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Feb 24, 2014

Member: Barbara

Doctor Rating: 5

We began seeing Dr. Joel Temme over 20 years ago and followed him into his MDVIP association.

We began seeing Dr. Joel Temme over 20 years ago and followed him into his MDVIP association. The years alone reflect our respect for him as a doctor, as well as a man of integrity. There are a multitude of reasons we think Dr. Temme is an outstanding physician. He truly does take a whole person approach to this treatment, caring about the physical, emotional, and psychological well being of a patient. He tends to have a conservative approach to medicine and offers top-notch referrals when needed. Dr. Temme has walked our family through back injuries, prostate cancer, a stroke, as well as the minor ailments of growing older. His assistance with my husband's stroke is a prime example of his caring. When the paramedics asked about medications, I didn't have a clue. I called Dr. Temme and he gave them the medical history, including an afib condition. He also called me at the emergency room and calmed me down and explained what was occurring. He visited my husband at the hospital several time and called me at home to see how I was doing. We won't ever forget his support during this time. Another example of Dr. Temme's professionalism is reflected by his staff and office management. They have been with him forever and are always attentive, accommodating and caring. It reflects on Dr. Temme that his staff is so loyal and enjoys working for him. Another example of why Dr. Temme is so special to us is that during any visit he seems to have all the time in the world to listen and help. None of the move them in, move them out feeling that occurs too often in other practices. We have total confidence in Dr. Temme and truly trust him with our lives. We are very grateful to have him as our physician.