Jerry Williams, MD

Jerry Williams, M.D., a native of Savannah, practiced as a Pediatric and Adult Neurologist at Chatham Neurology in Savannah, Georgia, and has been practicing since 1996. His interest in pediatric neurology stems from a childhood friend who was diagnosed with Adrenoleukodystrophy, the disease featured in the 1992 film Lorenzo’s Oil. Williams knew then what he wanted to do with his life.

He graduated magna cum laude from Armstrong State College in Savannah and the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine. He interned in General Pediatrics at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and in Internal Medicine at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina. Williams then did his residency in Adult and Child Neurology at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico and his fellowship in Child Neurology at the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Williams founded Chatham Neurology in 2009 specializing in the treatment of adult and pediatric Neurology patients.

Urgent Care Dr Jerry Williams
Two years later, Dr. Williams opened Urgent Care 24/7 serving the Greater Savannah community with affordable, rapid medical care.  He was driven to create Urgent Care 24/7 by his belief that the traditional healthcare system is overloaded, especially for patients who need non-life-threatening medical care. That practice has since expanded to several Urgent Care 24/7 locations in the Savannah area; Orlando, Florida; Athens, Georgia; Miami, Florida; Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Tampa, Florida and Phoenix, Arizona. Outside his medical and business interests, Williams is rather a Renaissance figure. He works with Locks for Love, a Florida-based non-profit that provides hairpieces for financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Williams cuts and sends his own hair for hairpieces in that effort. Williams is also a distinguished historian who wrote a screenplay for “Bozeman,” a historical drama series about the founders of Bozeman, Montana. Both men, John Bozeman and William Mackenzie, were also Georgia natives who headed west as the nation was on the cusp of the Civil War. The production is beginning in early 2021, and Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfus is involved as star and co-producer. That same love of history introduced him to the life of conservationist leader and former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, who authorized the creation of the National Parks System.
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EDUCATION

  • Undergraduate

    Armstrong State College Savannah, GA, USA | Magna cum Laude

    1987
  • Medical School

    Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine Augusta, GA, USA

    1990

INTERNSHIP

  • Pediatrics

    North Carolina Baptist Hospital Winston Salem, NC, USA

    1991
  • Internal Medicine

    Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital Greensboro, NC, USA

    1993

RESIDENCY

  • Neurology

    University of New Mexico Hospital Albuquerque, NM, USA

    1995

FELLOWSHIP

  • Child Neurology

    University of North Carolina Hospital Chapel Hill, NC, USA

    1996

“Dr. Williams is the antithesis of what doctors have become. He listens, asks questions and uses his education and experience of people to not only help you but understand you. I’m am truly impressed and feeling lucky that I have access to a gifted doctor in the times we live in.
THANK YOU!"

Dean Fowler

IN THE PRESS

Local Doctor Rethinks Urgent Medical Care

When Dr. Jerry Williams, Jr. was 12 years-old, a friend down the street was diagnosed with an ailment called Adrenoleukodystrophy, the disease featured in the movie Lorenzo’s Oil. That’s when he told his parents he wanted to be a pediatric neurologist when he grew up.

Savannah doctor chooses his own way to confront life’s challenges

Dr. Jerry Williams, Jr. will soon open his seventh 24/7 Urgent Care site in less than four years in what he says will fill a large gap left by an evolving national health care system.