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Dr. Chris Hawley

Family Medicine
Turlock, CA
25 years experience male

Locations

Office

Turlock, CA

Address

1801 Colorado Ave., Ste 120, Turlock, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Shield of California

About

Bio

I'm a family medicine physician with fellowship training in sports medicine. I also run corporate wellness programs for companies to help people achieve a healthier lifestyle and lower healthcare costs for companies.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

106 Answers
44 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Stomach strain: Start with ice to the pulled muscle and take something over the counter for pain like Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen (unless you have another health reaso... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Stomach: Great question! by ugd, i'm wondering if you had an upper GI barium swallow or upper GI endoscopy? If your symptoms are not resolving, further testi... Read More
A 90-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Dementia: Great question. Your doctor may be able to tell by doing a mini-mental status exam, labs and brain imaging. The doctor may also need to continue to ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Pregnancy: Doesn't sound like there is any chance of pregnancy from that encounter. Pregnancy only occurs when sperm travels through the vagina, to the cervix a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Anorexia: No this is not normal. Anorexia is a very serious condition that needs frequent monitoring by a physician. I'd recommend seeing your doctor on a reg... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Rash: It is impossible to tell what the rash is without more information. A picture would be great!
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Ice, Ice,...: It depends. If there is a hard nodule under the skin from bleeding (like a hematoma) or a spasmed muscle, a gentle friction massage is great! if it ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Muscle tears: There are many reasons for frequent muscle tears including technique issues related to the movement or lack of flexibility. Sometimes imbalances in s... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Hernia repair: No, weight loss shouldn't affect your repair. The weight loss will actually take pressure off of the repair site and lower the chance of complication... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Overdue: It doesn't necessarily mean the conception date is wrong, though that is a possibility. If you are 2 weeks overdue, i would recommend contacting your... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Hair and weight: Yes, you can lose weight without losing your hair. Weight loss shouldn't affect your hair if done with proper nutrition. If hair loss accompanies we... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
White spots: This may be a fungal infection such as times versicolor (can be treated with selsun blue shampoo with aloe or rx pills) or tunes corporus (treated wit... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Tramadol: That is too much tramadol! the maximum should be two 50 milligram pills every 4 hours, or 12 in a day. I would talk to your doctor and work together... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Salmeterol: If salmeterol (seravent) is the medication you are referring to, it should only be used twice a day or every 12 hours. More frequent use can be dange... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Preventive services: Common screening includes blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose check and physical exam. Other tests may be needed depending on your specifics.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Vitamins: I would not take these unless you are treating a documented deficiency of these vitamins by your doctor. Unless you have a true vitamin deficiency, t... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Fever: Start with tylenol (acetaminophen) and lukewarm bath to cool him off. If not improving in the next few hours seek care care. If worsening symptoms s... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Swollen gland: If it has been there for more than 3 months, it should be biopsied. Some infections can also cause prolonged swelling in the gland. If in doubt, see... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Pain: This could be a herniated disc, sciatica or piriformis syndrome.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Sore Tailbone: While it could be cancer, there are other more common causes of tailbone pain, such as pilonidal cyst or trauma. An x-ray would be a good place to st... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Daily diarrhea: No. See your physician. Could be many things including allergy, digestive disorder, hormonal issue or anxiety.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Wrist: Sounds like de Quervain's tenosynovitis. Start with ice and a splint that immobilizes your wrist and thumb. If not improving, see your physician for... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Muscles: Muscle tears do not lead to paralysis. Injuries to the spinal cord lead to paralysis. Sounds like you'll be ok.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Fibroid: Sounds like it needs to come out. A gynecologist can help.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Eyelid rash: Likely this is seborrheic dermatitis. I'd start with selsun blue shampoo with aloe to the area twice a day for a week. If no improvement, may need ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Smell: You may have an infection that needs prescription antibiotics. See your physician.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
TSH: That is a normal range for this lab test that screens for thyroid problems.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Knee instability: There are many causes for knee popping. Sometimes it is the knee cap or patella that is sliding in and out of its groove causing the popping. Other ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline): Some physicians will prescribe periactin. This can be used before intercourse, but its not effective for everyone and may cause sedation. Your best b... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Cracking joints: This is usually not a worrisome symptom as long is there is no pain. Sometimes tight muscles can contribute, so i'd make sure you are stretching regu... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Spots: Hard to tell without a picture. Could be a fungal infection like ring worm, tinea corporis, or another type problem like eczema or psoriaris.
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Low blood counts: I would recommend having some labs done by your doctor. They can usually tell if low B12 is the real issue.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Amoxicillin : Amoxicillin is the generic name. Amoxil (amoxicillin) is the brand name.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Outbreak: Stress or illness are most common reasons for an outbreak.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Oily bumps: There are a couple of possibilities of what this could be: acne, milia, sebaceous hyperplasia, or sebaceous cysts. They are all treated a little dif... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Isotretinoin: This is a useful medicine, but has a long list of potential side effects including back pain, headaches and birth defects if a person becomes pregnant... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Ankle swelling: The most common reasong for both ankles to swell in adults is the lower leg veins are not getting blood back to the heart very well. This causes flu... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Bumps: Sounds like a bacterial infection, likely staph aureus. You will likely need antibiotics, chlorhexadine soap and change razors.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Pain: This should be evaluated by a physician. If related to the advil (ibuprofen), (ibuprofen) this could be gastritis or an ulcer. There's also a possib... Read More
A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Lipitor (atorvastatin): In general, i like Lipitor (atorvastatin) better than tricor, as it does more things (as long as your body tolerates it ok). Lipitor (atorvastatin) r... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Plaques: Cholesterol plaques block the coronary arteries of the heart.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Post nasal drip: The most common causes are allergies or chronic sinus infections.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Low bmi: Make sure the calculation is correct first, but that is a dangerously low bmi and needs to be addressed by a physician.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Menopause: Average age is 51, but can be much earlier or later. Family history is usually predictive.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Cold: Some people's skin can be very sensitive to cold and their skin releases histamine that can cause redness and swelling. Look up cold urticaria for mo... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: You may need your thyroid tested.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Cough: The cough is usually the last symptom to resolve with a cold. I'd give it more time, unless your having any difficulty breathing, fevers or worsening... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Toe nail fungus : Stubborn problem! usually requires prescription anti fungal pills for 12 weeks, though i've had some patients had success with clorox bleach pens pai... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Asthma: You would benefit from another physical exam and a spirometry test. This involves breathing into a computer measurement device that can analyze lung ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hawley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hawley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thank you so much, i have been under the impression that i have a hernia but my pcp thinks i am fine based on a abdominal xray. i will call my doctor now and make an appointment to see her again.
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THANKS. i have been ttying to get my gyn to remove it but he said it would shrink after childbirh but it hasnt. guess i have to find a new gyn
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Thank you! In May2012 I weighed 123-153 by Sept 2012... Nov. found out I have hypothyroidism. Is that normal to gain that much that fast?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UCLA School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CTR

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Modesto, CA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Modesto, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Modesto, CA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Romeo Medical Clinic
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