Dr. John Hammes

Nephrology and Dialysis
CA
27 years experience

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About

Bio

i grew up in northern NJ, USA and have 6 brothers and sisters. I went to school at US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD and USU School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD. I trained in internal Medicine at Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA and in Nephrology in Hypertension at UC San Diego School of Medicine. I am board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. I have special training in diving/hyperbaric/undersea medicine. I live in San Diego, CA with my beautiful wife and children. I believe a healthy lifestyle (proper diet, lots of physical activity) is the best way to health and try to live this every day/set a good example for my patients. I really like HealthTap and i hope that i am able to help complete strangers understand their illnesses and stay well. Knowledge is power and sharing is good!

Specialties
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Nephrology and Dialysis

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

79 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hammes
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Possibly: Ck level usually goes up when muscle is damaged but virus can cause this esp if a lot of vomiting.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hammes
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Temporal wasting: Loss of fat around temples, sunken cheeks, loss of muscle mass. Stretch marks can be a sign.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hammes
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes.: Chest=pectoral muscles over chest wall. Breast=fat+glandular tissue over pecs. Extra fat/wt gain may increase breast size a little, but not a lot. Tr ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hammes is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hammes is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks. Will check out the Dash diet.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! is polysystic kidney disease life threatening?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! What cause both feet to swell

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1993MD
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