When you first meet Dr. John Williams, the first thing you'll probably notice about him is his incredibly calm demeanor. That, or his hair sticking up from showing off his sweet yoga poses and headstands! As our founder Dr. Shapiro's first ever partner 28 years ago, he's been around the block a few times and has learned that staying calm allows for introspection and the ability to spend time thinking about the best way to help a child in their unique circumstances.
One of the things Dr. Williams holds most important as a physician is to put the patient first and think of what is best for them. His guiding principle is to maintain humility and help make the best decisions for his patients, which is just one of the many things we love about him (almost as much as his yoga moves - seriously, ask for a demo!).
When he's not working, you can find him spending time with Jeanette, his wife of 25 wonderful years, traveling to Colorado when time permits or visiting their kids in college. He's also a serial hobbiest, dabbling in pottery, furniture building, and welding (oh my!). Doctor by day, artist by night!
Throughout his career he's seen and experienced so much and has plenty of funny stories from over the years. One at the top of his list comes from a time when he first moved to Austin and joined CTPO. He decided to enjoy some fresh air in the morning before heading to work and ended up locking himself out, in his underwear no less!
He was an hour late to work and when he told his patients from the day the reason for his tardiness, they all got a chuckle out of the story! Soon after this incident he got married, and received a very appropriate gift from one of the patients one day-- boxer shorts! It just goes to show that every day can end up being an adventure and a story you will never forget.
Thank you, Dr. Williams!