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Douglas C. Hammerstrom, MD is a doctor in Spokane specializing in general practice primary care family medicine.

Douglas C. Hammerstrom, MD Providence-employed provider

Specialties

Family Medicine
Accepting new patients

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine

Patient Rating

4 / 5

1212 N. Pines Road
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
P: (509) 893-8140
F: (509) 893-8141

Philosophy of Care

My goal is to treat patients in the same manner that I would want my family to be treated.

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Overview

Gender

Male

Licenses

  • Washington
  • Colorado

Education

Medical School

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA

Internship

Family Practice; Contra Costa County Medical Services - Martinez, CA

Residency

Family Practice; Contra Costa County Medical Services - Martinez, CA

Interests

Medical Interests

I have a special interest in dermatology, geriatrics and urgent/emergency medicine.

Personal Interests

I enjoy hiking, fishing, skiing, music and reading.

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4 out of 5 (89 Ratings, 34 Comments)

60

09/18/2016
This was the first time I have seen this doctor. I waited in the examining room for an hour. It was the first appointment of the day. The doctor did not apologize.
80

09/11/2016
I have been out of my meds for over a week due to prior authorization needed. Dr office is not responding to records request.
60

08/31/2016
Very quick and brisk
100

08/31/2016
PCP care is thorough and genuine. Meeting and exceeds all expectations!
100

08/16/2016
very caring Doctor
100

08/10/2016
I'm very pleased with Dr. Hammerstrom and the entire practice--they're all very efficient and knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with on all levels.
100

08/09/2016
Dr. Hammerstrom is the best dr. I have been to in yrs. So good to be taken care of by a real MD. I am so honored to that God blessed me with the best.
90

08/06/2016
Dr. Hammerstrom is excellent, gets right to the point, and has a genuine attitude of wanting to help somebody.
100

07/12/2016
Dr. Hammerstrom and his staff have been excellent. I have some long term health issues and those are addressed.
100

07/03/2016
Dr. T was thorough and took my concerns seriously without causing me fear. I appreciated his mild sense of humor and willingness to follow up.
60

06/26/2016
This was my first appointment with this provider. My appointment was scheduled for 12:40. I arrived 5 minutes early and found the office closed. A note on the door said everyone was in a staff meeting and the office would open at 1:00. By the time the office opened, three other new patients were waiting with me. All of us had been scheduled for 12:40. By the time my provider actually appeared in the exam room, it was close to 2:00. I gave the provider permission to invite a student intern to join us. Perhaps because of the very bad snafu of scheduling an all-employee staff meeting to occur simultaneously with 4 new-patient appointments and needing to give the intern at least a little time during my exam, my provider fired questions about my history so fast I couldn't think. [...] I believe my provider desperately wanted to cut my exam short to help the practice get back on schedule. Though I'm sympathetic, the end result for me was a very poor experience with this very experienced doctor. I'm looking forward to my next visit with hope that it'll make up for the first one.
100

06/26/2016
Good!
100

06/21/2016
I have finally found a Dr. that actually listens and actually truly cares about me. my husband is his patients also and feels the same way. We love Dr. Hammerstrom!
50

06/21/2016
Dr Hammerstrom either was having a bad day, or was just not very personable or friendly. This was the first time [...] saw him, but since [...] has Autism, I was hoping to find a doctor who would be more welcoming and positive and friendly towards [...] to be more accomadating for his special needs. I'm sure he's a fine doctor, but probably not a good fit for [...].
100

06/08/2016
easy to talk to.
90

05/20/2016
It's OK, I wish I could see a specialist, it's been 3+ weeks - and waiting.
80

05/11/2016
this was the first time he saw my father but seemed very knowledgeable of his situation , kind, understanding & spoke where he was understood
90

05/04/2016
I'm very happy to have Dr. Hammerstrom as my primary care provider. He's not exactly a "ray of sunshine", but he's a very competent, professional doctor and he IS a ray of sunshine in that regard. I have had a multitude of doctors in Spokane over the last 25 years and he's definitely a keeper amongst those I've experienced. Kudos Providence!
10

05/01/2016
the doctor didn't seem to listen to what my concerns were. I have have had migraines for over 10 years. his recommendations included eating more carbs ? the were no follow ups exams to check for something more serious.
10

04/24/2016
Trying to establish a primary care physician - but will not return to this physician. Still have not heard about lab tests done. Had to call office 2x to get thyroid med re-newed & never did get return call. Just kept going to pharmacy to see if they received order. Finally did several days later.
90

04/22/2016
[...] I went in full of new patient anxiety and came out feeling I'd landed with a completely competent, pleasant, and thorough provider. This guy thinks really fast and is obviously synthesizing as he listens. That could make him seem abrupt or hurried to some. Personally, I appreciated the experience, as it adds to my confidence [...]
30

04/19/2016
firstvery frustrating. visit follow wait for lab and no orders
10

04/19/2016
provider opened by saying "you need to lose weight". not even a hi or hello first. Rude. will be going elsewhere.
90

04/19/2016
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the availability of early morning (7am) appointments that allow me to see a doctor without missing work.
20

04/12/2016
Dr. Hammerstrom is cold, unfriendly, and acts like his is just there to get his paycheck. He did not even ask me about my medication or mental health history when I established care. I had to ask him as he was rushing out the door if he would refill my prescription. He said yes without consulting with me on why I take the medication or how it is working for etc. I will changing doctors to someone more compassionate and less robotic.
100

03/29/2016
Very good experience.
90

03/27/2016
This is my first visit to Dr H. as I changed medicare providers from [...] to [...] and designated Providence to be my healthcare provider...cost of the full program with [...] and access to a provider doctor were my issues that caused me to change...I have known the Providence Group and system my whole life and have great confidence in their ability to keep me in good health...Thanks.
20

03/26/2016
[…] This doctor made me VERY uncomfortable on my last visit. […] He is VERY arrogant and inappropriate. I had already planned to change doctors after this visit. [...] I have a lot of medical issues that need tending to. [...] I will NEVER go back to see him again, and I would NEVER refer him to anyone. […]
 

03/22/2016
waited too long for Lab work with friend-----had to leave
100

03/20/2016
I love that I don't have a long wait at my appointment time. And that the waiting room never has more than 4 or 5 people waiting. I've never been to a Dr. office where I've waited for such a short length of time.
90

03/16/2016
Dr. Wilkins listens to me and understands that I prefer to try natural methods or behavior changes first rather than medication to address my health problem, and explains when medication is necessary.
100

03/15/2016
This was my first visit to Dr. Hammerstrom. He assessed my knee problem, ordered appropriate tests and referred me to an orthopedist for additional care. This was all done very quickly and professionally.
30

03/02/2016
I am new [...] and am looking for a new PCP, but also needed prescriptions refilled. I did not feel that this provider cared about what I had to say, he was very impersonal and did not listen to my concerns.
90

03/01/2016
Based on the one and only appointment I had with Dr. Hammerstrom, I would say that he exhibits the qualities that I look for in a doctor - intelligent, resourceful, listening, explaining, concise, and frugal with healthcare (meaning spends time and money when needed but not when not needed). I appreciated the visit with him and would be happy to see him again, as well as recommend him to others.
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