Dr. Tamekia Wakefield graduated Cum Laude from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland where she was an active participant in many student organizations and committees including the admissions committee and Medical Student Society, the student government organization. She completed General Surgery Internship at Lenox Hill Hospital, and Otorhinolaryngology Residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. During residency, Dr. Wakefield achieved many academic honors and awards, such as the Resident Research Award in 2001 given by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Wakefield completed Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland .
After leaving residency, Dr. Wakefield spent four years serving with the United States Navy at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Her duty was served in the Department of Otolaryngology where she cared for the war-wounded and their family members and also served as the Academic Program Director for the National Capital Consortium Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Program, the Medical School Clerkship Director, as well as a member of the Society of Military Otolaryngologists. While serving, Dr. Wakefield earned the National Defense Service Medal, The Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, and The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Her active duty ended with an honorable discharge.
During fellowship Dr. Wakefield explored her interest in pediatric sleep apnea and co-authored a chapter on sleep apnea which will appear in the next edition of Cummings Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery .
Dr Wakefield specializes in pediatric otolaryngology. Her areas of interest include pediatric sleep disorders, pediatric voice disorders, and the impact of childhood obesity in the practice of pediatric otolaryngology. 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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Published On: 11/08/2011
Published On: 07/20/2011
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.
12/25/2017 Dale F. from ZocDoc
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!
10/12/2017 Jesse F. from ZocDoc
Very professional and answers all questions. Gives great advise and works out plan for treatment. Highly recommend
10/12/2017 Joyce R. from ZocDoc
Dr tamekia Wakefield is an excellent and caring ent physician.she truly cares about her pts.her staff both of whom I met and share name of Karen are caring and professional.i highly recommend Dr Wakefield and feel pts will truly benefit from her services
09/16/2017 Anonymous Author from RateMDs
I've been taking my 3y old son to Dr Wakefield for the 8months in Astoria location and we are very happy with her and her staff service.Always on time, super friendly,they are very good with kids,know how to calm them down and make them happy with all surprises. I highly recommend them.
08/01/2017 Marija Veljkovic from Google
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
07/16/2017 Lyudmila S. from ZocDoc
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.
06/13/2017 Monet B. from ZocDoc
I wish I had written this review so much earlier but I finally am getting around to it because i feel it's so important to write something helpful and positive and not just complaints. My son had ear issues when he was 2 years old and I had resisted having the ear tube surgery because face it what mother wants their child to have ear surgery. Well Dr. Wakefield advised us he needed the surgery, left the decision up to us and treated him well for all infections. Then one day my son's eardrum ruptured and I knew she was right. She was confident that the surgery would go well and rightfully so. This doctor is top notch. From beginning to end he was in the best care and tubes fell out in the time frame expected and he has been incident free ever since. He is now 6 years old and swimming every Sunday. No problems whatsoever. You can trust her with your child.
06/04/2017 Marisa M. from Yelp
Doctor is not very warm and friendly, for a pediatric specialist. Otherwise, she seems knowing her domain.
05/06/2017 a Verified Patient from ZocDoc
Wounderful. Zocdoc should have her on page number 1 not 3.
05/06/2017 a Verified Patient from ZocDoc
She was knowledgeable, kind, and knew how to treat my post ear infection right away. Feeling better already
04/17/2017 Erin R. from ZocDoc
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.
04/12/2017 Yvonne D. from ZocDoc
She is a caring individual. Love seeing her.
02/13/2017 Lynette G. from ZocDoc
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!!
02/02/2017 a Verified Patient from ZocDoc
Dr. Wakefield was just so courteous to my mother. She listened to her problem and then explained to my mother what she would do to remove the wax from the ear. She was gentle and put my mom, who is 87, at ease. My mother felt so much better when she left the office. I was so impressed with her, I made the six month follow up appointment before I left. Dr. Wakefield is knowledgeable and kind. The office staff was also courteous and helpful.
06/10/2013 Patient from ratemds.com
My daughter just had her nose caurterized because she constantly has nosebleeds and i brought her over to Dr. Wakefield and so far so good, she is not only Beauftiful but she is sooooo Caring , Gentle and makes you feel very comfortable. my daughter wants to visit her just because LOL...
10/19/2012 patient from ratemds.com
I have a child who has severe allergies. I came to Dr. Wakefield because my son had difficulty swallowing and consequently was regurgitating meals. Dr. Wakefield explained the correlation between his allergies, enlarged tonsils and adnoids, and the frequent ear infections and colds that he had. For the first time everything made sense. I went to several doctors and other professionals before coming to Dr. Wakefield. None of them could tell me why my son was so sick. After she explained the cause she talked about treatment options. I liked the fact that she tried to treat him by non invasive means first. Eventually he had to have surgery. Since then my son has made a complete turn around. Not only is he eating but he's even gotten a little chubby. He's willing to try new foods where he would just look at food before and refuse. His speech has also improved. But best of all he is not getting sick. One of the kids in his class had a contagious illness and he was the only 1 not to get it
09/17/2012 Patient from ratemds.com
Dr. Wakefield was phenomenal!
05/18/2009 Patient from vitals.com