Medical doctor (MD)
Nephrology (board certified)

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  1. Balboa Nephrology Group
    4060 4th Ave
    Suite 220
    San Diego, CA 92103
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About John Hammes, MD

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.
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Areas of focus
  • Dialysis
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John Hammes, MD, accepts 52 health insurance plans.

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