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Community Memorial expands primary-care team with hiring of Hammonds

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Jake Hammonds
Dr. Isaiah (Jake) Hammonds (Photo credit: Community Memorial Hospital)

HAMILTON, N.Y. — The Community Memorial Hospital (CMH) network recently added Dr. Isaiah (Jake) Hammonds to its primary care team to help address the growing demand for local primary care.

“We are thrilled to welcome him, expanding the breadth of patient care within our network of primary-care offices,” Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Walsh said in a news release.

A Central New York native, Hammonds will see patients ages 18 and up at Waterville Family Health Center.

“Internal medicine offers diversity in care for patients, and my patient-centered and wellness philosophy will allow me to build relationships with my patients,” he said. “I’m excited to join the CMH primary-care team.”

Hammonds received his medical degree from the American University of Antigua College of Medicine. He obtained a doctorate in chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College (now called Northeast College of Health Sciences) and a bachelor’s degree from Regents College of the University of the State of New York in Albany (now called Excelsior University). Hammonds completed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn. He served in the U.S. Army and managed his own chiropractic office.

Along with operating Community Memorial Hospital, CMH extends primary-care services to locations in Hamilton, Cazenovia, Morrisville, Munnsville, and Waterville. CMH, a Crouse Health partner, serves Madison County along with parts of Chenango, Oneida, and Onondaga counties.