Internal Medicine , Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Christopher David Hamilton , DO

Southern Calfornia Orthpdc Institute
2400 Bahamas Dr Ste 200
Bakersfield, CA 93309

(661) 328-5565


Dr. Hamilton graduated with distinction from Stanford University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology. He earned his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1988, completing his internship and Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut in 1993. Dr. Hamilton then spent one year at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Inglewood, California where he completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. During his fellowship, he was an Associate Team Physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Los Angeles Lakers and Loyola Marymount University. Dr. Hamilton was a Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Yale University from 1992-93, and from 1994-1997 he was an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Dr. Hamilton was directly involved in the training of medical students and Orthopaedic residents and fellows. He joined the Southern California Orthopedic Institute Medical Group in 1998. Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Hamilton is an Associate Member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and has written numerous research articles focusing on shoulder, elbow, knee and sports medicine topics, presenting papers both nationally and internationally. His research interests include dynamic stability of the shoulder and elbow, shoulder fracture and joint replacement, and athletic injuries of the knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle. He and his wife, Susan, and their three children, live in Bakersfield. In his free time Dr. Hamilton enjoys his family, cooking, wine, traveling, recreational golf and skiing. Christopher D. Hamilton, MD is available to see patients in the Bakersfield office.

Gender: Male

Years in Practice: 34 Years

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish


Internal Medicine , Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Simi Valley Hospital

Education and Training

Medical School
David Geffen School Of Medicine At Ucla Graduated in 1988

Main Location

Fax: (661) 163-1206
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: No
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Other Locations

Southern Calfornia Orthpdc Institute
6815 Noble Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91405
(818) 901-6600

Fax:(818) 890-1457
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Bahamas Surgery Center
(661) 328-2333

Fax:(661) 132-8239
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri7:00 AM-5:00 PM

Insurance Plans Accepted

Please verify insurance information directly with your doctor’s office as it may change frequently.
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem Advantage HMO
  • Anthem BC Pathway X EPO Network
  • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
  • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Blue Cross CA Vivity
  • Blue Shield CA 2017 I&F HMO - CoveredCA
  • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
  • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Tandem PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
  • Health Net CA HMO
  • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
  • Health Net CA HMO Excelcare
  • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
  • Health Net CA HMO Wholecare
  • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
  • Health Net CA PPO
  • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
  • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Health Net PureCare One EPO Individual & Family Plan
  • Health Net SmartCare Large Group
  • Health Net SmartCare Network HMO Large Group
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana National POS
  • LACare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • UHC Options PPO
  • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
  • UHC SV Flex Tier 3
  • UHC West SignatureValue HMO