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Dr. Phillip Kempf, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Kempf

Arthritis Clinic Of Northern VA

1635 N George Mason Dr Ste 220 Arlington, VA 22205

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Dr. Phillip Kempf, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Arlington, VA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki, Faculty Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in rheumatology.


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(703) 525-3069

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Dr. Kempf's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gout
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kempf treats Gout more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kempf treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Juvenile Gout
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kempf treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kempf treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kempf treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kempf treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kempf's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Phillip Kempf, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Arlington, VA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki, Faculty Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

Brown U/Roger Wm Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Undnj
Residency Hospital
1984
Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki, Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
1990
1984

Languages

  • Greek
  • English

Awards

Dr. Kempf's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kempf

2.7

Based on 46 reviews

5 Stars
34.78260869565217%
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4 Stars
10.869565217391305%
(5)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2.1739130434782608%
(1)
1 Star
52.17391304347826%
(24)

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Fifty Stars for Dr Phillip W. Kempf. He is a true gentleman and a very effective giant in his field. His gentle quiet manner and thoughtfulness is brilliance in assessment action. He is very attentive. We can't thank him enough for his colossal skill and care. He's a life saver. His staff is friendly, and very helpful, and not silly. I like them too.
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This is the worst office I have ever had to deal it. The staff is rude and answers the phone with “hello”. This is not a personal line, this is a professional office. The doctor is also rude and unhelpful. I’m not sure if he has any manners at all but he speaks over other people while this is supposed to be a dialogue. He is not a people’s person. The office is also supposed to be open until 3:30pm as stated on the automated system’s message but about 2:50-3pm nobody picks up anymore.
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I don’t want to make assumptions about the other patients who have left reviews but my care was exemplary. His diagnosis and treatment was the only thing that has provided relief for my lower back pain. He is professional and as also as he’s practicing in this area, I’ll be going to him.
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I have seen Dr. Kempf for a number of years and under his care, I have thrived. He got me on a biologics regimen and also helped to connect me with a great orthopedic surgeon to deal with damage done before biologics. He is an excellent physician!
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While Dr. Kempf's bedside manner may seem abrupt to some, he's extremely professional and really does care about his patients. And if he spends a few more minutes with you, the next appointment is going to be a little late. Its worth the wait. Thanks for literally saving my life.
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Dr. Kempf is the absolute worst doctor I have ever dealt with. He has no bedside manor and shows no empathy. I have no idea how this guy has not been reported to the state medical board. I cancelled my follow up appointment and found someone much better. You have been warned!
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GRADE: F++++++ It's been hard trying to locate a reliable and caring rheumatologist in the Northern Virginia area. After seeing Dr. Kempf, it has worsen my trust issues with doctors. He exercises no empathy! Dr. Kempf is super dry, text book only personality, and has no concern for the patient on hand. I had lab work done and his office never called to follow up. So I gave them a call-- it lead to nowhere.
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No bedside manner. Has been consistently rude for four visits (and will only renew my prescription if I see him so have to go back one more time) so after this next one, I am seeking a new Rheumatologist. Also, I have made most of the recommendations that have helped --by MYSELF and then I share that word with him--and that's when we finally get a result that works....even for prescriptions. He's also threatened to walk out of the room on me because I questioned his unprofessional content/words
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I am seeing him in conjunction with my ophthalmologist. He is also working with my doctors at NIH. He is always interested in my progress. I never feel rushed and I find his demeanor kind and considerate. He has a sense of humor. I feel like he cares about my progress and treatment.
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Never this guy. Period.
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Dr Kempf is fantastic! He listens to me and I never feel that he rushes me out the door. Treatment options are great. I would recommend him without hesitation.
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On time. No problem with appointments. Listens. Drills down to the real issues.
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Short waiting time, nice and helpful staff. Dr Kempf listens to what you have to say and is very careful not to hurt you while diagnosing you. Highly recommend him.
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Is always running late, lacks bedside manner, makes you feel rushed in appointments
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