Dr. Paul Hammerness, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 54

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Paul Hammerness, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in New Bedford, MA and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School in 1998. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Paul Hammerness, MD

Southcoast Physicians Group, Inc.

101 Page St New Bedford, MA 02740
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(508) 961-5338
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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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
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hammerness' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Treatment Frequency

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

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


Treatment Frequency

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 Medication Therapy
  • Psychiatric Services
  • 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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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
1 person found this helpful
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
4 people found this helpful
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
5 people found this helpful
Dover, MA – Feb 02, 2016
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About Me


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


  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Pharmacology

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


Massachusetts General and McLean Hospitals
Fellowship Hospital
Mt. Auburn Hospital
Internship Hospital
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 101 Page St, New Bedford, MA 02740. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Southcoast Physicians Group, Inc.

Southcoast Hospitals Group Inc101 Page St New Bedford, MA 02740


Department of Psychiatry300 Longwood Ave Ste BADER5 Boston, MA 02115

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Boston Children's Hospital

Boston, MA