and Dr. Tam came in twice to visit us and check up on him. She is not even his family doctor, but she still came in to see him. I can't wait until I am pregnant again and get to see her. I would suggest anyone to go to her. I was 100% satisfied with her.  Respond
RID: 340665
08/06/07 1 1 1 I'm sure Dr. Tam is fine if you're a rich suburbanite....however if you don't happen to be perfect, expect to be belittled and humiliated by her. She is judgemental and downright rude. Hardly what most would call professional. I think she should have her license taken away.  Respond
RID: 340127
07/06/07 5 5 5 I used Dr. Tam for my 2nd pregnancy and she's amazing - wonderful bedside manners and really knowledgeable and skilled. As my 1st ended up in a c-section after 14 hours of labour, I was really anxious about this one. I really wanted a VBAC, and Dr. Tam was so helpful in making the most appropriate recommendations at the right time to help progress my labour. Her timing is impeccable - everything she predicted happened when she predicted it would. She constantly checked on me during my labour and was very helpful in adressing my questions and concerns along the way. She came shortly after I started pushing and stayed with me - encouraging and helping me - throughout the whole pushing stage to the end. Because of Dr. Tam I had a very pleasant pregnancy and amazing birth experience.  Respond
RID: 327992
24/05/07 5 4 5 After a whole year and half of trying to get prego, we finally went to see Dr.Tam. I don't know why we waited so long because she was right on the ball with all the tests and drugs. She is extremely knowledgeable, their staff are always nice and helpful, the office is clean and I never have to wait long for my appts. I was a bit nervous for since it was my first pregnancy but Dr.Tam always made me feel assured and was oftentimes more excited than I was. I was also lucky to have Dr.Tam on call for my delivery. She knew exactly what to do when to do it. This is amazing for such a young doctor.  Respond
RID: 322002
17/05/07 4 5 5 I would recommend any new mom-to-be to see Dr. Tam in a heartbeat. She's an amazing Ob/Gyn. She takes the time to really listen. She'll tell it like it is, and I loved her overall approach. If I have another child, she'll be seeing me again! It's worth the drive to St. Albert.  Respond
RID: 306135
02/05/07 5 5 5 Dr.Tam is a terrific doctor. I was recently referred to her and she performed lapo surgery on me. She is knowledgeable, caring and a really great surgeon. I would definently recommend her!  Respond
RID: 271916
10/04/07 4 5 5 Dr. Tam was our doctor for my first pregnanncy. She was wonderful, we delivered a healthy baby in February. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish with Dr. Tam. She was always very upfront with information. I like to know everything that is going on and she always kept me very well informed. She took extra time to explain things and set my mind at ease. Any concerns I ever had she addressed promptly and professionally. I always felt that I could express myself and my opinions to her and she was always responsive. Her bedside manner is wonderful, she knew when to lighten the mood (we had a long induction and a couple days in the hospital) and made the experience much more comfortable. I will see her for all of our pregnancies.  Respond
RID: 270461
10/04/07 5 5 5 I echo many of the comments spoken by other patients. She is absolutely amazing. My husband and I were dealing with our regular doctor for infertility when we were recommended to her. She was on the ball ordering tests, performing surgerys, finding the right prescription. In less then a year she got us pregnant after years of try and waiting. We are expecting our first in a few short months. She is a complete God send.  Respond
RID: 263559
06/04/07 5 5 5 Dr. Tam is the most knowledgeable, sincere, and caring doctor I've ever encountered. No wonder she is held in the highest esteem by most women in St. Albert. After a very long and difficult labour, she took extra care to ensure I was comfortable after a perfect delivery. Her calm and jovial bedside manner put our minds at ease both before and after labour. She stayed well past her shift to deliver my son and even came to visit us the next day. Months later, while running into her in a local store, she not only remembered my name, but my son's as well, despite her enormous patient load. I feel nothing but profound gratitude toward her. Her office staff are pleasant and very accomadating as well. Appointments are usually on schedule and never rushed. I will definately be seeing Dr. Tam for my second child's delivery.  Respond
RID: 262864
05/04/07 5 5 5 Dr Tam was an amazing doctor and I could not have been happier with her. She is so knowledgable about everything to do with pregnancy, that everything she perdicted came true. I want her to deliver all my children. She was also very personable and easy to talk to, I have nothing but good things to say about her. I dotn know what wrong with the people who had anything bad to say about her.  Respond
RID: 250030
01/04/07 5 5 5 Dr. Tam has been a life saver. My husband and I lost 3 pregancies prior to seeing Dr. Tam. She immediately ordered a number of tests and discovered I had a septum in my uterus. This was identified and removed within a 3 month span. She is very supportive and understanding. I never feel rushed when I see her. Fantastic doctor! 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 206963
16/03/07 5 5 5 Best doctor I have ever had in my life - I want to get pregnant again just so I can see her! Very knowledgeable, very reassuring - amazing bedside manner! Came to visit me in the hospital (after her shift). I had an AWFUL vaginal delivery (in Germany) and she reassured me and gave me all my options - in the end we decided a planned c-section was the best thing. I am a walking advert for c-sections, I was back to my old self again after only about two weeks... and my scar is so thin (it looks like she drew on me with a red pen). I love her, I can't say enough wonderful things about her!!  Respond
RID: 206426
16/03/07 5 5 5 Dr. Tam delivered my son. It was my first encounter with her as she was the on call Doctor at the time. She was with me for the whole time I was laboring and over an hour after he was delivered. I can't say enough wonderful things about her. I wish I had know about her from day one.  Respond
RID: 194158
13/03/07 5 5 5 This is probably the best doctor's office I've been to in regards to waiting time, they are always right on time. When she realized I had a problem, she ordered all kinds of tests right away and a follow up appt. to go over those results. I found her officer very professional, clean and I found her to be sincere, knowledgable and helped me a great deal. She's a get-it-done kind of doctor.  Respond
RID: 178120
08/03/07 5 5 5 Absolutely Amazing Doctor!!! She was on call for my regular doctor and went above and beyond to make sure my baby was okay. She totally understood my fears of losing another one and even stayed 3 hours past her shift to deliver my daughter as she was hesitant about the one taking over for her. Couldn't have been sweeter or more wonderful. A credit to all doctors.  Respond
RID: 142616
15/02/07 5 5 5 Doctor Tam delivered my son. She was very knowledgeable and proffesional.  Respond
RID: 110134
23/01/07 5 5 5 She is smart and kind. Hard combo to find when it comes to physicians.  Respond
RID: 107727
22/01/07 5 5 5 Fantastic ob/gyn. She was the on call doc at the hospital I went to and took over my care due to being high risk. She made me feel confident and at ease and everything turned out great because she took charge. I would definitely recommend her.  Respond
RID: 60018
28/11/06 4 5 5 Great ObGyn! Wonderful bedside manner. Very caring and knowledgable. Put me right at ease the first time I saw her. Young and fresh ideas!  Respond
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