Heather Hammerstedt MD MPH


Heather Hammerstedt MD MPH is a board-certified emergency physician as well as a health and wellness coach, specializing in weight wellness and life balance. With a background in integrative nutrition, health coaching and medical acupuncture in addition to her medical degree and decade of medical practice, Dr. Hammerstedt is the CEO and Founder of Wholist Health. Wholist is a coaching and consulting business aimed at leading it’s clients toward Whole You health and wellness, using a team of alternative and conventional practitioners to comprehensively assess your goals and create a unified plan to meet those goals. Wholist uses a combination of telehealth physician and health coach virtual visits and in-person consultations with practitioners in your area, to optimize your mind health, body health, and structure health and communicate with your primary care physician to close the loop on your health plan.

Dr Hammerstedt has been practicing emergency medicine for ten years, mostly in Idaho and Oregon. Making an impact on people’s lives at the moment they most need it remains an inspiration to her every day. Additionally, Dr. Hammerstedt is one of the founders of a nonprofit 501c3 organization, Global Emergency Care (GEC), and currently functions as Executive Director. Since 2007, GECC has had an ongoing clinical, academic, and consultant relationship with stakeholders in Uganda, where they have created the country’s first emergency medicine training programs for advanced providers and physicians and are working with the national government to create a national emergency care system.

Currently, Dr Hammerstedt is a full partner as an emergency physician with CEP America with it’s Idaho site, with clinical affiliations with St Alphonsus Health System in Idaho and Oregon. She came to Boise in 2008 from Boston, where she had worked as an attending Emergency Physician for Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians. From 2008-2016, she was a full partner and executive manager as a board of director of Idaho Emergency Physicians (IEP), before it’s merger with CEP America. She completed her medical studies at Temple University School of Medicine and did her postgraduate residency in Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess’s Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program. She also holds a Masters of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health, with a concentration in international health sector reform and development. She has functioned as ED operational medical director for IEP and as Emergency Medicine educational director for the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho.

She keeps herself busy with her husband, skiing, rafting, running, and giggling after two small boys and a big chocolate lab.

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