About Us

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Expanded MedFast Urgent Care Centers de novo to 18 locations throughout Brevard and Volusia Counties with more in development.

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Received the Central Florida Humanitarian Award 2010 presented by Space Coast Medicine Magazine.

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Provides emergency medicine consulting, and medical director services to emergency medical services personnel working in remote and extreme environments around the world.

Medical Director

Dr. David Thomas Williams is an emergency medicine practitioner and business person. He founded MedFast Urgent Care Centers and currently serves as its President and Chief Medical Officer. MedFast Urgent Care Center’s is the largest and fastest growing urgent care provider on the central coast of Florida. 18 centers are located in Brevard and Volusia counties with more urgent care centers in development. Dr. Williams joined Wuesthoff Health Systems as chairman of the emergency medicine department. He founded several private emergency medicine practices, including MedFast Urgent Care Centers in 2007.

Facts & Information

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Joint Ventures

Joint ventured 2 locations with Parrish Medical Center. Parrish Medical Center has been ranked #1 in Florida for Patient Safety.

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Medical Records

Directed clinical implementation of Meaningful Use Act Compliant Electronic Medical Records at all locations.

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Negotiated nationwide, state, and local network rates of healthcare insurance and occupational medicine services.

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Manages staffing, credentialling, malpractice, and insurance enrollment of all providers.

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Early Life

Dr. Williams showed an interest in the outdoors at an early age. While attending California University of Pennsylvania, Williams spent his summers working as a park ranger for the helitack emergency and fire team at Yellowstone National Park. There he became certified in helicopter rescue and participated in the park's first heli-rappel rescue. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in biology, Williams attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He earned a doctorate in osteopathic medicine and completed an emergency medicine residency program at the University of Florida Health Science Center located in Jacksonville. Dr. Williams began playing Rugby competitively in college at the age of eighteen and he continues to enjoy the game.

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Military and Aerospace Career

During medical school, Williams was awarded a military medical scholarship. Upon graduation he attended the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute. Subsequently he served with the U.S. Marine Corp. for three years active duty and served two deployments in Southeast Asia as a flight surgeon for the F-18 squadrons based in Hawaii. Williams created a Medivac plan used by 10,000 military staff participating in the annual Cobra Gold military exercise in Thailand. While on active duty Dr. Williams completed a Tropical Medicine Curriculum created by the Naval School of Health Sciences. The Bethesda Detachment was located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The curriculum included an expedition to Guyana and boat travel up the Esiquibo River to provide medical care to the native south American Indian population. Prior to leaving active duty status, Dr. Williams was one of three finalists who rushed the “Blue Angels” for the medical flight surgeon position. The Blue Angels are known as the US Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron. Williams moved to reserve military status and joined the emergency medicine residency program at the University of Florida located in Jacksonville. During his residency, Williams served a medical clerkship with NASA at the Johnston Space Center. For his project he developed a neurological rating scale used as a tool by NASA flight surgeons to evaluate whether astronauts were ready to return to normal flight operations. Williams later took a sabbatical from his residency to work as a NASA subcontractor in Star City, Russia. There he worked with astronauts and served as a mission operations physician for the Mir – Shuttle space program. Williams managed a clinic that monitored the health of astronauts and their families and helped train astronauts in conducting emergency medical procedures aboard the space shuttle. Concurrently, Dr. Williams created emergency medical and evacuation procedures for NASA's staff while working in Russia.

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Private Practice

After his work in Russia, Dr. Williams completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville. Upon graduation, Dr. Williams accepted a position as the emergency department medical director at Hollywood Medical Center, Florida. There he developed a private emergency medicine physician group. One year later, he accepted a position as the chairman of the emergency medicine department of Wuesthoff Health Systems in Brevard County, Florida. Dr. Williams founded two private emergency medicine practices in Rockledge and Melbourne, before opening the first MedFast Urgent Care Center in 2007. MedFast has expanded to 18 urgent care centers in Brevard and Volusia counties. In 2010 Dr. Williams provided medical aid to victims of the Haiti Earthquake, as part of a medical relief team. Dr. Williams continues to advance and promote emergency medical services around the world.

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EMS Directorships & Teaching

      Dr. David Williams served as the medical director and educator for the Florida Medical Training Institute with multiple EMS and fire training centers throughout Florida. Dr. Williams is currently the medical director of EMS support services for multiple entities including Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta Georgia, and the security support contractor for Department of Homeland Security/Federal Protective Service located at the St. Elizabeth site in Washington, D.C. Dr. Williams is the medical director of EMS for the cities of Cocoa, Rockledge, and Titusville fire departments located in Brevard County, Florida.

Dr Williams promotes and teaches emergency medical care to wilderness guides and personnel in remote and extreme environments. Dr. Williams has a lifetime of wilderness experience and accomplishments. He has earned the respect of his peers hunting fair chase wild sheep at high altitudes and unpredictable survival situations. Dr. David Williams completed the North American Wild Sheep Grand Slam of Hunting on March 13, 2019. Williams completed the hunting accomplishment after chasing the four hardest hunt challenges in North America. He obtained the final ram, a Desert Bighorn Ram, in the Mexican subalpine desert. The ram is a Boone and Crockett record scoring 181 6/8. Dr. Williams marine experience encompasses a lifetime near or around the water and he provides consulting services for marine medical and diving emergencies. Dr. Williams has obtained and holds an active United States Coast Guard Merchant Marine Credential known as his offshore “Captain’s License”.

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(321) 890-7052

Regional Emergency Medicine Specialist