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Primary Care Doctor, Family Practitioner
13 years of experience
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Compassionate thoughtful doctor show details Compassionate thoughtful doctor
by VictoriaM on Dec 31st, 2014

Dr. Kemp has been my primary physician since I moved to the Chicago area 12 years ago. I followed him from his prior practice to the current one, as I believe him to be the best doctor for me. He has diagnosed me, sent me to specialists when needed, and has always given detailed instructions on what to do and why. I was literally laughing at some of the reviews I just read here, because they do not personify the man I've trusted for more than a decade. As for the star rating, "follows up after visit" - I cannot imagine ANY doctor having the time to do this when every practice has tight limitations to how much time a doctor has to spend on each patient. However, if I ever need to follow up, I feel that Dr. Kemp returns calls as soon as he is able (again, understanding practice limitations) and has the appropriate balance of concern, calm and fully listening. And lastly but not entirely relevant, I have three children, whom I take to Dr. Kemp as well, and it should be noted that he has 10x the bedside manner than that of any pediatrician I've encountered in Illinois, in the last 7 years. Thank you, Dr. Kemp!

Wonderful, Concerned Doctor show details Wonderful, Concerned Doctor
by Judi V. on Dec 14th, 2014

5 years ago, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis by Dr. Kemp. I went to see him because my right hand was inflamed and painful and my left hand was stiff. We spoke for a while, and he ordered a panel of tests for lupus, RA, and other immune disorders--that day. I have dealt with this disease long enough to know that I am incredibly fortunate to have met with a doctor as knowledgeable and concerned as Dr. Kemp. Too many people who have RA are misdiagnosed or go undiagnosed for years, and that's when they suffer terrible, irreversible damage. Thanks to Dr. Kemp and Dr. Joshi, and now Dr. Rhew, I can manage my disease. Thanks to my current employers, I have some flexibility to see them when I need to--I appreciate that everyone is that lucky.

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Aug 26th, 2014

I only rated him one star because ZERO would have been mistaken for unrated. He dismissed me and talked down to me and diagnosed me as FRIGID. Cannot believe he only has one malpractice showing on his file.

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Sep 16th, 2013

Dr. Kemp is just plain awful. He has zero communication with his nurses and staff, as well as doesn't even look at any of their notes before seeing you. He is horrible at diagnosing patients, I actually ended up in the emergency room 2 days after seeing him because he told me my bronchitis and sinus infection were "just a viral thing" that would go away on it's own. Then as the follow up to that, he asked me why I went to the emergency room? As if it was my fault he misdiagnosed me. Him and his staff have trouble with ordinary request, like prescription refills. Avoid this doctor at all costs.

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Excellent doctor show details Excellent doctor
by JB on Jul 27th, 2013

One of the best doctors I've had. He asked good questions, listened well, and was very personable.

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Jul 23rd, 2013

I believe that this man was one of the worst doctors I ever have had treat me...ever. He is pompous and thinks very highly of himself and very little of me as a person. I felt like I wasn't good enough to take his time as I sat there. I had to see him several times, and I began to notice that he would always ask why I hadn't had a breast exam or a pap smear FIRST before talking with me about my reasons for coming to see him in the first place---he had no interest in helping me with those, especially if I had to ask him more than one thing. When I said, "I am sick and I would like to talk with you about that first...don't you care about me?" He responded, "No, I don't." I could not believe my ears...but he really said that! He tried to say that the other things were more important, but the words were out, and his treatment of me supported that comment. I am looking for a way to leave this medical group. My advice is to look elsewhere.

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Does not listen to the patient whatsoever! show details Does not listen to the patient whatsoever!
Jul 14th, 2013

Worse doctor I have ever been to. Has a God Complex. Went to him to be treated after hours walk-in for breathing issues and possible recurrent pneumonia and he proceeded to tell me how I could throw out my inhaler because it would not work unless I was asthmatic, how he was going to put me on a Z-pac even though I told him I had been on 2 packs before and they didn't work and that's why my gp put my on levoquin and then proceeded to tell me that for someone "my age" it should work and that was what he was going to do. Would not listen to what I had to say and would not even pay attention to my chart. I think if you went to him he would seem pleasant and treat you as HE SAW FIT. However, if you had anything to say for your own care or prior care you have had, he would ignore you. That is not a doctor in my opinion.

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