Meet Nurse Practitioner & Owner of Women’s Health 360, Kellie Williams
Her Passion For Women’s Health Has Allowed Her to Develop Relationships & Dedicated to Provide All Clients With Professional, Prompt, Compassion and Convenient Care.
Q: Can you share with our audience why you chose to become a Registered nurse? What field did you specialize in?
KW: I told my mother I wanted to be a nurse at the age of 10. I observed care, kindness and compassion a nurse showed my six-year-old brother who suffered with ear infections. After several doctor visits for us both, I told my mother I wanted to be a nurse. Going forward with my education in high school as a senior I enrolled in a certified nursing assistant course, and I was able to obtain a certification as a nursing assistant. I continued on as a Registered Nurse and specialized in gynecology oncology.
Q: Why did you decide to start your own women’s clinic?
KW: My passion is in women’s health; I wanted to create a safe space for women where I can provide a desired level of quality in my services. I didn’t want to get to know my patients in 15-minute visits. I want to take the time to build a trusting relationship and understand their needs without rushing out the door to the next patient. I want my patients to feel seen and heard. A gynecology exam is uncomfortable, stressful, and embarrassing. I was obsessed with designing my clinic into a calm-like spa environment to ensure my patients have a comfortable experience.
Q: What services does Women’s Health 360 provide to its clients?
KW: Women’s Health 360 provides gynecological care services, contraception education, ancillary services that include medical weight loss, hormone therapy, sexual health, and hair loss therapy.
Q: You offer membership pricing; can you tell us what services are available?
KW: The idea of a membership model was tailored to the busy woman. Services offered include direct relationship with me as your provider to discuss health concerns via text or email, unlimited office/virtual visits, after hours and weekends, same or next day visits for urgent medical concerns and general medical guidance.
Q: What kind of impact do you want Women’s Health 360 to have on the community?
KW: Women represent the cornerstone of a family. My goal is to ensure quality of life, offer the best healthcare options and continue to support their healthcare needs.
Q: Where would you like to see Women’s Health 360 five years from now?
KW: I would love to see Women’s Health 360 in multiple locations throughout Florida and California (my hometown). I want to see Women’s Health 360 continue to evolve and adapt to the ever-changing market demands.
Q: Can you tell our audience one of your most memorable moments in your career?
KW: My most memorable moment was a time I had to speak to a medical director for an insurance company for 45 minutes that denied a chemotherapy treatment for one of my patients. I remember building up the courage, I had to speak with knowledge and passion. Needless to say, I was able to get the chemotherapy treatment approved. Surprisingly, a month later I was presented with a “Working Above and Beyond” award from my department. I appreciated the recognition, but I was simply being an advocate for my patient.
Q: At the start of your career, what do you wish you had known?
KW: I learned along the way that it is ok to fail, and that no great success was ever achieved without failure. To give myself grace and not be so hard on myself.
Q: Which woman inspires you and why?
KW: My mother is my biggest cheerleader. She is tough as nails. But a gentle soul that is generous, passionate and would do anything for her family. She instilled in me to always treat people with kindness, be authentic and speak my truth. She has this mother wit that I inspire to have as I continue to grow.
Q: What advice would you give to young women who want to pursue their dream and start a business?
KW: The world is filled with wonder and excitement, and you can miss this by limiting yourself. Find your helpers and surround yourself with people you can trust and who will support you. Step out on faith instead of fear.
Q: What advice would you give to young women who want to succeed in the workplace?
KW: Realize when you are not growing and find your happy place. Be professional in everything you do but stay true to yourself. Do excellent work, lead by example, and speak up for what is fair.
Five Things About Kellie Williams
1. What's your favorite family tradition?
Gathering with family for Thanksgiving.
2. What’s your favorite quote or saying?
“She believed she could, so she did” ~ R.S. Grey
3. Who is the most fascinating person you’ve ever met?
Michelle Obama. We exchanged hugs like we had known each other for years.
4. Among your friends, what are you best known for?
5. Who is your favorite author?