Dr. David Hammond, MD

Dr. David Hammond, MD

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Dermatology  ·  
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69 y/o
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Dr. David Hammond, MD is a dermatologist in Grand Rapids, MI and has been practicing for 38 years. He specializes in dermatology.Read his story

Forefront Dermatology - Grand Rapids

1000 E Paris Ave SE Ste 214

Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Hammond performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Tinea Versicolor
very high
more than 92% of peers
Birthmark
very high
more than 89% of peers
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
very high
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Hammond's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Hammond's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hammond "Dr. Hammond is a dermatologist who is knowledgeable in the latest treatment protocols for skin diseases and conditions. Professional areas of interest include comprehensive acne treatments to minimize scarring, early skin cancer detection and treatments of rosacea, eczema and atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, vitiligo, warts, molluscum, skin allergies and rashes"

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hammond "Forefront Dermatology is committed to providing the most innovative, leading-edge and appropriate medical dermatology solutions for healthy and beautiful skin. Whether you're suffering from an unexplained chronic skin condition, are embarrassed by acne or want a thorough skin cancer screening, we help detect problems before they become critical, physically or emotionally, and treat all diseases involving the skin, hair and nails. Our patients come to us with medical problems they can see and feel. We respect their unique reactions to these conditions, and we understand the effect they have on their lives. We address each patient with empathy, and we design personalized treatment recommendations that respect the whole person, inside and out."
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1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

29  Conditions Treated

13  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acne Treatment
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Mole Removal
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.

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.

Education

  • Olivet College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1970
  • Michigan State University
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Borgess/Bronson Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Bronson-Borgess Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Mayo Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Other Education | Completed 1971

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hammond has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Dermatology, Member
  • Cutaneous Medicine Society, Member
  • Kent County Medical Society, Member
  • Michigan Dermatological Society, Member
  • Michigan State Medical Society, Member
  • Skin Cancer Foundation, Member
  • Society for Investigative Dermatology, Member

Dr. Hammond's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hammond to family and friends
83 total reviews (48 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (83)

  • 5
    (81)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Hammond's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (48)

have been a patient of Dr. Hammond for over 30 years. I have always found Dr. Hammond to be very professional, kind and caring. He takes the time to listen to you and always explains things thoroughly. I highly recommend Dr. Hammond. His entire staff is also professional, kind and extremely...more
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I was very pleased with the care Dr. Hammond provided. He was kind, professional and provided me with all the information I needed. I appreciated the fact that he called me himself to give me the results of the biopsy I had done. I will certainly recommend Dr Hammond to family and friends.
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Very helpful in explanation and willing to spend time. Very thorough.
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Dr. Hammond was very friendly and professional. He explained everything he was doing. He made sure to address and questions and concerns I had and was very informative.
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There is a reason that Dr. Hammond receives rave reviews. He is such a brilliant kind doctor who empathizes with all of my skin care woes. His solutions have been excellent, my comfort levels have improved greatly and I will always recommend him highly. His office staff is, also, just...more
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