Derek F. Williams, M.D.

Languages: Spanish, English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Originally from St. Louis, Mo., Dr. Williams received his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Kansas City, Mo. He completed his Internship and Residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., where he was selected Chief Resident in Family Medicine. He completed a Primary Care Fellowship there as well. Following his medical training, Dr. Williams came to Southern California where he has lived and practiced since 2000. He has trained resident physicians and medical students and conducted patient-oriented research. Noted by his patients as a very good listener, Dr. Williams cares for the whole family. He brings years of expertise addressing the health concerns of adolescents, women, men, and the often complex issues of aging. He values the whole person – body, mind and spirit and empowers his patients through personal wellness and preventive lifestyles. Dr. Williams and his lovely wife have three children. He is an avid runner, active in his church, and enjoys exploring healthy cuisine.
Education
Institution
Type
University Of Missouri-Kansas City School Of Medicine, Kansas City, MO
Medical School
University Of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, KS
Internship
University Of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, KS
Residency
University Of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, KS
Fellowship
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Obesity
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Weight Problem
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (101 Ratings, 43 Comments)


100

05/31/2018
Dr. Williams and his staff are always very easygoing, and kind.
70

05/23/2018
I made an appointment for an acupuncture referral for back pain, and was given instead a referral to a bariatric surgeon. While I understand the overall concern for weight management, my primary and presenting symptom was back pain that I expressed to the doctor I wanted help with sooner rather than down the road. I said I don't want to rely on muscle relaxers for pain because of family history of addiction, and would like another alternative. I'm Im not sure if I'm being overly sensitive, but it seems as though as I gain weight my self advocacy is being overlooked and if I lose weight then maybe I'll be listened to. So I'm still in pain and don't have a remedy to help that without medication. [...]
100

05/23/2018
Excellent Doctor D. Williams . Really seems to have my best interest in mind.
100

05/22/2018
I believe Dr Williams is an excellent doctor
90

05/21/2018
good service
100

05/18/2018
Dr. Williams, very knowledgeable, when ask a questions about my health. He a very good doctor who cares about his patients.
90

05/18/2018
Services was very good.
100

05/16/2018
I am indeed very satisfied with my doctor and his staff at this time. I have always been shown respect and curtesy. Dr. Williams explains things to you very clearly and he listen to any concerns that I might have. I have never had any problems getting referrals to see Specialists, if there be a need. All done in a timely manner. I would most certainly recommend this Doctor and his Staff to others.
100

05/10/2018
I am very pleased with the service that I receive from this facility. [...] I like that they have on site lab services, and they are very good.
90

05/03/2018
My last in person experience was excellent, but I did have a major issue with the phone receptionist. My doctor referred a pediatrician for my son, I lost the name that was written down. I called the office and stated, 'I saw my doctor last week, he referred a pediatrician, I dont remember their name, could you ask him who the doctor was?" The receptionist wait a moment, then she connects me to pediatrician in another city. I called again, I rephrased my request, "My doctor gave me a name of a pediatrician in Torrance, but I cant remem..." I was cut off by the receptionist, "I can give you a pediatrician in Torrance, give me a second." It must have been obvious I was getting annoyed, I said, "Is it possible for someone to ask my doctor the name he told me last week?" I gave the lady my name and my doctor's name. Then she attempted to mention the Torrance pediatrician again. "Can someone just ask my doctor who he referr." The reception hung up on me. I was trying to get a new pediatrician and it was the last day of the month, I would have to wait an entire month before I could select a new doctor. It was frustrating that the reception was not listening to me and then acted on her assumptions. Eventually another staff member helped me and did reach my doctor.
90

04/11/2018
Dr.Willams was great on my visit he took time to hear my health concerns.
100

03/05/2018
Everything went very well.
90

03/01/2018
Thanks to Dr. Williams for making my first visit to this clinic a wonderful experience.
90

02/21/2018
My only concern was the time spent in the waiting room before seeing the doctor, (1hr 57 min), because the computer at the receptionist supposedly did not notify the nurses that I had arrived already. My Appmt was at 09:00 and I arrived @ 08:35. They told me that it was a "System Error". If I hadn't gone to the Front Desk and ask, I'd still be waiting. Other than that, I'm very satisfied with the service received. Thanks
100

02/19/2018
Dr. Williams and staff are always courteous, show concern and helpful.
100

02/19/2018
The best care team I ever had, I would keep this care team for a very long time.
100

02/14/2018
Very Good
100

02/14/2018
I truly like the care that I receive from my doctor and his Staff. I am always treated with respect. Dr. Williams always take the time to listen to my concerns. He never rushes through my visits, exams, etc. He explains things to me about my health. They keep me updated on what shots, tests, etc. that I need to schedule.
100

02/06/2018
Dr. Williams is the best PCP I've ever had. Lucky to have found him.
100

02/06/2018
awesome
100

01/26/2018
Dr. Williams and his team go above and beyond always! Great office and staff!
100

01/10/2018
i have always had exceptional experiences with Dr. Williams and his staff.
100

12/06/2017
Dr. Williams was very well versed on all things I needed to discuss. He took as much time as i needed to convey my condition and to give me a proper referral. i would consider Dr. Williams my new Primary Care Physician.
100

12/04/2017
I feel that I am receiving good care from Dr. Williams, who is a excellent Doctor. Referred me to an nutritionist to help me lose weight. I have never had a doctor to seem to be more concerned.
100

11/22/2017
excellent staff and doctor. extremely happy.
90

11/22/2017
good
100

11/15/2017
Dr. Williams is very good and have time in listening to every question you ask concerning your health and give positive feedback too.
100

11/08/2017
Keep-up the good work.
100

11/06/2017
My experiences with this Provider has been very positive since day one. He takes the time to listen to any concerns that I might have. He offers help when I have questions or concerns. He never rush thru my visits. His Staff is very cordial and treats me with respect.
100

11/01/2017
I'm very pleased, with my provider, having a patient and doctor Relationship is very important to me, so I'm very pleased to have this care.
100

10/30/2017
Dr. Williams and staff have been taking very good care of me for many years now. I have referred a very good friend of mine to him. I have not had any complaints under his care.
100

10/21/2017
Always a pleasant experience with Dr Derek Williams and his staff
100

10/08/2017
Very Good
100

10/06/2017
My care provider is one of the most honest, decent, intelligent and caring of a person I've witnessed in my life so far.
100

10/02/2017
Dr. Williams is an excellent provider.
80

09/06/2017
I was a little disappointed that the things I'm used to having done at a physical were not done. Things like looking into my eyes, ear and throat or touching my neck. I wanted to have my hormone levels tested to see if i was going through menopause and that was not done.
100

09/06/2017
Dr. Williams has been an excellent provider for me and my family. A very caring physician.
100

08/16/2017
Dr. Williams was very pleasant,he took his time to explain. Answered all my questions.He was very thorough.
100

07/31/2017
Help me more than other provider to understand my condition I learned alot regarding my allergies I did not know and about my liver
 

07/26/2017
Dr. Williams has filled my need - replacing my retiring family doctor of MANY YEARS. he was RECOMMENDED to me.
100

07/24/2017
very good service
100

07/21/2017
I have been a patient of Dr. Williams for a long time. My experience with Dr. Williams and staff has always been very good and he takes time to explain what I need to do to be more healthy.
90

07/11/2017
Everything went very well. I am happy.
 
12618 Hawthorne Boulevard
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 263-5771
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance