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About James N. Hamilton, MS, PA-C

James Hamilton, MS, is a certified physician assistant (PA-C) who cares for people with orthopedic injuries and conditions, including those with arthritis of the hip and knee and people with failed hip and knee and replacements. He assists in performing a variety of procedures, including hip replacement, hip resurfacing, total and partial knee replacement, and revision arthroplasty of the hip and knee. Mr. Hamilton also works with patients to develop personalized treatment plans that fulfill their physical activity and lifestyle goals.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Mr. Hamilton served as a surgical first assistant in orthopedic, general surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology care. His research interests include postoperative pain management and customized, patient-specific total knee replacements.

Mr. Hamilton earned a master's degree from University of New England and a bachelor's degree in history from California State University San Marcos. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the California Academy of Physician Assistants.

Mr. Hamilton is a native San Diegan and veteran of the U.S. Air Force. His personal interests are in supporting future generations of physician assistants.

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For more information, see Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Degree

  • University of New England, Portland, ME

Degree

  • California State University San Marcos, San Marcos, CA

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2015-10-01

Board Certifications

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Conditions and Treatments

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Pain
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted