Dr. Hawkins’ practice philosophy is centered around the belief that patients should always feel well-informed regarding the details of their diagnosis and the most current treatment options surrounding the plan of care. He believes that “a successful physician-patient relationship should involve one structured around the development of trust, open communication, and efficient care”. Dr. Hawkins believes that achieving these goals are critical in helping patients navigate through the difficult and often distressful times of a new diagnosis, abnormal test result, or acute illness.
Dr. Hawkins practices general pulmonary medicine but has a clinical focus on lung cancer screening, pulmonary nodule assessment, and the multidisciplinary approach to care of patients with a diagnosis of lung cancer. Dr. Hawkins specializes in the performance of minimally-invasive, advanced diagnostic procedures for chest imaging abnormalities, particularly those related to lung nodules, masses, or abnormal lymph nodes. Procedures and advanced technology of which he has experience and expertise include image-guide (CT) navigation bronchoscopy systems and radial probe ultrasound assessment for peripheral pulmonary nodules and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) bronchoscopy for minimally-invasive evaluation of mediastinal lymphadenopathy and centrally-located lung lesions. Dr. Hawkins also has training and expertise in the performance of critical care ultrasound and applies the technology to the advanced diagnostic approach to evaluation and treatment of patients with critical illnesses.
Conditions & Procedures
Lung Cancer Detection,
Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS),
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