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Meet the Doctor
Dr. Amy Hawkins, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor focusing on natural family wellness and children’s health. Her passion is educating, empowering and supporting families and individuals on their journey to optimal health. She is an expert in holistic assessments and natural therapies including botanical medicine, homeopathy, nutraceuticals, nutrition and lifestyle counseling. Dr. Hawkins sees clients of all ages for wellness visits, acute illness and chronic complex disease states. She takes her time, listens carefully and develops individualized recommendations that work to optimize lifelong health as well as find and treat the root cause of disease.
During her pre-med studies at UNC Chapel Hill, Dr. Hawkins discovered the healing power of Naturopathic Medicine as a patient herself and immediately shifted her focus from conventional western medicine to Naturopathic Medicine. She graduated Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Chapel Hill in 1995. Immediately following, Dr. Hawkins relocated to California to explore natural health and alternative medicine under the direction of many leaders in the field. In 2001, she started her formal medical training at Bastyr University in Seattle, one of only seven accredited Naturopathic medical schools in North America. She was awarded her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2007.
After graduating from Bastyr University, Dr. Hawkins worked for 5 years as a licensed primary care family doctor at Naturopathic Family Medicine in Seattle, Washington. During this time, she also trained as a lactation consultant at Seattle Midwifery School so as to better serve the mothers and babies in her care. As a mother of three energetic boys, Dr. Hawkins understands the joys and challenges of parenting in the modern world. She incorporates the principles of natural parenting, attachment parenting, real food nutrition, commercial-free childhood, alternative education and so much more into her work as a healthcare provider.
Dr. Hawkins grew up exploring the beaches and waterways of our beautiful coast and developed a deep respect for nature at a very young age. As her family grew, so did the desire to return home. In the summer of 2012, she bid farewell to her busy practice in Seattle and brought her family back to Wilmington where she knew her unique training was most needed. She is thrilled to be bringing Naturopathic Medicine to coastal Carolina families.
Dr. Hawkins has passed the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examination (NPLEX) administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE) and holds a license as a primary care Naturopathic Doctor in Washington state. She is not yet licensed in North Carolina because North Carolina has no law to date regulating the practice of Naturopathic Medicine. Currently, 20 states plus the District of Columbia and the United States Territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands provide for the licensure or registration of Naturopathic Doctors as general practice family doctors. Naturopathic Doctors in North Carolina are actively working toward licensure legislation.
Dr. Hawkins writes and lectures extensively on natural health topics including nutrition and food introduction for infants, childhood allergies, seasonal allergies, optimizing immunity, preconception care, fertility, natural first aid and childhood vaccination. She is the current President of the North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians as well as the Co-Chair of the NCANP Legislative Committee. She is also a professional member of both the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is happily accepting new clients and looks forward to working with you and your family in achieving a lifetime of natural health.