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

Physician and Surgeon

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Urogynecology

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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 (281)
  • Patient Comments (27)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.7 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.79 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.83 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.81 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.76 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.57 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.69 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.85 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.79 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.83 out of 5
  • 10/15/2019

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

    I feel very fortunate to be a patient of Dr. Hamilton. He is thorough, knowledgeable and a skilled communicator.

  • 10/11/2019

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    Dr. Hamilton is an amazing physician. Thorough, caring, knowledgeable, up-to-date.

  • 10/04/2019

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    Dr Hamilton is so intelligent, well-read, and up-to-date in ALL areas of medicine, not just OB/GYN. I continue to see him annually because he is my only doctor who listens to my heart and lungs and palpated my abdomen in addition to thorough breast and pelvic exams! My primary MD does not do this....EVER! I trust Dr Hamilton with my life and his advanced knowledge helps me guide other areas of my health (not just OB/GYN).

  • 09/26/2019

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

    Dr. Hamilton has been my doctor for 15-20 years. During this visit he was, as always, extremely professional, concerned about my overall health, thorough, and created a feeling of partnership in maintaining my health.

  • 09/19/2019

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    Dr. Hamilton is a good listener, thorough, and compassionate. I hope he has no plans to retire!

  • 09/05/2019

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    Totally satisfied!

  • 09/03/2019

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

    Dr. Hamilton is fantastic!

  • 08/06/2019

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

    Dr. Hamilton is a top-notch doctor and I would highly recommend him as a provider to my friends/family.

  • 08/06/2019

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

    He is very easy to talk too!

  • 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

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

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

  • 07/11/2019

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

    Dr. Hamilton is amazing

  • 06/11/2019

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

    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

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

    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

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

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

  • 05/17/2019

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

    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

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

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

  • 05/13/2019

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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.

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