Richard N. Hamilton, MD - Physician and Surgeon, Obstetrics and Gynecology,Urogynecology, Portland, OR

Physician and Surgeon

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Urogynecology

Provider Bio

Richard Hamilton, MD, is a board-certified OB/GYN physician and surgeon at Women's Healthcare Associates in Portland, Oregon.

About the Provider

Dr. Hamilton cares for women during pregnancy and throughout their lives. He specializes in helping address complex gynecological issues, such as severe endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. He is dedicated to communicating the latest medical science and treatment options in understandable terms and to helping women achieve their goals for leading full and healthy lives—even when that means trying multiple approaches to find what works best for them.

Dr. Hamilton is part of WHA’s urogynecology team that specializes in treating the symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction. His particular interest is in expanding the use of available technology, including traditional and robotic laparoscopy, to accomplish more intensive surgical therapy through less invasive procedures—reducing both recovery time and the risk of surgical complications. In this area of his practice, Dr. Hamilton sees women experiencing leakage of urine with activity (such as coughing, sneezing, running or jumping); the urge to urinate frequently; and the prolapse—or dropping—of pelvic organs such as the uterus or bladder, which can cause the sensation of pelvic pressure or bulging at the opening of the vagina. 

Another aspect of Dr. Hamilton’s practice is the minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins. Using a non-surgical office procedure, he helps women who have painful, bulging veins find relief, restore confidence and prevent further progression of the underlying disease.

When he's not working, Dr. Hamilton enjoys ocean wave sailing, Alpine skiing and fly fishing. He and his wife, whom he met while they were both undergraduates in New York, have two daughters

Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2003

Education

  • Residency:

    OB/GYN, Oregon Health & Science University, 2000

  • Internship:

    OB/GYN, Oregon Health & Science University, 1997

  • Medical School:

    Doctor of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, 1996

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, St. Lawrence University, 1987

Memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

  • Oregon Medical Association

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (192)
  • Patient Comments (5)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.74 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.82 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.84 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.82 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.82 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.63 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.74 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.86 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.84 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.84 out of 5
  • 06/08/2020

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    The overall experience was very good and helpful

  • 05/09/2020

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr. Hamilton partners with my health plan for my life. He is knowledgeable, listens and understands my active lifestyle meeting my needs .

  • 01/17/2020

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Always great! Knowledgeable and caring. He loves what he does

  • 01/06/2020

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr. Hamilton also treats me with respect and is very caring!

  • 12/02/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Not sure if they did a pap smear this time - did not receive a letter in the mail, so am assuming this was a year they did not do one.

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