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.
Director of Education
Mimi was born and raised in Victoria, Texas. She attended Texas Tech University where she obtained a Bachelors of Science in Food and Nutrition. She completed a yearlong dietetic internship at Texas Woman’s University while completing the Masters of Science program. After completion of the internship, Mimi worked as a clinical dietitian for the Memorial Health Care System. While working in the clinical environment, Mimi received exposure to various health conditions which sparked her interest in diabetes prevention and management. She then went on to work as the Clinical Manager for Spring Branch Medical Center.
After the birth of her first child, Mimi chose a career path which focused on diabetes care. She joined the Methodist Hospital System working with their Diabetes and Weight Management program for several years. Her interest and career path in diabetes care led her to DiabetesAmerica. Mimi has been part of the DA innovative model since 2008.
Mimi enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and working in their greenhouse.
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.