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Life Coast Community Health Center is home to a team of driven medical providers who combine unrivaled patient services with a passion for community involvement to deliver comprehensive, quality care that embodies the core values of our mission as a healthcare provider.

To help you get to know some of Life Coast’s dedicated staff on a more personal level, we have launched a “Meet the Provider” series. Maria Williams, FNP-C, is a Family Nurse Practitioner. Maria is based at our Thibodaux location.

Why did you choose to go into the medical field?

I went into nursing to help patients, but after a few years in the field I realized I could do more and went back to get my FNP-C.

What is your favorite part of practicing medicine?

Helping patients and their families. Whether it is acute issue like a respiratory infection or managing chronic conditions like diabetes or cardiac disease, making a difference in someone's healthcare is always the best part.

What is your least favorite part of your job?

Fighting with the insurance companies regarding medications and/or prior authorizations for studies ordered.

What do your patients say about you?

That I take the time to listen to them and help them get to the root of their problems rather than placing a Band-Aid on their situation.

What interests you most about working at Life Coast Community Health Center?