Dr. Katherine Paton


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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 30 reviews. Dr. Katherine Paton has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Ophthalmologist-related: eye treatment, eye diseases, vision, eye surgery, corneal surgery, oculoplastics and reconstruction surgery, intraocular lens implantation, refractive surgery, cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, glaucoma, low vision, uveitis, corneal infections, hereditary dystrophies, eye laser surgery, vision correction surgery
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5588684
29/06/14 3 1 3 5 During three appointments I was made to wait a combined total of seven hours. This is inexcusable and unacceptable.  Respond
RID: 2146545
18/05/12 4 4 5 5 I have been a patient of Dr. Payton's for over 5 years. She is a wonderful Ophthalmologist who explains everything is a professional and understanding manner. In my 60+ years of with various medical professionals, she ranks a 10 in my humble opinion. She is very busy, but is one who "really" cares about her patients and they are not just a "number". I would much rather wait for her than other Ophthalmologists I have dealt with. I consider myself very fortunate for having her as my Ophthalmologist. Thank you, Dr. Payton for being the professional and caring Doctor that you are.  Respond
RID: 1472838
25/06/11 4 4 5 5 I had been a patient for a few years before I had a diagnosis of cancer in my sinus that nearly involved one eye. I considered her a good doctor before this diagnosis and an incredible one after. I was lucky to have her since she is also an oncologist. She has taken me through some procedures and adjustments to get my vision back to normal after an invasive surgery. Her office is crowded and sometimes she is late, but a visit often involves 2 or more meetings for drops that take time to function. The only way she can work efficiently is to have patients present or available for a longer time.  Respond
RID: 1382521
09/03/11 4 3 5 5 I was moved by Dr Paton the 1st time I met her. She was late but explained that her father had passed away that day. She came in to work because people had come from out of town to see her and she felt she must see them. Second visit- Dr Paton spent an fair amount of time answering each & every question that I had dutifully brought with me.I feel very fortunate to be a patient of Dr Paton's. Her kind personality & her knowledge- that she so readily shares- are a breath of fresh air to the medical profession.Yes the wait can be long but know that you are waiting for quality time with an expert-consider yourself fortunate.  Respond
RID: 1311672
09/12/10 3 3 5 5 A lifesaver! She recognized the need for me to have a biopsy done of my huge tear gland (done by another specialist), and as a result they uncovered a rare disease that had been attacking my kidneys. Absolutely amazing, the time she took to make sure that I had the best care and specialists. Thank you so very much Dr Paton! That was 1996 and due to the quick diagnosis and care, I have been in remission for 12 yrs now, and most with this disease don't get to see remission. I feel so lucky!  Respond
RID: 1309105
07/12/10 5 2 5 5 Dr. Paton is a very caring doctor, but I must say her staff does alot I have seen them try to keep things happy and pleasant it is not the staff's fault when the Dr. is late they do their very best to keep everything and everybody happy you can't please everyone. So get over it if you want one of the finest doctor's then you wait and stop blaming the staff I have seen what they have to put up with Patients can be very unfair give them a break.  Respond
RID: 1283170
RID: 1281129
27/10/10 1 1 5 5 Great doctor, but waited two hours in a full waiting room. No explanation, no apology  Respond
RID: 1206448
12/07/10 2 1 4 5 Annual Visits since 1995 have now increased to semi-anual due to cataryact development. Knowledge, compassion and concern for patients needs and questions seems excellent. Wait times are often long and unexplained; staff seem indifferent to patients scheduling requirements. Office procedures seems antiquated; not permitted to book followup visit if more than 3 months away. WHY?  Respond
RID: 1196654
25/06/10 1 1 5 5 Dr Paton is a great eye doctor, but her schedule seems very full and her staff are very unhelpful  Respond
RID: 1113320
23/02/10 3 2 5 5 Dr Paton has been first class in our experience. Waits yes but if I had to choose between someone of her calibre with a wait and a lesser doctor that was prompt I'd choose to wait and see her.  Respond
RID: 1112081
22/02/10 3 1 1 1 My grandmother and I have been patients of Dr. Paton's for 10 years. At first we were happy with her for some odd reason. My gradmother had some sort of cateract, which Dr. Paton didn't see or tell her, and there was a bunch of blood in the back of her eye. She had gone again for her next appointment, and she must had been away and some other doctor had seen a major problem with her eye. However it was too late to correct it, and my grandmother has lost some vision due to it (the Doctor taking over told her it wasn't caught on time) Also, I think Dr. Paton is impatient, and I also think she can be a rude witch.  Respond
RID: 1026380
04/11/09 5 3 5 5 While there is no dispute that Dr. Paton is often running late, my family has first hand experience with why this occurs and the extraordinary care she provides in emergency situations. Dr P. diagnosed my daughter with Retinoblastoma several years ago and helped us through the most difficult time in our lives. She saved my daughter's life and kept my husband and I sane while doing so. Every time I sit in that reception area and wait for my kids to get in for a checkup I wonder if she's late because she is saving another child's life or supporting the parents. It's worth the wait and I can't ever complain. She's an amazing doctor and woman!  Respond
RID: 968287
20/08/09 5 3 5 5 One of the other reviews stated that Dr. Paton was "attentive". I was amused to misread this "attractive". Actually, Dr. Paton is both, and I couldn't imagine trusting the health of my eyes to anyone else. She's happy to answer any questions I have and takes the time to make sure she has explained things clearly. Her candid, impartial advice is refreshing and very much appreciated, as well as her preference to closely monitor potential situations rather than do unnecessary surgery. Highly recommended.  Respond
RID: 841784
25/03/09 2 2 5 5 When it comes to ocular oncology, nothing else matters except competence and Dr. Paton is the best. Get over yourselves if you are complaining about waiting or disorganization. She is back and forth between 2 offices and frequently has unexpected surgeries.  Respond
RID: 797474
23/02/09 4 3 5 5 Thank God for the talent,and professionalism of this woman who has enormous expertise and the regard of colleagues and patients alike. She is on the leading edge of research and treats her patients as partners in ther tratment.  Respond
RID: 658595
07/08/08 4 4 5 5 Dr. Paton is a dream. Prepare to spend some time waiting but then expect to be treated by the most skilled, caring and compassionate doctor ever! The wait is only an indication of the time taken to thoroughly deal with each patient.  Respond
RID: 610873
09/06/08 3 1 4 4 Two and one half hours wait. Knowledgeable but the wait was not acceptable.  Respond
RID: 551176
28/03/08 1 1 3 5 A brilliant Opthalmologist! However, office procedures, follow up referrals need to be taken care of. Waiting time is far too long as there are people who are not able to sit for two hours. Office seems unorganized.  Respond
RID: 476530
04/01/08 4 2 5 5 Dr Paton is one of the best I have been to, it is so difficult to get in to see her. took me 8 to 10 months to see her as she is a special person with so much knowledge. Always enjoyed seeing her. To bad I moved east to Ontario, and that is another can of worms. To find a good doctor in south west Ontario.  Respond
RID: 453219
29/11/07 3 1 5 5 The waiting experience is awful!! Her expertise is unquestioned but her practice of overbooking is deplorable.  Respond
RID: 388352
19/08/07 2 4 5 5 I saw Dr Paton once years ago and I really liked her,she was really nice and she explained everything that I needed to know  Respond
RID: 378103
02/08/07 1 1 2 2 WAITED 90 MINUTES .Felt she treated me with DISDAIN. I would not go again.  Respond
RID: 291363
20/04/07 2 5 5 Dr. Paton has taken me though a long series of optical problems She is knowlegable and has helped me through cataracts,detached retinas, prisms and failing eyesight. She is kind and attentive. I have no problem waiting to see her because it has been worth it.  Respond
RID: 268160
09/04/07 1 4 5 She knows alot and cares deeply ... but her apparent disorganization and disrespect for people's time can diminish all that. She needs to get with the program and modernize, people can't be treated that way !  Respond
RID: 265681
07/04/07 2 5 5 Dr. Paton is very knowledgeable about problems with the eye, from cataracts to glucoma. She takes her time with each patient and answers each question forthright. Even though the waiting time is too long most of the time, it's still worth the wait. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Paid (or co-pay): $1800
RID: 210723
18/03/07 3 5 5 Even though her waiting room is always full and the wait can be daunting, this doctor treated me as if I were her only patient...with respect, with patience, with knowledge, with kindness and friendly affability.  Respond
RID: 209183
17/03/07 2 5 5 Dr Paton is the best. Very, very knowledgeable. But I have had to wait as long as 2 hours to see her. Office could use better appointment management (perhaps book fewer patients?) in order to be more on time.  Respond
RID: 167679
02/03/07 3 5 5 This doctor is absolutely wonderfull! I have been seeing her for 10 years for an eye tumour, which she treated. She is competent, pleasant, very knowledgable, and kind. I recommend her very, very highly.  Respond
RID: 164507
01/03/07 4 5 5 Dr. Paton has the most pleasant personality, takes time to explain your problem, and you never get the feeling of being rushed, even though her waiting room may be full of people with eye problems.  Respond
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