Justin D. Kappel, MD, MPH

Specialty: Family Practice

Justin D. Kappel, MD, MPH

Dr. Justin Kappel is an extensively trained physician who came to the Family Practice Center with experience in several critical areas of medicine, including public health, musculoskeletal medicine, and integrative wellness. He has a special interest in holistic care, hoping to gather a panel that joins general primary care with integrative medicine, his diverse expertise allows Dr. Kappel to address his patients’ needs in a knowledgeable and individualized fashion.

Dr. Kappel began his education at the University of California at Berkeley, earning his Bachelor of Arts with Highest Distinction and Departmental Honors in the School of Public Health. He went on to earn his Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health before completing his Doctor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He completed further postdoctoral training at the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency where he graduated with an Area of Concentration in Musculoskeletal Medicine as well as a certification to perform acupuncture obtained at the Helms Medical Acupuncture Institute. He is currently in the process of completing a two-year fellowship from the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona and looks forward to offering more specialized nutrition, mind-body medicine, and natural healing strategies to interested patients.

When Dr. Kappel isn’t busy providing his patients at Family Practice Center with superb care, he loves to spend as much time outside as possible, whether he’s taking walks, hiking, camping, or backpacking. He’s a certified yoga instructor, and he also enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with his wife and their two cats planning elaborate trips to take during his wife’s breaks from her work as a teacher.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kappel at our Buckhead or Atlanta location.


Curriculum Vitae

Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Emory University School of Medicine July 2012 – May 2017
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)Justin-Kappel
Rollins School of Public Health Aug. 2015 – May 2017
Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), Department of Epidemiology
University of California, Berkeley, CA July 2007 – Aug. 2010
B.A. with Highest Distinction (equiv. to summa cum laude) and Departmental Honors in the School of Public Health

Univ. of Washington Family Medicine Residency, Seattle, WA June 2017 – June 2020
Additional Area of Concentration in musculoskeletal medicine.
Helms Medical Acupuncture Institute, Berkeley, CA Dec. 2019 – Sept. 2020


Justin-KappelFamily Practice Center, PC, Atlanta, GA
Family Medicine and Preventative Health Care

Acting Assistant Professor, Univ. of Washington Dept. of Family Medicine Sept. 2020 –
Team Member, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Sept. 2020 –
The Everett Clinic Walk-in Clinic, Everett, WA Feb. 2020 – Aug. 2020
Global Health Impact Project, Emory University, Atlanta, GA Sept.2015 – Dec. 2016
National Inst. of Health, Intramural Research Trainee, Bethesda, MD Jan. 2011 – May 2012

Advisory Board for PhD dissertation Jan. 2021 – Present
Clinical advisor for PhD-candidate project developing design recommendations for app-based mindfulness and movement techniques to address insomnia in youth.
Resilience Committee, Univ. of Washington Family Medicine Residency June 2017 – Present
Student Advisory Committee, Global Health Inst., Emory University Oct.2015 – Dec. 2016

South Georgia Farmworker Health Program July 2015
Open Door Clinic Atlanta, GA July 2012 – Dec. 2013
Project Open Hand, Oakland, California Fall Semester 2008
Global Medical Brigades (UC Berkeley Chapter), Honduras Summer 2008


Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)
American Board of Medical Acupuncture (ABMA).
Board-eligible pending two-year practice requirement

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) Aug. 2020
American Academy of Family Practitioners (AAFP) Feb. 2014
Washington Academy of Family Practitioners (WAFP) July 2017

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Resident Teacher Award June 2020
Washington Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP) Resident Poster Award June 2020
1st Place, Quality Improvement Category
University of Washington P.R.A.I.S.E. Award May 2019, June 2020
>80th percentile in patient satisfaction scores amongst providers in the U.W. outpatient network
Family Medicine Leads Student Attendee Award Aug. 2015, Aug. 2016
Fulton County Elder Health Scholarship Recipient Feb. 2015 – May 2017
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society June 2010

Teaching Ass. for Gross Anatomy, Emory Univ. School of Medicine Dec. 2015 – May 2016
Learning Obj. Coordinator, Emory Univ. School of Medicine July 2012 – Dec. 2013

“FOOSH, Flops, Whoopsies, and Whoa!s: Essential HPI for the injured shoulder and relevant radiography”. UW Family Medicine PM Report. March 2020.
“Preventing Disease vs Promoting Health: A Tale of Two Icebergs”. UW Family Medicine Didactics. February 2020.
“Rheumatology Boot Camp for Primary Care,” UW Family Medicine Didactics. January 2020.
“Population Health: Review of Cervical/Breast Cancer Screening Data and Tutorial for EPIC EMR Population Health Tools”. UW Family Medicine Didactics. April 2019.
“Social Epidemiology: Racial Disparities in Cardiovascular Outcomes”. UW Family Medicine PM Report. March 2019.
“FOOSH, Flops, Whoopsies, and Whoa!s: Elbow trauma and relevant radiography”. UW Family Medicine PM Report. February 2019.
“The Frozen Shoulder”. UW Family Medicine Didactics. December 2018.
“FOOSH, Flops, Whoopsies, and Whoa!s: Forearm injuries and relevant radiography”. UW Family Medicine PM Report. October 2018.
“EKG: ‘Differential diagnosis’ and an approach to complex EKG abnormalities”. UW Family Medicine Core Skills teaching. October 2018.
“Social Epidemiology: Directed Acyclic Diagrams for complex research questions”. UW Family Medicine PM Report. July 2018.
“EKG: Practical Primer for Interns”. UW Family Medicine Core Skills teaching. July 2018.
“EKG: An intro to vector electrocardiography for residents”. UW Family Medicine Core Skills teaching. Oct 2017.