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Dr. Geraldine D Kempler has the following 2 specialties
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.
- 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.
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 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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She is the pediatrician for our 4 kids.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Geraldine D Kempler - Posted on August 15th, 2017
Self-verified patient of Dr. Geraldine D Kempler - Posted on March 7th, 2013
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.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Geraldine D Kempler - Posted on September 15th, 2011
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.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Geraldine D Kempler - Posted on August 16th, 2011
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
Self-verified patient of Dr. Geraldine D Kempler - Posted on May 10th, 2011
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.
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 (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.
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
- 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
- PHCS PPO
- PHCS PPO Kaiser
- Moda Health Community Care Network
- Moda Health Connexus
- Moda Health Synergy Network
- PacificSource PSN
- PacificSource SmartChoice
- PacificSource SmartHealth Oregon Members
- Premera Heritage Signature
- Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
Providence Health System
- Providence PPO
Regence Health Plans
- Regence OR Preferred Provider Network
- 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 & DirectionsWESTSIDE PEDIATRIC CLINIC, 9555 SW Barnes Rd Ste 270, Portland, OR
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