Departure Letter from Riley:
To all of my patients,
I am writing to let you know some exciting personal news – my partner has recently completed their medical school education in Portland and was accepted into their top choice residency program out of state. With this, we are entering a new chapter for both of our careers and will be setting off on a new adventure next month. This means that I will be moving out of state at the end of May and leaving my current position with Salem Endocrinology. My last day will be May 27th at the new clinic.
It truly has been a privilege getting to know each and every one of you over the past few years. I have enjoyed working with you and appreciate the trust that you have placed in me. I thank you for your stories and for making my time here so enjoyable and meaningful.
I have also appreciated making the transition to our newly formed Salem Endocrinology team with Praxis Health. Our brand new space and location at 4999 Skyline Rd S is a wonderful environment for patients and staff – if you have not already experienced it. I wish you all the best of luck and know that you will be well cared for in the capable hands of my colleagues at Salem Endocrinology.
Riley Hawkins, PA-C
Riley Hawkins, PA-C grew up in Vermont and moved west for his undergraduate degree in international political science at Colorado College. After college, he spent several years working as a nurse aide and enjoying the outdoors around Bozeman, MT before returning to school for a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at Idaho State University with a focus on diabetes.
Prior to joining Praxis, he worked in endocrinology in Salem. He is fascinated by the complexity of the endocrine system and enjoys learning more while working closely with a diverse patient population. He appreciates the value of working with patients to cultivate a healthy lifestyle to treat and prevent disease.
Outside of medicine, Riley enjoys baking bread, volunteering with Portland Mountain Rescue, and exploring the many different recreational opportunities that Oregon has to offer with his partner and two dogs.