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About Dr. Christopher L Hamill

Dr. Christopher L Hamill, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Buffalo, NY. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Hamill is affiliated with Kaleida Health Buffalo General Medical Center and Sisters Of Charity Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

56 Ratings with 17 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Christopher L Hamill is Good. Dr. Christopher L Hamill has been rated by 56 patients. From those 56 patients 17 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Christopher L Hamill is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Ubmd Orthopaedic And Sports Medicine

4949 Harlem Rd
Buffalo, NY 14226
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Specialties

Dr. Christopher L Hamill has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    17 Expertise

  • Infection
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Joint Replacement
  • Herniated Disc
  • Laminectomy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Back Injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Bone Fracture
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Knee Surgery

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Rude and Arrogant!

Without exception, Dr Hamill was the rudest and most arrogant doctor I've ever met, and just as a person, he's in the top ten. After waiting over 45 minutes in the waiting room, then an additional 30 in the examination room, Dr Hamill finally arrived. He announced I wasn't a candidate for surgery (fine by me!) and to see a physiatrist. Never mind I had no idea what that was, when I asked if he could please explain what my very disturbing and scary MRI report meant, he said that was his his concern as the expert. And when I said what could he do for the pain, he laughed and said quickly, "I'm just a consultant, that's your PCP's responsibility." She was referring to *him* AS the expert! All this took place in less than five minutes. He was abrupt, condescending, disinterested, annoyed, distracted, and in a big fat hurry to skidoo. I see my second opinion tomorrow, after the physiatrist he sent me to was no better. If you want to be treated with respect and compassion, as other reviewers state, keep looking.

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Rude and Arrogant!

Without exception, Dr Hamill was the rudest and most arrogant doctor I've ever met, and just as a person, he's in the top ten. After waiting over 45 minutes in the waiting room, then an additional 30 in the examination room, Dr Hamill finally arrived. He announced I wasn't a candidate for surgery (fine by me!) and to see a physiatrist. Never mind I had no idea what that was, when I asked if he could please explain what my very disturbing and scary MRI report meant, he said that was his his concern as the expert. And when I said what could he do for the pain, he laughed and said quickly, "I'm just a consultant, that's your PCP's responsibility." She was referring to *him* AS the expert! All this took place in less than five minutes. He was abrupt, condescending, disinterested, annoyed, distracted, and in a big fat hurry to skidoo. I see my second opinion tomorrow, after the physiatrist he sent me to was no better. If you want to be treated with respect and compassion, as other reviewers state, keep looking.

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Five Stars

Dr. Hamill has performed surgery on me twice. I found him to be caring and his staff that work with him also very caring and compassionate. I would not hesitate to go to him should I need him in the future.

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Excellent outcome

I was referred to Dr. Hamill after epidural injections and physical therapy did not give me relief of L leg neuropathy and pain. My first encounter was with Kristin, a PA, who answered all of my questions. I them met Dr. Hamill who reviewed the questions and answers. I was apprehensive about having surgery on my back, and the initial days after surgery were anything but pain free. But now, almost 6 months post op, I have none of the leg pain I had, am sleeping better, and feel that I could not have asked for a better outcome. Good results trump most of the expectations on the above list; but I am pleased that personalities were supportive and surgery was successful. Thanks Dr. Hamill.

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One Star

Decent surgeon but if you want to be treated like dirt this is the place to go. Extremely rude!

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Hamill is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    29 Years Experience

  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

    Graduated in 1989

  • Suny

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Christopher L Hamill accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • Independent Health
    • Independent Health Encompass HMO
    • Independent Health FlexFit HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Ubmd Orthopaedic And Sports Medicine, 4949 Harlem Rd, Buffalo, NY

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