Baptist Health South Florida

Hanif Williams, M.D., Joins Baptist Health Medical Group

June 17, 2015

Dr. Hanif WilliamsPrimary care physician Hanif Williams, M.D., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group, an organization of more than 180 physicians, as part of the Baptist Health Primary Care team.

Dr. Williams has been in private practice in South Florida since 1985 and specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of health issues, including chronic disease management for diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, and other health concerns; simple and complex health matters; minor emergencies; weight loss; health-risk assessments; and healthy lifestyle choices.

Dr. Williams received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. He completed mixed rotating internships in internal medicine and pediatric medicine at the University Hospital of the West Indies, in Ob/Gyn at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, and in thoracic surgery at the National Chest Hospital, all in Kingston, Jamaica. In addition, he completed a fellowship in family medicine at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he was chief resident in family medicine.

During his years in private practice, Dr. Williams has served as Chief of the Family Medicine departments at Baptist and South Miami Hospitals. He also served as a consulting physician to Vitas Healthcare and Medical Director of the Adolescent Chemical Abuse Center of Kendall.

“Dr. Williams is a very experienced physician, and his years spent working with South Florida patients make him especially well-suited for our team,” said Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group.

Dr. Williams is Board-certified in family medicine. He is clinical assistant professor in family medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Florida Academy of Family Physicians.

Baptist Health Medical Group is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital) and more than 30 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning three counties.

The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has more than 15,000 employees and 2,200 affiliated physicians and also includes Baptist Outpatient Services and internationally renowned centers of excellence. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities. Baptist Health is listed by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America (#23 in the nation) and has remained on the list for 15 years. It was also recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fifth year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information on Baptist Health Primary Care, go to


Contact: Alicia Vigil; 786-596-5432

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