Dr. Richard James Hawkins , MD

Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

(864) 515-7500

Greenville Health System University Medical Group
333 S Pine St
Spartanburg, SC 29302

Overview

Dr. Hawkins specializes in shoulder, elbow and knee reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. A renowned shoulder surgeon, he has authored textbooks on shoulder surgery that are used throughout the world. Dr. Hawkins is a founding member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society and is team physician for the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies. He also is a clinical professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, University of South Carolina Team Physician, Denver Broncos Team Physician, Colorado Rockies Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas Dr. Richard Hawkins relocated from his native Canada to Vail in October of 1990, where he teamed with Dr. J. Richard Steadman to form the Steadman Hawkins Clinic. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario in Orthopaedics. He had fellowship training in knee, shoulder, and spine. Returning to London, at the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Hawkins became Professor of Orthopaedics and Director of the Residency Program. In 1979, he was an ABC Traveling Fellow to Great Britain. Dr. Hawkins is a founding member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Past-President of the same organization, Past-President of the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine, former Director of the Sports Medicine Council of Canada, former Team Physician to the Canadian Olympics in Calgary in 1988, and a former consultant to the United States Ski Team. He was the National Medical Director for the U.S. Disabled Ski Team, and was Team Physician for the 1998 and 1999 Super Bowl Champions Denver Broncos and presently team physician. He was Medical Director and is presently team physician for the Colorado Rockies Baseball Team. Dr. Hawkins has cared for many teams and many athletes from high school to the professional level. Dr. Hawkins has published over 200 articles and videotapes, and has presented approximately 500 pieces at both national and international meetings. He has published 7 textbooks in Orthopaedics. He is a Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of South Carolina and is a former Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado and at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His primary focus in academic orthopaedics has been the shoulder, both basic and clinical research. He is presently on the editorial board of many orthopaedic journals. He has served the orthopaedic community on many committees presently including the Council on Education for the AAOS. Dr. Hawkins has been listed as one of 100 of America’s Best Doctors, as well as, being named in the National Directory of Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals. In 2004, Dr. Hawkins opened an expanded practice in South Carolina, the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, which has four locations and 21 physicians. Dr. Hawkins is program director for the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas Fellowship Program and Chairman of the Orthopaedic Research Foundation of the Carolinas. Dr. Hawkins and his wife, Susan, have two daughters, Danielle and Andrea, one son, Jamie, and five grandchildren. It is with great pride that he had the opportunity to coach all of his children through high school basketball. Dr. Hawkins was a quarterback in college and coach, and played semi-professional football in his younger days. He enjoys participating in golf.

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Languages Spoken: Portuguese and Spanish

Education & Training

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Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Greenville Memorial Hospital
  • Hillcrest Memorial Hospital

Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS NC Blue Value
  • BCBS NC BlueOptions
  • BCBS SC BlueEssentials Network
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Hawkins's Office Information

Greenville Health System University Medical Group
333 S Pine St
Spartanburg, SC 29302
(864) 515-7500

Fax: (864) 451-5750
Website: ghs.org
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM
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Doctor Hawkins's Other Office Information

Greenville Health System University Medical Group
200 Patewood Dr Ste C200
Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 454-7422

Fax:(864) 445-4737
Website:ghs.org
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM
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