Dr. Richard Scott Hamilton MD Ophthalmologist

Dr. Richard Hamilton is an ophthalmologist in Winter Haven, Florida. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including South Lake Hospital and Winter Haven Hospital. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and has been in practice for 17 years. Dr. Hamilton accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 12 doctors at South Lake Hospital and one of 19 at Winter Haven Hospital who specialize in Ophthalmology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Ophthalmologist: Retinal

Clinical Interests: Retina, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, ERG, Retinal Detachment, Retinal Vein Occlusion, Flourescein Angiography, Macular Edema, Optical Coherence Tomography, Macular Degeneration, Vitreous Detachment

Education & Medical Training

University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center
Residency, Ophthalmology, 2001 - 2003

University of Colorado
Residency, General Surgery, 1998 - 2000

Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Forensic Pathology, 1994 - 1995

University of Colorado
Internship, General Surgery, 1997 - 1998

Harvard Medical School
Class of 1997

Med Coll Wisconsin Affil Hosps
Fellowship, Retina, 2004 - 2006

Harvard College
Other Training, 1988 - 1992

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 5 years in Internal Medicine

NJ State Medical License
Active through 2015

PA State Medical License
Active through 2014

NY State Medical License
Active through 2016

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Physicians Recognition Award with Commendation, AMA
2013

Physicians Recognition Award, AMA, 2007, 2012
2013

Meaningful Use Stage 1, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
2012

Physicians Recognition Award with Commendation, AMA
2011

Member of the Council on Medical Economics, Florida Medical Association, 2008, 2009
2010

Physicians Recognition Award with Commendation, AMA
2010

Charter Member, International Masters of Retina (IMOR)
2010

Physicians Recognition Award with Commendation, AMA
2009

Physicians Recognition Award with Commendation, AMA
2008

Marshal, Harvard University Commencement
1997

National Research Service Award, Harvard Medical School
1993

Magna cum laude in Chemistry, Harvard College
1992

Kirkland House Masters Plate Award, Harvard College
1992

Dean’s List Harvard College, 1988-1992
1992

Justin Potter Scholarship Finalist, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
1992

Varsity Letter, Harvard Men’s Heavyweight Crew, 1990-1992
1992

Varsity Letter, Harvard Men’s Track and Field, 1990-1992
1992

John Harvard Scholarship, Highest Academic Achievement Harvard College, 1990
1991

Harvard College Scholarship, High Academic Achievement Harvard College, 1989
1990

State Record Shot Put Missouri 2A, 1988
1989

Class Numerals, Freshman Football, Harvard College
1988

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Ten High School Scholar Athlete
1988

John Motley Morehead Scholarship, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC
1988

National Merit Finalist, John Burroughs School
1988

Rensselaer Award, Math and Science, John Burroughs School
1988

Illinois State Scholar
1988

National Latin Competition – Honorable Mention
1987

St. Louis University Physics Competition – Honorable Mention
1987

American Chemical Society Competition 3rd Place
1986

State Champion – Football Missouri 2A
1985

Publications & Presentations

Systemic Work-up for Retinal Vein Occlusion

Beyond the Era of Anti-VEGF: The Advent of Bioactive Lipids

Wide Field Imaging: Clinical Decision Making in Retina

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • GHI PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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