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Dr. Geraldine D Kempler has the following 2 specialties
- Adolescent Medicine
Adolescent specialists are doctors who have advanced training in the health issues that adolescents face. These physicians deal with issues like the onset of puberty, reproductive health, eating disorders, irregular periods, mood changes, drugs and pressures from home and school. For girls entering adulthood, adolescent specialists can act as both pediatrician and gynecologist, so they only have to see one doctor for all their needs.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
Dr. Geraldine D Kempler has the following 6 expertise
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Substance Abuse
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Birth Control
- Eating Disorders
Dr. Geraldine D Kempler has 1 board certified specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. Geraldine D Kempler is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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.
22 Years Experience
Oregon Health & Science University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1996
Oregon Health & Science University
Dr. Geraldine D Kempler accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net OR PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- Moda Health Community Care Network
- Moda Health Connexus
- Moda Health Synergy Network
- PacificSource PSN
- PacificSource SmartHealth Oregon Members
- Premera Heritage Signature
- Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
- Premera LifeWise Connect
Providence Health System
- Providence PPO
Regence Health Plans
- Regence OR Preferred Provider Network
- UHC West SignatureValue HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsWestside Pediatric Clinic, 9555 SW Barnes Rd Ste 270, Portland, OR
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