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Qualifications and Experience
Steve Hamilton, MD is a native of the west side of Cincinnati, OH. He graduated from LaSalle High School and attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He then fulfilled a one year fellowship at Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas in sports medicine and shoulder reconstruction. While at Steadman-Hawkins, Dr. Hamilton received specialized training in hip arthroscopy. He spent an additional 3 months at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida focusing on the treatment of athletic foot and ankle injuries. Dr. Hamilton returns to Cincinnati, joining Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine as the first sports medicine physician in the area with fellowship training in hip arthroscopy. He will see patients at their Sharonville, Harrison Avenue, Beechmont and Northern Kentucky locations. His special interests include minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle, treatment of athletic foot and ankle injuries, and fracture treatment. Dr. Hamilton is a board certified by the ABOS. He is a member of AAOS, AANA and AOSSM. He is fellowship trained in Sports Medicine.
Verified Patient Reviews
Always a pleasure to see dr. Hamilton he's smart young and bright and gets right to the point
Very friendly. Answered all of my questions. Wish I had went to Dr. Hamilton for my previous issues.
I've seen doctor Hamilton before for hip pain. He is very knowledgeable, professional with excellent bed side manner. He spends a good amount of time and explained everything to me regarding my condition. I would highly recommend him.
Nice guy. Great staff efficient office Nice to have Saturday appt option
He listens and takes time to explain the situation.
Steve made a diagnosis and shared with what he saw and what we needed to do next to determine the best treatment.
Great,really was a great doc,solved problem
The doctor spent about one minute with me and my injured 14 year old. I was left with unanswered questions that thankfully the nurse was able to help with.
Dr. Hamilton is awesome. He took the time to listen to me and my concerns, which seems so rare these days. I really appreciate it. His staff is great, too.
Excellent. Good listener. And always seems to care!
Great explanations and a good understanding of how my injury affects my lifestyle.
He shows great concern with why your there and wants to get you back to feeling your best. Listens well and explains everything. Gives you the time and attention each patient deserves.
It was good. Quick and took care of problems
The office was very efficient. Reception was handled very well. The medical staff was good. The doctor's assistant was very efficient. The doctor himself was very personable and thorough. I feel like I am in good hands.
He is great with kids and great about explaining and showing injuries on the x-ray. His instructions are very clear and he takes time to answer any questions. We have seen him several times now and would recommend him to anyone.
He was awesome to work with an a great listener. His treatment plan was aggressive and proactive.
Great! He’s positive, friendly, and reassuring.
Great visit helped my hip with injection
Nice office with several friendly staff members. Good conversation Dr. Steve. Informative and cared about my situation.
Dr. Hamilton was very friendly and attentive. Answered all of our questions thoroughly and made us vey comfortable. We would highly recommend Dr. Hamilton. The staff was also very friendly and attentive. Easy to get appointments online with zocdoc,fast, easy and they send you reminders. No wait time for Dr. Hamilton. Overall, excellent in every area! Thank you.
Everyone was very pleasant. He and his PA were awesome. Explained everything I needed to know.
He was quick - in a good way - and explained different treatment options. I was seen by a member of his staff multiple times throughout my visit, never being alone for more than a couple minutes. I will definitely be going back.
So I realize I'm not a particularly complicated case and I wasn't expecting a Barbara Walters interview but I'm pretty sure I spent more time with the girl at the Chipotle counter then I did with dr. Hamilton and his team. At least she asked more questions.
Dr Hamilton is fantastic. He provided a thorough explanation of what was going on and took the time to discuss everything with me in detail.
Dr Hamilton has taken care of me for a number of years and now it looks like he'll correct a shoulder issue. He's professional and personable and one of my all time favorite Dr's. He does an excellent job at describing the problem and considering all options.
Much too quick! I wanted more time to ask questions. Otherwise Dr. Hamilton was cordial and professional. It was a very efficient experience and I left hopeful that I'll soon have some relief. I was amazed at how fast I got in to see him with the online appointment/ registration. Kathy S
was super good and his staff are amazing!
Everyone was friendly and helpful. Dr. Hamilton listened to me and came up with the best plan for my needs.
Everyone was warm, caring, and quick!
Very personable! No complaints! Each doctor was easy to talk to and the ladies at the front desk were very nice!
Very friendly and thorough.
Quiet manner. Explained all my options. Answered my questions in an understandable way
Very professional, to the point and explained everything in a way that I could understand!
I am very confident that Dr. Hamilton knows his stuff! I did feel a little rushed by him at first but when I asked questions he took the time to fully answer them.
Appointment was at 4:00. Arrived early at 3:30. Had exam, x-rays, cortisone shot, and out by 4:10. Amazingly efficient!
Very nice Very good bedside manners
My visit with Dr. Hamilton was for a second opinion. I am a 52 year old female athlete and wanted options not a replacement (or at least not a replacement now). Was given several options and have been happy with the results.
Dr.Hamilton and staff are all helpful,kind,and professional. Would recommend to anyone!
Awesome doctor! I changed from Commonwealth to Beacon and wouldn't go back!
Dr. Hamilton seemed like he knew what was wrong with me; but, he seemed in a hurry and I didn't get to ask any questions. Maybe I will at my next appointment.
Everyone was very friendly.
Very nice and helpful
He is a great Doctor.
Dr Steve Hamilton is the best! I would highly recommend!
I am the kind of person who likes to understand exactly what is wrong, why I have pain, how I can solve the issue, and if the medicine I am being prescribed is going to treat the symptoms on the root problem. Although I personally would have preferred a deeper explanation all my questions were answered and no time was wasted at any point of my visit at the office.
Easy to talk to. Understood my needs. Explained the problem and scenario for treatment
Dr. Hamilton has a great personality and makes you feel very at ease. He is very approachable, easy to understand and communicate with. I would definitely recommend him.
Very professional, friendly staff & Dr. Hamilton is the best.
Knowledgeable, efficient, courteous staff throught entire process.
He is the best!
I explained my problem, he listened intently, and then went with recommendations. Very personal and still professional.
Dr. Hamilton was very knowledgeable and helpful with my specific issue. He took the time to explain what was wrong and why. He let me ask questions and gave me peace of mind on next steps and treatment options.
Of course I wanted to be fixed right away, but knew that really wouldn't happen ! I genuinely believe he wants to find the reason for my problem, just going to take some time.
I have been a patient of Dr. Hamilton before. He did surgery on me about 2 1/2 years ago so when I started having problems with my hip there was no doubt that I would go anywhere else then back to see Dr. Hamilton.
Was able to schedule same day appointment. Had very minimal wait time. Saw aid, PA and doctor, and all were very helpful.
Great service, thorough exam.
He spent less than 5 minutes with me. Very disappointing.
Dr. Hamilton was attentive and thorough, and very personable. Rose P
Very efficient appointment
We had a great visit with Dr. Hamilton. Due to a road closure and detour, we were 15 minutes late and the office staff was efficient in getting us checked in quickly so we could still be seen!!
Dr. Hamilton and staff are great! They all gave great care in a very personable and professional way.
Dr. Hamilton was great. Explained what was going on and what my options were and didn't try to pressure me one way or the other.
Dr. Hamilton took time to understand my situation and make a plan to treat my pain and keep me moving!
He took time to explain any questions I have about my treatment. He always shakes my hand upon entering and as he leaves.
Visit went well and Dr. Hamilton was great !!! Listens to his patients and takes an interest with their care !!! Would recommend for sure and the staff was great also !!! When you choose Beacon, you get a pro team !!! Thanks to all, mpc
I had some questions and they were answered without hesitation by both Dr. Hamilton and Mike
He is very professional and at the same time very people friendly.
Seemed like a nice guy. He got right to business asking the pertinent questions. He didn't give me very much feedback on what he thought was wrong, I had to ask. This may be a great visit, or not so great. It'll depend on how I progress on the 3-4 weeks of physical therapy he prescribed. I was pleased though how quickly I was called into the back room, and how quickly he got to me. Very little waiting.
Excellent first time visit, that answered all my questions and gave me plan to help my knees!
He spent about 90 seconds with us and left questions unanswered. Would not go back.
Dr. Hamilton and his staff were very personable, kind and professional.
Great as usual. Very Professional
Steve was honest and helpful. He provided medical options for my knee and he answered my questions about each option. I felt informed and comfortable with the decision he helped me make.
Dr Hamilton was very quick and precise. Very positive experience all around.
Jeff took me back for xrays, very nice, asked me questions, very caring ! Dr. Hamilton talked about why I was hurting, asked if I was ok with shots in my shoulders, Mike came in with the shots, he is the best shot giver !
Good so far just in the beginning stages with him now.
It was quick and to the point. Very pleased with my visit.
The office is very nice. Overall, it felt like an assembly line. The doctor spent maybe 5 minutes with me and asked only a few questions. He wasn't rude but was very short with conversation. I felt like he didn't want to listen to anything longer than a one word reply. I tried explaining the type of work I do and was cut off quickly. In all honesty, I will seek out another doctor if I continue having my issue.
Was pleasant and very efficient staff :)
He is a nice person the only thing I didn't like was the Dr. Did not come back you got NO paper work about your visit and I was told that I was getting some medicine didn't know what happened there. A man came back to give me appointment for BIOWORKS. I did know only thing after that. But everybody was friendly.
Very friendly and professional.
Dr. Hamilton is great. He tells it like it is and that's fantastic.
Very prompt. Appointment was honored. No time wasted!!!
Very professional. Very quick. They did the imaging right there and gave me the treatment right away. Explanation was thorough and set follow up appointment for 30 days.
Dr Hamilton is great
Dr Hamilton was Great as usual.
Time to fill out the 1st time paperwork was time consuming (small print.) Overall the professionalism of the receptionist, para-professional, the technicians, and then the doctor was exceptional. They all treated me personally and listen to me and spoke with me not at me.
Very friendly everyone was great from front desk to X-rays and all staff thanks Dr Steve Hamilton
He's friendly, patient & sincere. I'm very satisfied with the care I've received!
He was rude, didn't take the time to listen to my concerns and NEVER mentioned that I had a torn meniscus. He treated me like a junkie looking for a fix!!
Clear on what to expect
The only 'waiting' I did was on myself--while I filled out paperwork. It's too bad, too, because I brought a great book and was hoping to read a bit. In all seriousness, I was in and out in about an hour, and I felt like the visit was thorough.
This was not my first visit with Dr. Hamilton. Every time I see Dr. Hamilton he is always friendly and professional. He explains things to you thoroughly and in a manner that you can totally understand. Regardless of the reason for my visit, I always feel confident in his recommended treatment for me. I would definitely refer everyone I know to Beacon Orthopaedics and especially Dr. Hamilton.
Short sweet and to the point
Steve and his assistants were prompt, professional and answers all my questions honestly. I definitely recommend them to any new patients!
He was very patient and listened to all of my concerns and then explained a game plan.
explains your x-rays and what treatment is needed in a way you can understand it.
Dr. Hamilton is great
Great, didn't feel rushed. He told me what he thought and I asked questions. Great bedside manner. WOULD RECOMMEND
After viewing my x rays and recommending a cortisone shot (which I declined and was offered medication instead) Dr. Hamilton left the room. I assumed he was going to fill the prescription, or call it in, then come back as I had further questions, instead the assistant came in, gave me my paperwork for referral to physical therapy and that was it. I was on my way. As a new patient, I would've appreciated more interest in other symptoms I had mentioned to him (numbness, tingling in my hands, fingers etc) as I was wondering if they were related to my shoulder condition. It was a very quick visit with Dr. Hamilton, in and out. I found that disappointing and my assumption is that he focused on my shoulder pain only, offered a cortisone shot, then sent me on my way. He asked no further questions. My impression from this visit was that I didn't really matter.
Doctor Hamilton did a poor job of explaining what he thought was the issue and why he came to that conclusion. If my pain continues, I will find a new provider.
Dr. Hamilton is great! Very personal and comfortable to be around. He was able to explain my situation very clearly so that I could understand what was going on and the course of treatment that needed to be followed. I highly recommend him!
As a new patient I was very pleased with my appointment. Everyone from the front desk to the X-ray tech and Dr.Hamilton was very polite and professional. I definitely recommend Beacon Ortho.
I think it would be helpful if the doctor would explain to me my options on the treatment I need and let me decide how to proceed. Unfortunately this didn't happen which made me a bit upset.
A class act!!
We highly recommend Dr. Hamilton
Dr. Hamilton was very informative and thorough. He communicated the diagnosis and treatment plan on a level that was easy to understand. Our questions were answered and we felt taken care of. Liked both him and his assistant equally. They make a great team! Would definitely recommend Dr. Hamilton and his staff.
The doctor and his PA had excellent bedside manner, were very knowledgeable, and took time to explain their findings. They offered different treatment options, and steered me towards the right one for my condition.
He was great but front desk staff was disorganized and slow.
Dr. Hamilton and his staff are very kind and caring. I have always been greeted immediately at the front desk and never waited past my appointment time. He is down to earth and very personable.
professional and thorough
The DR never explained anything! Did a 30 second check and offered 2 alternatives.
I only waited about 10-15 minutes. He is so kind and considerate to make sure you are comfortable with what procedure he advises. Excellent bedside manner! I would and have recommended him to others ??
Always a amazing visit. Dr. Hamilton knows athletes and ensures he gets them the attention they need, the service they need, and he treat them like one of his own. Great sense of humor and extremely caring service by the entire staff.
Very professional. Great sense of humor
I was pleased with my visit. Dr. Hamilton listened to my issues and explained what was going on in a way that was easy to understand. He laid out a treatment plan that was in line with my own thoughts. His assistants were very good also.
Great as always.
Very efficient and cost effective. DR Hamilton doesn't just run tests for the heck of it he makes a plan to decide if test are necessary. His staff is friendly and very thorough. They met our needs and even offered assistance to my son's coaching staff with education.
went well scheduled mri for Monday
It was great that I could get in to see him so quickly - thank you. I really like Dr. Hamilton and have referred others to him. He spent about 2 minutes with me - in total, but I was there perhaps an hour. I was greeted, checked in, filled out paperwork, nice person came and got me, led me to x-ray, his fellow came in and looked at my foot - said it was broken. Dr. Hamilton then came in and spent two to three minutes with me. I was back out the door. I will stick with him, but I wonder if he is that fast with all patients.
Dr. Hamilton was very thorough and explained the issue and treatment to move forward. He was patient and very willing to spend time answering questions. The entire staff was friendly and attentive.
I only had to wait in the lobby long enough to fill out my paperwork and I was called back right away. Dr. Hamilton is great! Very friendly and made me feel comfortable. He explained everything he saw in detail while going over my x-rays and helped me understand my diagnosis. I will definitely recommend him in the future. Definitely glad I made the choice to see him!
Never met a physician as personable as Dr Hamilton. What a down to earth, good dude. Wish he could be my family doctor!
Dr Steve Hamilton was right on time and was very professional. After a quick X-ray and examination he clearly explained the problem. The reviewed his options and we agreed on a course of action.
It went well, I'm very happy that Dr. Hamilton & his team are very on top of things. My last treatment didn't work long so since that happened he's not like most that would say lets do this again instead we're on to the next step of actually fixing the problem.
Great! He was efficient friendly and took care of ne in record time!
Dr. Hamilton was the fourth doctor I saw for my hip problem. The first was my PCP and he sent me elsewhere, then that doc sent me to therapy and tried all the non-surgical treatments (none of which worked) and then he sent me to someone who did hip arthroscopy (there aren't very many in the area who perform that procedure), I didn't click with that doctor so I found Dr. Hamilton. He was the only one who addressed the arthritis in my hip, everyone else was focused on the torn labrum and FAI and swore I needed the arthroscopy. Dr. Hamilton was upfront and told me that probably wouldn't work for me. Now I'm going for a hip replacement consult. I felt good about the visit and that he wasn't just trying to get another surgery under his belt. I truly appreciated his honesty.
Very efficient! To the point, no wait. Loved it! Everyone knew what they were talking about
Dr. Hamilton has a great staff. Each individual is attentive and listens. Again, Dr. Hamilton shares great information and sound advice. He us straight forward.
Doctor Hamilton was very nice and thorough. I was referred by a co-worker and was definitely impressed. Even the front desk worker was kind and efficient!
Absolutely love him! Great doctor, listens well, gives multiple treatment options
Fast services. Facility has everything under one roof. Therapy , X-ray, and MRI.
loved his PA and him. they are perfect and highly recommended by me!!!!
Very knowledgeable and professional.
Very personable and he took the time to listen.
Dr. Hamilton took his time explaining my situation. He made me very comfortable and confident with my decision to come to Beacon.
Dr. Hamilton fixed my hip impingement and labral tear and helped get me to an active lifestyle. Dr. Hamilton is awesome!
He was prompt, kind and thorough!
Very impressed with all aspects of the visit. Within the first 15 minutes I was seen by three members of the Beacon team and had X-rays done. Dr. Hamilton was great and explained the results of the X-rays and the treatment plan he was recommending. So glad we found Beacon.
Everything was fine. I got a shot in the knee that seems to be helping
Dr. Hamilton is friendly and takes the time to make sure you understand what he is telling you. He explains things thoroughly and in a easy-to-understand manner.
Dr. Hamilton was very nice and professional. The front desk staff could use some work in friendly behavior.
The staff seemed very attentive and professional.
Dr Hamilton is an excellent surgeon and takes the time to explain procedures and options. His staff is excellent as well.
I am a very pleased patient with Dr. Hamilton. Before meeting him, I had been to another practice in the Cincinnati area that sees similar patients to Dr. H. I was surprised to see the differing levels of care from one clinic to another. Boy was I happy I came to Dr. Hamilton and the crew at Beacon Orthopedic. Post-surgery, even more impressive. I'm a tough guy...or at least I'd like to think I am.. and Dr. Hamilton shot straight with me. He told me it would hurt. He told me it would be a long process. That's what I was looking for. Will gladly refer anyone to Dr. Hamilton and the Beacon staff.
He was very pleasant as was all the others that attended to my son.
Very good bedside manner. Explained all options to my injury and supported the decisions that I made.
Very professional, answers all questions and makes sure you understand completely what is going on. Explains diagnosis and tells you exactly what to expect. Very kind!
It was great, in and out, all questions answered
Excellent surgeon and general orthopedic doctor.
Informative, honest and professional. Questions answered. If needed, Dr, Steve Hamilton and his team is my first choice!
Very good. Everyone was so nice.
I chose to see Dr. Hamilton because the PT therapist recommended him highly & I thought that I needed to get a 2nd opinion on my issues. Boy I'm glad she recommended him because he was right on it. He explain that 2 problems were going on, which the other local orthopedic office had know about on my personal notes & didn't even tell me. Even getting a steroid shot was explained & shown to me. I almost broke down because I've been living in so much pain & if it wasn't for his honestly I would still be suffering. He's sending me to another colleague to help with the problem that has been kept from me for the last couple yrs. thank you Dr. Hamilton for taking the time to make sure I understood what is going on.
It was a good experience and I was treated well and professionally by all involved in my evaluation and procedure. I would certainly recommend Dr. Hamilton and Beacon Orthopaedics.
Freindly , great bedside manner and knowledgeable
The entire team was amazing. The staff were so helpful and answered all my questions.
He was very helpful and genuine.
Everything went very well. The only hiccup was that there was additional paperwork to fill once I got in the office. Most of the paperwork was on the website or emailed to me. It would be nice if it was all of there forms were online.
he is a very special doctor treating you like a friend rather then just a patient
I was so impressed at how quickly I was seen. I literally was checked in, evaluated, had x-rays taken, and on my way in under 30 minutes. Everyone was super friendly. The facility is very clean and welcoming. I was very nervous about my visit, but left smiling!
Excellent 1st visit. Dr. Explained issues clearly and set up plan to proceed.
My services was good by I cam to the doctor expecting to get a cortisone shot in my knee and hip. I was told I could get one in my hip but not my knee without a good explanation why. I felt that they just wanted another doctors visit for me to pay for my knee. Very frustrating as I have had discomfort in both joints and that was known going into this appointmemt
He was professional and extremely thorough.
Quick in and out got to the point gave me what I needed
I would recommend him to anyway!
He handled my knee problem 2 years ago and a true professional. He asks me a lot of questions and listens very well. He has me as a patient for life.... I hope he's O.K with that.
Very personable. The entire staff was courteous and knowledgeable.
Dr Hamilton did a nice job explaining my daughter's health options in a straight forward manner
Dr. Hamilton does a fantastic job of explaining what is going on. He is very professional and an excellent physician. You can tell you truly cares for his patients.
Great demeanor, kind, had lots of help, got me right in and explained everything. Asked if I had any questions. Office will call my insurance to check on MRI so I don't have to make sure it is covered first or pay out of pocket. Recommend.
Everyone was very nice, knowledgable and helpful at Dr. Hamilton's office. I couldn't believe how quickly everything happened. The office is very efficient. I would definitely recommend this office.
Physician did not introduce himself and came across as curt and smug. Nothing was explained. I was spoken to like I had learning challenges - I'm an educated woman who also works in the medical field. This experience would not deter me from seeing another Beacon physician - just not Dr. Hamilton.
Great. Would highly recommend
I'm sorry I waited as long as I did to seek treatment.
I arrived about 30 minutes early expecting to be waiting for a while. Within 5 minutes I was called to be seen.
Dr. Hamilton treated my son previously so I knew that is who I wanted to see for my problem. Great bedside manner, very thorough and explained all treatment options in detail. I left feeling good about the treatment plan.
Went well. Thanks
Dr . Hamilton was very thorough explaining what all my steps are. And he answered all the questions my wife and I had for him.
Wonderful. Very punctual and knowledgeable
Dr. Hamilton was professional, courteous, and well-prepared. He reviewed my son's file and x-rays before he came into the exam room. Gave use complete information and left us feeling well-cared for.