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Dr. Berestrand Williams is a skilled and experienced internist and pediatrician serving the community of New York, NY. Dr. Williams attended the University of Connecticut, where he received his medical degree, and completed his residency in internal medicine and an additional residency in pediatrics from Boston University, Boston City Hospital. Dr. Williams is a part of Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Group. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Williams is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, NY. Because Dr. Williams is bilingual in English and Spanish, patients from a variety of backgrounds enjoy having him as their physician. He gives each patient his focused attention, and he prides himself on delivering the best treatment available.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Williams was thorough and kind. Just what I want in a PCP.
Dr. Williams is a class act. This was only my 2nd visit, but I knew from my first time that he was a keeper. I am impressed by Dr. Williams - he is both respectful and knowledgeable. I find him extremely easy to talk to, he listens well, and best of all, he is not a "drug or test pusher." It is difficult to find caring, smart, intelligent, and respectful doctors who also have a friendly disposition. I'm so happy to have found Dr. Williams!
I waited 45 minutes to be seen and didn't see the doctor for over an hour. When he came in, he informed me that a student would be taking some notes. The student was kind, but asked me questions for another 15 - 20 minutes. Then the doctor finally saw me and the student spent another 10 minutes going through his notes before the doctor even gave me an exam. I'm completely fine with teaching hospitals, but you need to be respectful of people's time. The student could have interviewed me in front of the doctor and saved half the time, especially when they knew they were already late for the appointment.
I liked Dr Williams and will go back again
Wonderful visit, very thorough and thoughtful.
Dr. Williams was courteous, attentive, and friendly. He received a call about another patient during our visit and he was polite in refocusing his attention on my appointment. Truly a genuinely caring physician.
The doctor was very caring as was the staff. It was my first appointment will definitely choose him as my primary care doctor.
Probably the best doctor I've ever had.
Dr. Williams has such a warm and kind personality. My son was extremely cheery and compliant for him, which has not been the case with his previous pediatricians.
From the front desk staff to the medical assistant and finally the doctor, everyone was super friendly and professional. I had zero wait time as well. Dr. Williams was very kind and professional, answered all my questions and very patient. I have been looking for a pcp for quite some time and am glad I found Dr. Williams.
Dr. Williams is an excellent Doctor. His bedside manner is impeccable. He discusses everything thoroughly. He takes his time with questions. Very knowledgeable of all aspects of healthcare Very proactive with preventative care. Checks to make sure that I am taking care of the other aspects of my life outside of general health
Dr. Williams and his staff were fantastic. The reception area was a different matter, unfortunately. The admin/receptionist were unprofessional, coarse, even rude. I wasn't greeted when I arrived and was abruptly asked to sit and to wait to be checked in - in a relatively empty/low traffic reception area. This experience will not deter me from remaining w/Dr. Williams in the slightest, however, I was somewhat taken aback by this treatment.
I didn't have to wait more than five minutes to see the first physician. After my vitals were checked, the wait for the doctor was no more than five minutes. I had a positive and pleasurable experience and felt comfortable throughout my entire visit.
Very knowledgeable and nice, he took the time to answer my questions and had a straigh diagnosis for the rash my baby had. I am very pleased with this doctor
Dr. Williams is very straight forward and great at explaining all the medical terminology to his patients.
Impressively patient and thorough. The entire team was so fast I couldn't finish my paperwork before being done with my visit.
He clearly likes practicing medicine and it showed as he was thoughtful, articulate and engaging. He did a thorough medical exam, history, etc. Very impressed and encouraging!
Dr williams was kind and efficient and knowledgable, completely engaged with me and i felt like i was his entire focus.
Very knowledgeable and incredibly efficient, hard to ever say it but would almost say I enjoyed my doctor appointment
Loved him, so personable and easy going. Def going again.
I arrived 15 minutes early to my appointment to fill out paperwork. I ended up waiting more than an hour after my appointment time to be seen by the doctor. I had to leave to get back to work. The front desk and doctoral student who spoke to me were nice but I would not recommend seeing this doctor.
professional, helpful, very knowledgable.
Everyone was very pleasant and professional. Thanks!
Dr. Williams was very kind, thorough, and attentive during my visit. He took time to listen to me about my medical history and just to chat. He did not seem like he was in a rush or distracted, which is a nice change of pace from many physicians these days.
My office visit was very smooth with Dr. Williams. The offices were nice and there was minimal wait time. I went in for an annual physical and will definitely be returning next year.
I thought Dr. Williams was thorough and great at listening. He provide alternatives that my specialists did not suggest. I chose him from ZocDoc based on the recommendations and ratings. Thank you! The feedback was right.
Been seeing Dr Williams many years.. just terrific!
Dr. Williams has an excellent bedside manner. He listens patiently and lets you talk through what's troubling you before offering his professional opinion and advice. As if that wasn't enough, he's got a good sense of humor as well. I won't be looking anywhere else for primary care, so long as my coverage stays the same.
Dr WIlliams is fantastic! He is a medical detective - and takes time to listen, explain the causes of symptoms and diseases as well as providing safe, natural treatments. Highly recommended!
First time patient. 10 minutes of first time patient paperwork, and then promptly seen by nurse, and promptly seen by Dr Williams. He was thorough and perhaps the least rushed doctor I've experienced.
Dr. Williams made my visit pleasant and comfortable. He was professional and informative too! You can tell immediately Dr. Williams genuinely cares for his patients and takes the time to listen to your concerns. I'm extremely thankful I found an awesome Primary Care Physician I can trust! Thanks Doc!
Dr Williams is great. So glad he's my PCP. Very friendly and courteous. He is extremely patient with all my questions. Very responsive with any needs.
A wonderful experience . Dr Williams is thoughtful, patient and assuaged all of my concerns and fears with calm and common sense.
Terrific office, care and attention. Very personable and knowledgeable. Happy to be in his care.
very kind, listened to what i had to say, had patience.
Dr. Williams is great. Helpful and knowledgeable and took the time to discuss my options with me.
I loved my first visit with Dr. Williams! I decided to give him a try based on his ZocDoc reviews and I now see why people love him. He's extremely personable, a great listener and TAKES HIS TIME, which is an extreme rarity for doctors in NYC. I honestly look forward to my next appointment with him. Would highly recommend.
I went in for a routine visit. Normally if they see your alright and young they tell you everything is ok. It's probably stress. But he listened very patiently to everything I said and asked a lot of questions. Very attentive to detail.
He was very nice, and attentive. Listened to everything that I had to say, and gave great recommendations on next steps. Looking forward to working with him for a time to come!
Dr. Williams was extremely thorough and professional in his history taking. The medical student who joined him in the physical exam was also very polite. Dr. Williams was very clear about what kinds of tests I would be needing and explained why certain tests he opted out on would be extraneous. The entire staff made me feel very comfortable to be there. Despite the wait to be seen once in the exam room, I will definitely be returning for the exceptionally attentive and cordial care Dr. Williams and the staff at his office provided.
Thorough and considerate. Listened to what I said and what were my concerns.
overall very professional! Very happy to have him be my primary doctor!
Very straight forward. Assessed my medical dilemmas instantaneously.
Berestrand W. Williams, MD is one of the best doctors I know. I've been going to him for many years. He takes his time to ask you questions to better diagnose your symptom.
Very happy with it, and all their help.
The best doctor I've had in my entire adult life to date. He recently moved from one location which was more conveniently to locate to another facility somewhat not as far but I will continue to be a loyal patient as long as Dr. Williams remain my Physician. I should also include that both Mt. Sinai/ Beth Israel Facilities were very clean, and nice with an amazing staff.
Berestrand was attentive and helpful. We discussed a number of things as it was my first visit and he was knowledgeable, straightforward, and I never rushed. Great experience, highly recommended.
He was as good the second time as the first.
Dr. Williams was an incredibly thoughtful doctor. He took the time to listen to me and my symptoms. He engaged in friendly conversation and had an overwhelmingly calming nature. Definitely recommend!
Dr Williams is amazing. Excellent bedside manner, very knowledgable, takes his time to answers questions. Wonderful experience. Everyone should transfer to his care. Great doctor!
The environment of this location as compared to the Center for Health and Healing is very sterile and unappealing..
I know him for years. Would never go elsewhere.
Fantastic just a super super long wait to be seen
Dr Williams was very clear in explaining the issues and about next steps. I also appreciated and valued his manner and overall friendliness.
Great visit. Dr. Williams was very informative and friendly. Will certainly be returning!
Dr. Williams was very kind and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
Good doctor, but waited over an hour to see him.
I felt very comfortable with Dr. Williams and his staff. I recommend visiting this clinic.
Very patient and efficient. Will go back!
Dr. Williams was very thorough and patient with my questions. He gave great explanations and spent a lot of time with me. I would highly recommend him!
Dr. Williams was thorough, knowledgable and extremely cordial and pleasant. He explained fully his ideas of what my diagnosis may be, and provided a full list of preventative steps to eradicate the condition. I would highly recommend him and his office.
He is a Genius Physician. Compassionate and extremely knowledgeable! Jacqui M.
Dr. Williams was very thorough during my first visit with him. He made me feel listened to and made sure to answer all of my questions. I look forward to seeing him again in the future!
It was evident right away that Dr. Williams processes encyclopedic medical knowledge, but he was also able to explain it all with such clarity and respect for me as a layman patient. I have undoubtedly found my new primary care physician!
Dr. Williams was great! He was knowledgeable, kind, had a great bedside manner, and took time and care in addressing my healthcare concerns.
GREAT DOCTOR AND GREAT STAFF!
New patient, very positive & friendly, listened (most important), Willing to explain & give suggestions. Very nice staff as well.
The BEST experience I ever had in a medical facility. NO waiting time, staff fun and very nice. I didn't feel the rush at all. Doc was AMAZING, nice, attentive, caring. He understood perfectly my situation, my choices and helped me out through the process. I really wish people could learn from this facility how to conduct a medical institute. Smile is the best cure for the soul.
My first visit with Dr. Williams was great. I needed a routine physical, and I had a few questions. He answered my questions and completed my exam in a very straight-forward and respectful manner.
This was my first time at this office and Dr. Williams was very thorough and was aware about LGBT issues and was very professional.
Dr. Williams has been my physician for the last 10 years. He is thorough and very knowledgeable. I trust him "with my life." I feel as though he cares about the quality of my day-to-day health.
The doctor was wonderful. He explained everything, took very thorough test and followed up on my results with prescriptions for my next recommended test. Its nice to not feel like a number when you visit a doctor.
really nice guy, attentive, detailed , today was my first visit, so far so good....
One of the rare instances nowadays of a doctor who actually spends time with the patient, doesn't rush in and out and genuinely has the patient's best interest in mind. Highly recommended!
Dr. Williams was very professional and friendly. He was very knowledgeable and legitimately concerned with my overall well-being, not just with diagnosis and prescription.
Dr. Williams was extremely helpful and informative. I would recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Williams is an excellent doctor and a fine man.
Dr. Williams was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Given the fact this was our initial contact I felt comfortable with him. He shared some good preventive information with me, that I will follow-up with. Good first visit.
Terrific, knowledgeable doctor. I will definitely be back.
He seemed very thorough and concerned.