Dr. John Hammes

Dr. John Hammes

Welcoming new patients

Specialty

  • Nephrology (Board Certified)

Advanced Degree

  • Medical Doctor (MD)

The Sharp Experience

Sharp provides a great environment, caring staff and excellent support to take the best care of my patients.

Locations

  • Sharp Community Medical Group
    Phone: 619-427-1144
    340 4th Ave., Suite 4
    Chula Vista, CA 91910
    Hours:
    Mon. - Fri., 9 am to 5 pm
  • Sharp Community Medical Group
    Phone: 619-299-2350
    230 Prospect Place, Suite 340B
    Coronado, CA 92118

Biography

I was inspired to become a doctor by my mom, who is a nurse, and the physicians who cared for me when I was a teenager. I was always good at and interested in science, math and the humanities. Becoming a physician was a logical way to combine these. When approaching patients, I try to ask myself how I would approach them if they were a family member, spouse or best friend and then act accordingly. I believe the competencies embraced by the American Committee on Graduate Medical Education — which include medical knowledge, professionalism, proper communication, practice-based learning/improvement and patient care — are an excellent framework for all physicians. I place a lot of value on quality-of-life issues.

My family is the most important thing in my life. Outside of work, I love to spend time outdoors with my wife and children. I also run, cycle and surf whenever I can.

Biographical Details

Age: 58
Gender: Male

Medical Group

Education

  • Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Internship: Walter Reed Army Hospital
  • Residency: Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • Fellowship: University of California, San Diego

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
    Aetna PPOs, Elect Choice EPO, Health Fund PPO, Health Fund HMO, HMO, Managed Choice POS, National Advantage PPO, Open Choice PPO, QPOS POS, Select Choice HMO, Traditional Choice PPO, US Access POS, Value Network HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    AIM HMO, Anthem Blue Cross PPOs, Bronze EPO, California HMO, EPO, Gold EPO, Platinum EPO, Plus POS, Prudent Buyer PPO, Silver EPO
  • Beech Street
    PPO
  • Blue Shield
    HMO, POS, PPOs (contact Blue Shield)
  • Care1st
    Medi/Medi
  • Cash/Self pay
  • Champus Tricare
    For Life, Prime
  • ChoiceCare/Humana
    PPO
  • CIGNA
    Flexcare POS, HMO, Open Access POS, PPOs
  • Commercial/Indemnity Insurance
  • Coventry Healthcare
    PPO
  • Covered CA
    Anthem Blue Cross Bronze EPO, Anthem Blue Cross Gold EPO, Anthem Blue Cross Platinum EPO, Anthem Blue Cross Silver EPO, Health Net Bronze PPO, Sharp Health Plan Bronze HMO, Sharp Health Plan Gold HMO, Sharp Health Plan Platinum HMO, Sharp Health Plan Silver HMO
  • Health Net
    Bronze PPO, EPO, ExcelCare HMO, HMO, PPOs, Select POS, Seniority Plus Retirees HMO
  • Healthsmart
    PPO
  • Interplan
    PPO
  • Medicare
    Assignment, UHC-AARP MedicareCompleteValue, UHC-AARP MediComplete Premier, UHC-AARP MediCompleteEssential, UHC-Secure Horizons Retiree, UHC-Sharp Secure Horizons
  • Medicare/Medi-Cal
  • MultiPlan
    PPO
  • Networks by Design
    PPO
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
    PPO
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Bronze HMO, Choice HMO, Gold HMO, Performance HMO, Performance Plus, Platinum HMO, Premier HMO, Silver HMO, Value HMO
  • United Healthcare
    Choice EPO, Choice HMO, Choice Plus POS, PPOs, Signature Value HMO
  • VEBA
    Performance HMO-Network 1 HMO

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Treatments & Conditions

  • Dialysis
  • Kidney Transplant

Practice Features

  • Second Opinions

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  • Sharp Community Medical Group
    Phone: 619-427-1144
    340 4th Ave., Suite 4
    Chula Vista, CA 91910
  • Sharp Community Medical Group
    Phone: 619-299-2350
    230 Prospect Place, Suite 340B
    Coronado, CA 92118

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