Dr. Lawrence David Hammer MD Pediatrician

Dr. Lawrence Hammer is a pediatrician in Palo Alto, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and Stanford Hospital and Clinics. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 38 years. Dr. Hammer accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 99 doctors at Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and one of 106 at Stanford Hospital and Clinics who specialize in Pediatrics.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Pediatrician: General Pediatrics

Clinical Interests: Child Obesity, Child Health Promotion

Education & Medical Training

Stanford University
Residency, Pediatrics, 1976–1980

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Residency, Pediatrics, 1980–1982

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Class of 1976

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 34 years in Pediatrics

CA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FAAP), American Academy of Pediatrics

Publications & Presentations

Puberty and gender interact to predict social anxiety symptoms in early adolescence.
Deardorff, J., Hayward, C., Wilson, K.A., Bryson, S., Hammer, L.D., Agras, S.

Childhood risk factors for thin body preoccupation and social pressure to be thin.
Agras, W.S., Bryson, S., Hammer, L.D., Kraemer, H.C.

Bariatric surgery for severely overweight adolescents: concerns and recommendations.
Inge, T.H., Krebs, N.F., Garcia, V.F., Skelton, J.A., Guice, K.S., Strauss, R.S., Albanese, C.T., Brandt, M.L., Hammer, L.D., Harmon, C.M., Kane, T.D., Klish, W.J., Oldham, K.T., Rudolph, C.D., Helmrath, M.A., Donovan, E., Daniels, S.R.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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