Your First Consultation
Dr. Hawkins will take her time with you. She aims to fully understand all factors that may be influencing your health. For this reason, the first appointment involves an in-depth health history including medical history, diet, stress levels and lifestyle habits. She will discuss why you've come to her for help as well as your individual health goals. She will review any recent labs and, if necessary, suggest further testing. Dr. Hawkins will work with you to get started on a customized and manageable plan. This visit typically lasts 75-90 minutes, depending upon time needed for evaluation.
Return Consults
Your second consult involves reviewing and expanding your plan based on test results and research following your first visit. Return consults typically range from 30 to 60 minutes, although this varies depending on the complexity of your health concerns.
Pediatric Consults
First consults for infants, children and adolescents are scheduled at 60-90 minutes depending on length of time needed to accommodate a thorough evaluation of the child's health concerns. For wellness checkups, the focus shifts from health history to optimizing nutrition and development and providing parenting support. Return visits for wellness checkups are scheduled for 60 minutes. Return consults for acute illness (i.e. your child has a fever, sore throat, earache, etc.) are scheduled for 15 to 45 minutes, depending on complexity.
Scheduling Appointments
To schedule an appointment, please call 910.367.5150 or email Consults are by appointment only. Dr. Hawkins makes every effort to be on-time for appointments and appreciates your assistance in keeping your scheduled appointment time.
New Client Forms
Please download and complete either the "New Adult Client History" or "New Pediatric Client History" forms AND the "Consent and Policies" forms (same for adult and pediatric clients) prior to your first consultation. After completion, please upload all items to your client portal. Naturopathic intake forms are extensive, so please allow yourself 30-45 minutes to complete. If you are unable to complete your paperwork prior to your first consultation, then your appointment will need to be rescheduled. Please utilize the record release form as needed to have other health care providers send labs, imaging, records, etc. to Dr. Hawkins. Thank you.
Office Hours
Due to the transition back to school and incidences of COVID-19 classroom closures, office hours vary. Dr. Hawkins makes every effort to be available for established clients who have urgent needs via phone consults outside of her normal business hours.
Please review the Services & Fees page for more information.
Cancellation Policy
Please give at least 48 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. This will allow for consideration of other clients who may be waiting for appointments. Please understand that your appointment time is reserved for you alone. Dr. Hawkins does not double book as is customary in other medical practices, so observation of the cancellation policy is very much appreciated.