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Robert Williams, MD

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Dr. Williams’ passion for practicing medicine started when he was a personal assistant to Dr. C. Everett Koop during his college career at Dartmouth College. During this time, Dr. Williams assisted Dr. Koop in his mission to connect rural physicians to the internet so that they could have the resources and up to date clinical knowledge to practice and perform at the same level as their urban counterparts.

Dr. Williams followed his passion by going to medical school and subsequently specializing in Family Medicine with further sub-specialization in Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care/Pain Management.

As this is an extremely rare accomplishment for primary care physicians, Dr. Williams has been able to be a physician leader in multiple areas, including Medical Director of Nursing Facilities, Medical Director of Palliative Consultative Services, Medical Director of hospices, and Medical Director of Clinical Research.

Dr. Williams also started a Patient Advocacy company to utilize his vast knowledge of the healthcare industry to solve complex problems of patients on an individual level while they navigate various obstacles.

Patient advocacy is Dr. Williams’s true passion in an era where medicine has become overwhelmingly complex not just to the lay public, but to healthcare professionals as well.

 

Areas of Expertise 

  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Hematology/Anemia
  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology
  • Autoimmune
  • Renal
  • Hepatic

 

Professional Highlights

  • Investigator at Accelerated Enrollment Solutions, Centennial, CO
  • Medical Director/Medical Monitor of Medical Affairs, PRA Health Sciences, Raleigh, NC
  • Medical Director and Principal Investigator at Davita Clinical Research, Lakewood (Denver), CO
  • Hospitalist at Critical Care and Pulmonary Consultants, Greenwood Village, CO
  • Geriatrician at Innovage, Aurora, CO
  • Founding Partner at The Center for Patient Advocacy, Denver, CO
  • Palliative Care Consultant at St. Anthony Hospital, Lakewood, CO
  • Lead Physician at Long-term Care & Rehab Consultants, LLC Arvada, CO (includes part-time)
  • Medical Director at Hospice of Covenant Care, Westminster, CO
  • Medical Director at Health Center at Franklin Park, Denver, CO
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Clinical Instructor for Medical Students and Nurse Practitioner Students
  • Hospice Consultant to the PACE program

 

Medical Accreditation

  • Board Certified in Geriatric Medicine
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice
  • Board Certified in Palliative Care and Hospice Medicine
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program)

 

Honors 

  • “Futures” Scholarship Recipient: American Medical Directors Association
  • Outstanding Scholar Award: Mills College Post-Baccalaureate Program

 

Memberships

  • Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum-Board of Directors
  • Ethics Committee-St. Anthony Hospital
  • Ethics Committee-Centura Health at Home
  • Cancer Committee-St. Anthony Hospital
  • Professional Advisory Committee-St. Anthony/Porter Hospice
  • Covenant Care Professional Advisory Committee
  • Vice President Dartmouth Alumni Club of the Rocky Mountains

 

Presentations 

  • Relevance of Cholecystectomy in Oral I.P. Absorption, Davita Clinical Research Grand Rounds (3/22/17)
  • How to be a Genius Healthcare Consumer, Mile Hi Optimists Club (6/30/15)
  • Brain Death, Pregnancy, and Competing Rights, Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum (5/1/14)
  • Physician Aid in Dying in Colorado, Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum Plenary Session (5/1/14)
  • The Last Hours: A look at the process of dying, Grand Rounds St. Anthony Hospital (3/15/13)
  • ICU: A Necessary Place to Die, Grand Rounds University of Colorado (6/4/10)
  • Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in the Demented Patient, Grand Rounds University of Colorado (6/4/09)

 

Education

  • Fellowship in Palliative Care and Hospice from the University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
  • Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine from the University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
  • Residency in Family Medicine from UCLA: Ventura County Medical Center, Ventura, CA
  • Internship in Family Medicine from UCLA: Ventura County Medical Center, Ventura, CA
  • M.D. from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • Post-Baccalaureate in Pre-Medical Sciences from Mills College, Oakland, CA
  • B.A. from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Last modified on: 12-09-2020