MD, Medical Director
Dr. Hawkins joined Sheltering Arms in 1993 and has been Medical Director at Sheltering Arms Hospital - Hanover since 2009. She specializes in inpatient rehabilitation as well as rehabilitation services for women, with particular emphasis on pelvic pain and pain associated with pregnancy. Her other areas of clinical expertise and interest include sports injuries, osteoporosis, non-operative orthopedic conditions and rehabilitation of neurological conditions, including stroke and brain injury. A native of Richmond, VA, Dr. Hawkins received her undergraduate degree in physical therapy from Georgia State University and earned her medical degree and completed her residency at the Medical College of Virginia.
Dr. Hawkins has given numerous presentations in the areas of pelvic and myofascial pain, fibromyalgia and pain during pregnancy. She serves as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, and is also a member of a number of organizations including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Medical Association, Richmond Academy of Medicine and Medical Society of Virginia. Dr. Hawkins is a multi-year Top Doc in Richmond Magazine as voted by her physician peers, and was the top vote-getter in the category of physical medicine and rehabilitation in 2015.
In addition to her professional interests and activities, Dr. Hawkins enjoys running, hiking with her dogs, gardening, traveling and skiing. She has been married to her husband, Jim Hawkins, with whom she has three children, for omore than 30 years.
This physician sees patients at the following locations.