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 service has been amazing for our family. The doctors are kind, thorough, and ask all the right questions. As a busy family of five, this app has been a life saver
Super impressed with this service. Without a family doctor, it’s easy to feel alone with no care. Very thankful to have options.
So fast and efficient. A process that would have ordinarily involved a referral and a six months wait was completed in less than 72 hours. Wholeheartedly recommend Maple.
At 1:30 am, I realized I had a UTI and was desperate for help. I went online and within ten minutes, I had my prescription faxed to my pharmacy. This service gave me peace of mind.
Maple was there for me when other doctors couldn't be. So convenient. Any time, any day. I am grateful for this service.
We needed to see a doctor over the weekend as our pediatrician was not available. Logging into Maple and choosing from a selection of specialties was quick and easy. Excellent service!
Very easy to navigate Maple. It’s secure and trusted. Maple has truly gone above and beyond with their app. Highly recommended.
Amazing service! It was great being able to connect with a doctor from the comfort of home late at night.
If it wasn't for this service, I would be clogging up the emergency rooms for a prescription refill. A much needed service in my area.
With my asthma flare-up, I needed a specialist and found one here. The doctor improved my treatment and explained everything in a very clear way.
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