Derek F. Williams, MD

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
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Anthem Blue Cross California Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered CA HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Shield of CA 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA HMO
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plan
  • Care 1st HMO Blue Cross
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS/EPO
  • Cigna Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Coventry Integrated Network PPO
  • Health Net Covered CA PPO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • LA Care Covered CA HMO
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Molina Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons Secure/UHC HMO
  • TriWest PPO
  • United Healthcare EPO
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare POS
  • United Healthcare PPO
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 (99 Ratings, 36 Comments)


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.
100

07/06/2017
I have always received a positive experience with Dr Williams and his staff.
90

07/01/2017
confusion was created when I was given two different specialist for a referral.
100

05/16/2017
Provider always explains in details my progress or needs for improvement.
30

04/19/2017
my issue was not treated effectively and I needed to follow up with the ER the next as a result to get the treatment I needed. required referral did not happen.
50

04/11/2017
Too much time spent reviewing computer notes (old) of test etc., from old appointments.
100

04/05/2017
dr. Williams let u know how your health is. and he gives u information to read about your illness or on things that u need to do to prevent different types of illness .
 
12618 Hawthorne Boulevard
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 263-5771
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance