Ratings for Dr. Kathy Keely
I abhore some of the reviews here. It simple she knows her stuff. She knows if it's serious and if it's not. When it warranted she will move heaven and earth to get your kid well... she deals daily with over protective parents who read a bit to much on google... If you want a no nonsense doctor she is the tops - and will see you on a minutes notice, has backup on weekends, overall great!
As my son says: TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE. That sums it up. You think a doctor would show some empathy, understanding. This lady seems irritated all the time. If your job sucks, do something else. Why be a pediatrician if you don't like kids? Very rude as other have mention, thinks her way is the only way.
Absolutely worthless. My kid had a problem that we felt was serious and this doctor makes you feel that you are wasting her time and the "system's" money. I pay taxes so her money comes from me. She then tells us our child who she assessed before is not her patient and we should go back to our family doctor. She is a specialist, she assessed our child so yes, the responsibility is still hers. She was eager enough to bill OHIP for the visit then have the nerve to say it is not her problem. What an absolute waste of time. DO NOT SEE HER. DO NOT HAVE YOUR GP REFER TO HER. Wow, time to hang up the stethoscope.
It was very rude from the beginning. Made us feel VERY uncomfortable and out of place. Made out place comments and got rid of us very quickly. According to her we were wasting her time and taxes for something that was completely "normal". I would NEVER recommend her at all.
Our family would not recommend. She may be knowledgeable, but will get angry if you ask questions, ask if seeing a specialist would be potentially useful, or ask for a second opinion - she is lacking professionalism in many areas. Unfortunately finding a paediatrician is challenging, but unfortunately this one is very poor.
As the many reviews tell - you either love her or can do without her entirely. She has been seeing our son for just over 3 years and is a terrific paediatrician knowledge wise. Her bed side manner is very hot and cold. She doesn't make friendly chit chat with our son which is often hard to handle but we remind ourselves that we're with her for her expertise not kindness. I've felt great leaving her office on some days but on others feel like the worst parent in the world. I suppose a small price to pay for expert knowledge.
I am blown away by this pediatrician and her staff. What a terrific Doctor. She is an amazing diagnostician and a fountain of knowledge- that she seems to freely share! I leave appointments feeling empowered as a parent as she has showed me what she looks for, how and why (and how I could look out for this in my child myself) and how to interpret more complex test results so I can know for the future. She truly cares for her patients and is wonderful with my child. She is definitely at the no-nonsense/down to business end of the spectrum (which I appreciate), but she isn't condescending. Quite the contrary! My experience with my own physician has been to be treated not as a partner in my healthcare but as someone who couldn't possibly understand (or be allowed to see) test results/diagnoses and who can't possibly begin to know my own body. My experience involves being lectured to (at a very basic/condescending level) - to the point I no longer see my doctor and instead frequent the occasional walk-in for rarely needed acute care. With Dr. Keely, I feel listened to, respected as the parent, expertly supported/guided, empowered and hopeful (!) that I may one day be able to find a physician for myself who has these qualities. It is so encouraging to have such an immediate and trusting relationship (that has continued to grow over time). On the administrative side, she's been on time and even early (!) for our appointments, her staff has been extremely pleasant to deal with have gone above and beyond in every respect.
Dr. Keely is a very knowledgeable DR. however her attitude can be extremely rude and unconsidered. She forgets sometimes that she is dealing with children. She blamed my son for some of his psychological issues that we went to her for help and guidance. My child felt even worst after the consultation. After asking only a few questions she judged him very harshly and made blanket assumptions in front of him without any proper assessments. She is not easy to communicate and not quite willing to listen either. She is fine if you have minor issues cold, fever etc, but when things get complicated she will not be there for you.
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