Melinda E. Hawkins, MD
Seattle, WA 98104
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About Melinda E. Hawkins
Dr. Hawkins is a multiple time recipient of the Seattle Top Doctor Award and most recently received the 2023 Seattle Magazine Top Doc Award. She likes to take a full body approach to patient care, recognizing that the effects of a patient's disease can be taxing to both their physical and emotional well-being.
Dr. Hawkins specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the colon, rectum and anus. This includes an interest in minimally invasive surgical approaches to colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and diverticulitis, pelvic floor disorders such as fecal incontinence, colonoscopy and basic anorectal disorders.
St Marks Colorectal Surgery Fellowship, UtahResidency
Swedish Medical Center General SurgeryMedical School
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
As a member of the American College of Surgeons, she has presented at several meetings of the Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
- American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
- American Board of Surgery, Surgery
1101 Madison Street, Floor 5
Seattle, WA 98104
21605 76th Avenue West
Edmonds, WA 98026
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Redmond, WA 98052
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Dr Hawkins excedes my expectations Thank you
Good, professional, and friendly.
Dr. Hawkins is an amazing provider. She has taken care of my issues for many years and many surgeries. I couldn't ask for a better doctor! She is so compassionate, kind and knowledgeable. I am so lucky to have her as my doctor! A big shout out to Dr. Hawkins!!!
Very good experience with Dr. Hawkins
Wonderful first visit with this doctor. Gave us all the information we need to make an informed choice about whether to proceed with surgery at this time.
Dr Hawkins is excellent As the only female physician in her practice, she needs to be cherished and given what she needs to be retained and practice medicine the best she can.
Dr Hawkins put me at ease. She is plain-spoken and thorough.
I have had great cancer care at Swedish
She spent a lot of time with me. She explained everything about the options for surgery. She showed me exactly what she would do.
I appreciated Dr.Hawkins taking my concerns seriously and moving quickly with the investigation of my symptoms. She was kind and easy to communicate with, I would highly recommend her.
This specialist has always provided excellent care and concern for my wellbeing
Dr Hawkins is deservedly well regarded and her service is in high demand.. Consequently, it is difficult to get a quick appointment. An offer to be put me on a wait list to alert me to earlier openings would have been appreciated.
Prompt courteous care
My experience with this particular provider was very reassuring and helped me understand what lay ahead. Her confident yet sensitive manner was very important in helping me and my wife understand the road ahead.
Always seem on time and professional
Dr Hawkins was late for my appointment because she was also "on call" that afternoon and was called to the OR before my visit. Her staff kept me well informed about this and allowed me to decide to wait or reschedule. I waited, but not long, and Dr. Hawkins was her usual caring, expert and patient self.
The doctor went out of her way to schedule a surgery asap.
Everything was great, like always!
Dr. Hawkins is a clear, and caring communicator and a skilled Doctor.
I was most impressed Dr Hawkins had read my records and had a clear concise understanding of this chronic condition I have.
Dr. Hawkins is exceptional. She listens, candidly answers questions, is very friendly, kind and intelligent. A joy to have as my physician. She's the best! Thank you Dr. Hawkins you are wonderful.
Dr Hawkins was amazing and I felt very comfortable with her.
I know I had a lot of really silly questions and I also brought a family member and friend to the appointment. I'm sure we probably went over the allotted appointment time but Dr. Hawkins was incredibly kind and patient and I did not feel rushed or that my silly questions were silly.
I think Dr. Hawkins is a fantastic member of my care team. She ALWAYS takes time with me to discuss all my options. I look forward to seeing her because she is so knowledgeable and helpful about my condition. I highly recommend her to my friends! Keep up the great work Dr. Hawkins!
Dr Hawkins provided explanations and rationalizations In a manner that was informative and understandable.
Dr. Hawkins is very friendly and spends time explaining what needs to happen next. I love her as a doctor.
Dr Hawkins is pleasant, knowledgeable and a good communicator. She explained my options to treat my condition and her office got me scheduled for a procedure quickly.
Dr Hawkins is wonderful. She listened and explained options and plan to hopefully help. I'm so blessed for her care and understanding of our fear and to hopefully find solution or what next plan will be.
I've known the provider for years now. Trust her completely with my needs when it arrives. Very knowledgeable, thoughtful and caring.
Very respectful and promptly/immediately consulted other expert providers for evaluation of health concerns
I had a heart attack at 50 and was diagnosed with stage 1 cancer at 51. Dr Hawkins always took more time to listen & contacted my heart doctors to coordinate my best treatment. I consider myself lucky to be her patient. No doubt she's an exceptional doctor and person.
The doctor explained everything in a way that I could understand and repeated information when I asked. She's very kind and good humored
I am a continuing patient Dr Hawkins is very accommodating and extremely knowledgeable kind and thorough would definitely recommend her
Dr. Hawkins is a caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable doctor who answers all of my questions without judgement. Highly recommend.
Perfect !! Thank you.
My visit was good.
She was awesome!
I am very impressed and grateful for the quality of care with Dr Melinda Hawkins.
Good experience! Dr. Hawkins listened to my concerns and provided the best care. The nurse was also very kind and helpful. Reception staff were very kind and professional. I felt very comfortable being a patient here.
So appreciate how thorough Dr. Hawkins was, and how she listened and conveyed genuine care, understanding, and interest in ensuring I'm able to access treatment that will best assist with symptoms and quality of life. Really felt heard, understand, and in good, capable, and expert hands.
- Abdominoperineal Resection
- Altemeier Procedure
- Anal Abscess
- Anal Cancer
- Anal Dilation
- Anal Dysplasia
- Anal Fissure
- Anal Fistula
- Anal Fistula Repair
- Anal Incontinence Surgery
- Anal Pain
- Anal Polyp
- Anal Spasm
- Anal Sphincterotomy
- Anal Stenosis
- Anal Ulcer
- Anal Warts
- Anorectal Abnormalities
- Anorectal Cancer
- Anorectal Disease
- Anorectal Myectomy
- Appendiceal Cancer
- Appendiceal Carcinoid
- Benign Carcinoid Of Colon
- Benign Carcinoid Tumor Of Rectum
- Benign Neoplasm Of Colon
- Bladder Uterine Fistula
- Bleeding Hemorrhoids
- Blood In Stool
- Bowel Resection
- Cancer Surgery
- Carcinoid Of Stomach
- Colon Cancer
- Colonic Polyps
- Colonic Volvulus
- Colorectal Cancer
- Colorectal Screening
- Colostomy Revision
- Colovaginal Fistula
- Condylomata Acuminata
- Cystadenoma Of Pancreas
- Cytoreduction Surgery
- Delorme Procedure
- Diverticular Disease
- Ear Melanoma
- Excision Of External Hemorrhoidal Tags And Papillae
- Familial Polyposis
- Fecal Incontinence
- Foreign Body (Anus-Rectum)
- Foreign Body (Colon-Intestine)
- Gastrin Secreting Tumor Of Pancreas
- Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer
- Gastrointestinal (Gi) Cancer
- Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (Gist)
- Genital Warts
- Hemorrhoid Surgery
- Hemorrhoids With Complications
- Idiopathic Megacolon
- Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis Surgery
- Ileo Colonic Fistula
- Incision And Drainage Of Deep Pelvirectal Abscess
- Incision And Drainage Of Perianal Abscess
- Incision Of Anal Septum
- Intestinal Obstruction
- Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection Of The Rectum
- Laparoscopic Anterior Resection
- Laparoscopic Cecectomy
- Laparoscopic Colectomy
- Laparoscopic Rectal Prolapse Repair
- Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy
- Low Anterior Resection
- Lynch Syndrome
- Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Colon
- Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Rectum
- Malignant Rectal Neoplasm
- Melanoma On Face
- Metastatic Colon Cancer
- Neuroendocrine Tumors
- Paracolostomy Hernia
- Parastomal Hernia
- Partial Colectomy
- Pelvic Abscess
- Pelvic Mass
- Perianal Haematoma
- Peridiverticular Abscess
- Personal History Of Colonic Polyps
- Pilonidal Disease
- Proctoplasty For Stenosis
- Prolapse Colostomy
- Radiation Proctitis
- Rectal Abscess
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Fistula
- Rectal Hemorrhage
- Rectal Pain
- Rectal Polyp
- Rectal Prolapse
- Rectourethral Fistula
- Rectovaginal Fistula
- Recurrent Colorectal Cancer
- Refashioning Of Colostomy
- Removal Anal Seton Marker
- Repair Of Anal Fistula With Fibrin Glue
- Repair Of Paracolostomy Hernia
- Repair Of Rectal Prolapse
- Repair Of Rectourethral Fistula
- Repair Of Rectovaginal Fistula
- Seton Placement
- Severe Dysplasia Of Rectum
- Sigmoid Volvulus
- Staging Laparotomy
- Stromal Tumor Of Intestine
- Subtotal Colectomy
- Surgical Staging
- Surgical Treatment Of Ulcerative Colitis
- Transrectal Drainage Of Pelvic Abscess
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Virtual Care