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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
  • Little Company of Mary IPA - HCP

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.

4.7 out of 5 (116 Ratings, 31 Comments)

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 .
50

03/20/2017
difcult to make appointments
100

02/08/2017
I had a good experience
100

01/30/2017
VERY GOOD PROVIDER, TAKE GOOD CARE OF ME.
100

01/25/2017
I like the service and attention of all people work there.
90

01/24/2017
good care always
100

11/30/2016
The doctor and the nurses are fantastic. Very personable, and knowledgeable. I'm very pleased.
100

11/30/2016
Love Dr Williams he always has my best interest in mind.
100

11/30/2016
Can get a hold of doctor pretty quick for any questions regarding meds I need or refills.
100

11/28/2016
Great experience. keep up the good work. Dr. Derek William is the best.
100

11/09/2016
all experience so are good
90

11/09/2016
staff are very nice and polite
100

11/08/2016
very good first impression.
100

11/03/2016
Love it...keep up the good work . best Dr...ever..
100

10/17/2016
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

09/27/2016
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

09/12/2016
He is very kind, concerned and friendly. I am very happy to have chosen him as my doctor.
100

09/04/2016
Great Care