Dr. Hamilton was born and raised in Edmonton. Her secondary education was done at the University of Alberta. She taught grades 7,8 and 9 science for seven years before going back to school to pursue her MD. She then worked as a family doctor in St Albert, Alberta, from 1990-2004. She had a full service family practice including all ages of patients, a lot of maternity care plus a busy hospital practice. She also participated in the medical community as President of the local medical association and Chief of Family Practice. She has always enjoyed teaching medical students and family practice residents. She moved to Victoria and joined Doctors' Medical Clinic in 2004.
Dr. Hamilton currently enjoys looking after all ages of patients but no longer does maternity care. She continues to teach medical students and residents. She is a Clinical Instructor for the UBC Medical School.
Dr. Hamilton is married and has one son who lives in Edmonton. She enjoys long walks, food, music, theatre, and travel.