Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Department of Neurosurgery

Alric D. Hawkins, M.D.

Alric D. Hawkins, M.D.

Psychiatrist
Methodist Neurological Institute

6560 Fannin, Suite 900
Houston TX 77030

Phone: 713-441-3800


Dr. Hawkins cares for patients on Houston Methodist Hospital inpatient psychiatric unit and provides consultations throughout the hospital. His clinical interests include acute management of patients with mood, anxiety, thought and/or substance use disorders. He has additional interest in treating patients with mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, delirium and substance use issues in the context of a wide range of other medical illnesses.

Dr. Hawkins is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he also received his medical degree from the College of Human Medicine.  He completed his residency in Adult Psychiatry at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he served as chief resident during his last year of training. He also completed fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry.

Clinical Expertise:

  • Affective Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Thought Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Cognitive Disorders.

Research Interests:

Dr. Hawkins is interested in research into management of substance use disorders on the inpatient medical ward and in improving medical outcomes through appropriate management of mood and anxiety.

Education & Training:

B.S, Medical Technology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
M.D., Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan

Board Certifications:

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Psychiatry