Several weeks ago I developed lower back pain, which progressively got worse as the day went on. By the next morning my left leg had lost all of its strength. Being a MDVIP member I was able to contact Dr. Hammer before office hours on his personal cell phone. That is something that doesn’t happen in the alternative medical world. I was in his office by 10 AM that morning and Scott was able to… See more
My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...
Apart from obstetrics, I practice the full scope of family medicine, from birth through the type of end-of-life decisions that my additional board certification in Hospice and Palliative Care necessitate. I believe in quality of life throughout an entire lifetime and will work as a team with you and yours to ensure that you are living your ideal life. My MDVIP-affiliated practice offers services, including comprehensive, advanced health screenings and diagnostic tests, that go far beyond those found in concierge medicine practices. It is my fervent desire to know my patients well and, by doing so, be better equipped to manage their health.
I have special interests in pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric health, chronic disease management and minor office procedures, to name a few. I suppose that doesn't really narrow it down, but in my office we will be able to focus on those interests that are important to you, with an emphasis on wellness and prevention. I am fluent in English and Spanish, a member of the Bayhealth Board of Directors and Medical Staff and serve Central and Southern Delaware and beyond!
I look forward to our future together.
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Dr. Hammer's Credentials
Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency Program
Family Medicine 2002-2004
Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency Program
Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University
Doctorate of Medicine 2001
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1996
American Board of Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Instructor
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Planetree Physician Champion Award 2007
Ducks Unlimited, Kent County Chapter 2007-present
- Planning Committee 2006-present
- Trustee, Board of Directors 2010-2022
- Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee 2004-2008
Medical Director, Compassionate Care Hospice 2018-present
Planetree Steering Committee 2005-2008
Milford Master Facility Planning Committee 2006-2008
Delaware Academy of Family Physicians
Medical Society of Delaware
Class E Licensed U.S. Soccer Coach
Trustee, Greater Milford Boys and Girls Club 2015-2019
Trustee, DE Turf Sports Complex Board of Directors 2016-present
Actor and Assistant Director, Second Street Players
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Testimonials from patients of Dr. Hammer
I have switched to a new MDVIP office because I moved from Delaware. I needed some documents to send to my new MDVIP doctor. Olga took care of it within 5 minutes of receiving the request. Her service to Dr. Scott Hammer is always the best you get. It takes so much stress off the transition process. Many thanks to Olga for her help today.
I moved to Delaware and encountered several health problems. My daughter encouraged me to seek out Dr. Scott Hammer for guidance. He was the first doctor to listen to my whole condition and believe that I was suffering from something that was difficult to diagnose. He considered every possibility as he patiently listened. Such dedication is so appreciated when one does not feel well. Scott… See more
When Dr. Scott Hammer told me he was changing his practice and joining MDVIP I had a decision to make. Do I stay with his care and pay the additional costs for a concierge service or find another doctor. Listening to his reasoning - more time devoted to his patients, more emphasis on well-being and staying healthy, his improved availability to his patients, all helped me decide this was the… See more
After my husband died nearly five years ago, eating my favorite things was a comfort. What wasn't comforting was the 20 odd pounds I put on in the following years. With the encouragement of Dr. Hammer who told me about the diet meal plans for 1 on the MDVIP website, I was able to stick with a diet during the lockdown and subsequent weeks of the pandemic and I have lost that 20 pounds. His… See more
My wife and I have been patients of Dr. Scott Hammer in Milford, DE for over 10 years. First impressions are always very important. To many of Dr. Hammers patients this is given with a smile by Kandace Rowe, a long time staff member who is the perfect person for this position. From your first visit on you know you are being cared for by a professional. She is attentive to your needs for… See more
My husband and I have had Dr Hammer as our physician for over 10 years. We are so blessed that he was recommended to us by a friend. Dr Hammer you are the most warm and caring person I know. I have never had a physician like you who has spent the time to answer any questions and to make sure I understood the information given. You have given us options/choices for our medical issues/treatments… See more
My husband was recently diagnosed with Melanoma. We were in no way prepared for this diagnosis; nor prepared to process it Dr. Hammer was invaluable assisting us with making needed decisions in a timely manner. He ensured we had a PET scan done, were connected to an Oncology team at Penn Medical, and Surgeon specializing in this specific type of cancer. In approximately 6 weeks of our initial… See more
Last year I was traveling in Germany and developed Bells Palsy. Being able to reach Dr. Hammer directly meant so much to me as he was able to diagnose and confirm what the doctor in Germany thought was going on and advise me what to do. What a comfort that was! And upon returning home he came to my home to check me out and make sure I was OK. The personal care I've received from him… See more
Dr. Hammer is a wonderful Physician! His care and sensitivity and diagnostic skills are beyond amazing!
The day after Thanksgiving I cut my finger and instead of going to the ED I texted Dr. Hammer a picture and he immediately instructed us to meet him in his office where he stitched my finger! No questions asked—only concern and care!
Dr. Hammer consistently treats us as we are… See more