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

Provider Bio

Richard Hamilton, MD, is a board-certified OB/GYN physician and surgeon at Women's Healthcare Associates in Portland, Oregon. His primary hospital affiliation is Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, but he is also able to perform scheduled gynecologic surgery at Providence Portland Medical Center.

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 (182)
  • Patient Comments (38)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.83 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?

4.88 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.89 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.71 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.83 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.9 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.88 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.87 out of 5
  • 12/09/2021

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    It was my first visit to this provider. Front and back office staff were excellent. I am very happy with Dr Hamilton and trust him with my gyn healthcare.

  • 11/18/2021

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    Just that had a health issue that Dr. Hamilton was involved with earlier this year and he was fantastic.

  • 11/18/2021

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    It was a pleasure seeing Dr. Hamilton for the first time. He was very compassionate, kind and professional; and, he took the time to explain things well answer all my questions.

  • 10/26/2021

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    Dr. Hamilton is everything I want/need in a doctor.

  • 10/25/2021

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    Always professional and concerned about health issues I am experiencing.

  • 10/21/2021

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    Dr Hamilton has always made me feel comfortable & listened to, when I voice my concerns.

  • 10/18/2021

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    He is a great doctor. Wish there were more like him.

  • 09/23/2021

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    Dr.Hamilton one of the best. Always helpful, kind and interested in my life. My favorite doctor!

  • 09/16/2021

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    Dr. Hamilton was incredible. I was in tremendous pain and he immediately earned my trust with his competence and empathy. I'm so grateful to him and the nurse who helped me get through a very scary procedure.

  • 09/15/2021

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    Dr. Hamilton is one of my favorite doctors!

  • 09/03/2021

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    Dr.Hamilton partners with me in the wholeness of my Heath

  • 08/24/2021

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    a very satisfactory experience

  • 08/23/2021

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    I love Dr. Hamilton and this office.

  • 08/19/2021

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    Dr. Hamilton is professional, thorough and inspires confidence.

  • 08/13/2021

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    Dr. Hamilton has been my all around special, knowledgeable, trusted, caring doctor whom I have had for many, many years. Please don't retire yet. Thank you for all you have done for me through the years! You have always been there for me in times of trouble.

  • 08/12/2021

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    Very grateful for my Doctor.

  • 07/02/2021

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    Excellent doctor. Will recommend.

  • 07/02/2021

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    Excellent doctor

  • 06/10/2021

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    He is very patient, reassuring, knowledgeable, & educates me, which I really appreciate!

  • 06/04/2021

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    I was quite anxious about the appointment and left feeling calm, clear on my treatment plan and options and extremely satisfied with the care. I had been to WHA many yesterday ago and was even more impressed with this latest experience.

  • 06/03/2021

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    Excellence.

  • 06/01/2021

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    Excellent

  • 05/28/2021

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    He always makes me feel more at ease with the exam. He is definitely well-informed regarding women's issues and explains my personal plan for any issues that will be addressed in the coming year, before my next annual appointment. I value Dr. Hamilton's advice and personalized treatment plans. I leave my appointment confident about how to listen to my own body and the plan of care as I walk through another year. Thank you so much.

  • 05/27/2021

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    Excellent as always and thankful to be back!!

  • 05/24/2021

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    I know my doctor is busy but he always make me feel like I can take all the time in the world asking him questions. He explains everything in clear and concise manner. I've been coming to the Women's Clinic for over 40 years and I wouldn't go anywhere else.

  • 05/24/2021

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    Dr Hamilton is a phenomenal physician . He explains things clearly to me and his pelvic exams are gentle. I trust his advice more than any other doctor I see. Thank you

  • 05/15/2021

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    Dr. Hamilton is one of the most friendly and experienced providers I have ever had who informs patients of all the options as well as information about the current issue at hand. He explains everything in great detail and answers all of my questions. One of the best providers I have worked with by far, who truly values what patients are concerned about and helps navigate through the medical terminology to support patient education and choice!

  • 05/14/2021

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    Very personable

  • 05/14/2021

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    Dr. Hamilton is exceptional

  • 05/11/2021

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    most professional, knowledgeable physician I know in his field. You are fortunate to have him. I have recommended him to other who have be very grateful for the referral.

  • 04/15/2021

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    My appointment with Dr. Hamilton was excellent. I really appreciated that he listened to my concerns and gave clear answers. He did not brush off my questions with generic comments. Also, he is personable and easy to talk to. Thanks!

  • 04/13/2021

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    Dr. Hamilton is the best! He should be teaching classes about bedside manner because he's so great! And every nurse or CMA I have met loves him and raves about working with him!

  • 04/12/2021

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    Dr. Richmond was wonderful! He worked very hard to make my biopsy a success. Don't know yet if it worked, but I so appreciated his extensive efforts and ingenuity. Very kind and personable and made me feel very comfortable.

  • 03/18/2021

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    Dr.Hamilton listen to what I had to say. He cared and made me comfortable.

  • 02/19/2021

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    Dr. Hamilton is a great provider!

  • 02/19/2021

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    Dr. Hamilton is a terrific physician. Always has time to answer my questions, even when I know he's busy.

  • 02/19/2021

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    He takes time to chat a little to ease my mind.

  • 01/22/2021

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

    Dr. Hamilton is great!!

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