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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Tamekia Wakefield graduated Cum Laude from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed General Surgery Internship at Lenox Hill Hospital, and Otorhinolaryngology Residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. After leaving residency Dr. Wakefield served with the United States Navy at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. During this time, she developed a keen interest in pediatric otolaryngology. Therefore, she returned to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland and completed Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship. Dr Wakefield specializes in pediatric otolaryngology. Her areas of interest include pediatric sleep disorders, pediatric voice disorders, and pediatric breathing problems. She is fellowship trained in the management of pediatric disorders of the ear, nose, and throat and is Board- Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
Verified Patient Reviews
I felt very uncomfortable from the moment the Doctor walked in the room she looked at me as if I she did not want to treat me. She also made some very sarcastic remarks about my issue with my ears and she certainly did not make me feel comfortable before checking my nasal passage nor my ears. However, before leaving my issue was resolved and to compensate for her lack of professional behavior she offered me a coupon for saline nasal spray.
We went to have our baby evaluated for a tongue tie causing difficulty breastfeeding. We were able to get the procedure done same day and it seemed minimally invasive. Dr. Wakefield is very straightforward and no nonsense, and I felt like she clearly set expectations for the procedure. It was over in moments and outside of just not liking her mouth being held open, our daughter didn't seem any more bothered by it than anything else. I hope this helps her move her tongue better. One thing I really liked about the practice is that they offered to let us sit in a separate room from the waiting room that was typically for allergy patients, as we had a newborn so she wouldn't be exposed to germs from sick patients in the main waiting room. That made me feel a lot more comfortable. We love this practice - the whole family goes!
Amazing. We brought our daughter in and the entire office staff was amazing, attentive and expedient. The medical staff and doctor were excellent and coached our daughter through and uncomfortable procedure without tears or complaint. We were exceedingly pleased and highly recommend Dr. Wakefield.
Very professional and answers all questions. Gives great advise and works out plan for treatment. Highly recommend
At first, she came into the patient room with a very serious demeanor which almost came across as cold. However, after speaking with her, it became clear that she was not cold or distant, and I ultimately found her to be incredibly knowledgeable, caring, and thorough. She very clearly knows her stuff, and I feel very comfortable knowing that. I had originally gone to my primary care physician who was off the mark in the diagnosis; Dr. Wakefield got my treatment back on track immediately, and my condition has markedly improved in less than 24 hours. For all of these reasons, I very highly recommend her and am so thrilled that Astoria has such a top-notch ENT in the area. Side note - Zocdoc seems to emphasize Dr. Wakefield as a pediatric ENT. Don't let that dissuade you from seeing her if you are not a kid!
Checking in was amazing. I got to write my information on a tablet which was quick and convenient and the people working in the office are so sweet. Unfortunately this doctor was not. I told her nurse my symptoms when she asked me why I came in and jot them all down. That was fine she was very nice. However when when the doctor was about to come in she half opened the door and I guess she was speaking to her nurse and said "I don't know this girl, I'm not treating her for that." Somewhere along those lines. I guess she thought I wouldn't be able to hear her. She sat down without any small talk to get to know me and didn't ask me too many questions and the explained that she didn't believe I was experiencing the symptoms I explained to the nurse in a very rude way. Without specifying the reason why I came in was because I had five different doctors tell me I needed a surgery and my insurance changed so I needed to find a new ENT that took my insurance to do it. She explained that she wasn't going to do the surgery, told me I didn't have the problem that five doctors told me I had and gave me medication for a problem that I know I don't have in all of five minutes. I traveled 30 miles for this appointment because no one else takes my insurance and I feel like I definitely wasted my time. She was really terrible for the short interaction I had with her. I felt foolish for even coming in and made me feel worse then any doctor I've ever been to in my entire life. I understand a doctor not wanting to do a surgery but she didn't have to make me feel stupid. I'm just shocked that I was dismissed so quickly. I'm going to another doctor tomorrow who will hopefully listen to me.
Dr. Tamekia Wakefield is very professional and nice person. She listened and paid attention to what I told her about my problem, and solved it successfully
Was brushed off... wouldn't recommended
Pleasant visit, nice office and staff. I would recommend my family and friends , if I continue to have another issue with my ears, I would definitely come back to visit Dr Wakefield.
Doctor is not very warm and friendly, for a pediatric specialist. Otherwise, she seems knowing her domain.
Wounderful. Zocdoc should have her on page number 1 not 3.
She was knowledgeable, kind, and knew how to treat my post ear infection right away. Feeling better already
I loved Dr. Wakefield and highly recommend her. She took her time, was very gentle and was concerned about my comfort. Will definitely return in the future. Also, short wait time in the reception area.
She is a caring individual. Love seeing her.
Dr. Wakefield was great with my very scared 7 yr old. She was patient and spoke to my child as well as me. She was very informative, explained everything. Staff was also kind and the office is very clean. 100% recommendations all the way around. I drove over an hr to get there and would do it again!!
She is very personable with her patients and knowledgeable about them.
Dr. Wakefield was so professional. She listened to my concerns and tested me for the issues I described. I am so pleased with how knowledgeable and thorough her assessments were and I will recommend her to others in need of an ENT.
Clean office and up to date equipment. Pleasant doctor who spends time with her patients.
Dr Wakefield is knowledgeable, patient & polite. Always a pleasure to be treated there.
She was child friendly. I highly recommend her. My daughter was happy leaving the office after a nervous procedure.
She was very friendly and assured me that I was okay. I appreciate that very much!
She was great with my child very friendly staff
She knew what she was doing, and resolved my situation quickly and painlessly.
Always a great experience.
She Is very nice, I had ear problems she fix it.
Very thorough and informative. Provided a sheet with the prognosis. Very professional and personable.
Dr. Wakefield was very patient and provided a great deal of information to me. She helped me hear again and took good care of me.
Very quick and easy. She evaluated me and gave me her valued opinion. I really cane in just for a consultation. She was helpful.
Dr. Wakefield is amazing. On a very busy day, she made a point to spend as much time with me as I needed, and answered all of my questions thoroughly and directly. She even went out of her way to explain a few things in more depth to reassure me and make sure I was fully informed about my own health. I really appreciate that. She is clearly a formidable person and medical professional with a lot of knowledge and experience, and I felt right away that I could trust her and that my health was in safe hands. Highly recommend!
Dr Wakefield took the time to look things over and properly diagnose what the issue was with my child. I will recommend her to everyone I can.
Dr. Wakefield is great. she answered all my questions, actually had a diagnosis and plan for moving forward. So glad we found her. She is our go to Ent for my 12yr old son from now on...and the whole family too!
I really like her , she listen to the patient and very good with the little kids .
She was very personable. She quickly took care of my issue without making me feel rushed. Answered all questions and made me feel comfortable. She's a great doctor.
we had a late afternoon appoinrment, so we did not wait a long time. first impression lasts. the office has a warm , inviting atmosphere, and Lauren, the receptionist was great. no complaints with dr wakefield, shes is professional with a sense of humorr. definitely will recommend her .
I have seen this doctor twice for ear complications, I love the practice that she has and the technology she has in place making it easy to make an appointment, fill out paper work, all make for an easy and quick appointment. Wish other practices would employ this technology in their offices as they are stuck in the past! As for her patient, doctor relationship I have nothing but good things to say and she will be my doctor of preference going forward for ENT issues. Thank you Doc, and kudos to your use of technology!!
My appointment was scheduled for 9:00 am. I arrived at 8:50 am to complete paperwork and was finished by 9:00. Two patients arrived after me for 9:10 and 9:20 appointments. They were brought in to see the doctor before me, and at 9:25, I was still sitting in the waiting room. The front desk apologized for the assistant's mistake. I had to reschedule my appointment because I had to go to work. I returned at 1:00 pm the same day and was seen on time. Dr. Wakefield was great. She also apologized for what happened in the morning.
She is a really good doctor. Very concern and attends to your needs. I highly recommend her!
Amazing! Very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend to anyone.
Dr. Wakefield as always was great. Highly recommend.
Very good doctor
Great doctor who is personable and friendly!
She is always professional, effective and efficient!! Love Her!!!
I really liked Dr. Wakefield. She was very thorough and kind(as were all the people working there, that I encountered). I would definitely recommend her to other people.
Great first time visit . Courtesy was uncanny.
It was a pleasure meeting her. Very attentive, thorough, and most importantly professional. Examination went well and was fully informed before leaving about my situation and what was to take place in the near future. Her staff was also very professional and polite. Wait time wasn't bad at all,
Dr. Wakefield was very informative and easily communicated with me. The first time I go to a doctors office where the secretaries are sincere and friendly.
When I read dr. Wakefields credentials I was VERY impressed. Meeting dr. Wakefield and being treated by her confirmed that I made the right choice. The office and personnel are friendly and efficient. I would not hesitate to recommend dr. Wakefield to family or friends thanks ZOCDOC
More than an hour and a half wait is unacceptable.
I had an urgent need to see an ENT specialist as my regular ENT was on vacation. This office from beginning to end was a very pleasant experience. They were extremely accommodating as I was running behind schedule. When I entered the receptionist and nursing assistant was pleasant, polite,and professional. The office decor was very inviting for a doctor's office. Dr. Wakefield was great. She was very thorough, took here time to explain everything,pleasant, and I would highly recommend her. Of course, she is smart, but her bedside manner and listening skills are impeccable. A great big thanks to her and her office!
Dr. Wakefield is a great doctor, my son has been seeing her since he was a baby. She is extremely attentive and explains everything very clearly. I would recommend her to anyone for sure!
Dr. Wakefield was so great. So friendly, fast, and efficient. Loved her!
I have been into the Dr.Tamekia Wakefield office for the first time, she was very professional, she listen and take in consideration all what I said about my problem and about my previous medical check, she did a deep diagnostic with several recommendations according to what we talked about !! she was very straight on her job !
Very professional, to the point, and helpful. Would see her again.
I went for a follow up for my three year old, the receptionists were very friendly and I was seen right away, Dr.Wakefield was great with him.
She was very dismissive of my concerns, as well as very condescending. She also noted symptoms on the report that I never mentioned, it says I complained of ear pain when I complained of ear popping, I never stated that I had any pain. I do not feel that she listened to what my concerns were. I think I would've been treated differently if I didn't have Medicaid at the time. I will not go back to this practice.
Dr. Wakefied is one of the RARE Doctor's who listen, process information, conduct a detailed exam and discuss the condition. She works towards healing and simplifies the next steps that need be taken. She was more than helpful and I would recommend her above any Cornell or Columbia MD. She has compassion, experience, intelligence, has an excellent bedside manner and is result oriented.
My visit was terrific. Dr. Wakefield is very caring, and a most thorough doctor.
very professional and courteous.
Very professional, helpful, and comforting. Though waiting time was long, I highly recommend her.
I thought this was a private doctor turned out it was a clinic and I had to wait close to two hours. Seemed misleading.
Dr.Tamekia Wakefield and the rest of her staff were very professional.
This was my first visit to see Dr. Wakefield, I had wax build-up in my ear. The office was clean and modern looking. The staff was polite and quick. Dr. Wakefield was very gentle and was explaining what she was doing every step of the way. I would definitely recommend her to others.
She is a very serious Doctor but professional . When I said serious is that she hardly smiles, not too friendly but she solved my issue and I believe that's the most important
Very professional and up to date with current medical innovations. During conversation I asked her if she had ever seen Ben Carson the neurosurgeon. I notice that she did her residency at John Hopkins's. She told me that she has worked with him in the past. Awesome. She is very gentle and I felt confident in her ability to treat me. This was a very scary time for me and I was happy that she provided the support and understanding that I desperately needed. It was nice to see someone that look like me doing great things and touching so many lives. She is an absolute inspiration to all women. I was so grateful to have chosen her to play such an important role in my wellness,
Eloquent, awesome bedside manner, know her specialty with great accuracy,and down to earth. Fantastic!
She is awesome! This was my first visit to an ENT specialist, and I am grateful to be in her care. She's personable and her staff is just as courteous! I will definitely return.
She is amazing glad I went to her would recommend her to everyone
Terrific! She's a consumate professional and even tolerated my crazy kid who had to accompany me without batting an eyelash. Office staff was great too and the facility itself is bar none.
Dr. Wakefield is always professional, answers our questions, and makes us feel comfortable with her care of our toddler. Her audiologist could use some more personality when dealing with the little ones but he did his job.
I was informed with all the proper information I needed for my baby. Very kind and friendly staff.
Wonderful doctor! Our son needs surgery which is anxiety-filled but we believe he'll be in good hands with Dr. Wakefield.
She is very professional, thourogh, and knowledable.
Excellent and professional!
Great visit. Doctor Wakefield was very professional and informative. Highly recommend this physician
Very useful. She not only treated the problem that I have had in the past but offered useful advice that I had not received previously. She was patient and very pleasant. I will surely return as needed.
Very helpful and informative.
Excellent visit. Dr. Wakefield asks lots of questions, knowledgeable & genuinely concerned about her patients. Plus, she's humorous. Yesterday was my initial visit and I plan on retaining her as my regular ENT Dr.
Very informative, great sense of humor, knowledgeable and just real...Wealth of information!
The office and staff were very welcoming; even though Dr Wakefield was transitioning to a new office location every effort was made to ensure that I was aware of it. I recommended a few of my friends to her office (ZOCDOC) as I was very pleased with the service I received. Dr Wakefield explained what course of action she would take in evaluating and curing my condition, I still feel great. I did not hold it against her for serving in the Navy however that was one of the reasons I visited (Go Army!). I will continue to use Dr Wakefield and the ZOCDOC services for future appointments and other medical specialties.
Since we found the doctor online without any recommendations from anyone we know, we were a little hesitant. Once we got there, from the receptionist to the nurse and finally the doctor, we got such a wonderful welcome. Dr. Wakefield was very patient and professional. She answered all our questions and concerns. She took her time explaining step by step the problem my daughter has and how to cure it. I will definitely recommend her and go back to her no questions asked!
Excellent doctor, very thorough and spent a good amount of time explaining results and issues.
This was my first visit with Dr. Wakefield. I found her very thorough and knowledgeable. She even asked if I had any other questions before I left. I hope her Rx cures my condition. We'll see in 2 weeks.
She was very nice, professional and thorough. She even printed out some extra material to take home in reference to a question I asked. Highly recommended.
I found DeTameka Wakefield extremely professional,informative, knowledgeable and very pleasant.
She's an excellent doctor...her treatment relieved me of pain instantly...one of the best doctors iv ever visited and treats her patients far beyond words..Thank You Dr.Tamekia..God bless You.
Doctor and staff were very friendly and professional.
Lovely office, friendly nurses and professional and caring doctors.
I thought Dr. Wakefield was friendly, attentive and informative. She listened to me and clearly explain everything. She was also honest with me when she didn't have an a clear conclusion to my conditio I thank her and appreciate that. Many doctors like to "blow smoke where the sun don't shine." I would definitely recommend friends & family to her.
All my question was answered with satisfaction.
She is very professional, highly informative, & definitely made me feel comfortable when weighing out my options. Hands-down, the best Dr. I've ever seen for my chronic tonsil issues.
The ENT, Audiologist, and all the staff were very kid friendly. They made this a much simpler process than it would have otherwise been with my rambunctious toddler.
The staff was friendly at all times. Even got a hearing test done withing my visit. She directed me in what next steps to take for my medical care. My own PCP didn't even direct me in what I should do. I didn't wait long at all.
great experience and i was able to get my ears check plus a hearing test done at the same time without making another appointment
The visit was great, I felt very well cared for. All questions I had were answered with great knowledge and respect. Highly recommended!!
Highly professional service!
Excellent and professional.
My appointment with Dr. Wakefield was a great experience. I felt very comfortable and I look forward to meeting with her again, for my follow-up.
I think for the first time in a long time I am finally getting an answer to an unresolved issue