Basima Williams, DO

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Basima is a family medicine doctor from St. Louis, MO. She has a private, functional, and integrative virtual practice serving like-minded patients in multiple states. Preventative and functional health are her priorities as she has seen first-hand how illness impacts her patients. About 10 years ago, her medical philosophy shifted to focus on being as alive and as active as possible, completely changing how she practiced medicine in her 15-year-old medical career.

She loves visiting new places, but among her favorites are the multiple medical mission trips to Mexico and Belize, where she had the privilege of administering medical care to under-served populations in small rural towns. One of her favorite memories is serving in an orphanage in a small town in Mexico. After a long day of working alongside other medical providers and the nuns who ran the orphanage, Basima and her team finally sat down to talk about the day's events only to be treated to a truly remarkable homemade meal prepared by the sisters themselves.

She has traveled extensively in the United States. Favorite activities include visiting historic Civil War sites, encountering a bear during a hike at Glacier National Park, reading on the beaches of San Diego, strolling the sunny streets of Charleston, South Carolina, and experiencing the amazing culture of New York City, especially the culture-rich museums and mesmerizing operas at the Metropolitan Opera House. Her adventurous travels have also taken her outside the U.S. to Greece, France, Italy, and England.

"I love to travel and be active whether it is hiking, walking, running, biking, white water rafting, kayaking, or running from one village to the next administering medical care. I also believe in self-care and truly believe that the many travels I have had have made me a better person, whether it was in the villages that I served, experiencing other cultures, or investing in the arts."

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