He fought to get cancer medication for my husband….
When someone you love is sick, nothing could be worse than trying to deal with an insurance company that doesn’t care about you. Believe me, I have had that experience and I am so thankful to have had Dr. Hawkins fight for my family.
My name is Linda White and I live in Sautee, White County, Georgia. Dr. Hawkins has been our family dentist for over thirteen years, and in those years he has also become our good friend. There have been times that he has gone out of his way to make sure I was pleased. He is always conservative in his choice of suggestions in our dental work and that really shows me he cares for his patients.
My husband has been fighting bladder cancer for ten years. In the last three years, he has had surgeries and following the first surgery he had to take aggressive chemotherapy as they found cancer in the lymph nodes. Cancer drugs are very expensive, we are very fortunate to have medical insurance from my husband’s work. However when he started chemo we found out that our insurance would only pay for one pill per month, and the pill was required to be taken after every intravenous chemotherapy treatment…..which was required 4 times a month.
My husband saw Dr. Hawkins to have his teeth checked as it’s important when you have cancer to have check ups, and during this visit Dr. Hawkins asked how he was doing. My husband mentioned that he was doing well, but that he was having a problem getting our insurance to pay for the pills. Dr. Hawkins said he would help him and that’s exactly what he did.
After speaking to the oncologist (cancer doctor) Dr. Hawkins called the insurance company and informed them that the doctor would have to stop the chemo if my husband could not get these pills. And stopping the chemo would kill my husband. Dr. Hawkins was able to make them see that they were just saving themselves money, and it was going to cost my husband his life. The insurance company changed its position on providing the 4 pills, and our pharmacy was able to get the prescription to go through within 2-3 days later. Senator Hawkins came through for us.
I am very excited about Senator Hawkins running for Congress. Our Country needs Senator Hawkins and many more like him in Washington. I can tell you from experience that your vote for Senator Hawkins will not be a disappointment, to me and my husband and many others, he has definitely proven he will fight for us in Washington.
Linda White, White County