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Katherine L. Williams, MD, FACOG Compassionate Care for Women WRITTEN BY CINDY HARLAN PHOTOGRAPH BY TOM BALLANTINE
minimally invasive tool, robotic surgery reduces the need for large incisions and reduces postoperative pain and recovery. The high definition provides unsurpassed access and accuracy and avoids trauma to the core abdominal area. The procedure is beneficial to women who need gynecological procedures like hysterectomies or to treat painful conditions like endometriosis. Dr. Williams, a pioneer in the OBGYN field, has performed over 150 robotic surgeries on the Northshore. She glows when asked to expound upon this rewarding aspect of her profession, “While I love the efficiency and sophistication, most importantly, patient recovery is greatly impacted. It is gratifying to know that my patients feel so much better post-op.” Amongst her many obligations, Dr. Williams manages to serve the community as well. As the physician for Danielle Inn, known as the “Home of Refuge for the Unwed, Expectant Mother,” Dr. Williams provides care for the women during their entire pregnancies, through their deliveries. She is President of St. Tammany Parish Medical Society and Vice Chief of Staff at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. Once again a pioneer, Dr. Williams will serve as the first woman Chief of Staff at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in June 2011. The Center for Women’s Health is located at 104 Innwood Drive in Covington. Dr. Williams can be reached at 985-249-7022 or www.klwmd.com.
Dr. Williams is dedicated to compassionate care and proper education. As seen in May 2010
Sophisticated Woman | May 2010
DR. KATHERINE WILLIAMS’ PASSION for learning is what makes her practice so unique. Katherine L. Williams, MD, FACOG, specializes in obstetrics and gynecology at the Center for Women’s Health in Covington. She is diligent about searching for answers and finding solutions when it comes to women’s health issues. Dr. Williams is dedicated to compassionate care and proper education. She teaches pre-natal and fertility classes, and instructs her female patients about prevalent health issues such as polycystic ovarian syndrome. She recommends realistic solutions like behavior modification, weight loss, fertility nutrition and the avoidance of environmental toxins. Her unyielding compassion is reflected in her state-of-the-art office, constructed by husband Thad Devier, which was designed specifically to give patients a relaxing spa-like experience. Nurse Practitioner, Kelly Brewster, is on hand to provide additional assistance and to ensure patients feel comfortable with their prescribed care before they leave the office. Dr. Williams is also very proud to announce the arrival of her partner, Dr. Rachael Cresap. Dr. Cresap is currently the chief OBGYN resident at Ochsner Hospital and will be joining the all-female practice in July. Consistent with her love of learning, Dr. Williams received advanced training and is now a certified da Vinci Robotics surgeon. She can now perform routine surgeries with sophisticated technology. A
Sophisticated Woman—May 2010