Membership and Certifications
Dr. Hammer is the Medical Director and Founder of the Hammer Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine. He is presently board certified in Anti-Aging Medicine by the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine, and board certified in Family Practice by the American Board of Family Practice.
About 14 years ago, Dr. Hammer realized that the medical industry was moving much towards pharmaceutical therapy, rather than focusing on disease prevention. At that point, he decided to make a change from Family Practice to Anti-Aging Medicine, a field that uses less pharmaceutical drugs to treat diseases, but instead focuses on preventing disease in the first place.
Dr. Hammer's current practice involves caring for both men and women generally between the ages of 40 and 70. He evaluates them over several hours for medical illness, hormone deficiencies and nutritional issues. Following the evaluation, patients are placed on a program of proper diet, exercise, nutritional supplementation and bio-identical hormone restoration. The Hammer Institute's three main goals for each specialized program include: 1) improving present health 2) preventing future disease and 30 enhancing quality of life.