Finding the right civil surgeon

The proper completion of the I-693 form requires a visit with a civil surgeon as designated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). To become a designated civil surgeon, one must at minimum be either an M.D. or D.O. designated doctor with 5 years of active, non-residency, experience. This will ensure that your doctor can accurately detect, diagnose, and treat any issue that might keep an applicant from moving forward with their immigration status change.

PicMed has two designated civil surgeons with over 60 years of combined experience, Dr. Sharon Smallwood and Dr. Regina Williams represent the best and highest quality of care; ensuring that your visit at PicMed will be pleasant, professional, and quick.

Along with our experienced medical doctors, PicMed’s staff understands the need for accurate and timely completion of the I-693 form. With a number of languages spoken by staff members, including Spanish, PicMed will make sure that patients have a full understanding of the physical process, ensure accurate translation of foreign documents, and strive to have the physical and I-693 form completed within a reasonable time frame.

Meet our Civil Surgeons:

Regina Williams M.D.

  • Medical School Graduate of the University of Minnesota
  • Practiced General Medicine for 45+ years
  • Dr. Williams has spent many years as a doctor and medical technologist in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America as well as the U.S.
  • Has been a medical provider for PicMed since 1993
  • Specific expertise in occupational health services related to the immigration physical process

Sharon C. Smallwood M.D.

  • Medical School Graduate of the University of Oklahoma
  • Master of Science, Virginia Commonwealth; Bachelor of Science, William & Mary
  • Practiced Family Medicine for 20+ years
  • Board certified in Family Medicine
  • Has been a medical provider with PicMed since 2005