Colleen W. Hammerstone, PA-C, MSPAS

Physician Assistant-Certified (PA-C) i

Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement Surgery, Hip Orthopedic Surgery, Knee Orthopedic Surgery

Member of

LVPG Cliniciani

Accepting New Patients


Area of focus i

  • Hip Replacements
  • Knee Replacements

Languages spoken

  • English

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Philosophy of care

My favorite movie is “Patch Adams,” (1998), and in it is this quote that inspired me to pursue a career in medicine: "You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you'll win no matter what the outcome." I firmly believe any good relationship has to be built on trust and mutual respect – and a patient-provider relationship is no different. As a physician assistant, I will establish a rapport with you and will educate you about your condition. I believe every patient is his or her own best advocate, and as a health care provider, I will listen to the symptoms you are experiencing and then we will work together to come up with an individualized plan of care for you.

Why I entered medicine

I've known I wanted a career in medicine since I was young. Once I learned more about the physician assistant profession, it became the obvious choice for my career path. I love working as a member of a team when it comes to health care because I feel that it provides the patient with the best possible care. I am able to work with the collaborating physician to address concerns and formulate a treatment plan that works best for the patient. I also worked at a local assisted living facility for a few years before PA school and that drove me toward a career in joint replacement surgery. I love being able to truly help someone get their life back as we fix their knee or hip. Our patients are no longer sitting on the sidelines – they are able to participate in activities with their family again.

Community involvement

It is such a privilege to practice medicine in the same community I grew up in as a child. I have the opportunity to help guide people I know personally through their orthopedic care.

Personal interests

I love attending sporting events on the weekends with family and friends, both locally and down in Philly. I love to travel and explore new cities. I am very excited to get involved with the Irish Dance community again now that we have moved back to the area.


West Chester University of Pennsylvania, BS - Biology, 2011

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, MS-Physician Assistant Studies, 2014