Dr. Michael Williams is a board-certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). As an Afro-Latino bilingual (English, Spanish) APRN specializing in Internal Medicine and HIV-PrEP, he has cared for a culturally and socioeconomic diverse patient population for over six years. Along with clinical practice, Michael has been a clinical instructor at several institutions- Yale University, Texas State University, and Concordia University: Texas.
Michael credits his love for healthcare to growing up in New York City and his parents. His upbringing exposed him to many healthcare challenges and obstacles to care firsthand. Being of Panamanian descent allowed him to see the importance of understanding culture and its impact on delivering care. These experiences led him to the field of Nursing, where he ultimately obtained a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2023 from Baylor University. He has been a guest speaker for various nursing courses and community events. He was a team leader on an international mission trip to Zambia and for a collaborative health fair with Austin Street Center in Dallas, TX. As a first-generation college graduate, he and four friends initiated an endowment scholarship for first-generation college students at their Alma mater.
Michael believes community care is essential to the advancement of society. The philosophy guiding his practice is to provide the highest level of care through meaningful and collaborative relationships with all community members. He is a board member of DNPs of Colors, Black Men’s Health Clinic, and the Austin chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. He has also authored peer-reviewed poems related to social issues in the community. Michael firmly believes that improving healthcare outcomes begins with educating and empowering the community that he serves.