Richard Hamilton, MD, Ophthalmology, Winter Haven, FL, Health Central Hospital

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Ophthalmology Winter Haven, FL

Retinal Disease

Community based retina specialist at the Center for Retina and Macular Disease (CRMD).

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Summary

  • Actively engaged community based retina practice. Cover all aspects of Adult and some Pediatric retinal conditions. Offer state of the art medical and surgical services with upto date cutting edge diagnostic equipment. Maintain 8 clinics in a 6 county area. Typically in top 90 percentile in patient volume based on MGMA data analysis.

    Utilize an advanced EHR with cloud based storage. EHR is CHHIT certified and upto date on meaningful use.

    Maintain an advanced research department involved in over 90 studies to date - including major national and international trials as well as registry and in house studies.

    Involved heavily in public presentations for international, national, regional and local CME conferences, pharmaceutical companies , political organizations, professional organizations, community groups, outreach groups and charities. Delivered over 100 presentations and contributed several times as an invited panelist.

    Doximity Fellow, 2013
    Selected for Doximity Fellowship, a prestigious group of physicians responsible for critiquing and curating the most relevant medical literature in Retinal Disease circulated to over 50% of US physicians. Also serves as a Doximity liaison providing product advice and strategic guidance to the company.

Education & Training

  • Med Coll Wisconsin Affil HospsFellowship, Retina, 2004 - 2006
  • University of Southern California - LAC+USC Medical Center
    University of Southern California - LAC+USC Medical CenterResidency, Ophthalmology, 2001 - 2003
  • University of Colorado
    University of ColoradoResidency, General Surgery, 1998 - 2000
  • University of Colorado
    University of ColoradoInternship, General Surgery, 1997 - 1998
  • Harvard Medical School
    Harvard Medical SchoolClass of 1997
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalFellowship, Forensic Pathology, 1994 - 1995
  • Harvard College
    Harvard CollegeB.S, 1988 - 1992

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2006 - 2022
  • WI State Medical License
    WI State Medical License 2004 - 2021
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2001 - Present
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Physicians Recognition Award AMA, 2007, 2012, 2013
  • Meaningful Use Stage 1 Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2012
  • Member of the Council on Medical Economics Florida Medical Association, 2008, 2009, 2010
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Books/Book Chapters

Abstracts/Posters

  • Case Presentations in Retina.
    R. Hamilton et al, Journal Club – Center for Retina and Macular Disease, Center for Retina and Macular Disease Auditorium, Winter Haven, FL
  • Impending Macular Hole.
    R. Hamilton, Grand Rounds - Center for Retina and Macular Disease, Lone Palm Country Club, Lakeland, FL
  • Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy.
    R. Hamilton, Grand Rounds - Center for Retina and Macular Disease, Lone Palm Country Club, Lakeland, FL
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Lectures

  • Systemic Work-up for Retinal Vein Occlusion 
    Long Boat Key, Florida
  • Beyond the Era of Anti-VEGF: The Advent of Bioactive Lipids 
    Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Wide Field Imaging: Clinical Decision Making in Retina 
    Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
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Press Mentions

  • Macular Diseases: Emerging Best Practices for Diagnosis, Management and Follow-up Protocols
    Macular Diseases: Emerging Best Practices for Diagnosis, Management and Follow-up ProtocolsJanuary 22nd, 2020

Committees

  • President, Polk County Medical Association Executive Committee 2012 - Present
  • Board Member, Florida Medical Association Rules and Credentials Committee 2012 - Present
  • Vice President, WeCare Board of Directors 2012 - Present
  • Board Member, Polk County Medical Association Board of Directors 2012 - Present
  • Member at large, Florida Society of Ophthalmology Nominating Committee 2012 - Present
  • Insurance Benefits Committee, CRMD Board of Directors 2011 - Present
  • Chairman of IT Committee, CRMD Board of Directors 2010 - Present
  • Member, Florida Medical Association Council on Economics 2009 - 2010

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations