Meg Hamilton, FNP-C
Meg Hamilton jokes that she was destined to go into medicine, given the three generations of family who practiced medicine before her. While growing up, she would tag along on hospital rounds with her father while he cared for his patients. Even at that young age, she felt a sense of belonging.
“I loved sitting and talking with my dad’s patients,” she says. “I really enjoyed that connection with people.”
Education and Experience
Meg earned a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College and master’s degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Meg has lived in Eugene since 1997. She was part of a small private practice for almost 25 years, then worked for a larger local healthcare provider for two years before joining Journey Family Medicine.
“A small, family practice is a good fit for me,” she says.
Philosophy of Care
Listening and connecting with people is what matters most to Meg; she believes it makes her a more effective provider, she says.
“I want to know my patients and how I can help them,” she says. “Every person is interesting; everyone has a story.”
Meg is a member of the Lane County Nurse Practitioner Association and appreciates the collaborative environment of the Eugene medical community. She believes in putting patients first and emphasizes finding solutions that are in their best interests.
“We can manage a lot of the health issues that come through our door, but if there’s something that requires specialized care, I will work to coordinate that care and act as an advocate for my patients.”
Bees and Bicycling
In her personal time, Meg gets outdoors as much as possible, hitting the trails to bike or run with her husband, Chad. She enjoys racing cyclocross. “Cross is a sport that is challenging and almost too much fun; plus the community of riders is amazing.” She and her family are beekeepers who love to share their honey with friends and neighbors.