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Dr. John W. Hawkins


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John W. Hawkins, D.O.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation / Sports Medicine

Office Location:  Muskegon  |  Grand Haven


Dr. Hawkins is a physical medicine/rehabilitation and sports medicine specialist who diagnoses and treats back, neck and peripheral joint disorders, as well as common sport-associated injuries and nerve and muscle disorders.

He performs interventional spine procedures including epidurals, radiofrequency neurotomy and spinal cord stimulator trials, and is experienced in regenerative medicine procedures such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapies. He also performs image-guided joint injections for shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and knees.

He completed a sports medicine fellowship at Michigan State University where he cared for athletes from all sports as well as a local running clinic.  He has experience taking care of athletes ranging from elementary school children to professionals and seniors.

Professional Profile


  • Michigan State Medical License
  • Board Certified – American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Board Certified – American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine


  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University, 2013

Fellowship/Specialty Training

  • Fellowship: EMG, Interventional Spine and Sport Medicine, Michigan State University, 2017-2019
  • Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Oakland University/William Beaumont Hospital, 2013-2017

Professional Associations

  • American Medical Association
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • North American Neuromodulation Society
  • American Medical Society for Sport Medicine


Google 5-star

After my daughter broke both middle fingers in a school accident Dr. Hawkins was AMAZING! My daughter was upset about not being able to play in sports and participating in normal kid activities and Dr. Hawkins was more than attentive to her emotions and the actual injury itself. My daughter made a snow globe to give him on her last appointment and he was so excited about it! I would recommend Dr. Hawkins to anyone but for sure kiddos! Thank you Dr. Hawkins! — Brooke M.

Google 5-star

Dr. Hawkins is very good at what he does. I had back injections and he talks to you the whole time, explaining to you what he is doing and making sure you are okay. And his staff are all super sweet. They have you in and out very quickly! — Vicki M.

Google 5-star

Excellent care for my husband. Pain injections relived his back pain by 50%. Dr. Hawkins is professional, caring, and listens to his patient's needs. Highly recommend. — Judy B.

Google 5-star

Dr. Hawkins was awesome. He prepped me with the MRI imagery he was going to use to perform the injections. He explained the anatomy of the spine and even allowed me to ask questions and didn't rush me to the table. The procedure was quick and mostly painless. We talked during the procedure and he told me everything he was going to do before he proceeded. That is very professional and reassuring. Great job doc! — Mike P.

Google 5-star

I saw Dr. Hawkins for restless leg. He listened to my issues, asked questions, and then referred me to a neurologist for further evaluation. I also told him about a very sore knee. He drained the fluid off of it and injected it with a steroid. Relieved my knee pain. Thank you Dr. Hawkins and staff — great job! — David K.

Google 5-star

Dr. Hawkins is one of the best doctors I have ever seen in my life and I've seen quite a few doctors over the years with injuries. — Craig D.

Google 5-star

If you want someone who cares, listens, helps, and is honestly concerned about you and your health… Dr. Hawkins is the doctor for you. The office is very processional and helpful as well. — Marlene D.

Google 5-star

Dr. Hawkins is the best. I was in a bad car accident and he has taken great care of me. I'm making progress and it's due to him. He really cares about you. I would highly recommend him. — Carol C.

Google 5-star

I am a new patient of Dr. John Hawkins. I went to another pain clinic until covid hit and they closed. Believe me...choosing this group has been the best thing that happened. So efficient, friendly, caring, sense of humor — which everyone needs when you hurt. I'm proud to say I have met my new family to aid with my pain. I cannot thank them enough for making this transition so comfortable and welcoming me into their family! — Marlene D.