Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Named as one of the ‘Most Beautiful Doctors in America’ in 2013, Dr. Rondrick Williamson literally built his entire career on hard work and dedication to excellence. From humble beginnings, he has managed to create quite a presence in the world today. Born in Mullins, SC, his mother struggled to make ends meet while raising three boys and at times had to go without, but modest beginnings didn’t get in the way of his goal of having a successful career as a physician. His mother struggled alone to provide for her three boys. He lived in public housing. “We had things we needed,” Williamson said, “but a lot of the ‘wants’ we weren’t able to have. Williamson completed undergraduate studies at Clemson University earning a BS degree in Biological Science. He then traveled to Cleveland, Ohio where he attended the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine ultimately receiving a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree. After completing OCPM, he was selected to attend the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio where he completed his residency training. He is currently board certified in Diabetic Wound Care and Management and is also a fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
The most interesting and exciting thing that has happened to me was my repeated appearances on The Doctors talk show. It was a blessing to have had the opportunity to appear on an Emmy Award-winning television show for several episodes.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Success requires dedication, perseverance, and faith. Being an entrepreneur requires finding time for self. There has to be a healthy balance between work and play. Each individual has his or her own way of de-stressing or relaxing. This is important.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
My Mom is a single parent. She was and is the one person who I am so grateful for. She at times struggled to provide for our family but we always had the necessary things we needed. To this day, she is my biggest cheerleader and advocate. From being on public assistance and living in public housing, we certainly have come a long way. Each step on my ladder of success I dedicate to her.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
As often as I can, I give back to the community. This is done through volunteering in the community and also mentoring and speaking to the youth of today.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls. Maya Angelou This quote has followed me throughout my life. Success requires patience. I had to learn the hard way. I realize that anything worth having requires this quality. This was definitely evident as I matriculated through undergraduate and medical school studies.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
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