Dr Hawkes was born in Puerto Rico.
His father and mother taught him English and Spanish.
The family moved from
to Tegucigalpa, Honduras
to Washington DC
to Santiago, Chile
to Bogota, Colombia
to Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (where they finally learned portuguese).
All with the US State Department.
He graduated from Brigham Young University in 2004.
Travelling and doing Medical service trips continues a priority.
"In the US, we have alot of 1st world problems.
When I travel, I see other types of problems.
As long as we have food, electricity, and somewhere to sleep - the rest is a luxury."
Ross University School of Medicine
(in Dominica, West Indies, Caribbean)
And clinical training in New York City and San Juan, PR. 2009.
Internal Medicine Residency
University of Utah 2009-2012.
Internal Medicine Board Certification in 2012.
Obesity Medicine Board Certification in 2016.
Above photo is a rural health clinic in the Caribbean.
From 2012 to 2017, Dr Hawkes worked with several large hospital groups (in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada).
He believes that physicians should practice as entrepreneurs.
Physicians are the key to changing healthcare.
Let's get honest and transparent about the costs in healthcare.
We can take the initiative to simplify the system.
We are responsible to protect our patients.
We strive to protect their finances as well as their health.
His wife and children remain his #1 priority.