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The Health Gazette by Dr. Karl Hempel

About the Author: Karl Hempel, M.D.

Karl_Hempel_MD_webKarl F. Hempel, M.D. is a board certified family medicine physician who has been in private practice since 1980 in Tallahassee, Florida. He attended the University of Kentucky to obtain both his undergraduate and medical degrees. After graduating medical school in 1977, he completed his family practice residency at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Hempel is president of Tallahassee Primary Care Associates, a medical group practice consisting of 55 providers including 35 physicians and over 300 employees He is also a diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice.

“Preventive Medicine is emphasized in my practice. I also practice Evidence Based Medicine which means I base my recommendations on scientific clinical studies. As an avid exerciser, I promote exercise as the key to good health. I take care of all ages from infants to seniors.

I am a strong advocate of using technology to improve quality of care. We started using electronic health records in 2008 and I have been amazed at how much more I can improve patient care through the use of technology.”

Karl Hempel, M.D., FAAFP, President-Tallahassee Primary Care Associates


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