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Julie Hawkins

About Julie

Julie is moving to West Plano Medical Village in July 2022! Learn more about that here.

Julie Hawkins APRN, DNP is a certified Family Nurse Practioner (FNP-C), CPR. Julie has a passion for ensuring her patients’ knowledge of preventative care. She likes to empower her patients with education and guidance so that they can be informed in the decision-making process.  Having worked in an ICU setting, she understands the value of treating patients aggressively with preventative care.


Julie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Baylor University. She was then chosen for the exclusive clinical training internship program in Critical Care and Trauma Nurse at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. The intensive program provided her critical care experience with the Parkland burn unit, surgical ICU, cardiopulmonary ICU, medical ICU and the emergency department. She then worked as a Parkland medical ICU nurse and served as a clinical mentor for the internship program.

Subsequently, she completed additional postgraduate training in the TWU Family Nurse Practitioner program in Dallas and earned board certification as an advanced practice nurse. Julie recently finished her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) at TCU in Ft. Worth, with a focus on prediabetes early identification and treatment.


Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
North Texas Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

How Julie practices whole-person wellness

Julie, her husband Seth, and their two children live in Carrollton, Texas. Julie believes in practicing what you preach and enjoys running and working out whenever possible. She also likes spending time with her family, hiking and backpacking, and going on mission trips with her church, Prestonwood Baptist.

Care team

Julie works hand in hand with Dr. Lester and also works closely with team members at her care station, including Laura Carlson.

Learn more about how your care team works together here.


Julie sees patients at Legacy Medical Village and will be moving to West Plano Medical Village in July! To schedule an in-office appointment with her, text (469) 382-3807. To schedule a telehealth appointment, click below.

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"Julie was amazing!"


Office Visit

"Alycia Hawkins helped me feel safe when I was going through a tough time. I felt listened to and she made sure I was comfortable with the plan."


Office Visit

"Julie Hawkins was so nice and very professional. Her nurse was also. I appreciate that I can get a sick appointment when I need it at VHP. Thank you! "


Office Visit

"Easy, professional, informative. All my questions answered. Julie is very easy to talk to & is a great listener."


Office Visit

"My Husband and I have been seeing Dr. Yao for a little over 2 years. He is very detailed, explains things thoroughly, available when we have needed appointments, wants to investigate the issue and find an answer. He is also always kind and patient. Dr. Yao is one of the best doctors that I have ever had and we are very grateful to have found him. It is also important to note that his nurse Julie Ann is the glue that holds it all together so that he can do his job. She is great! I highly recommend them."



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