Dr. Kristin Hammersmith, MD

Dr. Kristin Hammersmith, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
45 y/o
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Dr. Kristin Hammersmith, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Philadelphia, PA. She is 45 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Hammersmith is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital—Jefferson Health.

Corneal Associates at Wills Eye Institute

840 Walnut St # 920

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana

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Experience for Dr. Hammersmith

Gain confidence in your healthcare decisions by comparing quality indicators on our provider profiles: education, board certification, years of practice, patient experience, and now Top Care Areas, which gives frequency in conditions treated or procedures performed. More about finding the right doctor for you

Top Care Areas for Dr. Hammersmith by Patient Volume

1

Eye Infections

Dr. Hammersmith treated this condition for more patients than 97% of her peers nationwide.

very high

2

Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy

Dr. Hammersmith treated this condition for more patients than 96% of her peers nationwide.

very high

3

Keratitis

Dr. Hammersmith treated this condition for more patients than 96% of her peers nationwide.

very high

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How we evaluate our data - Patient volume is analyzed by provider and compared nationally with all providers who perform the same procedure, or treat the same condition. We organize the volume data in percentile ranking from 'may perform' for the lowest claims volume to 'Very High' for the highest claims volume data. For a given condition or procedure, performance categories are defined based on 80%, 90%, and 95% confidence intervals from the average patient volume for all providers in our database. Providers identified as ‘may perform’ do not have sufficient volume for Healthgrades to create a statistical evaluation.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
57

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypopyon
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • 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

Dr. Hammersmith does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Hammersmith and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Hammersmith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hammersmith to family and friends
5.0
based on 7 total reviews (1 with a comment)
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 (1)
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Wonderful doctor she did my corneal transplant love her J
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Dr. Hammersmith accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
  • MagnaCare
  • Medico
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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