Dr Germaine B Hawkins is a graduate of the Micheal E. Debakey High School for Health Professions in Houston, Texas. He then attended Texas A&M University, where he received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Biomedical Sciences – finishing with honors at both institutions. He completed his medical studies at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (UNT-HSC/FW) and General Psychiatry Residency at John Peter Smith Hospital, also affiliated with UNT-HSC/FW where he received various honors including Most Outstanding Intern Award in May 2000.
Dr. Hawkins has performed lectures internationally – including Salvador, Bahia in Brazil , Wurzburg , Germany and Pristina, Kosovo. Dr Hawkins has operated his own private practice since 2004 and has become well-known and respected by colleagues and fellow clinicians in Tarrant County and the surrounding communities. He has maintained staff privileges at Sundance Behavioral Hospital in Arlington, Texas.
Dr. Germaine B Hawkins co-authored Love Hangover: Moving From Pain to Purpose After a Relationship Ends, released February 2003. In June 2003 Dr. Hawkins’s book was featured on the ESSENCE magazine Best Seller List. Dr. Hawkins has also written articles for JET Magazine, Texas D.O., and The Dallas Weekly. He has made several educational and informational media appearances including Good Morning Texas WFAA Channel 8, Metro Channel 8, as well as radio broadcasts including KKDA FM 730 AM, Community Forum with Robert Ashley Heaven 97 FM and KNON 89.3 FM.
Dr. Hawkins founded Mind & Body Health Solutions, LLC in 2011 to address the need for holistic comprehensive care treating his patient population. As a strong advocate of balancing general wellness , diet and nutrition, Dr. Hawkins began in December 2013 formulating a signature dietary supplement focusing on brain and central nervous system health. This came to fruition in April 2015 with the creation of his proprietary blend designed specifically for neurotransmitter support – Advyndra®, serving as the harbinger of a future line products targeting mood enhancement , focus, and cognition.
Dr Germaine B Hawkins is also an officer within the United States Army Reserve Medical Corps. He was commissioned in 2000 and currently holds the rank of Major. Major Hawkins has served his country during two overseas tours. In 2005 at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, Europe (USAFE), he served as the Combat Stress Support team psychiatrist for local troops and NATO forces deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
MAJ Hawkins also supported Operation Iraqi Freedom by serving as the reintegration psychiatrist responsible for providing much-needed mental health care for over 4,000 troops returning from Northern Baghdad in 2007. MAJ Hawkins uses his experience serving soldiers and veterans in his private practice population. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) is often misdiagnosed in the civilian mental health community due to lack of expertise in comprehensively evaluating patients.