Physicians have been sold out by the system, and there's no one teaching doctors the business of medicine. Physicians are uniquely set up to fail because, for one, they learn to do it all on their own. But as a small business-minded entrepreneur, Dr. Edwin Williams knows that there's a smarter, more effective way to succeed from the moment grad school is over to the opportunities that follow, like opening profit centers, a surgery center, and a practice.
In this podcast, physician entrepreneurs (and future physician entrepreneurs or other professionals) can learn to think like a small business person, develop an organic culture, understand the importance of planning, and acquire with purpose, ultimately turning the road before them into a path to not only success but also happiness.
Dr. Williams is a doctor of academic distinction, holding two Board certifications - in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery.
His wealth of clinical experience dates back to 1993 with the founding of Williams Center Plastic Surgery Specialists as a Facial Plastic Surgeon and now has a practice limited to Facial Rejuvenation and Rhinoplasty. Under his leadership he functions as the founding member , primary shareholder and managing partner of the 21,000 square foot facility equipped with a free standing ambulatory surgery center which has grown to several associates, partners, a staff of over 75 with continued growth including a recent acquisition of Saratoga Hair Transplant Center. Through his efforts as a serial entrepreneur he continues to attract the interest of Private Equity and Business Leaders in the field of Aesthetic Medicine.
From the public’s perspective, Dr. William’s talents are well-known from Albany to Manhattan, but his reputation extends far beyond. He has been featured on national televisions programs, Print publication such as Glamour, Modern Aesthetics, Plastic Surgery Products, NewBeauty, New York Times, Shape, USA Today, Wallstreet Journal, and others frequently feature his expertise.
At a peer level, Dr. Williams presents at national and international conferences. He served on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery for over a decade and served as President from 2015-2016. In 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, Dr. Williams earned the Castle Connelly Top Doctors award in New York for Facial Plastic Surgery. He has been an active member of Entrepreneur Organization for over a decade and has been passionate teaching business to physicians and other professionals.
Dr. Williams speaks at medical associations and has authored textbooks, chapters and numerous articles in industry journals. He teaches facial plastic and reconstruction surgery to resident doctors at Albany Medical Center, has been a Fellowship Director in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for over 20 years and has mentored hundreds of physicians throughout his career. He also holds the academic appointment of Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery there. Dr. Williams qualified for the American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award in acknowledgement of his involvement in medical teaching
On a personal level his is a devoted husband, father of 4 children who prides himself for always making his family his priority. He loves to push himself and family to get to the next level in life whatever that may be in work or play. He enjoys anything outdoors is a life-long skier, is fascinated by weather, agriculture , energy, the environment and most recently accomplished a life-long dream to become a pilot.
Interview with Dr. Jason Bloom (Part Two)
During this podcast, the tables are turned and Dr. Williams is in the hot seat. Take a listen as Dr. Bloom asks Dr. Williams some key questions about the business of aesthetic medicine and corporate structure.
How I Opened My Practice Resulting In Being Booked Out For 6 Months and Taking on an Associate Just 18 Months Into Practice
During this podcast, Dr. Williams interviews Dr. Jason Bloom who is a rising star facial plastic surgeon who has beaten all the odds in a very competitive city. He tells his story and the strategy he used to achieve incredible success in a short period of time.
If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to tune in next month for part 2!
So I'm Thinking About Opening Another Office
In this episode, Dr. Williams interviews Dr. Mark Beaty from Atlanta. Many of us at one time or another toy with the idea of opening another office. There are advantages, disadvantages and certainly consequences of having a second or third office.
In this episode, Dr. Williams and Dr. Beaty explain some of the trials and tribulations they have gone through over the years from opening a second or third location. Dr. Beatty has other reasons for opening another office and talks about lessons he's learned here.
How to Start A Practice Right Out of Fellowship in an Extremely Competitive Environment
Excuses, excuses, excuses. We all know a good one when we hear it. Dr. Daines could have used excuses to push off his success, yet his success speaks volumes to the type of person he is. He is married, has 5 children, and is in a very highly concentrated area of plastic surgeons in California. In this episode, we talk about how he got to where he is today and what helped him to get there.
Steven M. Daines, M.D. is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and the founder of Daines Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, California. His specialties include rhinoplasty and face and neck lift surgery. A Southern California native and graduate of the University of California – Irvine School of Medicine, Dr. Daines serves as the director of a comprehensive center for facial plastic surgery in the heart of Orange County.
What to Know if You're Thinking About Opening a Surgery Center
So you're thinking about opening or investing in a surgery center. Take a listen to hear about mistakes you should avoid and tips to keep in mind.
Dr. Edwin Williams functions as the founding member, primary shareholder, and managing partner of the 21,000 square foot facility equipped with a free-standing ambulatory surgery center which has grown to several associates, partners, a staff of over 75 with continued growth including a recent acquisition of Saratoga Hair Transplant Center. Through his efforts as a serial entrepreneur, he continues to attract the interest of Private Equity and Business Leaders in the field of Aesthetic Medicine.
The Biggest Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned Over the Past 27 Years
We all have made mistakes over the years, and while it can be frustrating at times, it really is how we learn. In this week's podcast, Dr. Williams discusses the biggest mistakes and lessons learned over the last 30 years of running and growing an ultimately very successful aesthetic practice and facility.