This Christmas with Melinda Doolittle
Melinda Doolittle takes the stage at The Franklin Theatre on Thursday, December 14, at 8 pm. Tickets range from $32.50 to $42.50. Doolittle is a soul–stirring songstress,
When his parents heard him on a local television show doing a segment called “Medical Mondays,” their first thought was that Dr. Kelly Williams was finally using his undergraduate degree. The fact is that Dr. Williams took a nontraditional, circuitous path to medicine. After majoring in broadcast journalism at Baylor University, Dr. Williams decided to change paths and go to medical school at age 28.
An obstetrician/gynecologist in Murfreesboro, Dr. Williams has been able to use his broadcasting expertise for several years, doing health features on local television. His background is not the only twist in his life, either. The youngest of three boys, Dr. Williams is now surrounded by females—namely, with four daughters at home.
“I’d had no experiences with girls,” Dr. Williams laughs. “But I love my job; very few [doctors] get to take care of people at the best time in their lives.”
After hanging up the broadcasting hat due to a busy practice that has seen more than 4,000 deliveries, Dr. Williams has become passionate about his work on the March of Dimes state board. He was chair of the March of Dimes walk in 2013. But for all his work with the organization, Dr. Williams’ philosophy of patient care is that medicine is less about sickness control, more about patient care. “I don’t take care of diseases; I take care of people.”
As seen in the Top Doctors issue, July 2016.