- MMSC-PA - Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC
- BS, Public Health - University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
- Licensed Physician Assistant in Georgia
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support - American Red Cross
- Basic Life Support - American Red Cross
- STI Counseling and Testing - North Carolina Dept of Health
A Physician’s Assistant since 2003, Rotonda Williams joined the Breast Cancer Team at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Atlanta, in 2015.
Williams has been working in the health care field for over two decades. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health at the University of North Carolina, she began working as a health educator and Certified Nurse Assistant in North Carolina. Driven by her desire to combine treatment with preventive care, she completed the Physician Assistant Program at Wake Forest University, becoming a Certified Physician Assistant.
After completing her medical training, Williams chose to focus in oncology and hematology, caring for patients with cancer. Working in the Hematology/Oncology department of a large hospital in Georgia, she cared for patients and collaborated with their physicians to develop treatment plans. She has also worked in a private cancer care setting, handling daily hospital rounds, managing patient care, and educating patients and their families about their diagnoses and treatment options.
Williams is a member of the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She volunteers doing Community Breast Care Screening.
For Williams, the quality of her care draws from personal experiences with cancer among her family and friends. As a staff member at CTCA® since the end of 2015, she feels immensely privileged to assist patients in managing their disease at such a vulnerable time in their lives.
Williams strives to ensure that her patients enjoy their time at CTCA, despite their illness. She focuses on the entire person, and not just their diagnosis. She is also committed to ensuring that her patients have the information they need about their situation: “Coping with cancer can be intimidating but by empowering patients with information and compassion, we may reduce those feelings, and help them to make better decisions,” says Williams.
Outside of work, Williams loves spending time with her husband and two children, especially traveling once a year to the Caribbean.
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