Dr. Stephen Hamilton, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
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Dr. Stephen Hamilton, MD
Dr. Stephen Hamilton, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Atlanta, GA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Hamilton is affiliated with Piedmont Hospital.

3225 Cumberland Blvd SE Ste 900

Atlanta, GA 30339

Contact Information

(404) 351-2220

Dr. Stephen Hamilton, MD

Dr. Stephen Hamilton, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Avesis
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • 14 More

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Care Philosophy

I strongly believe in the "old fashioned" doctor-patient relationship, and strive to deliver superior medical and surgical eye care with the highest level of professionalism and compassion.
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Dr. Hamilton's Experience

Dr. Hamilton's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Cornea Guttata With Anterior Polar Cataract
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Dystrophy Crystalline of Schnyder
  • Corneal Dystrophy of Bowman Layer, Type 1
  • Corneal Dystrophy of Bowman Layer, Type 2
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Avellino Type
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Epithelial Basement Membrane
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Fuchs' Endothelial, 1
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Fuchs' Endothelial, 2
  • Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy, Type 1
  • Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy, Type 2
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Severe Myopia
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)
  • Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)
  • Descemet's Stripping With Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • Auburn University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Carraway Meth Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Eye Fdn Hospital University Ala School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Eye Cons Atlanta Piedmont Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patients Choice Award, 2008-2010
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition, 2010
  • Best Doctors In America-peer selected, 2001-2011
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hamilton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hamilton to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Hamilton's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
Atlanta, GA |
I recently moved to Atlanta & conducted a detailed due diligence investigation for a highly regarded ophthalmologist to perform cataract surgery. I chose Dr. Hamilton & am delighted that I did. He exemplifies professionalism & his interpersonal skills are outstanding. His competence, caring & compassion are evident in the manner in which he communicates, taking whatever time is necessary to answer every single question I asked before & after surgery. He performed both surgeries meticulously.
in Ocala, FL |
Dr. Hamilton is the best opthalmologist and surgeon I have ever been treated by in my life. I had an eye injury to my left eye in December 2015. Most of my iris was missing from the injury. There was so much light coming in my eye that my vision was distorted and my eye looked very disfigured. I was very depressed. Dr. Hamilton performed a surgery on my eye and implanted the Customflex Artificial iris in my left eye. My vision is so much better now and my eye looks normal. I am so happy now.
in Big Canoe, Ga |
Once I knew I needed cataract surgery there was only one doctor I would consider- Dr. Hamilton. He did a fabulous job and I am very pleased.
in Santa Rosa Beach Florida |
Words cannot express my appreciation for Dr. Hamilton. I have trusted him for the last 10 years with my eyesight and would never consider seeing someone else. If not for him, I would not be able to see to make this comment!! He and his wonderful staff have seen me through many eye procedures. Dr. H has a special calling for what he does, If you are looking for someone who has compassion & knowledge on eyes , I would highly recommend you to consider Dr. Hamilton. Tonya G. kilpatrick
in Atlanta, GA |
Excellent doctor. Excellent care.
Alpharetta, GA |
For anyone who has successfully worn glasses/contacts their entire life and has pondered but never decided to do LASIK, this review is for you. I highly recommend Dr. Hamilton as your doctor, and I will explain. I am a Ph.D. scientist so question just about everything, and certainly wanted to minimize any margin for error with respect to my eyes. Without contacts, I could not see well past a few feet, with ~ -7 diopter in both eyes. Glasses at 6 years old then contacts from high school until my
in Atlanta, GA |
Had new symphony lens put in with amazing results. I can see better than I ever have. Dr Hamilton and his staff are the best...
in Douglasville, Ga. |
Doctor Hamilton removed cataracts from my eyes 7/14/05 and inserted Restor lenses I have had 20/20 vision for 11 years. I do not require glasses and I am 73 years old.. After the surgery I was amazed that I could see so clearly. I had worn glasses from the age of 10 until age 20 when I switched to contact lenses. I am extremely pleased with my results. I have referred several friends to him. I travel a good distance to get to his office and my husband is not happy about that.
in Cartersville, GA |
Dr. Hamilton is very compassionate. He doesn't rush, answering any and all questions. He and his staff exhibit all you could hope for in a health care team.
in Marietta, GA |
I was one of his first surgery patients when he did a corneal transplant on my right eye in 1994. It is still perfect! Recently he did a cataract surgery on my left eye and now it sees 20/15, which is remarkable. He has been treating me for the past 22 years for various other conditions and I am very pleased with all aspects of his treatments and his obvious concern for my wellbeing. He is very friendly and answers questions thoroughly. I consider him a great friend and highly recommend him.
in Royston, GA |
Very skilled, friendly and thorough. I was anxious about my cataract surgery. He took time to answer all of my questions. He covered everything thoroughly.
in Canton, GA |
Dr. Hamilton has worked so hard with me over the last 5-6 years. My situation with Kereatoconus was a real challenge and Dr Hamilton resolved it with the correct surgery and lens implants for me. Wow what a difference in my life. I now have friends and family making appointments to receive the same care that I did. Congratulations Dr. Hamilton on a Job Well Done!
in Atlanta, GA |
Excessive wait times . . . unapologetic and rude nurse assistant . . . on two most recent visits my wait has been almost an hour . . . I left without seeing the doctor on the second visit. Staff offered no pre-emptive information, apology, or explanation . . . and Dr.'s nurse assistant was unapologetic and almost indignant when I questioned the long delay to see the doctor. She accused me of having an "attitude", without realizing it was her with the attitude. Projection, anyone?
There is nothing I can say to make this right, but I do want to apologize. I like to give my patients all the time that they need and unfortunately that can be unpredictable. I do respect your time. I am human and a patient as well. I do all that I can to stay on schedule but it's just not always possible as a doctor who does complex cases and accepts emergencies.This obviously was not handled respectfully by my staff and believe me we have talked about it! I am sorry. Regards, Steve Hamilton
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Dr. Hamilton accepts 28 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Avesis
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • Humana
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • NovaNet
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Hamilton has admitting privileges

Piedmont Hospital
1968 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
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