Ethan R. Hixson, PA-C

Ethan R. Hixson, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant

4.9 
411 ratings  Read Reviews
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Primary Specialty

Breast Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Physician Assistant

Education

Professional Education:
MS, Midwestern University - 2006

Certifications and Licensures

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants - Physician Assistant (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

411 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

91 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

91 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Good attention

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August 30, 2023

5.0

He is great, very caring and helpful

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August 30, 2023

5.0

Excellent medical care. Good people skills.

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August 27, 2023

5.0

Very caring, always listens and discusses what our next step would be. Very knowledgeable, never rushes and does not talk down to you

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August 23, 2023

5.0

Personable, caring and answers all my questions

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August 20, 2023

5.0

Caring doctor

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August 19, 2023

5.0

Caring and knowledgeable follow up person.

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August 16, 2023

5.0

So caring and listens to you.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Professional polite answered my questions

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August 04, 2023

5.0

He is outstanding. He gave me excellent advice and was so kind and caring. I think you should give him a raise.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Skilled, efficient, caring

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Caring, helpful and thorough PA-C.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Capable

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July 30, 2023

5.0

He is thoughtful, well informed and efficient.

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July 30, 2023

5.0

Ethan is very professional has a lot of medical knowledge and specially knows your medical condition and explains very well my medical condition.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable and helpful— answered questions clearly

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Ethan has good knowledge of the field, remembers details about patients, is very open and approachable, listens carefully, and responds with well thought out advice.

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Ethan Hixson was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer questions clearly.

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July 22, 2023

5.0

smart, very caring and compassionate, puts the patient at ease!

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July 22, 2023

5.0

He was very kind and knowledgeable and answered all my questions.

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July 21, 2023

5.0

He really does care about his patients Attentive and he listens

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and friendly. Great “ bed side” manner!!

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July 20, 2023

5.0

I was finished with my mammogram early and Ethan got me in early vs waiting for 90 minutes. That was awesome. In addition, he always takes the time to answer questions and does a great job explaining things.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Ethan Hixson is wonderful-great personality, extremely knowledgeable, listens and has solutions.

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Once Ethan understood my question, he quickly adapted his response to answer my questions. Although frustrated by being referred to Oncology by Other departments, Ethan acted swiftly to work with Oncology to order the test. I could not message Oncology as a new patient until my first appointmen [ ]. Now the test results will be available for my first appointment.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, friendly and compassionate

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July 17, 2023

5.0

He is very kind and knowledgeable!

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Excellent care.

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Explain very clear, friendly

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Professional, personable, knowledgeable Ethan cares for one’s whole being

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July 13, 2023

5.0

I was in complete despair for 2 weeks prior to entering the appointment and I didn’t expect that I would get much reassurance however Ethan made every effort to address my specific concerns and further pointed out other factors of my X-ray to give us comfort. I walked into the appointment with 2 weeks of despair weighing on me and walked out with so much hope. It was a complete 180 change. Ethan has a gift of easiness and reassurance. He is an amazing PA.

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Ethan displays genuine concern for his patients.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

He took the time to explain everything. Asked if I had any questions. Very personable.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

he was concerned about my health

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July 10, 2023

5.0

One of the most patient friendly caretakers I have had at Northwestern. I’ve been seeing him now for over 11 years.

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Very approachable and knowledgeable.

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July 04, 2023

5.0

Ethan has an excellent bedside manner. He comes across as honest but not doom and gloom. He answered all of my questions thoroughly.

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July 03, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hixson, in addition to being very professional, providing a thorough examination of my breasts, is a delightful, friendly and caring person. He is almost always on time, making sure that each patient receives that care that is needed in a timely manner.

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July 01, 2023

5.0

Very good

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June 30, 2023

4.0

Courteous on time answered all questions

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June 28, 2023

5.0

Good at explaining everything and takes the time to give personalized attention

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June 26, 2023

5.0

As I just said I wouldn’t go to anyone else. He’s the best and so personable. I value what he tells me and respect his concern and caring ways.

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June 25, 2023

5.0

Very nice Dr. Plus a great listener

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Ethan has the wonderful mix of being brilliant and having the answer to every question you have plus more information that is always very helpful and he is incredibly kind and funny and put you at ease right away. He is a gem!

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June 21, 2023

5.0

always professional. kind bedside manor.

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June 19, 2023

5.0

Very personable. He’s been my doctor for 13 years

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June 19, 2023

5.0

professional and respectful

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June 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hixson listens & takes a concerned approach when discussing n’y care and concerns. I feel heard no matter what my question is

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June 18, 2023

5.0

Ethan is so easy to talk to. He takes his time to go over any concerns and never makes you feel silly or rushed.

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June 17, 2023

5.0

He is personable and knowledgeable

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June 14, 2023

5.0

Thorough, personable, apologetic for the scheduling issues.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Ethan was so informative, patient and knowledgeable. He put me at ease with his insights. Great team member!

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June 13, 2023

5.0

I was nervous about seeing a man, but his demeanor put me at ease. He was very friendly and informative.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Ethan is really such a wonderful person. He always makes me feel like I matter. Doesn't matter what health issue I bring up in my conversations with him he is always willing to listen and answer any questions I have. I really appreciate his care for me regarding my implants and exam. I always walk away feeling so well cared for. Talking with Ethan is like revisiting an old friend. That's a wonderful feeling when going to the doctor. Takes the sting of going to the doctor out. As a cancer survivor I was pretty straightforward in dealing with my diagnosis. Ethan is straight forward in his answers and doesn't offer vague comments. But he is extremely kind and sensitive to his patient. I know some people might be wondering how it is to see a male dr after a double mastectomy..well let me tell you...it doesn't even matter His knowledge and sensitivity and kindness along with being super friendly is more than some doctors provide.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

I've been with Ethan for 12 years. He jumps through hoops to help you. We love him here in our town in michigan .

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Dr Hixson is very thorough,, however I had to wait 45 minutes until he came .

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June 07, 2023

5.0

Ethan is responsive and caring and takes the time to listen.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Very friendly and helpful. Very knowledgeable.

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May 20, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hixson takes the time to listen. He provides thorough answers and his empathy and thoughtful explanations are much appreciated.

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable, friendly, efficient.

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May 14, 2023

5.0

Ethan is knowledgeable and kind. He listens and explains. He is a good guy.

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May 10, 2023

5.0

very friendly and good service

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Today was the first time I met Ethan Hixson. He was very thorough, knowledgable, friendly and put me at ease. He also took great care in answering my questions.

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May 05, 2023

5.0

Ethan Hixson is very professional and thorough. He took time to answer my questions and to remind me that is available anytime with any questions I might have, even before my next appointment. I also appreciated the promptness of my appointment.

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Very attentive, kind and highly professional

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Very professional

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May 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Hixson and her team are responsive to questions and explains In details information regarding plan of care.

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April 30, 2023

5.0

He is knowledgeable and easy to talk to.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

Ethan took the time to answer my questions. Even coming back and sitting down to answer additional questions.

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April 24, 2023

5.0

Ethan is always so friendly and makes you feel so comfortable.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

He treats me so nice, and generously concerned with my well being.

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April 16, 2023

5.0

Ethan Hixson is a professional and caring provider. He makes this BC journey easier

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April 14, 2023

5.0

Very thorough and takes the time to discuss my medical situation and needs.

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April 11, 2023

5.0

Ethan was attentive, understanding and empathetic. He listened to my concerns and acknowledged my feelings. He was not in a hurry and made me feel comfortable talking to him.

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April 10, 2023

5.0

Pleasant, thorough

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April 10, 2023

5.0

Ethan is awesome. Practical and personable. Listens to concerns and doesn’t just push the protocol.

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April 05, 2023

5.0

Very informative, friendly

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April 01, 2023

5.0

He was easy to talk to, answered all of my questions & included me in the care plan/next steps.

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March 28, 2023

5.0

Very caring and knowledgeable

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March 26, 2023

5.0

Great concern for his patients.

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March 25, 2023

5.0

Great bedside manor.

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March 24, 2023

5.0

I like that he took time to visit and answer my questions

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March 23, 2023

3.0

During my visit I had a lot of questions/concerns so I appreciate Ethan for hearing me out about it. I explained to him that I am not better and I am still in daily chronic pain dealing with symptoms of my condition and wounds that are not yet healed, as well as new wounds forming. What I did not appreciate is having to justify why I feel I am unable to work on a daily basis but I’m not sure why I have to. He made me feel like I am looking for an excuse to not work when asking to continue my fmla/disability. I don’t understand how they could release me back to work knowing that I have not had successful treatment and that I am not anywhere close to being %100 healthy. I tried to explain that stress from work highly induces my symptoms and it was like he didn’t believe me because he said there’s no proof of that in the literature. I don’t understand how I can work while being on pain meds and being sick from chemotherapy medication like methotrexate on top of dealing with my symptoms. Now I have to see if a new doctor is willing to accommodate me.

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March 08, 2023

5.0

Thorough and kind

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March 08, 2023

5.0

Attentive, good bedside manner

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March 06, 2023

5.0

Professional, thorough, friendly

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March 06, 2023

5.0

Friendly

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March 06, 2023

5.0

So caring and knowledgeable!

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March 04, 2023

5.0

He spent time with me and listened to what I had to say. I didn't feel rushed or like a number. He is very kind, curious, and personable.

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February 25, 2023

5.0

He’s absolutely wonderful, caring, answers all your question. Ethan does not speak down to you and makes you feel like your part of your care.

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February 22, 2023

5.0

Ethan Hixson has been and essentisl part of my care team since Day 1. He is caring, knowledgable, thorough and overall amazing. He takes the time to answer all of my questions and keep on a strong road to survivorship!

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