Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

A Kind Heart at His Chiropractic Practice

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

A Kind Heart at His Chiropractic Practice

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To Frank Kemp, his patients were friends.

He was more concerned with relieving their pain than with making money and frequently gave a discount to those on limited incomes, said his son, Frank Kemp Jr.

Dr. Kemp, who practiced chiropractic medicine for 38 years on the Southside, died June 6 of complications from pneumonia and heart failure. He was 63. "He had a big heart, he was over-generous and was always there for his patients," his son said.

Dr. Kemp, an Arlington resident since 1977, was born in Jacksonville in 1944. He graduated from Ribault High School in 1962 and became interested in chiropractic medicine after injuring his back in a football game, his son said.

Dr. Kemp earned an undergraduate degree from South Georgia College in Douglas and his doctorate from Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis. In 1969, he began his practice in Jacksonville and worked until heart problems forced him to retire early this year. His younger son, David Kemp, a chiropractic physician and board-certified neurologist, has continued his University Boulevard South practice.

His father was known for his strength and often brought relief to patients with one to three adjustments, said Frank Kemp, adding that he was so devoted to his patients that he would take only a week's vacation a year. …

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