Dr. Phillip Kempf, MD


Rheumatology | Male

Arthritis Clinic Of Northern VA 1635 N George Mason Dr Ste 220 Arlington, VA 22205 Get Directions
Dr. Phillip Kempf, MD
Dr. Phillip Kempf, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Arlington, VA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Kempf is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center.

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Dr. Kempf's Performance
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Patient Comments (8)
in Alexandria, VA |
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.
Fairfax, VA |
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
Arlington, VA |
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.
Arlington, VA |
Never this guy. Period.
in Virginia |
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.
in Alexandria, VA |
On time. No problem with appointments. Listens. Drills down to the real issues.
in Arlington, Va |
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.
Fairfax, VA |
Is always running late, lacks bedside manner, makes you feel rushed in appointments
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  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Rheumatology
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  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki, Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Residency Hospital

    Completed in 1990

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Brown U/roger Wm Med Center

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate