Dr. Kate Barrett
Medical Doctor — Oncology
Dr. Barrett has won international awards for her work in the field of cancer research. She is passionate about helping patients and their families irrespective of their location. One of the ways Dr. Barrett does this is through Maple.
Maple instantly connects you to doctors from your smartphone, laptop, or computer — any time, 24/7.
How Maple works.
1. Describe your symptoms through our app
Open the app and click the "See the doctor" button. One of our doctors will review your request and respond in minutes.
2. Chat with a doctor
Next, you'll be connected to the doctor. You can have your consultation by text, video or audio chat in the Maple app.
3. Get a diagnosis or prescription
Doctors can diagnose and provide prescriptions as necessary during your consultation.
We asked Dr. Barrett some questions
Can you tell us more about your medical background and education?
I consult with patients worldwide about their cancer diagnosis and treatments in the world of oncology. I completed my medical schooling at University of British Columbia. This was followed by five years of sub-specialty training and research in Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto. All told I’ve spent 15 years researching cancer in laboratories and clinical settings. I’ve also worked in clinics and hospitals in many different countries, published numerous research papers and won national and international research awards for my work in the cancer medicine setting.
What inspired you to become a doctor?
Being a doctor lets me continually learn about science, health, and wellness. I then use this knowledge to connect with patients and improve both their quality and quantity of life. According to my family, I wanted to be a doctor since the age of two. I suppose I made up my mind early and never looked back!
What do you love the most about practising medicine?
I’m intrigued by new research and technological innovation that advances cancer medicine. I’m also passionate about listening to and understanding patients. Perhaps it’s the combination of all of this that compels my heart to medicine.
What’s your favourite part about practising on Maple?
I’m able to connect with patients across the country in real-time. It brings reassurance for patients to speak with a doctor at the exact time they need it most. Many patients appear to be more at ease when speaking with a doctor from the comfort of their own home. The opportunity for family members to easily join the conversation often proves helpful as well, as they can help with taking important notes. These are some of the many reasons why I enjoy working with patients on Maple.
What do you do in your spare time?
I enjoy outdoor adventures like running, golf, cycling, skiing and traveling – especially if mountains or an ocean are nearby!
Patients love using Maple
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Saves a lot of time compared to sitting in a doctor's office!
Legitimate and just as described, with fabulous doctors. Totally fills the late-night worry gap!
Not having to endure a long wait at a walk in clinic is fabulous. Especially since I have twin pre-schoolers to contend with.
The service is so quick and professional and saves hours spent in a walk-in-clinic. This is a game changer for busy moms and I recommend it to everyone!
Instead of my husband having to drag both kids to the hospital or walk in alone he was able to see a doctor right away and get a prescription faxed to our local pharmacy.
Our family has used this service twice so far and it has been amazing. Both doctors were friendly, compassionate and you never feel rushed.
Was concerned I wouldn’t be able to see a doctor without an appointment. I installed the Maple app, spoke to a doctor and had my prescription in under 30 min.
I used Maple for the first time today. It was quick and easy, took less than ten minutes including connecting time and the doctor was professional and friendly.
LOVE This service. Not only do you have a doctor within seconds but they are professional and knowledgable.
Absolutely blown away. It was SO easy to use. No wait time getting connected with a doctor. Getting the prescription faxed to the pharmacy made it a seamless process.
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