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Dr. Tamekia Wakefield, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

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.

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor
  • Pediatric Otolaryngologist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Johns Hopkins University, Fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, Internship in General Surgery
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Residency in Otorhinolaryngology
  • Medical School - Johns Hopkins University, Doctor of Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1487656849

Office locations

ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP

620 Columbus Avenue, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10024

ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP

210-33 26th Avenue, Upper Level

Bayside, NY 11360

ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP

31-19 Newtown Ave, Suite 201

Astoria, NY 11102

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Dr. Wakefield was very straight forward with my diagnosis. She answered most of my questions to the best of her knowledge.
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Wakefield is an amazing doctor that has a smile on her as soon as she enters the room. She is super amazing and friendly. Her staff is amazing too.
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She is very knowledgeable,caring and very thorough.I felt very happy and satisfied when I left.I definitely recommend Dr.Wakefield.The staff was very nice,the office is very clean and wait was quick.Thank you Dr.Wakefield and staff,you get 5 stars from me!!!
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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 andshe 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.
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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 likeshe 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!
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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.
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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 beincredibly 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!
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Very professional and answers all questions. Gives great advise and works out plan for treatment. Highly recommend
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Was brushed off... wouldn't recommended
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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 sheasked 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.
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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
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Clean office and up to date equipment. Pleasant doctor who spends time with her patients.
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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.
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Doctor is not very warm and friendly, for a pediatric specialist. Otherwise, she seems knowing her domain.
More than 1 year ago
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Wounderful. Zocdoc should have her on page number 1 not 3.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Wakefield as always was great. Highly recommend.
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She was knowledgeable, kind, and knew how to treat my post ear infection right away. Feeling better already
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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.
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She is a caring individual. Love seeing her.
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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% recommendationsall the way around. I drove over an hr to get there and would do it again!!
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She is very personable with her patients and knowledgeable about them.
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She Is very nice, I had ear problems she fix it.
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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.
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Dr Wakefield is knowledgeable, patient & polite. Always a pleasure to be treated there.
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She was child friendly. I highly recommend her. My daughter was happy leaving the office after a nervous procedure.
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She was very friendly and assured me that I was okay. I appreciate that very much!
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She was great with my child very friendly staff
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She knew what she was doing, and resolved my situation quickly and painlessly.
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Always a great experience.
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Very thorough and informative. Provided a sheet with the prognosis. Very professional and personable.
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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.
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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 explaina 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!
More than 1 year ago
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Very quick and easy. She evaluated me and gave me her valued opinion. I really cane in just for a consultation. She was helpful.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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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!
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I really like her , she listen to the patient and very good with the little kids .
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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.
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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 .
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She is a really good doctor. Very concern and attends to your needs. I highly recommend her!
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Very explicit..
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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 Ihad 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.
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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 quickappointment. 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!!
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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, andat 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.
More than 1 year ago
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Amazing! Very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend to anyone.
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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.
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Very good doctor
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Great doctor who is personable and friendly!
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She is always professional, effective and efficient!! Love Her!!!
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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