Louis E. Hempel, M.D., FAAP
Natively from: Lexington, Kentucky
Undergraduate: University of Kentucky, BGS, 1982
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine, MD, 1987
Pediatric Residency: Wake Forest University, 1987 to 1990
Joined Children’s Medical Group 1990
Dr. Hempel grew up surrounded by the beautiful horse farms of Lexington, Kentucky. He played high school basketball and remains a lifelong fan of the Kentucky Wildcats. He and his wife Sarah have lived in Brookhaven for many years, and they are members of the Capital City Club and Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. Sarah is a pediatric pharmacist who works for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Their children Sam and Hannah are graduates of The Lovett School and the University of Georgia. Sam is currently pursuing his PhD in Finance at Cornell University and Hannah is a medical student at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.
For many years Dr. Hempel has enjoyed hosting MD, PA, and PNP students on rotations in our Johns Creek office. He is a community faculty member of the Medical College of Georgia, and he has also hosted students from UAB, Vanderbilt, and other institutions. Dr. Hempel enjoys mentoring high school and college students who would like to pursue a career in healthcare as well.
Dr. Hempel and his wife enjoy travel and exploring everything that Atlanta’s in-town neighborhoods have to offer, such as the Beltline Trail and Ponce City Market. They are former members of the University of Georgia Parents Counsel and they still love to promote UGA. Lastly, Dr. Hempel is happy to discuss with patient families his experiences in hosting foreign exchange students, sending his kids to summer camps such as YMCA Camp High Harbour and Duke TIP, and the college admissions process including campus visits.
Dr. Hempel is great with children. We moved further away but keep going to Childrens Medical Group because the care they provide is exceptional.
Spends time getting to know your children and listens. Great experience and appreciate the attention to detail and caring service.
Dr Hempel has taken care of all of our kids! He has the gift of thinking out of the box and keeping it simple.
Dr. Hempel is a doctor that cares about his patients, takes time to cover questions and concerns that you have as well! He tends to be more conservative and thinks through the best treatment options for my child when needed. We love Dr. Hempel!
Dr. Hempel is so very patient with my son whom does not enjoy going to the doctors. We've seen him a handful of times due to sick visits and he always makes me feel comfortable (I tend to worry a bit). Dr. Hempel was actually the doctor we did our office tour with while I was pregnant and he made our decisions so much easier.
Dr. Hempel was highly recommended by my OB prior to the birth of my now 4-month old. He has an amazing bedside manner - very gentle and caring (he reminds me of Mr. Rodgers in a way…). He always listens to our concerns and never rushes, even on day-of appointments. I had trouble reaching a specialist, and he personally walked me to his referral department to see if they could help get me an appointment. I'm so happy Dr. Hempel and his team have been able to get us though this newborn phase! Looking forward to many healthy years to come :)
(Dr. Hempel) Kind, soft spoken, wonderful bedside manners. Great knowledge and reassuring.
Dr. Hempel is great! He takes great care of our kids! He is thorough and makes sure they get the care they need! He is an excellent pediatrician!
We have been seeing Dr. Hempel since 2013 and we love him. He is thorough and patient and he knows his stuff. You can ask him anything and he never makes you feel stupid for asking.
We had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Hempel on a same day notice to see my sick 4 year old. He was very compassionate, helpful in answering questions and thorough in testing why my little one was so sick. He listened to me of any worried complaints. He has great bedside manner with the kids and reassured any of my doubts of continuing symptom treatment. Thank you for helping us on my daughter's journey to getting better.
Dr. Hempel has been our pediatrician for 18 years now. Both kids love him. He is very friendly, professional and knowledgeable.
Just moved to Atlanta and I'm not going to lie . . . I was nervous going into this appt. Wondering who Dr Hempel was and what his bedside manners were and was he going to listen or was he just going to rush us out the door or etc. What I got was the best, the nicest, warm, front desk staff, nurse and doctor. They were attentive. Dr Hempel asked a lot of questions. Never rushed us. And I told him I will NEVER go to another doctor or pediatric office. Best overall experience at this office. I highly recommend you take ur kiddos.
We are so lucky to have found Dr Hempel when my kids were born. My youngest just turned 21 and had his last appt with Dr Hempel before having to move onto an adult doctor - he wanted to stay with Dr Hempel until the last possible year he was able. Dr Hempel has been terrific - never over prescribing meds, always fully explaining any issues or processes, keeping us updated of what to expect all along the way as we went through our kids baby to adult life. Can't say enough good things about this doctor or the entire practice. Wish our kids could continue going to him forever.
My children have been patients in that practice for a good 22 years, and I can't speak anything but good about the staff. Dr. Hempel and the whole staff have always shown great knowledge, care, kindness, and professionalism. It will be very hard to leave at some point when the children are too old, but we will try to stay as long as they allow us! Highly recommend!