Dr. Walter Hawkins, MD

Dr. Walter Hawkins, MD

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Ophthalmology  ·  
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86 y/o
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Dr. Walter Hawkins, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 55 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.

Retina Vitreous Associates

1200 Binz St Ste 400

Houston, TX 77004
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

Learn about Dr. Hawkins

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Hawkins performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Vitreous Hemorrhage
very high
more than 87% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
high
more than 82% of peers
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
high
more than 78% of peers

Dr. Hawkins's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

69  Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilatation
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iritis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Dystrophy
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Night Blindness
  • Optic Nerve Disorder
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinitis Punctata Albescens
  • Retinopathy
  • Retinoschisis
  • Retinoschisis of Fovea
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Aura
  • Visual Dysfunction
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Vitreoretinal Degeneration
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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37  Procedures

  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Diagnostic Angiography
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Iridotomy
  • Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
  • Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures
  • Photocoagulation
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Freezing (Cryopexy)
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Transillumination
  • Ultrasound
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 1959
  • Grady Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1960
  • Kennedy Va Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1963
  • Baylor College Of Medicine/Cullen Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hawkins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hawkins' Reviews

2.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hawkins to family and friends
3 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
    (1)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Hawkins' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    FAIR
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    FAIR
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I would rate him below a zero. Our experience was not good. Did surgery on my husbands eye for torn retina and it did not turn out well. We are having our 8th surgery to repair the damage. I'm sure in his prime he was a wonderful doctor, but it's time to retire in my opinion.
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