Ratings for Dr. Kathy Keely
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.
Dr. Keely was our doctor for the first few years of our children's lives. She was friendly, courtesy, caring, and personal. One time we did not follow her advice she became bitter, indifferent, and impersonal on following visits. Today we waited 40 minutes for her and were met without a friendly hello, or any polite manners, just a sharp, snappy, "what's the problem.." and abrupt dismissal after less than 2 minutes. She didn't even acknowledge our child with friendliness, warmth, courtesy, or concern as you would expect. No one deserves to be treated this way. Perhaps that is why even our child does not like this doctor. Her knowledge is likely vast, and valuable, but she didn't share any of it. Simply said 5-7 days, come and see me. We just left disappointed. Do yourself a favor and find another pediatrician.
Can be very condescending...especially to a new mom. She has made it perfectly clear she only cares about the child in front of her and not the parents. This is not helpful...good that she is child focused - but being dismissive of the parents leaves one feeling very poorly. I am certainly not overly sensitive and am able to ignore most of her snide comments - but I have left her office a few times fighting tears because of her insensitivity. My child has never had any major issues -but I daresay if she does - this will not be someone I will want to see given her demeanor and poor bedside manner.
I've been going to her now for 5 years, since the birth of our first child. She is great! And her staff is great! I've never had to wait for more than 5 minutes, even when I called for a same day appointment :-) my kids love going to see her and her staff.
Dr. Keely has been our son's pediatrician for 10 years. extremely professional and experienced. indeed, her extensive experience caught and dealt with a health issue faced by our son immediately after his birth- something that was missed by some of the other health care professionals looking after our son. her calm and clinical matter was exactly what we needed at that time. Due to a very busy office schedule (including time made for taking non-appointment patients) Dr. Keely may not have a lot of time for small talk during check-ups but she always has time to discuss any real health issues arising from the physical exam. also, our 10 year old has always enjoyed seeing and speaking with Dr. Keely.
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