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

Provider Bio

Richard Hamilton, MD, is a board-certified OB/GYN physician and surgeon specializing in urogynecology/female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Women's Healthcare Associates in Portland, Oregon. 

About the Provider

Dr. Hamilton focuses on urogynecology, or 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. He also puts his surgical skills to use in performing advanced gynecologic procedures.

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

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics & 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 (213)
  • Patient Comments (24)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.84 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.86 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.9 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.87 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.88 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.69 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.79 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.88 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.88 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.86 out of 5
  • 12/21/2022

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    Dr. Hamilton is always thorough and has exceptional communication and bedside manner.

  • 12/13/2022

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    he wrote something in the visit note that never happened, claiming that something was discussed and I had a particular reaction to it. never happened.

  • 11/08/2022

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    He was very personable and took the time to explain what he was doing & the possible solution to my problem. He answered all of my questions which I really appreciated.

  • 10/31/2022

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    Dr Hamilton was very nice and answered all my questions.

  • 09/29/2022

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    Always comfortable. I've been seeing Dr. Hamilton for over 20 years. I would and have recommended him many times over. I am very glad he is my Doctor.

  • 09/29/2022

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    The care and concern I have always received from Dr. Hamilton is immeasurable. His knowledge, combined with listening skills always relieve whatever the reason for an appointment.

  • 09/27/2022

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    Love him, he is great.

  • 09/23/2022

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    Dr. Hamilton and his PA Alyssa are wonderful. I always fell like I'm in confident hands during the visit.

  • 08/16/2022

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    I so appreciate having Dr Hamilton as my gynecologist !! He is brilliant. Thank you

  • 08/05/2022

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    I have been a patient of Dr Hamilton for years and he has always been extremely attentive and supportive regarding my health and well-being.

  • 06/28/2022

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    Dr Richard Hamilton is fantastic......

  • 06/21/2022

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    I feel heard by Dr. Hamilton and appreciate he takes the time to explain things to me carefully.

  • 06/10/2022

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    Good communication as always. Dr Hamilton is the only physician I truly trust regarding health issues.

  • 05/05/2022

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    Dr.Hamilton is the best!

  • 04/26/2022

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    all good

  • 04/21/2022

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    One of the rare ones He really listens he really cares He couldn?t hide these qualities if he tried Completely engaged in learning from his patient about their experience Hope he?s a role model for students and young docs

  • 04/08/2022

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    I wish other Drs were the same as Dr. Hamilton; personable, takes his time with his patients to listen, good bedside manner, genuine and caring about his patients. Need more Drs like him.

  • 03/31/2022

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    Dr Hamilton did an excellent job and explaining and answering my questions

  • 03/31/2022

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    Dr. Hamilton is one of the best Dr.'s I have and have seen. He listens. He explains issues with knowledge. And he puts you at ease. Absolutely my favorite Dr. of all time. I only wish I could see him for all my medical needs.

  • 03/31/2022

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    Dr. Hamilton did a great job during my annual exam. He was experienced, a good communicator, personable and thorough. I just want to note that Dr. Hamilton was the provider I was given in November to handle an unexpected problem that had come up. in the process of solving that initial problem, he saw and biopsied some unusual cell. Those cells turned out to be pre-cancerous, and I had surgery in January to remove all of the remaining cells in the area. I'm grateful to Dr. Hamilton for being a good listener, a curious provider and an experienced physician. I was lucky to have seen him that day, and Women's Healthcare is lucky to have him on your staff. Thank you

  • 03/24/2022

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    Truly an exceptional experience. Very grateful to Dr. Hamilton and his staff.

  • 03/01/2022

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    I just want to share that Dr. Hamilton is a great doctor, and that is saying a lot because, he needed to fill Dr. Duncan Neilson's shoes after he left your practice. Dr. Neilson was the only OBGYN I've had, and an extraordinary doctor, so Dr. H had extremely large shoes to fill. I'm grateful to be his patient. I know I can trust his advice and treatment and that he is devoted to his profession and taking excellent care of his patients. I'm very grateful!

  • 02/24/2022

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    Dr. Hamilton is an exceptional provider who clearly explains treatment protocols, listens attentively and reflects back his understanding of my concerns effectively. I have an unusual condition and his expertise, commitment to getting me the best possible results, and genuine concern for my well being is deeply appreciated.

  • 02/14/2022

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

    Dr. Hamilton always listens to my concerns and takes time to explain my medical concerns or problems. He never me rushes through my appointment. Dr. Hamilton is a wonderful doctor who cares about his patients.

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