Ratings for Dr. Deborah O'Keefe
I saw Dr. O'Keefe exactly once. I swore I'd rather suffer from the pain than suffer her presence a second time. Never have I ever experienced anything like this...thing. She walked in and proceeded to bulldoze over me. I never got a single complete sentence out. She gave me a steroid injection without my permission and without warning. If she had bothered to ask, I could have told her that treatment had been tried multiple times and never worked. She increased the dosage of a medication I had already been on for 3 years that wasn't working (but it did make me very sick). She refused to even entertain a new treatment. I'm no delicate flower and I get a lot drs come with a healthy ego. My current family doctor is a nice mix of blunt,salty and smart and I have no issue with him. O'Keefe was a nightmare. Words fail when trying to describe her, really. She's not worth it. She offered nothing new in terms of treatment. More of the same old meds that never worked. I've since moved to a new city and have an awesome rheumie who CHANGED my medication after reviewing my medical history and LISTENING to me. And how did her treatment do? I have my life back. I can walk without a cane. It's working. You hear that, Dr. O'Keefe? Of course not. You don't listen and you don't care.
Dr Okeefe is rude and mean. Talks to you like a child and argues with you and tells you that you are a liar!!! Each appointment has gotten worse and worse. She must be going through some pretty bad personal life or just enjoys belittling her patients! Nurse said I got it bad and everyone is afraid of her! When I told people how she treated me they said I shoukd report her to Medical board. She jumps to conclusions and boy you don't dare ask her questions! I am old, I have never before this doctor, EVER had a doctor made me cry. Worst doctor I have EVER seen. She needs to be reported, I felt bullied.
She is rude and obnoxious, she dismissed me when I wanted to ask questions about my mom. She advised me that she would come back to me to discuss my mom's condition and never came back. I had to ask an Emergency Nurse to see what was happening with my mom and she was kind, sincere and answered my question. Dr. O'Keefe should take some lessons from the Emergency Nurses at the Hospital.
I am a medical professional and was very impressed by Dr. O'Keefe. She was friendly, thorough and explained everything clearly. She was direct in pointing out a few things to me but she did so in a friendly way so as not to offend. I came out of the appointment feeling very well cared for by a busy yet compassionate professional. Thank you Dr. O'Keefe.
I have seen dr. O'keefe for about 10 years but yesterday I had to separate our ways. I am not a doctor but I work in Healthcare. And I I'd ever treat a patient the way she treated me yesterday, I would certainly loose my licence. It is strange that she does not believe in any diseases that she treats...Maybe it is all in my head? She does not believe in people affected by the diseases she treats, she does not believe in her patients becoming unable to work...Her treatments mainly consist in pain medication and recomandation for gentle to vigurous yoga. However from time to time she was kind enough to treat my excruciating painfully finger joints with steroid injections. In Ottawa a physician who is trained in delicate joints such as finger joints is very rare, Ibeven wonder if drO'keefe ia aware of this situation...She is very good at it but definitely is too busy to do it...and she will NOT organize workshops with the sport medicine doctors, family physicians , etc to teach them how to safely do these simple procedures. The way she treated me a few times when i needed a steroid steroid shot I cannot even describe...Anyways, I do not know what happens in her professional life and even if I have a few reccomamdations for her I will abstain from doing this or insult her. However I will tell you that In retrospect of her care for me I feel used and abused and I cannot believe that she could say the things she said to me yesterday. She has zero stars from me, and I want to assure you that I am one of the kindest, most enduring, stoic patient On this site you cannot have zero stars , so that I will put one star only, but ...sorry...you do not deserve it! Bye and all the best!
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