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Dr. Cara Hammonds, MD

Rheumatology Paducah, KY: Dr. Cara Hammonds, M.D.

Cara Hammonds, M.D. received her medical education at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY and has completed specialty training in Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati and Rheumatology at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Hammonds is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Marion, KY

Benton, KY

Kentucky, 2010-2010 ABIM Certification in Rheumatology

Kentucky 2009-2019 ABIM Certification in Internal Medicine

College: Murray State University, Murray, KY B.S., May 1999. Summa Cum Laude

Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, M.D. May 2005

Internal Medicine: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. Residency 2005-2008

Rheumatology: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Fellowship 2008-2010

American College of Rheumatology

Professional Experience:

Paducah Rheumatology January 2013 – current

Clinical Instructor, Rheumatology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center 10/10 – 11/13

Special Awards for Professional Activities:

Rheumatology Fellow of the Year (2010)

Teaching Activities: Faculty Preceptor for 1st year VUMC student (Continuity Care Experience 2.0), assisted with fellows’ conference (2012-2013)

Ormseth MO, Eyler AE, Hammonds CL, Boomershine CS. Milnacipran for the management of fibromyalgia syndrome. The Journal of Pain Research. 2010;3:1-10.

Scholz BA, Hammonds CL, Boomershine CS. Duloxetine for the management of fibromyalgia syndrome. The Journal of Pain Research. 2009;2:99-108.


Fibromyalgia Patients with High Global Disease Severity, Depression, Anxiety or Cognitive Dysfunction are Likely to Benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. American College of Rheumatology, 2011.

Acute Pancreatitis: A Rare Manifestation of Wegener’s Granulomatosis. American College of Physicians Ohio Chapter Annual Meeting, 2007

Vanderbilt University Presentations:

Spondyloarthropathies Review – (August 2012)

Anti-TNF Therapies and Hypoglycemia – Rheumatology Grand Rounds (June 2012)

Don’t Miss the Giant in the Rheum (Giant Cell Arteritis) – Internal Medicine Lecture (Dec. 2011)

Synovial Fluid Analysis – Morbidity and Mortality Conference (May 2011)

Rheumatology for the OB/GYN – Lecture Series for OB/GYN (2010)

A Scorching, Scarring Sunburn – Cicatrical Pemphigoid – Rheumatology Grand Rounds (2010)

Idiopathic Retroperitoneal Fibrosis – Rheumatology Grand Rounds (2010)

Rituximab and Infusion Reactions – Morbidity and Mortality Conference (2009)

A Cold-Blooded Case of Rheumatoid Vasculitis – Rheumatology Grand Rounds (2009)

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