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Sub Specialty:
Vascular Neurology

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC St. Margaret
UPMC Altoona
UPMC Northwest
UPMC Shadyside
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
UPMC Horizon
UPMC Mercy
UPMC McKeesport
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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Department of Neurology
UPMC Mercy Professional Building
1350 Locust St.
Suite 105
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Office Phone:
(412) 232-8840


Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY

Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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August 01, 2017


July 10, 2017

I would assert that Dr. Hammer and his group are thoroughly competent and professional.

July 05, 2017

my experience about visit was very good.

July 05, 2017

It's always a good experience with Doctor Hammer.

July 03, 2017

all good experiences.

June 29, 2017

I've seen several Doctors concerning this problem(s), and Dr Hammer was the FIRST to fully listen to me, believe the subjective information and discuss WITH ME the meat holds to diagnose. He treated me with nothing but compassion and respect, he was kind to my 4 year old son, who I brought with me (most providers are not happy to see a little one at my visits). I am in nursing school, so he spoke to me in terms of my level, medical and descriptive, which I greatly appreciated. He was the only person to look at my scans and answer all of my questions thoroughly, instead of "nothing to worry about". I saw another neurologist from a different facility about a month before, who told me it was all in my head and I was perfectly healthy (without looking at a single lab or scan). I cried in that room, thinking I'd be paralyzed before someone would finally help me. Traveling 2 hours to see Dr Hammer was the best decision I made, during & after his visit I felt heard, cared for and equipped with new knowledge as well as a direction to begin diagnosis and treatment. For the first time in !0 years, I have hope of managing my pain and of fighting the deterioration of my body. THANK YOU DR HAMMER.

May 31, 2017

Dr. Hammer is great, I would travel any distance to see him. He cares!

May 30, 2017

Dr. Hammer and the staff make my appointment a thoroughly enjoyable and therapeutic experience. Dr. Hammer will be sorely missed during his sabatical.

May 16, 2017

Dr. Hammer is a very good listener and he explained various factors regarding my stroke and how I should proceed. Very professional and competent/

May 16, 2017

I just had a F/U appt. ; no nurse or assistant was needed. I saw the receptionist, and the doctor. That's it. everyone was kind, cheerful, and helpful.....