Dr. Katherine Temprano, MD

RheumatologyFemaleAge 48

Rheumatology

Dr. Katherine Temprano, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Temprano has extensive experience in Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. She graduated from University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1999. She is affiliated with medical facilities Memorial Hospital East and Ssm Health Saint Louis University Hospital. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Katherine Temprano, MD

Advanced Cardiac Care Group

3023 N Ballas Rd Saint Louis, MO 63131
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Temprano

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Temprano treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Temprano treats other conditions, please contact the office at (314) 996-7930.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Temprano is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Screening
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Temprano is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Hands
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Dr. Temprano's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(314) 996-7930

Dr. Temprano accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
Blue Preferred-MO HMO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred-MO
Bronze Pathway for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X-MO
Bronze Pathway-MO
Catastrophic Pathway X-MO
Catastrophic Pathway-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Gold Pathway X-MO
Gold Pathway-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X-MO
Pathway-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Silver Pathway for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X-MO
Silver Pathway-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

Dr. Temprano's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Temprano

2.7

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
4.166666666666667%
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1 Star
54.166666666666664%
(13)
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I love her!
Began seeing her almost a year ago, she rapidly diagnosed me and immediately got me out of pain, have seen her multiple times to follow up as significant complications could be associated with my diagnosis. Honesty, could not have asked for a better care provider or better outcome for what could have been a difficult diagnosis.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Jul 27, 2022
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Minimal listening skills, dismissive, poor evaluation and uninterested in diagnosing. Communication skills nonexistant. Quick to offer a behavioral health referral. Obvious s/s. Patient hospitalized, hospitalist and nephrologist addressed what she did not. Would not refer anyone to this physician.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 05, 2021
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She listened to me while staring at her computer screen, offered no physical exam and downplayed my symptoms. Even told me that I don't need to be monitored or repeat blood work. Felt very dismissed and the visit was a waste of my time. Do not go to her!
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Apr 22, 2021
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I saw her a total of two times and knew at the first visit that I wasn't happy with her and that she wasn't going to take the time to listen to me, or think about how she could help me. She was so uninterested and unempathetic. She barely asked any questions and I appeared a burdened to her. When I questioned her plan of care, which was nothing (only taking away medications), she told me I could get a second opinion if I wasn't happy. I cried at my second visit because I was so overwhelmed with my symptoms and disease progression and she told me that I was depressed and she could send me to the ER for evaluation of my depression. As someone in their 20s knowing that I have to deal with this for the rest of my life, this is not someone who can help me now or long term. I am also speaking as someone who has worked with doctors and had many excellent doctors. I was extremely disappointed and wish I would have checked the reviews before my visit.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Jun 06, 2020
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First visit was to show her results of X-ray done at Wash U department of Othopedics. Stated I had acromiclovicular osteoporosis in my right shoulder. Made another appt for series of tests. Was told that results were fine and that there wasn’t anything she could do and told me to stay in touch with my primary Dr. I am bothered with pain in my shoulders and now in my hip (have arthritis from X-ray) I would not recommend a visit to her. She seemed to care less about helping unless it was something major. You need to read other reviews on her, I didn’t until after my visits.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Apr 07, 2020
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I was told by many that she is not competent and they were right . I was not impressed with her knowledge. I am not going back
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 14, 2020
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She told me that she “...can just tell by looking at you that you have RA”. She also said, “just google VanGoh and look at his hands because that’s how yours are going to look unless you take some ‘real’ RA medicine”. She smiled, without ceasing, regarding my diagnosis, predictions, etc”. She is, One very discouraging physician. She also said that I would’ve faired much better had I started treating this diagnosis much sooner, that I would’ve had a better prognosis. Most cruel, discouraging doc I’ve ever been to—- actually seemed thrilled that I had this disease!! I told her I’ve been on a nearly “grass clippings” type plant based diet and she discouraged that by saying that with my aggressive disease process it doesn’t help anyway and neither does CBD oil, etc. if there were an option of giving her a “0” rating versus a 1 star rating I would’ve. I cried hopelessly after the appt. feeling soooo depressed after the appt and I made my feelings so vulnerable to her. ??
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Jul 13, 2019
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I am shocked at the negative reviews. Dr Temprano has been wonderful. I hate she left.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Saint Louis – Nov 03, 2018
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Dr Temprano had been wonderful. Dermatologist have always been hesitant to listen to my concerns. After being referred to her I feel for the first time that I was being included in treatment decisions and that someone was listening to my complaints and concerns.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Saint Louis – Mar 19, 2018
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Dr. Temprano makes you feel rushed and she doesn't listen. I wouldn't recommend her as a rheumatologist. If you need her to think or use her brain - then I would definitely avoid. Very by the books so if you're not textbook find someone else to see.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Oakville – Sep 28, 2017
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Avoid SLUcare at ALL COSTS. The doctors are either so overloaded that they don't have time to care or they really just don't care. A three month wait time for a check up? A SIX month wait time for a new patient appointment? If you're looking for a rheumatologist, and have all the time in the world to deal with this system, you've found the right place. She and the staff are very nice, but they don't really listen.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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St Louis, MO – Mar 09, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Katherine Temprano, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Temprano has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

2005
St Louis U
Fellowship Hospital
2002
U Ky
Residency Hospital
2000
U Ky
Internship Hospital
1999
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Does Dr. Katherine Temprano, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Katherine Temprano, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Temprano frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Temprano specializes.

Where is Dr. Katherine Temprano, MD's office located?

Dr. Temprano's office is located at 3023 N Ballas Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63131. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Advanced Cardiac Care Group

Advanced Cardiac Care Group3023 N Ballas Rd Saint Louis, MO 63131
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Des Peres Medical Arts Pavilion II

Slu Care Family Medicine At Des Peres2315 Dougherty Ferry Rd Ste 205 Saint Louis, MO 63122
2

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Temprano is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Memorial Hospital East

Shiloh, IL

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Ssm Health Saint Louis University Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average