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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 the 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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The most efficient and professional service ever. In less than an hour I was paired with a dermatologist who prescribed the medication required. A thorough consult and knowledgeable MD who made everything easy. My pharmacy had the prescription faxed in no time. I definitely see myself using the service in the future.

— Sheila R.

This was the best thing i've ever come across. I downloaded the app and one hour later had completed an appointment with a dermatologist who then faxed over 2 prescriptions to my pharmacy. I have been dealing with a terrible rash on my face since March with no hope in sight of getting into a dermatologist. When I found this app I was skeptical, but can honestly say it has saved my face, I am already seeing an improvement after 1 week.

— Carly H.

Possibly the easiest way to meet a Dermatologist!

— Abdullah

After getting a referral from our family doctor to see a dermatologist we were still waiting after 5 months. In frustration, I turned to the internet to look for options and stumbled across GetMaple. Wow…..saw the dermatologist within 24h and everything since has been very smooth.

— Dave T.

Loved that I could speak to a doctor within 24hours. The dermatologist was quick, knowledgeable and listened to my concerns! Will definitely be using again!

— Jessica N.

Within 4 hours, I was connected to a dermatologist in Toronto who quickly diagnosed and prescribed a combination treatment. My prescription was ready within one hour for pickup.

— DB

The whole experience has been so quick and easy! I was told it would be 9+ months to see a dermatologist in person. With this service, I was able to speak with one in less than 24hrs and I already have been sent the prescription I need.

— Emma S.

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— Anna

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— Andrea

The best part of Koble for my partner and I was to connect with their sleep coach expert Aidan and her personalized advice was great! Now our baby sleeps much better, as do we!

— Regina

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