KSB Physician Timothy Williams Deploys for Military Service
Dr. Williams, a KSB Medical Group family medicine physician practicing in Town Square Centre, will soon be deployed with the 1-106th Aviation Regiment Helicopter Assault Battalion under Operation Inherent Resolve. As a U.S. Army flight surgeon holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, he will serve as battalion Flight Surgeon and Primary Care Provider, providing routine medical and emergent trauma care. Airframes include Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters.
“I will miss my KSB clinic team and the comradery among my colleagues,” says Williams. “Everyone has been extremely supportive of my call to duty. I can deploy knowing that my patients and practice will be well cared for in my absence.”
After two weeks of training at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dr. Williams will fly to Kuwait to join his battalion for approximately 90 days. This deployment is his third mobilization, the most recent being in 2016, and this year will mark his 20th year of military service.
“It’s always difficult to determine exactly what our days will look like, but in a standard Army field set-up, we will start with sick calls (urgent care), scheduled medical patients, and annual flight physicals,” says Williams. “We will always be prepared to accept trauma/mass casualty patients as the theater of war is very unpredictable. Depending on the mission, a physician may go out with a combat ground element if greater casualties are expected.”
As a flight surgeon, administrative duties also include serving as special counsel to the Battalion Commander, overseeing the Aviation Life Support Equipment shop, serving as Chief Examiner in aviation accident investigations, and flying as part of the aircrew.
“KSB Hospital has a long history of supporting military service,” says President and CEO Dave Schreiner, Ph.D. “The U.S. military is world-class in producing leaders. I love having veterans as part of the KSB Family! I’m grateful for Dr. William’s service and wish him safe travels during his deployment.”
During his deployment, Dr. William’s patients will be well cared for by Dr. Joseph Welty, Sara Fordham, NP, and KSB’s other Family Medicine providers.