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R. Chris Hammond, DO

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Professional Center North
4650 Harrison Blvd Ogden, UT 84403
801-475-3200

Specialties

Board Certifications

Board certified in Sleep Medicine
Board certified in Neurology

Procedures / Treatments

  • EEG Also known as an electroencephalogram, is a test that records the brain's electrical activity which is used to evaluate neurological disorders (seizures, confusion, head injuries).
  • EMG Also known as an electromyogram is a test that evaluates the nerve and muscle functions (numbness, tingling, pain, weakness, muscle cramping, etc.).
  • IV Therapy for MS and Headaches FDA approved IV therapies for management of multiple sclerosis can be provided. Multiple IV therapies for headache management guided by Ogden Clinic neurology team can be implemented for acute and chronic management of various headache disorders.
  • Neurocognitive Memory Testing Test analyzes a person’s cognitive ability related to memory, language, emotions, processing speed motor, attention, visuospatial skills, and problem-solving.
  • Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea treatment addresses a sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep.
  • Sleep Disorders (Insomnia, Narcolepsy) Tests that are performed in a sleep lab that record what happens to your body while you sleep. Results are used to diagnose and treat sleep problems in the Ogden area like sleep apnea or insomnia.
  • Sleep Studies Tests that are performed in a sleep lab that record what happens to your body while you sleep. Results are used to diagnose and treat sleep problems.

Education

Dr. Hammond is a Utah native who graduated from BYU. He moved to California to complete medical school at Western University of Health Sciences. After completing his internship in internal medicine in Connecticut he went on to complete his neurology residency training at Northwestern University in Chicago, and then staying for additional training in Sleep Medicine, there completing a fellowship program. Dr. Hammond is duel board certified in Neurology and Sleep Medicine.

Experience

Since fellowship completion, Dr. Hammond has been in practice with Ogden Clinic, ongoing for more than a decade. In and out of the clinic, Dr. Hammond has participated as medical director for various community and hospital programs, including vascular (acute stroke management), rehabilitation, and sleep centers. Medical research is ongoing at the Ogden Clinic with attention to multiple sclerosis, disease understanding and advancing therapeutic options.

Interests

His professional interests at Ogden Clinic include sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea and narcolepsy, multiple sclerosis, peripheral nerve diseases, and epilepsy.

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Dr. Hammond and his Sleep Lab are certified by the Accreditation Commission for Healthcare (ACHC). ACHC provides a patient-focused approach to Sleep Accreditation with principles that were developed by professionals to ensure relevant and realistic standards. By achieving this accreditation, Dr. Hammond demonstrates his commitment to providing the highest-quality service through compliance with national regulations and industry best practices.

Dr. Hammond in the Media

Ep. 47: Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours? You're Probably Sleep Deprived | The Scope

If you're regularly sleeping less than 6 hours per night, you run an increased risk of cardiac issues, slower metabolism, even some cancers and early dementia. Adequate sleep is crucial for our bodies; Dr. Hammond talks about the risks associated with sleep deprivation.

Ep 48: What's Happening When Someone Has Sleep Apnea? | The Scope

There are two types of sleep apnea: central and obstructive. Almost 10% of Americans live with obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Hammond, Neurologist and Sleep Expert, discusses the cause of airflow obstruction and why breathing irregularity occurs during sleep.

Ep. 49: Treatments for Sleep Apnea w/ Dr. Hammond | The Scope

The most common sleep apnea treatment is the CPAP machine. Dr. Chris Hammond, Neurologist, talks about how the CPAP forces oxygen through the body to improve air flow and promote restful sleep.

Ep. 50: Tour the Ogden Clinic Sleep Center | The Scope

If you struggle with falling asleep, staying asleep, irregular breathing, or another sleep problem, it might be time to schedule a sleep study. Dr. Hammond and Paige Iverson talk about sleep testing at our nationally-accredited sleep lab.

Ep. 51: Hate Your CPAP Mask? Explore These Options | The Scope

Dr. Hammond and his specialist, Paige Iverson discuss a "compliance visit" they provide for their CPAP patients. If you live with sleep apnea but can't live with your mask, check out these other options that may better suit your needs.

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A pathfinder is someone who uncovers the best course, especially through unexplored regions. Under Dr. Hammond’s care, neurology patients are involved in their treatment and find their own path toward healing.

Meet Dr. Chris Hammond - Sleep Treatment Specialist

Why Did Dr Hammond Choose to Study Neurology?

Dr. Chris Hammond talks about neurology: A very complex branch of medicine that addresses brain/ nervous system conditions. He also discusses the technology he uses for neurophysiologic assessments such as MRI, EMG labs, EEG and Sleep Lab.

Discussing Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Chris Hammond, Neurologist, from Ogden Clinic was on Channel 4 - Good Morning Utah discussing Multiple Sclerosis.

Drowsy Driving

Dr. Chris Hammond, Neurologist with the Ogden Clinic, teamed up with the Utah Department of Transportation, Zero Fatalities and State Senator Aaron Osmond in an effort to bring about more awareness of drowsy driving and to introduce Utah’s first Drowsy Driving Awareness Week – Watch FOX Channel 13. At Ogden Clinic we don't just specialize in sleep issues - We specialize in you.



Drowsy Driving

Dr. Chris Hammond, Neurologist with the Ogden Clinic, teamed up with the Utah Department of Transportation, Zero Fatalities and State Senator Aaron Osmond in an effort to bring about more awareness of drowsy driving and to introduce Utah’s first Drowsy Driving Awareness Week – Watch KTVX Channel 4. At Ogden Clinic we don't just specialize in sleep issues - We specialize in you.



Drowsy Driving

Dr. Chris Hammond, Neurologist with the Ogden Clinic, teamed up with the Utah Department of Transportation, Zero Fatalities and State Senator Aaron Osmond in an effort to bring about more awareness of drowsy driving and to introduce Utah’s first Drowsy Driving Awareness Week – Watch KLS Channel 5. At Ogden Clinic we don't just specialize in sleep issues - We specialize in you.



Discussing Sleep Tips

Dr. Chris Hammond is a Neurologist with the Ogden Clinic and is discussing – Do you ever feel like you have trouble sleeping? Watch what Dr. Hammond had to share on the Channel 5 - KSL Studio 5. At Ogden Clinic we don't just specialize in sleep issues - We specialize in you.

Dr. Chris Hammond on Ogden Clinic's Blog

Unexplained Weight Gain? It Could Be Linked to Sleep

Most people know the formula for weight loss includes cutting calories and exercising. But there’s now evidence pointing to an equally critical component of weight loss: adequate sleep. Regularly slacking on sleep affects our hunger/satiety hormones and causes inflammation in the body. Dr. Chris Hammond shares more about how sleep directly impacts weight.

https://www.ogdenclinicblog.com/sleep-and-weight-gain/

Unexplained Weight Gain? It Could Be Linked to Sleep

Most people know the formula for weight loss includes cutting calories and exercising. But there’s now significant evidence pointing to an equally critical component of weight loss: adequate sleep.

Read more at https://www.ogdenclinicblog.com/sleep-and-weight-gain/

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4650 Harrison Blvd Ogden, UT 84403
801-475-3200


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