Dr. John Hammerstein, MD

Dr. John Hammerstein, MD

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Dr. John Hammerstein, MD is a minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Missoula, MT and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Indiana University / School of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

2831 Fort Missoula Rd Ste 232

Missoula, MT 59804

Contact Information

(406) 728-6101

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Choice Health
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Top Care Areas

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Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Hammerstein's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hammerstein "John P. Hammerstein, M.D. earned his medical degree from The Indiana University School of Medicine. He went on to finish a five year orthopaedic residency at Michigan State University. Following the residency program, Dr. Hammerstein traveled to Scottsdale Arizona where he spent a one-year fellowship with renowned spine surgeon Dr. Edward Dohring at The Spine Institute of Arizona. The focus of the fellowship was on reconstruction of degenerative conditions of the neck and back (i.e. sciatica, scoliosis, and herniated discs), the handling of occupational injuries related to the spine, and learning how to establish a multi-disciplinary center for the treatment of spine disorders. Dr. Hammerstein is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery."
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3  Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

117  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spina Bifida - Hypospadias
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fracture              
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Rigidity
  • Spinal Shock
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Wrist Fracture
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33  Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Indiana University / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Michigan State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Scottsdale Shea Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Spine Institute of Arizona
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hammerstein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hammerstein's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hammerstein to family and friends
43 total reviews (18 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

  • 5
    (30)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. Hammerstein's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (18)

Dr. Hammerstein and Nicole have been great and very patient through the whole process. I have been seeing they for years due to a back injury. They were always available for questions and issues that arose before and during surgery. The surgery went smooth and no unexpected issues or concerns. ...more
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Dr. Hammerstein and Nicole are very considerate about my medical needs, and especially nurse Brandi. The surgery preformed on c6/7 is a success. I have far less pain than before. We are still working on arthritis and nerve problems. I am confident these will be solved. Thank you Dr. Hammerstein...more
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Dr.Hammerstein and his team are the best! The problem with my back was thoroughly checked out with all the necessary tests and review of my history. Everything was explained and I knew what to expect. Surgery was the only option to relieve the pain. I am thankful for his knowledge and kindness.
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I suffered on and off for 9 years with back problems. Finally it came to a head, I practically lived in my chair all summer and into the late fall with back problems. A close friend recommended Dr. Hammerstein. He took the time to listen to me about my symptoms and looked closely at my MRI and...more
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I highly recommend Dr. Hammerstein, specializing in neck and spine surgery. When steroid shots were no longer effective for my stenosis, surgery was next. Dr. Hammerstein was personable, obviously very knowledgeable and experienced, and instilled trust immediately with his conservative approach....more
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