Dr. Hagin has practiced medical oncology and hematology for over 30 years and in a variety of locations including Hawaii, Arizona, Texas and Iowa. With a broad base of experience that includes participation as an investigator in national clinical oncology trials, experience in solo and group practice, as well as managed care plans, Dr. Hagin sees this as a foundation for providing the compassionate individualized care that patients deserve.
Dr. Hagin graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and spent his first three years at the University of Zaragoza, Spain. This opportunity greatly shaped his career. His fluency in Spanish and his appreciation for the Hispanic culture directed him to serve in the National Health Service Corps after the completion of his internal medicine residency where he served both migrant workers from Mexico and the Yaqui Indian nation prior to their recognition by the United States government.
His time in Spain also magnified the differences between the freedoms of our country and life in a totalitarian state that was Spain in the early seventies. On his return, Dr. Hagin wanted to give back to our country, so after his service with the National Health Service Corps, he joined the United States Navy Reserve. He spent 22 years in service, retiring as a Navy Captain in 2002.
Dr. Hagin has a strong Christian faith and believes in the power of prayer, offering to pray with patients should they choose. In 2011, he semi-retired to spend more time with family and serving on Christian medical missions. He has been to the jungles of Peru, Honduras, and recently served in Haiti.
Dr. Hagin is married and has two children and two grandchildren. His wife, Carol, is a nurse and licensed professional Christian counselor. They have a pet chocolate lab named Gumbo (named for Carol’s her favorite food group as she is a Cajun born and raised in Louisiana). Dr. Hagin’s hobbies include sailing their Catalina 320 “Cajun Belle,” astronomy and music. He plays the piano, accordion, guitar and ukulele.