About Dr. Geraldine D Kempler MD

Dr. Geraldine D Kempler, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Portland, OR. She has 22 years of experience. Her specialties include Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. She speaks English.

Dr. Kempler has received 3 awards.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Geraldine D Kempler is Great. Dr. Geraldine D Kempler has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Geraldine D Kempler is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

Location

get directions WESTSIDE PEDIATRIC CLINIC
9555 SW Barnes Rd Ste 270
Portland, OR 97225

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Specialties

Dr. Geraldine D Kempler has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Geraldine D Kempler has the following 6 expertise

  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Acne
  • Birth Control
  • Eating Disorders

Board Certifications

Dr. Geraldine D Kempler is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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She is the pediatrician for our 4 kids.

We love her! She treats our kids like individuals and she always takes the time to thoroughly address any questions or concerns we may have. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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Great Doctor!

We have loved Dr. Kempler. We've taken our 2 kids - newborn and toddler to her for 2 years now. She always explains everything in a very straightforward way. She is very knowledgeable about current trends and data in medical research which helps inform her decisions about your child's care.

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Five Stars

Dr.Kempler has been very good with my young children. She is always very caring and spends the extra time to learn about everything happening with the child and family. She is very knowledgeable and cares for the whole child, not just the illness. I see her at Westside Pediatrics, a group I also highly reccomend.

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One Star

I have never been more shocked by such completely rude and abusive behavior by a medical professional in my life. She was very clear that all she wants her patients to do is exactly what she says. Any question asked was taked as confrontational. She kindly spent an hour literally yelling at me (in front of my son who she never actually acknowledged other than to breifly examine) because I didn't agree with her treatment plan for my son's allergies, and had some vaccine-related questions. She had no qualms about bold-facedly lying to me regarding vaccine statistics in her clinic, nor of telling me that I was a terrible mother. She also refused to perform allergy tests, and give us an epi-pen even though my son had a life-threatening ER visit post peanut introduction, and told us that he will never understand his culture if we limit his diet in everyway. Not only do I think this is the most rude and unprofessional woman, but had we taken her advice and not sought out a 2nd opinion she could have literally brought about the death of our child. Long story short, she doesn't treat her patients as individuals, she resorts to shame in order to guilt parents into doing things her way, she does NOT listen and has zero regard for the religious, cultural, or family differences of her patients.

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New Patients BEWARE

New patients BEWARE!! My husband & I went to several vaccine classes given by different MDs and after doing our do diligence wanted to put our children on a alternative vaccine schedule. I called Dr. Kempler to discuss options as I thought we had a good relationship at which point she became extremely argumentative and forceful on that call even raising her voice at me. Bottom line insinuating I was the worst parent ever for not doing what she said! We started looking for a new dr and had to go into Olson Pediatrics one last time. We were put in the treatment room directly by the reception area where we got to hear the back office talk about us and how we were that family that refused to vaccinate our children. At the end of our visit Dr. Kempler came in with a release form and forcefully demanded that I sign it in front of her. I was floored at how unprofessional she was. She is no longer at Olson Ped. and I write this in hopes that another parent not have to experience this.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2017, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Education

    22 Years Experience

  • Oregon Health & Science University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Oregon Health & Science University

    Residency

  • Dr. Geraldine D Kempler Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net OR PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • ODS
    • Moda Health Community Care Network
    • Moda Health Connexus
    • Moda Health Synergy Network
  • PacificSource
    • PacificSource PSN
    • PacificSource SmartChoice
    • PacificSource SmartHealth Oregon Members
  • Premera
    • Premera Heritage Signature
    • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
  • Providence Health System
    • Providence PPO
  • Regence Health Plans
    • Regence OR Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Geraldine D Kempler

I was privileged to join Westside Pediatrics in 2010 after practicing for ten years in Lake Oswego. The clinic motto "to teach, to empower, and to heal" really sums up my values in pediatrics. My goal is to be a supportive partner with parents, because a healthy foundation gives us the confidence and security to enjoy the good health of our children. In addition to my practice, which has been a source of growth and joy for me, I take care of hospitalized children and teach medical students. I am grateful to be surrounded by an extremely talented group of pediatricians, nurses, medical assistants and staff, who have experience and passion for taking care of children. This team is dedicated to continuous learning, and maintaining the highest standard of care. This creates an atmosphere of support that benefits our patients as much as ourselves. My husband, Mike, and I are blessed with four beautiful children who are much better behaved than our two dogs. We enjoy the Oregon Coast, our kids sporting events, and local parks. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, quilting, my book club, and trying to tame the garden.

Locations & Directions

WESTSIDE PEDIATRIC CLINIC, 9555 SW Barnes Rd Ste 270, Portland, OR
Uploaded January 1, 2012

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