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Heather Hammerstedt MD MPH is a board-certified emergency physician, full partner and assistant medical director with Vituity, a physician-owned multispecialty group, in Boise Idaho. With 15 years of clinical emergency medicine and urgent care experience, she is happy to provide urgent care consultations via TAD’s Telehealth program for all ages of your family.
Additionally, she is a board-certified lifestyle medicine physician and CEO of Wholist, where she uses the evidence behind weight, sleep, food, exercise, mindfulness and more to help empower and implement sustainable lifestyle transformation via innovative coaching and consulting programs. With this experience, she is proud to also be able to offer lifestyle medicine telehealth consultations around weight, sleep, food, exercise, and mindfulness needs.
She came to Boise in 2008 from Boston, where she had worked as an attending Emergency Physician for Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians. 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.
Current EM related specialization includes Idaho ACEP chapter president, family medicine residency clerkship director, prelitigation case review, and advocacy and legislative work state-wide. She also holds a Masters of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health, with a concentration in international health sector development and nutrition.
She is one of the founders of the nonprofit 501c3 organization, Global Emergency Care (GEC) and currently functions as Executive Director. GEC currently has 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. She loves life in Idaho with her husband, skiing, rafting, running, and chasing after two small boys and a big chocolate lab.
Harvard Faculty Physicians
Idaho Emergency Physicians
BS - Bucknell University
MD - Temple University School of Medicine
Resideny - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program (BIDMC HAEMR)
Master of Public Health - Harvard University School of Public Health