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Dr. Eric Hempel

Family Medicine
Klamath Falls, OR
18 years experience male

Locations

Aspen Family Medicine

Klamath Falls, OR

Address

2688 Crosby Ave, Klamath Falls, OR, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

5418845204

Insurances accepted

Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon

About

Bio

Dr. Hempel is trained in Family Medicine however his private practice also includes a medical weight loss program as well as laser skin and injectible (Botox/Juvederm) aesthetic procedures. His patients would describe him as personable, down-to-earth, and a good listener.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Doctor Q&A

29 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
As close as you can: The closer you can get to the the same time everyday the better. Although, the most important thing would be to make sure you take it every day for t... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Sounds like: A muscle spasm in the back muscles. There are a lot of different muscles in the back in that area that can go into spasm. This can even last for wee... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Mucus : In the stool is normal in small amounts. If you are having abdominal pain, a large amount of mucus, or blood in the stool, it might be a sign of some... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Sorry: Your height is genetic and there is nothing that will make you grow more. It is important for you to eat a healthy diet, avoid smoking and take care... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
I doubt it.: Bananas have a relatively low antioxidant content compared to other dark fruits. They are also fairly high in sugar which would offset most of the be... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Water consumption: If you are thirsty frequently and have tested negative for diabetes, then drink more water. If you haven't had specific testing for diabetes such as ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Most likely not: It is difficult to determine how many calories you are burning during exercise on heart rate alone. The only accurate way to determine calorie consum... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Neurologic test : The romberg test is used to investigate the cause of loss of motor coordination. A positive romberg test suggests that the motor coordination loss is ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Foreign body : Having a foreign body stuck in your finger won't travel to your heart. Having it removed by your doctor would be recommended to prevent infection and... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Emergency Room?: The er would be indicated if there is a sudden or dramatic change in his symptoms, or if there is a mental status change such as confusion, as this co... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Depends: If the wound bleeds for more than 15 min, more than 1/4" deep or more than 3/4" long will most likely need stitches. Stitches reduce the risk of infe... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
About 16 weeks: Your baby should have fully developed ears in place by 16 weeks. I would assume that at that point your baby should be hearing some, although likely b... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Dry skin: Sensitive, itchy skin can be caused by dry skin. Use a thick moisturizing cream such as eucerin. If there is no improvement or is a rash develops se... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: There are no know drug interactions with the two medications.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Depends: For constipation every 12-24 hours apart. For encephalopathy associated with liver function then it's every 6-8 hours. You can always call the presc... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes, Muscular: If it is a sharp one time pain while doing a physical activity, i would agree with your doctor that it is not your heart.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Strep throat: A fever with a sore throat could be group a strep pharyngitis (strep throat). You need to see your local primary care doctor to be tested. Treatment... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Ignore: Ask your doctor about a yeast antigen injection for wart treatment. It has the highest success rate.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Ignore: Tea tree oil. Apply a small amount to dry patches on scalp. Use only for short periods.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Ouch: This class of medication is difficult to stop due to it's withdraw effects. My recommendation would be to stick it out if you can. Now that you are ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Most likely: The most common symptoms of pancreatitis are severe upper abdominal or left upper quadrant burning pain radiating to the back, nausea, and vomiting th... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
If you are sure it : Fungus you can use an over the counter anti-fungal cream such as Clotrimazole or terbinifine (lamisil). If it does not resolve in a week then conside... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Acid reflux: Acid reflux can cause back pain especially if there is inflammation in the esophagus. This kind of acid reflux really deserves seeing a doctor about ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Most likely safe: Meladerm is an over the counter skin lightening agent. It contains no prescription medications. It does have some acids used for chemical peels so b... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: It is used for facial treatments all the time. I can't speak to its benefits, there is little to no research done on this treatment. As always, do n... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Ensure: Ensure is made by abbott labs, a leader in metabolic nutrition. Ensure also has many options including: high protein, optimal nutrition, and ensure p... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Acne: Cleansing twice a day with a 2% salicylic acid cleanser, there are a number of otc products. You can also use topical benzoyl peroxide 5% or less dai... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Well formulated: It is a well formulated vitamin, meaning it contains the ingredients that are essential in a multivitamin. It is hard to speak to its quality as ther... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hempel
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Most likely not: Iron supplementation for anemia will not cause weight gain. Your body will actually function/metabolize better when you are not anemic.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hempel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hempel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! What shall i do now sir???pls help otherwise if i do extrme skin damag
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks Dr. Hempel - appreciate the quick response and perspective
HealthTap member
No Blood and no abdominal pain. I have changed to healthier diet

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

OHSU HOSPITAL AND CLINICS

Affiliations

American Academy Family Physicians
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