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Dr. Thomas Hammet

Physical Therapist


A Bit About Me

Thomas Hammett, DPT, DipACLM, is a leader focused on transforming medical practice methods to better address chronic disease. Based on his own challenges in clinical practice and management, Thomas has found a distinct set of opportunities to guide the medical profession to move into the preventive realm of care. In order to move medicine towards a value-based model, medical professionals must make a commitment to adopt new practice techniques better suited to addressing the needs of the public. Thomas works with medical professionals by laying out roadmaps for this change and guiding teams to create innovative solutions to the unique challenges they face. Thomas has worked with several multidisciplinary medical teams to guide practitioners down a journey of behavior change in practice.

Thomas has served as the Director of Clinical Services for Pinnacle Medical Wellness since March 2019. As the Director of Clinical Services, Thomas helps to manage the daily operations of Lifestyle Medicine-focused clinics for multiple medical groups, and provides consulting and training for clinicians and leaders in adopting Lifestyle Medicine practice. Prior to working in this position, Thomas worked as an orthopedic & lifestyle medicine Physical Therapist. He is a graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Duke University’s School of Medicine. Thomas has over 10 years of work experience in facilitating a wide variety of small and large professional groups around values-based behavior change and teamwork. Since receiving his DPT, Thomas has received an advanced board certification as a Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM). He serves as one of the founding members of the PT/OT MIG of the ACLM and as a reviewer on the Program Selection Workgroup for the Private Practice Section of the APTA.

To wrap up his bio, Thomas wanted to include a personal quote about his “why”: “We have a distinct duty to fulfill the call to action to change medicine. We have a population that is not well served by the medical model. We have highly trained medical professionals that burn out not due to the gravity of the challenge of their work, but due to a set of systemic issues that prevent good medical care and outcomes. The only way that we can change our situation is to stand up, visualize a better system together, and endeavor to make continuous improvement with our peers. This is an opportunity that I wake up every day hungry to pursue.”

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