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Biography

Biography

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.

Medical School
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO
Internship
  • University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, KS
Residency
  • University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, KS
Fellowship
  • University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, KS
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Locations

Hawthorne Primary Care
12618 Hawthorne Boulevard
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 263-5700
(310) 263-5771

Specialties

Specialties
  • Family Medicine (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Weight Management/ Obesity
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Primary Care Physician

Insurance

Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna HMO Plan
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Aetna Senior HMO Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Calif. Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Senior Plan HMO
  • Beech Street Corporation
  • Blue Shield 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Care 1st HMO Blue Cross
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Coventry Integrated Network PPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC HMO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield HMO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • Covered CA LA Care HMO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Molina Medicare Advantage (HMO)
  • Providence Medical Associates
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons Senior/UHC HMO
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Axminister Medical Group/IPA
  • HealthCare Partners Medical Group

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Providence Medical Group

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Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (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. However, language that may contain profanity, slander, libel or private health information is removed. Comments reflect the views and opinions of patients. Comments are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect the views of, Providence.

4.9 out of 5 (127 Ratings, 37 Comments)

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02/07/2017
I had a good experience
100

01/29/2017
VERY GOOD PROVIDER, TAKE GOOD CARE OF ME.
100

01/24/2017
I like the service and attention of all people work there.
90

01/23/2017
good care always
100

11/29/2016
The doctor and the nurses are fantastic. Very personable, and knowledgeable. I'm very pleased.
100

11/29/2016
Love Dr Williams he always has my best interest in mind.
100

11/29/2016
Can get a hold of doctor pretty quick for any questions regarding meds I need or refills.
100

11/27/2016
Great experience. keep up the good work. Dr. Derek William is the best.
100

11/08/2016
all experience so are good
90

11/08/2016
staff are very nice and polite
100

11/07/2016
very good first impression.
100

11/02/2016
Love it...keep up the good work . best Dr...ever..
100

10/16/2016
appreciated that Dr. Williams did not make me feel rushed-too the time to talk to me and offer solutions to some issues related to the lack of coverage with my medical insurance not covering basic preventive services
100

09/26/2016
When Dr. [...] left the group I was unsure of who I would end up with. Dr. Derek F. Williams is more than I could have hoped for. He's kind, attentive and funny. I felt totally at ease with him. He is a wonderful doctor.
100

09/11/2016
He is very kind, concerned and friendly. I am very happy to have chosen him as my doctor.
100

09/03/2016
Great Care
100

08/30/2016
I personally love that I can still have my mom in the room with me at the time of my Dr. visit. and the comunication with the Dr.
100

08/29/2016
Always courteous and professional.
100

08/17/2016
I'm extremely happy with my New provider. The simple fact that he had me and my husband come In the same room or the time I came in with my older boys I was able to be in the roomas well. Loved it! extremely HAPPY
100

08/10/2016
Everything always goes well!!
100

08/07/2016
I was recently referred to Dr. Williams and I am very pleased with the care I receive from him & the level of service I receive from the office staff.
100

07/31/2016
Dr. Williams is awesome! He is easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. I definitely plan on keeping him as my PCP.
100

07/24/2016
I have always had good experiences with the provider and his office.
100

07/19/2016
Dr Dereck William and the staffs are very friendly and helpful ! I would refer to my friends and family to Dr William !
100

07/17/2016
the best
100

07/10/2016
The provider listens which is good.
100

06/28/2016
My experiences with my Primary Care Dr. has been very good.He is very informative and keep me up on my Medical Care. if the problem goes beyond his level of care,, he rapidly refer me to a Specialist in that area. He spends time with his patients. I would quickly recommend him to others .
100

06/15/2016
It was great, I felt very good about my experience
100

05/29/2016
Dr. Williams awesome. I am new to Providence and to Dr. Williams, and Dr. Williams and his staff made me feel welcomed to both his practice as well as to Providence. I enjoyed my experience.
100

05/17/2016
staff and Doctor seems very personal and concerned regarding my well being
100

04/19/2016
Dr. Williams was great and so was [...] and the front receptionist was great to. didn't feel nervous after going there. they were great
100

04/17/2016
Actually the first time I've felt a genuine connection with my PCP. Dr Williams was very engaging and was an overall pleasure.
100

03/21/2016
Dr. Williams listens to me and actually cares about what I have to say. He gives great examples and explainations on how to improve my health. He also gave tailor made referals when I needed a physical therapist and an obgyn.
100

03/03/2016
everything its good great customer service
90

02/25/2016
most of the time easy to schedule appointments, and Dr. seems very professional
100

02/08/2016
I was very happy to see dr. William . My primary Doctor 12 years ago . I couldn't have it for few years due to insurance reason but as soon I got it kept looking for him. My husband and I are happy to be back with him. Very good doctor. Medical staff very professional. Thank you.
100

01/25/2016
Very good.