Dr. Kristin Hammersmith, MD

Dr. Kristin Hammersmith, MD

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Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
45 y/o
(9)

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Dr. Kristin Hammersmith, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 15 years. She specializes in ophthalmology, cornea & external diseases, and more.

Corneal Associates at Wills Eye Institute

840 Walnut St # 920

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Devon Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Corneal Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Corneal Ulcer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Keratitis
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Hammersmith'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.

3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

43  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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9  Procedures

  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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

  • West Virginia University
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Wilmer Eye/Johns Hopkins University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Wills Eye Hospital Cornea
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hammersmith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hammersmith's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hammersmith to family and friends
9 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Hammersmith'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

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

A horrible physician with an incredibly poor attitude towards her patients. She was arrogant in that she walked into the patent room and told me, " I have looked your records over and I am going ti change your prescriptions." She had no idea of what I was dealing with. She then went on and...more
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Wonderful doctor she did my corneal transplant love her J
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