Williams, Gregory A., DO, FAAFP
Gregory A. Williams, DO, FAAFP
1803 Miccosukee Commons Drive, Suite 201
Tallahassee, FL 32308
D.O. – Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
TMRMC Family Practice Residency Program, Tallahassee, FL
Board Certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine
Board Eligible – Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) Sports Medicine
Fellow American Academy of Family Practice
In addition to being a full time practicing physician with TPCA, Dr. Williams is also a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Florida State University College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health. He also holds this same position in the Department of Family Medicine at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Why is Dr. Williams a D.O. Instead of an M.D.?
The “D.O.” designation stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and indicates a slightly different course of education than is involved in obtaining an “M.D.” D.O.s spend approximately 100 hours in the classroom more than M.D.s do. This additional training is in Osteopathic Principles and Practice and is focused on the Osteopathic (from osteo, “bone” and pathos, “disease”) aspects of medicine, specifically, the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of the nerves, muscles, and bones.
This additional training gives Doctors of Osteopathic medicine a better understanding of how an injury or illness in one part of the body can affect another part of the body. Dr. Williams chose to obtain osteopathic medical training in order to better diagnose and treat his patients, particularly since many conditions are inherently tied to the musculoskeletal system.