A portrait picture of author Ted Hamilton

About the Author

The sign is made of black plexiglass with raised white letters, framed in rich red oak.   Twelve inches high by 30 inches wide, it reads Ted Hamilton, MD, Family Practice.

Dr. Hamilton hung that “shingle” at the entrance to his office in the rural mountains of western North Carolina in June, 1973. Five years and more than five hundred babies later, he left the mountains to teach family medicine to aspiring young residents at AdventHealth in Orlando.  It was there that he discovered an aptitude for medical administration that led him to complete a master’s degree in business and to pursue a career in physician leadership.

More About Ted Hamilton

Dr. Hamilton has wide experience in medical practice and administration, having worked as executive director for a large academic physician practice plan affiliated with Loma Linda University School of Medicine; medical director for HMO Georgia, a division of Blue Cross and Blue Shield; Chief Medical Officer of Florida Hospital, an eight-campus, 2,000-bed institution; and as medical consultant to Tennessee’s Medicaid program. Along the way, Dr. Hamilton continued part-time clinical work in various acute care settings.

Community service has been an important part of Dr. Hamilton’s life.  He volunteered and served as a board member for organizations providing healthcare services for the homeless and uninsured. Other significant community interests include blood procurement and food provision for the hungry.  He is an adjunct professor, having taught graduate-level courses in Healthcare Policy and Administration.

Married, with two daughters and two grandchildren, Dr. Hamilton is active in his local church and enjoys water sports, golf, snow-skiing, and is an avid reader.

Dr. Hamilton is committed to working with hospitals to improve the quality of patient care. His conviction is that physicians who experience deep purpose and meaning in the practice of medicine, and who achieve a wholesome balance between their personal and professional lives, are in the best position to provide quality care and meaningful leadership in our healthcare institutions. His career is dedicated to working with hospital and physician leaders to build healing cultures within hospitals and healing relationships among healthcare providers.

AdventHealth Press Building Bridges

Publications

 

Building Bridges: A Guide to Optimizing Physician-Hospital Relationships