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Dr. Brandon Hawkins

Podiatry
Visalia, CA
21 years experience male

Locations

Office

Bakersfield, CA

Address

3857 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA
Directions

Stockdale Podiatry Group

Bakersfield, CA

Sequoia Foot Care Group

Visalia, CA

About

Bio

I enjoy spending time with my family. My hobbies include skeet and trap shooting and hunting and fishing. I have coached both football and baseball in the past and enjoy watching my children learn the importance of being a student athlete. I am an Angels baseball fan!

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.

Podiatry

Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

Surgery - Trauma

Wound care

Doctor Q&A

44 Answers
47 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Rash: There are various reasons for rashes and because this is a generalized question with little specifics i will have to answer this the best i can. Usual... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Exercise can help: Exercise is crucial to helping with depression. The natural endorphins that the body produces help to decrease the signs an symptoms of depression. It... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Ankle swelling: This is somewhat complex to answer what is going on. If no history of injury has ever occurred including a ankle sprain then it could be a possible bl... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Ankle arthritis: After any type of fracture or severe injuries there is the possibility of arthritis setting in. When you here or feel grinding this is a high likeliho... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
CRPS: Crps is a syndrome that occurs in very few patients after surgery. It is a devastating syndrome with uncontrolled pain. I would recommend seeing a pai... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Ankle surgery: In most if not all cases you should be able to ambulate and do regular activities with a regular gait pattern with no pain. If this is a reconstructiv... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Ankle injuries: There are multiple types of injuries. These include a sprains, strains, tearing of the capsule and or tendons as well as various types of fractures. A... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Delayed mensus: If no sexual activity has occurred then working can be a cause for delayed mensus. Individuals who are very active athletically will some times notic... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Toe injury : There could a few types of injuries that could have occurred. The most likely injury that you are expressing is a tendon or capsule injury. Most of th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Exercise helps: Gastro-paresis is a complex problem and the answer is also complex. There are many reasons why could have gastro-paresis. One reason could be diabetes... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Dermatitis : You seem to have a contact dermatitis. This can occur from a new detergent, new bathing soaps, new socks or shoes or some type of chemical that your s... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Toe nails : The answer to the question is no. Even though there are many side effects that IV drugs can cause, blood underneath the toe nails is related to acute ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Sciatica : The pain you are experiencing sounds like sciatica. This is a nerve impingement near the back bone. There are a couple of treatment options for this i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
AIDS : Although mosquitos can carry the aids virus they do not pass the virus on to others.
A female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Achilles tendinitis : The most likely cause for this type of pain is what is called achilles tendinitis. This is a small tear of the achilles' tendon or inflammation around... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Torn nail: Epsom salts is a great home remedy. It will help to prevent infection and may having a soothing affect. There are no side affects from using this prod... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Achilles tendonitis : Achilles' tendonitis is an over stretching of the tendon. Yes you can still wear heels but it's important that you seek out medical advice. The reason... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Sciatica : Sle causes many problems. One of these is muscle pain as well as nerve pain. Usually when you have pain from the buttocks to the feet this is indicati... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Perimenopause: Although it is important that you talk with your primary physician about this but some simple things that you can do are 1. Change your diet (this wil... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Diabetic wounds : Diabetic wounds can turn from good to bad at a moments notice. If you have inadvertently wet your dressing you should remove the dressing and dry the ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Ankle injury: There are a couple of injuries that can occur from twisting the ankle. Of course there is an ankle sprain that can take up to 16 weeks to feel normal.... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Ingrown toenail: There are a few things you can do to help alleviate pain. These include icing the area and keeping it elevated after surgery. Also you will want to ta... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Ankle instability : The brostrom gould procedure is a very safe and effective procedure to stabilize the ankle so that you can return to regular activities. Make sure you... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Foot pain: There could be various reasons for the pain. One of these is if the shoes not wide enough this could cause several nerves in the foot to get pinched a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Flat foot: Usually when someone is walking on the instep or arch this is a flat foot deformity. There are various reasons for this deformity in the arch. Some si... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Foot pain : There are various things that this could be. If it is a new onset without history of trauma it could be a muscle strain, tendonitis, capsulitis or eve... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Toe bruise : It is possible to have a stone bruise to the hallux (big toe). These type of injuries take time to heal. You can use ice and elevation as well as an N... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Varicose vein: Continued trauma to an area can cause blood vessels to become prominent. Especially if muscle atrophy has occurred. This can become a problem over tim... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Leg pain: If there is no history if trauma or an actual injury then there could be multiple problems occurring. I would recommend seeking your orthopedic surgeo... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Ganglion cyst: This is most likely a ganglion cyst. These are non-cancerous. They usually occur in an area where there is a lot of repeative motion. As a recommendat... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Neuroma: Usually when you feeling numbness and tingling it means that a nerve is being impinged upon. What you could be feeling is an inflamed nerve called a n... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Turf toe: Turf toe is an actual sprain of the metatarsal phalangeal joint usually associated with the big toe. X-rays should be taken to make sure its nothing m... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Ankle sprain : An ankle sprain is a stretching or tearing if the ligaments that stabilize the ankle joint. A sprain usually only lasts up to 8 weeks. If the pain is ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Ankle surgery : There is no exact date for recovery. Depending on where the spurs were located some areas may take longer to heal than others. One option you have to ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Ankle surgery : Although not common this can occur in some patients up to 12 months after ankle surgery. One option you have is to do physical therapy which can help ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
AVN: Well it depends on the displacement of the fracture. If the two pieces are too far apart then surgical intervention is necessary otherwise this will n... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Tendonitis : It could be but the more likely cause of your pain is a tear in the posterior tibial tendon which helps to support the arch. Most dancers can get this... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Nail injury : The answer to this question is that it is probably better if you have the nail avulsed. The reason being is that the nail may have sharp edges which c... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Ligament laxity: There are various reasons for chronic ankle sprains. If you have had multiple surgeries for repair and reconstruction i would recommend a ct or MRI to... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Ankle sprain: Most likely you have a recurrent ankle sprain. Ankle sprains are graded 1, 2 or three. In your case the most likely grade of sprain is a grade one or ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Neuroma: This numbness is a common occurrence individuals who wear tight or ill fitting shoes for long periods of time. One or more of the nerves in the inters... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Shin splints: Shin splints and ankle sprains can be linked. Individuals who are active athletes should consider using a custom made orthotic. Also i would recommend... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
OCD?: This sounds like it could be more insidious than just a sprain. One option is to obtain an MRI of the ankle. Often times osteochrondral defects or tea... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Hawkins
Podiatry 21 years experience
Fracture: This sounds like you have had an x-ray of the affected limb. If this fracture is in the joint then i would recommend surgery. Otherwise there is a hig... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hawkins is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hawkins is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Cast is so big I could get my leg out and it is the holiday
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thankyou.I will ask to see another surgeon
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Thanks for your quick reply! Arthritis! I never considered that. Thank you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 2001MD

Awards

Thought Leader, Second Place, Bakersfield, CA - Winter
2013
Top Podiatrist, First Place, Bakersfield, CA - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, Second Place, Bakersfield Region, CA - Summer
2013

Affiliations

LIGA
Association for the Advacement of Wound Care
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