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Karen C. Kemper, M.D.

Board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Karen Kemper has practiced pediatric medicine for over 30 years. She received her medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston and completed her residency in pediatrics at Scott & White, Temple.

Most major insurance plans accepted including Scott and White (SWHP), BC/BS, United, Aetna and Cigna

Hillcrest Pediatrics MacArthur
Dr. Kemper and Dr. Eklund

254 202.6190
FAX: (254) 730-2691
Phones open 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Hours by Appointment
- Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
There are no Saturday appointments at this location.
Location: 2201 MacArthur, Suite 2205

Dr. Kemper chose to be a pediatrician because she believes “children are our most precious possession.” As a mother of four and grandmother of six, Dr. Kemper identifies with mothers who are worried about their sick children. “I believe I can comfort patients and their parents and help alleviate their fears.”

Believing it is vitally important to advocate for her patients, Dr. Kemper is active within the community. She was appointed to the TMA’s Child and Adolescent Health Committee and eventually co-chaired that committee. She is a member of the Texas Pediatric Society and has served on the Committee on Children with Disabilities, the Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. She has served as a delegate to the TMA from the McLennan County Medical Society Board and was the first woman president of the Society in 2006. Serving as a Community Faculty physician for Georgetown University and the East Texas Area Health Education Center, she sponsors medical students, NP and PA students for their ambulatory pediatric clerkships in her office. Dr. Kemper has made many television appearances and given many lectures on medical topics.

Dr. Kemper and her husband, Martin, a retired electrician, have been happily married for over 47 years. They are members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church. Karen and Martin have four adult children: Kelley, Grant, Ross, and Annaliese. Kelley Kemper Messer, an attorney in Abilene, is raising a family with her husband, Jeff. They have three children: Kathlyn, Melia and Reid. Grant Kemper, is married to Jennifer Giles Kemper and together they have a business called Sacred Ordinary Days in Waco. Ross Kemper works in Waco and is the father of 3 boys: twins Ryland and Sterling and Guy. Annaliese Kemper Scoggin, a wildlife biologist for the Texas Parks and Wildlife, resides in Abilene with her husband, Will. In addition to spending time with her family, Dr. Kemper enjoys reading, traveling, and gardening.


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