Wendy Hawkins, MD
Wendy is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She has practiced in Houston, Austin, Maryland, New Jersey and New York. Wendy completed her residency at Mt. Sinai in New York, and her internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
She graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1991. She attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated summa cum laude in the Plan II liberal arts honors program and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Wendy is interested in preventive care for diabetes with programs focused on active living and behavior modification. A former Austin native, she is married with 2 children.
Adriana Wechsler, MD
Originally born in Romania, Dr. Wechsler immigrated with her family to the Boston area as political refugees in the late sixties. She was raised in the Boston area and remained on the East Coast while she attended Yale University, and later Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Dr. Wechsler returned to Boston for a residency in internal medicine at the Harvard Medical School affiliates, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and the Joslin Diabetes Center.
Dr. Wechsler has practiced diabetes management in a multitude of settings, including a clinic in San Antonio which supported a research institute in diabetes prevention in the young Mexican-American population. In 1999, she moved to Houston to join the internal medicine faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and pursue her interest in medical education. She is excited to focus exclusively on diabetes care at the DiabetesAmerica. She champions a patient-centered approach where teaching patients to take control of their own diabetes through self-management and life style modification is as important as medical management.
Along the way Dr. Wechsler met and married a native Texan, who as a historian and writer of Texas history, introduced her to the charms of Texas. She experienced them personally when moved to San Antonio and then Houston. After ten years in Texas, Dr. Wechsler wonders, “When can you finally call yourself a Texan?”
In her spare time, Dr. Wechsler is an avid reader, cook and traveler. She is the proud mother of two children. She loves to seek adventure both here and abroad.