Richard N. Hamilton, MD - Physician and Surgeon in Portland, OR

Physician and Surgeon

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Urogynecology

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Provider Bio

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 (244)
  • Patient Comments (35)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.69 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.79 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.82 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.78 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.74 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.54 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.68 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.85 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.78 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.82 out of 5
  • 07/23/2019

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

    Dr. Hamilton is my favorite! He?s never rushed and he listens and provides great advice/guidance.

  • 07/23/2019

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    I am very happy with Dr. Hamiliton?s Bedside manner and ability to answer my questions/help me with future goals.

  • 07/11/2019

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    Dr. Hamilton is amazing

  • 06/11/2019

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    Dr. Hamilton is a phenomenal doctor and has been since I started seeing him 13 years ago! Has always made my visits good and very caring. I always refer him to others!

  • 05/31/2019

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    Both Dr. Hamilton and his medical assistant were WONDERFUL! I had two different procedures and they made me feel comfortable throughout both. They did a wonderful job explaining the process prior to the procedure. They both made me feel comfortable at and ease :)

  • 05/28/2019

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    Dr. Hamilton is terrific. I've referred several women friends to him.

  • 05/17/2019

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    So this was an appointment with Dr. Hamilton could've gone horribly. Instead I left with clear answers a plan of action for follow-up regarding my concerns.

  • 05/13/2019

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    Dr. Hamilton is caring and easy to communicate with. I feel very confident in him.

  • 05/13/2019

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    Dr. Hamilton is always willing to spend time and listen. He is thorough and professional, but also very caring. I am very confident in his care.

  • 04/19/2019

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    Dr. Hamilton is excellent and his nurse who helped me last year was too - she really helped me when I wasn?t feeling well over the weekend she followed up, which was so appreciate. Dr. Hamilton is thorough but efficient, a really good communicator and down to earth - I go across the river to see him because of this.

  • 04/18/2019

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    Dr Hamilton is amazing and I couldn't be happier with him!

  • 04/16/2019

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    Dr Hamilton is very helpful, a good listener , very good at communication and he is caring .

  • 04/04/2019

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    Very pleased!

  • 04/02/2019

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    Caring, efficient and smart

  • 03/12/2019

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    Dr Hamilton is an excellent Dr; he cares a lot and always goes the extra mile(s); he has also helped me in ways my own primary dr won?t. Dr Hamilton listens, is calm and his concern about my health shows how caring he is; he is what ALL Dr.s should be. I?d rather go to him than my own primary dr.

  • 02/25/2019

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

    Dr. Richard Hamilton is an amazing doctor, very caring and knowledgeable. He has referred me to other providers as needed. I am very happy with Dr. Hamilton's care.

  • 02/13/2019

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

    I didn't feel like he really understood how hard this past year has been. I don't really understand why I'm not having periods if my hormone levels are fine. I know what my options are, so that's good. And I got my hormone level checks which is what I wanted.

  • 01/31/2019

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    Dr Hamilton is a very kind and helpful physician. He?s always given me helpful information, remembers my history, and encourages me to be proactive with improving my health.

  • 12/11/2018

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

    Takes time to listen and communicate with you

  • 12/11/2018

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

    Dr Hamilton is the best!

  • 11/26/2018

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

    Dr. Hamilton has always listened to my concerns and has never made an appointment seem rushed. I greatly appreciate that.

  • 11/15/2018

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

    Dr. Hamilton is an excellent ob/gyn. I feel we have an excellent working relationship.

  • 11/13/2018

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

    Dr. Hamilton is amazing and I refer friends to him constantly.

  • 10/23/2018

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

    True to form, Dr. Hamilton always takes plenty of time with me and is really reassuring and thorough. Years ago when Dr. Neilson moved on, his nurse suggested Dr. Hamilton and I've felt the same assurance ever since that my best interests are in kept in mind with care and compassion.

  • 10/23/2018

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    understanding, ready to help ,great staff ,carring personel

  • 10/05/2018

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    Great team!

  • 10/02/2018

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    Care and information from staff and Dr. was excellent. They all made me feel comfortable and were very thorough will all concerns and questions I had.

  • 09/27/2018

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

    Dr. Hamilton is both skilled and caring - very thorough and communicative.

  • 09/27/2018

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    My provider is a man to be trusted with my health and person.

  • 09/24/2018

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    I continue to see Dr Hamilton yearly. He is the ONLY physician who does a complete physical exam. When I see my PCP for an annual physical I am lucky if she listens to my heart and lungs. Dr Hamilton looks at the WHOLE picture not just GYN issues. He is an excellent and brilliant doctor. He is always up to date on the latest going on in medicine. I value him greatly!

  • 09/18/2018

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

    Had to push for myself to get an ultrasound and again had to push to get it within the week, as I was having a lot of pain. The doctor didn?t seem to take my problem seriously :(

  • 09/14/2018

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    Dr. Hamilton is an exceptional doctor. He always takes as much time as is needed and is very thorough.

  • 09/14/2018

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

    Dr. Hamilton has been my doctor for several years and I have always found him to be easy to talk to about my concerns and willing to answer my questions. I wish all my doctors were his caliber.

  • 09/13/2018

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    great problem sharing time!

  • 08/28/2018

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    Dr.Richard Hamilton and entire staff were extremly professional and informative . One of the friendliest offices l have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Thank you.

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