FAMU News Release:
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Board of Trustees Member Dr. Spurgeon McWilliams has been honored with a Patients’ Choice Recognition award. Every month, more than 400 patients across the U.S. provide online feedback about their experiences with their doctors. They rate various components such as bedside manner, doctor-patient face time, degree of follow-up, courtesy of office staff and overall opinions.
“This is like a Grammy for me,” said McWilliams. “To be recognized by your patients and know that they are happy with the services you provide them is quite an honor.”
The Patients’ Choice award is tabulated by MDx Medical, Inc.
“I applaud and commend Trustee McWilliams on this distinguished recognition,” said FAMU President James H. Ammons. “He is truly a wonderful asset to the Tallahassee community and FAMU.”
Of the nation’s 720,000 active physicians, less than five percent were accorded this honor by their patients in 2008.
McWilliams’ distinction as a Patient’s Choice physician will be prominently displayed in his profile on a broad collection of web sites including Vitals.com, Health.com and a variety of managed care sites.
McWilliams has maintained a private practice in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology in Tallahassee since 1975. He has served on numerous boards and commissions, including the Florida Commission on Ethics, and the Tallahassee Community College Board of Trustees. He was the first state consultant to the Florida Medicaid Program. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Florida Obstetric and Gynecologic Society since 1996. In 2002-2003, he served as president of the Florida Obstetric and Gynecologic Society and simultaneously served as president of the Florida State Medical Association.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from FAMU, and graduated from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.