Dr. Hawkins has been with South Graham Medical Center since it opened in the spring of 2013. He earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In addition to being in private practice in Graham for more than 20 years, Dr. Hawkins served as the Medical Director and University Physician at Elon University.
Board certified in adult-gerontology as a primary care nurse practitioner, Lauren Kennedy, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, has a doctor of nursing practice degree. Professional yet personable, she specializes in adult and geriatric medicine for patients 13 years and older. Kennedy’s passion for healthcare started early in life with her desire to help and serve people. A high school healthcare career exploration program with a local hospital inspired her to pursue nursing. As a certified critical care nurse, she learned the value of preventing and managing chronic illness to hopefully avoid hospitalizations. Along the way, her passion for healthcare has grown into a philosophy of meeting people where they are to help them care for themselves to the best of their ability.