Daniel Hawkins is a board certified physician assistant at the National Spine and Pain Centers’ offices in Lumberton, North Carolina. Hawkins is looking forward to working with Dr. Viren Desai while using the skills he has gained during his career.
Throughout his education and professional experiences, Hawkins has honed his skills while helping patients regain their health. He possess specialized skill in performing sterile surgical techniques, emergency care, and EKG tests. Before working at the National Spine and Pain Centers, Hawkins worked in Emergency Care Services under the direction of Dr. Tammy Reed. He became familiar with creating individualized treatment plans and consulting with specialists to treat his patients with the utmost care and personal care.
“I have always possessed a passion to serve others and to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Treating each patient holistically will improve each patient’s quality of life. I approach each patient with compassion, care, and a listening ear,” Hawkins stated.
Hawkins attended Tennessee Wesleyan College where he studied biology and minored in chemistry. His studies increased his knowledge and interest in the medical field. Throughout his education, he was routinely on the Dean’s List. Upon graduation, Hawkins volunteered in the Emergency Department at Sweetwater Hospital Association. He provided patients with general care and wound treatment, as well as shadowed doctors and physicians to gain experience.
Wanting to further his education and career path, Hawkins participated in the physician assistant studies program at DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, affiliated with Lincoln Memorial University, where he received his Masters of Medical Sciences. During this time, he completed a series of medical rotations in various fields including, but not limited to, cardiology, behavioral medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology.
When he is not practicing medicine, Hawkins enjoys hiking and kayaking.
Lumberton, NC Office
4320 Fayetteville Rd, Suite A, Lumberton, NC 28358