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Ratings for Dr. Katherine Wambera

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We have been seeing Dr. Wambera for just over a year. My son suffers from prolonged febrile seizures and break through seizures. She is straight forward which i appreciate immensely. I don't want anyone who will sugar coat or pull the wool over my eyes. She has made stop ins to the hospital to check on my son after full days at her office and always squeezes us in when we need to be. She is so focused on helping us! Thanks!!

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flag | Submitted February 1, 2016

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Great doctor, we are going to bc children's hospital instead though due to unprofessional male staff member. I do not want my child around that rude and disrespectful example. He should not be employed there as she is loosing patients because of him.

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flag | Submitted January 9, 2016

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Dr. Wambera herself has been professional and knowledgeable but her male assistant has been nothing but exceptionally rude and lacking any kind of human trait that you would expect someone to have working with families and children. He is rude, extremely unpleasant and seems to think it is acceptable to talk to people like they are below him. He is the only negative thing about the practice and is most clearly in the wrong profession. He should maybe work in data entry where he only has to communicate through a screen with no human contact. Just a truly awful individual.

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Submitted December 9, 2015

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My daughter has gait issues and we were referred to Dr. Wambera - it was the best thing that could have happened to our child. Thanks to her, we were able to isolate the problem and have renewed confidence in finding a diagnosis. Here's what our experience was like: When we arrived, her assistant took us to an interview room where he asked a series of questions and took detailed notes. This process took about 30 minutes. The assistant then led us into Dr. Wambera's office where he summarized all of his notes to her and asked us to verify his account. Dr. Wambera then spent over an hour with us, asking us additional questions while looking at our daughter's behavior. I could tell that she was highly concentrated during this process. She then proceeded to tell us about the possible causes for our daughter's condition, ordered some more tests, and filled out a referral form to BC Children's Hospital. Before we left, she answered all of our questions in detail. What was amazing is what happened next: We got some extra tests done that she ordered and received a call the next day from our pediatrician who told us that some of the results are concerning . We went to see the pediatrician who told us that it was quite amazing that Dr. Wambera ordered these specific tests as they were unusual for a child of our age. The pediatrician also told us how she was texting with Dr. Wambera over the weekend about our daughter, which made us feel well taken care of. I cannot emphasize enough how professional Dr. Wambera is and how great our experience has been. Some of the comments on this page paint a different picture of her - to us, she was caring and helpful. What some people may interpret as "rude" and "non caring" is actually quite the opposite in my opinion: While Dr. Wambera wasn't the most chit-chatty person in the world, she is more focused on finding a diagnosis. You could almost see smoke coming from her brain, that's how hard she was thinking. Maybe other people expect a greater emphasis on social cohesion. For us and for our daughter, we are happy to socialize outside the doctor's office and expect focus, attention, and the good intuitions from a doctor - and that's what we got from Dr. Wambera.

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flag | Submitted August 28, 2015

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Do not expect a caring environment at all. While doctor Wambera may be knowledgeable she has no bedside manner. Her office policies are terrible and male staff member is beyond rude. Dr. Wambera is a pediatric neurologist, why on earth would she choose this field? Children and their parents need better treatment for their medical care, particularly when they are seeing a neurologist!

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flag | Submitted May 11, 2015

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Dr. Wambera is very knowledgeable and has been proactive in finding the correct medication for our daughter. We have seen a few child neurologists and due to relocation have to drive 3 hours to see her. Besides weighing our daughter she has not spoken to her which has made it frustrating for a full day trip. We had one unfortunate situation where we lost our perscription and called her office and they said a fax had been sent to our pharmacy. We drove the 40 minutes to our pharmacy to be told the fax said "get the gp to send a copy". We called and asked about the fax and they said it was their policy to have the gp send the prescription and did not seem to understand why it was a problem for us as to why they didn't tell us that on the phone. Thankfully our gps office was helpful and sent a fax immediately, but it turned out to be an old prescription and they did not have an updated one from dr. Wambera.

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flag | Submitted January 20, 2015

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We have been seeing Dr Wambera for 3 years for our sons seizures. She has always been very upfront and great at explaining detail right down to showing us the images of his MRI and explaining everything along the way. She coached us on what to do if he had a seizure on a flight we were taking and gave us the confidence and knowledge we needed to travel with him. Great doctor.

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flag | Submitted December 12, 2014

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Really appreciated the time she took to answer all of our questions. She knows her stuff and we left very satisfied with the appointment. Found the staff very professional and kind, always very helpful, except Dr.Wambera's medical assistant, he's rude and VERY unprofessional. Was not impressed by him during our visit.

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flag | Submitted June 6, 2014

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She's abrupt and methodical (not great "bedside manner") but that's fine so long as she's smart and knows her****. Which she does. The appointments are by referral only and it's hard to get in, but she takes the time to review the entire file and is blunt and honest about what she can determine, treatments and prognosis.

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flag | Submitted January 27, 2014

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Had consult for child who was having 30+ seizures daily. Was put on 2 month+ wait list for EEG and told it was "generalized epilepsy". After getting second opinion our child was urgently admitted and treated at other hospital. If we would have stayed with this neurologist our child would have suffered brain damage, would highly recommend not visiting this physician.

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flag | Submitted March 15, 2013

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Dr. Katherine Wambera's Credentials



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Education

  • University of Ottawa (Grad. 1995)

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Updates

  • A new 4.2-star rating has been posted. "We have been seeing Dr. Wambera for just over a year. My son suffers from prolonged febrile seizures and break through seizures. She is straight forward which ..."

    February 1, 2016
  • A new 3-star rating has been posted. "Great doctor, we are going to bc children's hospital instead though due to unprofessional male staff member. I do not want my child around that rude and disresp..."

    January 9, 2016
  • A new 4-star rating has been posted. "Dr. Wambera herself has been professional and knowledgeable but her male assistant has been nothing but exceptionally rude and lacking any kind of human trait ..."

    December 9, 2015
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "My daughter has gait issues and we were referred to Dr. Wambera - it was the best thing that could have happened to our child. Thanks to her, we were able to is..."

    August 28, 2015
  • A new 2-star rating has been posted. "Do not expect a caring environment at all. While doctor Wambera may be knowledgeable she has no bedside manner. Her office policies are terrible and male sta..."

    May 11, 2015
  • A new 3.8-star rating has been posted. "Dr. Wambera is very knowledgeable and has been proactive in finding the correct medication for our daughter. We have seen a few child neurologists and due to r..."

    January 20, 2015
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "We have been seeing Dr Wambera for 3 years for our sons seizures. She has always been very upfront and great at explaining detail right down to showing us the i..."

    December 12, 2014
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "The male secretary should not work at this office."

    October 22, 2014
  • A new 4.2-star rating has been posted. "This doctor is great, although the man in the office was very rude during my appointment and while I was checking in. Answered confidential messages over the ph..."

    September 18, 2014
  • 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed

    November 10, 2012
  • Accepting New Patients changed to "Y"

    September 18, 2012
  • First Name changed from "K" to "Katherine"

    December 22, 2011


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