Dr. Christopher Hamilton, MD

Dr. Christopher Hamilton, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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56 y/o
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Dr. Christopher Hamilton, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Southern California Orthopedic Institute

2400 Bahamas Dr Ste 200

Bakersfield, CA 93309
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Hamilton performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Hamilton's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hamilton "At the Southern California Orthopedic Institute, we are dedicated to providing the best possible care available for people of all ages and all walks of life. In addition, we serve as a leading educator of orthopedic surgery technique to surgeons around the world."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

8  Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Knee Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

13  Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hamilton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hamilton's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hamilton to family and friends
121 total reviews (51 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (121)

  • 5
    (117)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Hamilton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (51)

Dr. Hamilton by far is a top notch person. From the first day I met with him he was very professional in not only his approach in the procedure but as well at answering any of mine or my wife’s questions that we had. I would definitely recommend Dr. Hamilton to anyone needing an orthopedic...more
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My experience has been very positive, I would recommend dr Hamilton very highly
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Dr. Hamilton and his staff at SCOI have been extremely helpful in the process of my total Knee Replacement.
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Hes a awesome dr.. He makes you feel like your important and cares how you feel.
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