When faced with a personal health challenge, it is often difficult to think clearly and objectively. Dr. Kim Hammond-Beyer offers health consultations which may include researching specific health conditions and treatment options. You might consider her services when faced with an injury that just doesn’t heal, when facing a serious or chronic illness, or if you just want more information about what you can do to maximize your health and promote healthy aging. She can help you get the information you need to make informed decisions and to ask the right questions of your health care providers. Dr. Hammond-Beyer can serve as your health advocate, communicating and coordinating treatment plans with your other health care providers, even going with you to appointments or to the hospital when needed. She can also provide support and advice on lifestyle changes, nutrition, exercise, and supplements.
Dr. Hammond-Beyer graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia, receiving her B.S. in Zoology and Psychology with Honors in 1978. After college, she served as a Peace Corp volunteer in Swaziland, Africa from 1978 – 1981. Upon her return to the States, she attended Palmer College of Chiropractic, graduating magna cum laude in 1985. Following her clinical residency, she began teaching courses in Women’s Health Issues and Nutrition. In 1987 Dr. Hammond-Beyer relocated to Aiken and opened her own business. In 1993, Dr. Hammond-Beyer completed a one year post-graduate training program in sports chiropractic.
As a chiropractor, Dr. Hammond-Beyer discovered through conversations with patients that deep emotional issues were often the cause of physical problems. In 2000, she graduated from a four year postgraduate training program in Rubenfeld Synergy®, a dynamic system for the integration of mind, body, emotions, and spirit. She is committed to helping each patient learn what they can do to be as healthy, happy, and whole as possible. She enjoys doing medical and alternative healthcare research, as well as working hands-on with each person, listening to their body and helping the patient learn to listen as well.
As the director of HBHC, Dr. Hammond-Beyer oversees a diverse, competent, professional staff. As she evaluates the patient’s needs and develops their individualized treatment plan, she selects from among the many excellent treatment options available at HBHC and, if indicated, refers patients to other providers in the Aiken-Augusta healthcare community.