March 5, 2014 -
Expert Care on the North Olympic Peninsula is Expanding for People Living with
Conditions such as Diabetes and Thyroid Disease
Olympic Medical Physicians welcomes Bruce Williams, MD, board-certified endocrinologist to the team at the Specialty Clinic in Sequim.
Dr. Williams has a passion for helping patients thrive and offers 40 years of experience to patients in Sequim and Port Angeles.
"About 50 percent of the patients I see have diabetes,” says Dr. Williams. "It takes a team approach, working hand-in-hand with the patients, to properly manage this disease. I believe in taking time to explain the condition and adapting treatment plans to patients’ changing lives for the best possible outcomes.” The team approach includes the patient’s primary care provider, dietitians and clinical diabetes educators.
The addition of Dr. Williams is the latest success in an ongoing effort to grow specialty care in the area. Olympic Medical continually recruits providers to meet identified areas of need in the community. Providing specialized endocrinology care locally will help many patients avoid the hardship of travel to Seattle for consultations and treatment.
Using the latest medical advances and lifestyle modifications, Dr. Williams is also able to help patients manage acute endocrine conditions, such as thyroid disease.
"We have long wanted to bring specialized endocrinology services to our community and we are excited to have Dr. Williams join us,” says Rebecca Corley, MD, chief physician officer, Olympic Medical Physicians. "He looks forward to being a part of our community and expanding our endocrinology options here in our community.”
Dr. Williams is now accepting referrals. Please call the OMP Specialty Clinic in Sequim at (360) 582-2840 for more information about Dr. Williams or talk with your primary care physician about whether you might benefit from a referral.
Olympic Medical Center (Clallam County Public Hospital District No. 2) is a comprehensive, award-winning health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It has served the community since its establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is governed by a seven-member, publicly elected board. Olympic Medical is a sole community hospital and rural referral center, and a charter member of both the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (2003) and the Swedish Health Network (2011). Olympic Medical provides inpatient services at its 80-bed acute-care facility in Port Angeles, including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. OMC’s outpatient services include cardiac, imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, sleep medicine, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.