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Julie Hawkins - Advanced Practitioner

About Julie

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. This includes Dr. Ampajwala and nurse practitioners Sweta Manek and Laura Carlson.

Learn more about how your care team works together here.


Julie sees patients at Legacy Medical Village. To schedule an in-office appointment with her, text (469) 382-3807. To schedule a telehealth appointment, click below.

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