Dr. Walley Temple


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Specialty:Oncologist / Hematologist
Practice: Temple Walley J Dr
Hospital: Foothills Medical Centre
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 25 reviews. Dr. Walley Temple has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Oncologist / Hematologist-related: cancer, lymphoma, anemia, sickle cell, breast cancer, lung cancer, melanoma, leukemia, blood disease, tumors, radiation, chemotherapy, CML
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RID: 5430276
28/04/14 5 5 5 5 I owe my life to Dr. Temple. He is the best, responsible, knowledgeable, friendly, he really cares about his patients. He was an angel sent to take care of me during the worst days of my life.  Respond
RID: 2912212
14/10/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Temple and all his team were first class. They really put me at ease going into the scariest time of my life. The Tom Baker isn't the most fun place to visit, but hopefully after the major surgery he did, complete with chemo bath, I will never have to visit it again. I would tell anyone to listen to him and to take his recommendation for treatment, there is a reason he's the best of best. I would also like to say how great the nurses were at the Foothills, not the nicest looking hospital, but awesome folks to look after you while recovering. A big thanks to Dr. Temple all involved. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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26/02/12 SYSTEM: 2 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1642649
23/11/11 5 5 5 5 Dr Temple is amazing! He performed radical surgery when everyone else had given up on our loved one. He is extremely knowledgeable and does not conform to traditional treatments...chemo wash after abdominal surgery. He is caring and thoughtful and goes beyond what we ever expected from a doctor. He saved our loved one's life and we can never thank him enough! He and his staff take the time to communicate with patients and their families so you have all of the information you deserve. What a wonderful doctor!!!  Respond
RID: 1640186
21/11/11 5 5 5 5 I could not have asked for a better physician. I have the utmost respect for Dr. Temple. He has a wonderful bedside manner, is extrememly knowledgeable and has a great sense of humour. He is a very caring Dr. and he also has incredible staff!  Respond
RID: 1574636
30/10/11 2 2 1 1   Respond
RID: 1442127
16/05/11 5 4 5 5 Always ready to listen and help. Spent extra time during surgery doing things to make my life better. Always there for me.  Respond
RID: 1244933
07/09/10 4 4 5 5 He is personable, ingenious and caring enough to take his time to explain to the patient and family members. He pushes the limits and does endless research to find any way to help.  Respond
RID: 1210812
19/07/10 5 5 5 5 Love Dr Temple. As a young breast cancer patient I found him very approachable, attentive and knowledgeable. He always made time for my questions and supported my care decisions with critical and timely questions.  Respond
RID: 1130824
18/03/10 5 4 5 5 Dr. Temple may be a bit late for an appointment because he spends as much time with his patients as they need. He saved my life and gave me quality of life that another surgeon might not have deemed necessary. When I was diagnosed with my cancer he immediately had appointments for all the necessary tests and doctors made for me. Friendly, thoughtful, listens well. Couldn't ask for a better surgeon at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Thank you Dr. Temple for everything.  Respond
RID: 1130674
18/03/10 5 4 5 5 Brilliant, innovative. Dr. Temple is an ingenious surgeon who is not bound by limits imposed by our medical system.  Respond
RID: 921698
24/06/09 3 3 1 1 Manipulative and dishonest. I was rushed into treatment. He talked me into treatment with promises of minimal surgery with only a tiny scar, then grossly overtreated me for a miniscule grade one-third tumour, leaving me disfigured and with chronic pain for which I am now seeking professional help. In spite of it being a very small, low-grade (not even grade 1!) tumour, he took extra lymph nodes, leaving me with damage to my arm (shooting pains down the arm into middle and ring finger). All lymph nodes were completely healthy. I cannot straighten the arm, and it is thicker than the other arm. A friend with a grade 3 tumour avoided surgery from doctors associated with the Tom Baker because of my experience and received far less draconic treatment than I did. When they told her they would take only the sentinal node, that's all that they took. I wish I had never trusted this doctor.  Respond
RID: 843784
26/03/09 5 4 5 5 I trust Dr. Temple with my life. He found a cancer in my breast before I did. He is very professional and pleasant. I don't think he would ever lead me astray.  Respond
RID: 728766
24/11/08 4 5 5 5 Dr. Temple is extremely competent and knowledgeable. He was non-condescending and let me make the decision as to the treatment I received. He is friendly and personable as well and I had total confidence in him.  Respond
RID: 648624
26/07/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Temple is extremely knowlegeable and professional. He is a very caring and thoughtful doctor. He is the complete package. He saved my life and continues to monitor me on an ongoing basis. I would highly recommend him.  Respond
RID: 568268
16/04/08 1 3 1 1 This doctor did the old "bait and switch" number on me. He misled me, made promises of minimal treatment, and then overtreated me for a miniscule, grade one-third tumor that might never have been a problem in my entire lifetime (I didn't find out how unthreatening it was until after I was was rushed into treatment). My worst fears regarding treatment were realized. Very manipulative. Patients should be careful about consent forms -- DO NOT give a surgeon carte blanche and assume that he will act as agreed between you. This doctor knew my concerns and priorities, made promises concerning them, and then completely disregarded them. I am paying with considerably reduced quality of life. I am disfigured and have chronic pain from nerve damage. He also lied to me twice and, when I requested my medical records, I found a lie in his notes.  Respond
RID: 538665
14/03/08 5 4 5 5 There are truly angels among us and Dr. Temple is definitely one. Kind, caring and above all the most compitent surgeon ever. He saved my husbands life and is striving to save him a third time from cancer. The most caring compassionate human being ever to walk this earth. We who have had the pleasure of having him as our doctor are tuly blessed. (p.s. I love his mickey mouse socks!!! and his halloween hats)  Respond
RID: 368348
17/07/07 5 4 5 5 Dr Temple did my breast cancer surgery and is without a doubt the best in terms of care and skill.  Respond
RID: 346634
15/06/07 5 5 5 There is not another person in this worldllike Wally Temple. The doctors in Edmonton referred us to him, even though we were from Manitoba. I am sure he gave our husband/dad/grandfather eighteen months more of life for us thanks to him and Dr. Michael Smylie in Edmonton. My daughter, who was working at thr University Hospital in the cardiac recovery department was asked by a co-worker why my husband was sent to Wally Temple and the reply was 'because he is the best'. I sent him a small gift at Christmas just to say how much we all appreciated his efforts and I got a letter back, personally signed, of thank you. Not many high profile people would do that, but that is Wally Temple. Alberta/Calgary/Oncology is so lucky to have this wonderful surgeon and human being in their midst. I am forever grateful to that man. A  Respond
RID: 342353
11/06/07 5 5 5 Dr. Temple is certainly a technically superb, well-respected surgeon, who exhibits a desireable balance between human warmth and technical ability. My surgery was extremely complicated - I have been told by other physicians that I would not be typing here if not for Dr. Temple. I am very grateful for his expertise and kind manner.  Respond
RID: 284445
17/04/07 5 5 5 1986 Dr. Temple initiated my treatment for cancer and thanks to his work and that of the re-constructive surgical team I lived to raise my two kids and enjoy my grandson! Thanks hardly covers it...but THANKS!  Respond
RID: 197316
14/03/07 5 5 5 I had the pleasure of receiving care from Dr. Temple in 1994 when he still did trauma call. He performed 2 surgeries on my abdomen after a bad car accident, and was also involved in my post-surgical care, all of which, I believe, played a HUGE part in saving my life. I was 18 at the time.  Respond
RID: 185116
12/03/07 5 5 5 Very similiar comments, that the others had. Very caring , and more so understanding, and explained my options. This was in 1997 when I first saw Dr. temple. In 2004, was my last visit, and given a clean bill of health. It was his immediate action that saved me, and attacked my cancer with full treatments.  Respond
RID: 171128
05/03/07 5 5 5 What a wonderful man. Easy to feel comfortable around. A wonderful surgeon  Respond
RID: 167464
02/03/07 5 5 5 A most amazing and caring doctor. Who understands the pateints needs and treats them with respect and kindness. An amazing human being  Respond
RID: 82029
14/01/07 5 5 5 Of the several physicians I saw, he knw what he was doing ... and saved my life. 
Insurance: Medicare
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