Dr. Karl Hempel, MD

Dr. Karl Hempel, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 79
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Karl Hempel, MD is a rheumatology specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 48 years. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine in 1964 and specializes in rheumatology.

414 Navarro St Ste 703

San Antonio, TX 78205

Contact Information

(210) 224-4811

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Hempel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers

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  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1964
  • University Oreg Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1965
  • University Oreg Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1968
  • University Tex San Antonio
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1970

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hempel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hempel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hempel to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

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Dr. Hempel's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in San Antonio
I am sure in his prime he was a phenomenal doctor, and I am not an ageist, this is from actual experience with him. Each time you go it's as if he doesn't remember seeing you before. He reads through the papers, doesn't answer point blank questions, and seems disoriented. His nurse is not friendly...more
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in San Antonio Tx
Dr.Hemple He is my arthritis doctor, and his the greatest Dr that always helps me get control of my arthritis pain, and I will never miss an appointment with him. That's go great he is, Thank you so much! He tells me like it is, and is very very professional and knows what his talking about, Dr....more
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in Floresville texas
He just did job I have seening him for more than 10 years don't have plans to change doctor
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