Your First Visit 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.
Your second visit involves reviewing and expanding your plan based on test results and research following your first visit. Return visits typically range from 30 to 60 minutes, although this varies depending on the complexity of your health concerns.
First visits 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 visits for acute illness (i.e. your child has a fever, sore throat, earache, etc.) are scheduled for 15 to 45 minutes, depending on complexity.
To schedule an appointment, please call 910.367.5150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Office visits are by appointment only. Please schedule appointments, including pick-up of recommended products or testing kits, in advance. Dr. Hawkins makes every effort to be on-time for appointments and appreciates your assistance in arriving at your scheduled appointment time.
New Client Forms
Please review the new client letter (the first page of your packet) and fill out your new client adult or pediatric forms prior to your first office visit. 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 office visit, then please arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment time to allow adequate time to complete. Please utilize the record release form as needed to have other health care providers send labs, imaging, records, etc. to Dr. Hawkins. Thank you.
Dr. Hawkins is currently scheduling office visits on Wednesdays and Thursdays. She makes every effort to be available for established clients who have urgent needs via phone consults outside of her normal office hours.
Please give at least 48 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. This will allow for consideration of other patients 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.