Dr. Jeff Williams is a board certified gastroenterologist. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Biochemistry. He then went on to Emory University where he completed medical school and residency. On completion of Emory, Dr. Williams left Georgia and headed up north where he did his fellowship at the esteemed University of Virginia. It was here where he specialized in Biliary Disease and ERCP procedures.
Dr. Williams started his career at Dekalb Gastroenterology. He then went on to Texas where he was Director of Endoscopy at Trinity Mother Frances. Dr. Williams took his knowledge from previous jobs and moved back to Georgia in 2006 to start his dream job. In 2006, Dr. Williams opened up his own practice, Athens Gastroenterology Association, to meet the GI needs of Athens and surrounding counties. Shortly after opening AGA, Dr. Williams expanded his practice by building his own Certified Ambulatory Surgery Center, Athens Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center. His surgery center allows you to have procedures done in the comfort of his own office. Dr. Williams has over 15 years of experience, and is known for his upbeat and positive attitude. He is a passionate and caring physician who will go above and beyond for your medical care.
Dr. Williams is very active in Mercy Health Center, a Christian based health care organization. He is also affiliated with the Medical College of Georgia where he mentors and teaches medical students. Being a UGA Alumni, Dr. Williams loves Georgia Football, so he volunteers his Saturday’s to work as a physician with the medical staff at home games.
Dr. Williams interest include spending time with his wife and four kids. When not attending to patients, he is very active in his kids extra curricular activities and sports. He is also known as “master of the grill.” He enjoys cooking delicious dishes on the Green Egg for his family, friends, and office staff. He also likes to spend his free time playing a couple rounds of golf and has a passion for antique cars.
Kayla Weaver (Crocker) is an NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant and a member of the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Piedmont College.
Upon graduating from Piedmont she taught high school science at Stephens County High School. While teaching, Kayla earned a Master of Arts in Education from Piedmont College. After three years of teaching, she decided to pursue her dream in the medical field. Kayla attended Georgia Regents University (formally known as Medical College of Georgia) in Augusta where she received a Master of Physician Assistant studies in 2010. Since graduation, Kayla has been practicing as a Physician Assistant in Gastroenterology.
Kayla is a native of Toccoa, Georgia and now resides in Commerce, Georgia with her husband, Brad. They enjoy traveling and spending time with their families.
Katie is an NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant and a member of the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants. A native of Athens, Katie received her undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion in 2009.
She continued on to receive her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has been practicing GI medicine since graduating in 2014.
Upon leaving Birmingham, Katie and her husband, Adam, have found themselves back in Athens. They are thrilled to be back home in the Bulldog Nation and closer to family and friends.
Bringing 19 years of nursing experience to the team, Jamie Williams joined Athens Gastroenterology in July of 2012 and assists Dr. Williams as a Nurse Practitioner in our Athens, Commerce and Winder offices.
After completing her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Georgia Regents University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia) in Augusta, Jamie worked at St. Mary’s Health Care System, Inc., serving as a Charge Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit, Cardiology Coordinator of Cardiovascular Services and helped establish one of the first Electrophysiology programs in the Athens area. She also served as research coordinator for several post market cardiac rhythm management studies. She returned to GRU’s Family Nurse Practitioner program to complete her Master’s of Science in Nursing. During this time, she worked as a staff nurse for cardiothoracic surgery at the Emory Clinic Athens campus.
Jamie is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is licensed as a Registered Nurse as well as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with the Georgia Board of Nursing. Jamie is a member of the United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia.
Jamie is from Danielsville, GA and attended Madison County High School. She currently lives in Jefferson. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, listening to music, and attending her daughter’s’ softball & volleyball games. She recently completed her first half marathon.