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Melinda E. Hawkins, M.D.

About

Professional Statement

Dr. Hawkins is a 2018 Seattle Met Top Doctor Award winner. She likes to take a full body approach to patient care, recognizing that the effects of a patients 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.

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Accepts 43 Insurance Plans

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  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage Dual Coordination
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage HMO
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Beacon Health Options PPO (Behavioral Health)
  • CHPW Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • CHPW Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter HMO
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Coventry/First Health PPO
  • First Choice PPO
  • HealthSmart (Interplan) PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Humana PPO
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • Medicaid of Washington
  • Medicare
  • Molina Exchange HMO
  • Molina Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Molina Medicare Advantage
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Optum
  • PacMed USFHP
  • Premera Heritage
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Regence PPO
  • TRICARE
  • Triwest VAPC3/Choice Card
  • United Behavioral Health Medicaid
  • United Behavioral Health Medicare Advantage
  • United Behavioral Health PPO
  • United HealthCare HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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Education

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
medical school
Swedish Medical Center General Surgery
residency
St Marks Colorectal Surgery Fellowship, Utah
fellowship

Board Certifications

American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Surgery, Colorectal
American Board of Surgery
Surgery, General

Clinical Interests

  • 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
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendiceal Carcinoid
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Benign Carcinoid Of Colon
  • Benign Carcinoid Tumor Of Rectum
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Bladder Fistula
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blood In Stool
  • Bowel Resection
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Of Ge Junction
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Carcinoid Of Stomach
  • Colectomy
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Colorectal Screening
  • Colostomy
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Condylomata Acuminata
  • Constipation
  • Cryoablation
  • Cystadenoma Of Pancreas
  • Cytoreduction Surgery
  • Delorme Procedure
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Excision Of External Hemorrhoidal Tags And Papillae
  • Excision Single External Papilla Or Tag Anus
  • Familial Polyposis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fissurectomy
  • Foreign Body In Anus And Rectum
  • Foreign Body In Intestine And Colon
  • Gastrin Secreting Tumor Of Pancreas
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
  • Genital Warts
  • Hematochezia
  • Hematuria
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hemorrhoids With Complications
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Idiopathic Megacolon
  • Ileo-Anal Anastomosis
  • Ileo-Colonic Fistula
  • Ileostomy
  • 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
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Liposarcoma
  • Low Anterior Resection
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Colon
  • Malignant Carcinoid Tumor Of Rectum
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Malignant Rectal Neoplasm
  • Megacolon
  • Megarectum
  • Melanoma On Ear
  • Melanoma On Face
  • Metastatic Colon Cancer
  • Mile's Resection
  • Myxofibrosarcoma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obstipation
  • Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Partial Colectomy
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Mass
  • Perianal Haematoma
  • Peridiverticular Abscess
  • Personal History Of Colonic Polyps
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Polypectomy
  • Proctectomy
  • Proctitis
  • Proctocolectomy
  • Proctoplasty For Stenosis
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Prolapse Colostomy
  • Radiation Proctitis
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Fistula
  • Rectal Hemorrhage
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal Polyp
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Rectourethral Fistula
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Recurrent Colorectal Cancer
  • Refashioning Of Colostomy
  • Removal Anal Seton Marker
  • Repair Anal Fistula
  • Repair Of Anal Fistula With Fibrin Glue
  • Repair Of Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Repair Of Rectal Prolapse
  • Repair Of Rectourethral Fistula
  • Repair Of Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Revision Of Colostomy
  • Seton Placement
  • Severe Dysplasia Of Rectum
  • Sigmoid Volvulus
  • Sigmoidectomy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Solesta
  • Sphincteroplasty
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Staging Laparotomy
  • Stromal Tumor Of Intestine
  • Subtotal Colectomy
  • Surgical Staging
  • Surgical Treatment Of Ulcerative Colitis
  • Tenesmus
  • Transrectal Drainage Of Pelvic Abscess
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus Of Colon
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Publications

Professional Associations

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
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Melinda E. Hawkins practices at two locations

Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish Edmonds
  • Swedish First Hill
  • Swedish Issaquah
Medical Groups
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