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About Dr. Laura K Hummers
Dr. Laura K Hummers, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Baltimore, MD. She has 21 years of experience. Her specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Hummers is affiliated with Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Dr. Hummers has received 4 awards. She speaks English.
Dr. Laura K Hummers has the following 2 specialties
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
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The Dr I had been seeing left and Dr Hummers was her replacement. I was introduced to her by Dr leaving.Dr Hummers, always spends alot of time with me, answering questions and explaning things to me.She answers my emails and gets back to me right away. I like the way she knows me and understands me and explains different things to me and I trust her with my life. I value her opinion and truly feel she cares about me. I am seen every 3 months and always have a list with me and she listens and explains what I need to know. My friends can't believe that she will email me, spend time talking to me and explaining things to me as most friends do not have a Dr like this..She listens and gives her thoughts when I ask her for them and explains them also. I will never move away from this area as I know in most places, it is hard to find a warm caring Dr like she is and I truly appreciate her caring and it makes me feel understood. I have been so lucky to have Dr Hummers in my life and hope she will always be there for me.
Dr. Hummers is caring and attentive to detail I never feel rushed as she takes the time to answer all of my questions. She is honest & upfront, which I appreciate. I suffered for many years with symptoms no doctor could get a handle on. Dr. Hummers has solved the problem and I am in a good place, physically. She is always available via e-mail & answers promptly Never has another doctor offered that kind of communication, it makes me feel as though she is really interested in my well- being. No question that I would highly recommend her!
Very knowledgeable & sensitive...spent an amazing amount of time with me,explaining everything, answering all of my questions ( I had many). I travelled a long way to see her, and continue to see her every 3 mos. I went in feeling hopeless, and she was reassuring, informative, and made me feel as though I was in very capable hands. The best part , is that she not only is a Dr. , but a scientist in the lab.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2013, 2012)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2011, 2012)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2013, 2011, 2010)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.
Dr. Hummers is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
21 Years Experience
University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry
Graduated in 1997
Dr. Laura K Hummers accepts the following insurance providers.
- CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
- CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
- CareFirst Maryland POS
- First Health PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
- Geisinger Health Plan
- Humana Choice POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsJohns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 5501 Hopkins Bayview Cir, Baltimore, MD
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