We welcome Dr. Ursula Hempstead, a Board Certified Pediatrician, to Turnure Medical Group. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Hempstead is a true local, born and raised in Sacramento. She went to Loretto High School and attended American River College for two years before graduating from U.C. Davis with a degree in Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude. She also attended U.C. Davis for both medical school and her residency in Pediatrics. She loved the area so much that she chose to remain here, working at both Sacramento County Juvenile Hall and then at Kaiser Permanente Pediatrics in Roseville for about 12 years.
She then decided to stay home with her kids for a few years and focus on family life and volunteer work. She has served on several boards within the Eureka and Roseville Joint Union School Districts and continues to volunteer on several boards and committees in her children’s school districts. She is also a Deacon at her church and is active in caring for the hungry and homeless both locally and globally through volunteer work.
When Dr. Hempstead returned to practice, she found an exciting challenge in telemedicine, where she has worked for the last two years. However, she missed the direct physical connection with her patients. You will find she is an excellent communicator, with a love of children and deep empathy for the complexities of balancing childrearing, professional work, and other aspects of modern life.
On a personal note, Dr. Hempstead has three children of her own and loves cats. She enjoys anything to do with the outdoors, especially hiking and paddleboarding. She can’t wait to see your child in our office and looks forward to meeting you and working with your family.