Kenneth R. Kemp Jr., MD


Specialty:

Pain management, Physical medicine

Group:

ETMC First Physicians

Education:

Fellowship in non-operative management of spinal disorders, ETMC Neurological Institute, Tyler, TX
Assistant professor, physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Chief Resident of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Physical medicine and rehabilitation resident, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Transitional internship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Bachelor of Science, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA

Board Certifications:

Board-certified pain management subspecialty
Board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician

Awards & Associations:

Diplomate and fellow, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Bi-Annual Physician Recognition Award, Social Services Department, Methodist Hospital, Houston
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Summa cum laude graduate, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, La.
Smith County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
• Texas State Medical licensure

Clinical Interests:

Pain Management

Philosophy:

When it comes to helping people deal with pain, Dr. Kenneth R. Kemp Jr. is well-qualified. “I was in a car accident when I was 17. I spent three or four weeks in the hospital and went through rehabilitation.”
That experience prompted Dr. Kemp to become a doctor specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. After seeing a number of patients with chronic neck and back pain, he decided to do a fellowship in non-operative management of spinal disorders at the ETMC Neurological Institute.
Now as a pain management specialist, he can focus on caring for the whole person. “Having one person handle all of their needs is helpful — not just rehabilitation, but also the behavioral and emotional components of pain.
“I enjoy teaching people ways that they can manage pain on their own without relying on medicines or giving up hope for getting better. It’s all about improving quality of life.”