Dr. Sharon Hammond, MD

Dr. Sharon Hammond, MD

Vascular Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 62
(27)
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Dr. Sharon Hammond, MD is a vascular surgery doctor who practices in Denver, CO. She is 62 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Read her story

4500 E 9th Ave Ste 615

Denver, CO 80220

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Venous Insufficiency
very high
more than 99% of peers
Varicose Veins
very high
more than 99% of peers
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Hammond's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hammond "Dr. Sharon Hammond | Specialized Vein Care | Denver, Co Dr. Sharon Hammond is recognized as one of the leading vein specialists on the cutting edge of vascular surgery, for more than 30 years. With passion for the treatment of vein problems, she is a pioneer in the use of new and minimally invasive technology. Dr. Hammond is a board certified surgeon in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery and a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. The minimally invasive Venefit/VNUS technology that Dr. Hammond uses has a lower failure rate than other techniques used by vascular surgeons. Dr. Sharon Hammond was born and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She received her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and obtained AOA recognition. She completed her surgical internship and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and then completed her Vascular Surgery Fellowship. She has proudly served our country in the United States Army Medical Corps. She served as a General Surgeon in Seoul, Korea from 1987 to 1989 and Chief of Vascular Surgery at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center from 1992 to 1996. During that time she received numerous awards including the Army Achievement Award, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation. She was the winner of the 6th annual Vascular Surgery Fellowship Research paper competition, and was chosen as an Outstanding Young Surgeon in Colorado by the Colorado Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, later serving as their President and as the Governor from the State to the American College. Dr. Hammond joined private practice in Vascular Surgery in 1996 at Colorado Cardiovascular Surgical Associates, where she practiced until 2010. She served as the President of the Rose Medical Staff from 2009-2011, and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLN) in 2011. In 2010 Dr. Hammond founded Specialized Vein Care at Rose Medical Center. As a member of the American Venous Forum, and over the course of the last 20 years, she has developed and pursued a passion for the management of vein and lymphatic problems. She has been a pioneer in the use of new and minimally invasive technology for the treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency and she has also developed extensive experience in many techniques with injection sclerotherapy. Dr. Hammond and her best friend, and husband, Sterling, have a daughter, Summer, who is a freshman at Dartmouth College. Dr. Hammond's philosophy has always been to deliver the kind of medical care one would want for their family. She believes in a commitment to excellence and remains passionate about delivering total and specialized vein care to each and every one of her patients."

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This content was provided by Dr. Hammond "Dr. Hammond's philosophy has always been to deliver the kind of medical care one would want for their family. She believes in a commitment to excellence and remains passionate about delivering total and specialized vein care to each and every one of her patients."
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Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Phlebology
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Phlebology
    Accredited by: The American Board of Phlebology
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Lymphedema
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Spider Veins
  • Thrombosis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Thrombosis
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Procedures

  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Venous Closure
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 2015
    Nature of Complaint: Mediator, Arbitrator, or Court: Denver District Court
    State: Colorado
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

  • University Of Tennessee
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Hammond has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications
  • Lunch time vein surgery., may2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hammond's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hammond to family and friends
4.6
based on 27 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Hammond'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
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Boulder, CO |
Unusually good staff. Everyone in the office is very caring, compassionate, and efficient. Never had a long waiting time. If you want a good job done on your varicose veins, Dr. Hammond is the one to see.
Denver, CO |
Dr Hammond is fantastic. She explains things in a concise and understandable manner. She is friendy and warm. Highly recommend
Thank you for your kind words. We will be sure to share with Dr. Hammond!
in Aurora, CO |
Dr. Hammond and her staff are caring professionals that work exceptionally well as a team. The level of care provided is top notch. Dr. Hammond explains all procedures, what conditions will be corrected, as well as what you can expect after surgery. Follow up office visits are beneficial and encouraging throughout the healing process. I highly recommend Dr. Hammond as a skilled professional. She is personable and truly cares for the interests of her patients.
Thank you to Nina for such kind words!
Denver, CO |
Great experience with Dr Hammond. I highly recommend her. She is a skilled surgeon with great patient interaction!
in Denver, CO |
Dr Hammond is the best vein surgeon in Denver. I should know, I've worked with many of them in the OR. She is kind, talented and professional. I would recommend her to everyone who has leg pain and/or visible veracose veins. I would trust her to care for my own beloved mother!
Denver, CO |
This review does not allow zero stars, so I settled for the one.
in Denver, CO |
Dr. Hammond was very thorough in answering my questions, and is very friendly with a great personality. Her office is beautiful and her staff is very kind and welcoming. Great experience.
in Aurora, CO |
I love this office. The staff is very knowledgeable and professional. My surgery was excellent and Dr Hammond knows her stuff.
in Littleton, CO |
Dr. Hammond knows exactly what she needs to do and completes the task in amazing efficiency. She really assures the patient (me) that all is going as planned!
in CO |
Dr. Hammond is one of the best doctor's I've ever been to. She is caring, thorough, and extremely skilled and knowledgeable.
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Dr. Hammond accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Choice PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Humana
    Advantage Plus
    Choice
    Choice Care PPO
    Choice PPO
  • Medicaid
    Managed Care
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice
    Choice Plus POS
    Choice Plus PPO
    Golden Rule POS
    Medicaid
    Medicare Supplement PPO
    Navigate POS
    Options POS
    Options PPO
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Hammond has admitting privileges

Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
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