Dr. Catherine Ham, MD

Dr. Catherine Ham, MD

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Dr. Catherine Ham, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Richmond, VA. She has been practicing for 10 years.

417 N 11th St

Richmond, VA 23298

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 3 More

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more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Headache Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


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  • Botox® Injection
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • College Of William and Mary
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Va Commonwealth Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Vcu McV Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Vcu McV Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Vcu McV Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ham has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ham's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ham to family and friends
based on 40 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Ham's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
in Richmond, VA |
Dr. Ham seems to be competent and up to date with regard to migraine care. I appreciated the time she took with me. But right off the bat she aggressively questioned me about being on disability, in a way that indicated that she suspected me of malingering and my other doctor of weak ethics.. I was so disturbed by this that I cried in her office, uncharacteristically. She did show humanity at that point. I suppose she thought she was doing her job, but she showed poor judgment.
Gloucester, VA |
Dr. Ham is fabulous. I'm picky about doctors, and will keep searching until I find one that listens well and will explain treatments and options. I highly recommend her.
Glen Allen |
Based on my own experience and the experience of other reviewers, Dr. Hamm has a standard MO of being dismissive of patient symptom reports, and then labeling them as having psychiatric issues. She paid little attention to my symptoms & instead asked me if I was seeing a counselor for what she perceived as my hypochondria/making up fake health issues. Eventually, another doctor diagnosed my issue as being viral-related. Dr Hamm was NO help whatsoever with my very real issue & was rude too.
in Bowling Green, Virginia |
I am very pleased to have found Dr. Ham. She is treating me for migraines and cluster headaches. I have gotten part of my life back again!
in Hampton, VA |
Drove 60 miles only to meet "Dr." with scale on her face saying the doctor gave her unclear notes. She had two months to read those and clear notes. Went back she supposedly did EMG leaving out the second part. I was emotional and had been through a lot and told her my story. When I looked at the patient portal she ripped me to shreds! She labeled me basically a psychological mess and lied and put in the report that I drink. I haven't drank in 20 years! Now all docs treat me poorly @ VCU. Why
Ridiculous when trying to get paperwork from her and the office. Has been two weeks, and filled out the form incorrectly, TWICE. If I didn't need to get my records from her and the center I would drop them as quickly as possible.
Richmond, VA |
Dr Hamm is intelligent, compassionate, and exceedingly professional. For a doctor who must see staggeringly serious disease (given her line of neurological work), she has retained genuine empathy for a mere migraine-sufferer like myself. I still feel as though I've walked into another dimension to be having my migraines attended to after almost 30 years! She has given me hope!!!!
Richmond, VA |
Rude and unprofessional. Get another job lady.
Hopewell, VA |
Found why I've been in pain since 2012 after 4 different doctors didn't know what was wrong. She gave me a medicine that is helping and I can work a whole day again without being miserable. Takes a long time to get in, but worth the wait. N
Raleigh, NC |
She's great. I have suffered for over 20 years and I've just started experiencing some significant relief. Wonderful doctor professional and a very kind and considerate person. Extremely happy with the care that I receive
in Richmond, VA |
I was unlucky enough to be forced into a visit with this doctor when all of the other neuros had waiting lists that were months long. Now I know why. She took little interest in my various symptoms or trying to address the symptoms. She actually told me to just come back in a year and we'll try again as things develop worse. She was curt and uncaring. I moved on and found a much better doctor elsewhere who I believe has accurately diagnosed me and starting treating me.
in Mechanicsville, VA |
Catherine Ham is a great example of a bad doctor. If your condition doesn't fit nicely into a textbook definition of a specific disorder then this is not the neuro for you. If you have been referred to this doctor (I use this title loosely here as I will never honor her with this title again) for a list of symptoms that include some non-neurological symptoms you should probably go elsewhere; whatever symptoms you're experiencing that she doesn't deem neurological will be deemed psychiatric.
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Dr. Ham accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthKeepers HMO
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    Coventry Health Care of Virginia HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Ham has admitting privileges

Mary Washington Hospital
1001 Sam Perry Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
4600 Spotsylvania Pkwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
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Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center
1250 E Marshall St
Richmond, VA 23298
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