Dr. Paul Hammerness, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 53

Dr. Hammerness
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Boston Children's Hospital, Brain Center

300 Longwood Ave Boston, MA 02115

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(617) 355-6680

Dr. Paul Hammerness, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School medical school in 1998. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hammerness to book an appointment.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hammerness' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Autism
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Dr. Hammerness treats Autism more than 58% of his peers

Dr. Hammerness treats this condition more than 58% of his peers

Anxiety
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Dr. Hammerness treats Anxiety more than 34% of his peers

Dr. Hammerness treats this condition more than 34% of his peers

Dr. Hammerness' conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychopharmacology Management
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders

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Dr. Hammerness' Reviews

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    Reckless and arrogant. Misdiagnosed my child, over prescibed the wrong meds then left us with no way of reaching him. His response: He blamed us for going along with his treatment plan. Stand-offish and a little too cool, overall bad experience.
    What went well
    No results
    What could be improved
    • Appointment was rushed
    • Didn't listen or answer questions
    • Didn't explain conditions well
    • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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    Jul 16, 2018
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    Very chilly if not robotic manner with kids and parents, and a rote, limited understanding of clinical issues and treatment. I expect he's better at research.
    What went well
    • Wait times
    What could be improved
    • Difficult to schedule appointment
    • Office environment
    • Staff wasn't friendly
    • Appointment was rushed
    • Didn't listen or answer questions
    • Didn't explain conditions well
    • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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    Apr 25, 2018
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    Extremely knowledgeable with children & teens with anxieties and ADHD. He has worked with my daughter for over 10 years and has been so diligent and compassionate with her care. He is extremely professional and competent, and seems to really understand and support his patients.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    About Me

    Biography

    Dr. Paul Hammerness is the Medical Director of Outpatient Psychiatry Services at Boston Children's Hospital. He specializes in Psychopharmacology and Outpatient...Read more

    Specialties

    • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Pharmacology

    Education

    2009
    Massachusetts General and McLean Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital
    2001
    Massachusetts General and McLean Hospitals
    Residency Hospital
    1999
    Mt. Auburn Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    1998
    Dartmouth Medical School
    Medical School
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    What are Dr. Paul Hammerness, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Hammerness frequently treats Autism, Anxiety, and Adjustment Disorder . See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hammerness treats.

    Where is Dr. Paul Hammerness, MD's office located?

    Dr. Hammerness' office is located at 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Locations

    Boston Children's Hospital, Brain Center

    Boston Children's Hospital300 Longwood Ave Boston, MA 02115
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    Practice

    Southcoast Hospitals Group Inc101 Page St New Bedford, MA 02740
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    Boston Children's Hospital

    Boston, MA