Dr. Hemphill believes that listening to the patient and working as a team is the first step to improving their health. She focuses on nutrition, mobility, and lifestyle changes to prevent and manage chronic disease and improve overall well-being and energy.
Dr. Hemphill got her Doctor of Pharmacy at Rutgers University, followed by a residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She worked in a Department of Defense ambulatory care clinic as a clinical pharmacist and continued working at the hospital on the weekends.
The more time she spent in the healthcare system, the more she realized that though patients were interested in improving their health and preventative care, the doctors were often too overscheduled to be able to spend enough time with the patients on this process. Within the medical facility, she was able to start providing education to patients about diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes to improve their health and fill in the gaps left by the overworked doctors. From there, she realized she could help patients improve their health and well-being through the functional medicine path.
Kate's favorite people are her husband (and high school sweetheart) Ryan, and her two adorable golden retrievers, Baron and Kaiser. She enjoys photography, and takes way too many pictures of her dogs, her plants, and all the cool bugs she finds outside.
Kate is a passionate organic gardener, and grows just about everything from seed. She loves the organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs she grows in her food garden, especially as a vegetarian. She also grows plenty of flowers, because they bring in the pollinators for the food garden, and of course because they're beautiful! Gardening has further focused her attention on the importance of nutrition and healthy foods, and how it impacts overall health and well-being.