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James Watson, MD

4.7 out of 5 (243 Ratings)



About James Watson

Board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, Dr. Watson earned his medical degree and master’s in public health at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. He will see patients at Truesdale Medical GI Associates, 1030 President Ave. in Fall River.

Dr. Watson completed his residency in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Hospital. He completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, followed by a fellowship in advanced endoscopy at Duke University in Durham, N.C.

His fields of interest include therapeutic endoscopy, diagnosis and staging of hepato-biliary and gastric malignancy, inflammatory bowel disease, Barrett’s esophagus, and colon cancer screening.

His publications include the Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.


James practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Gastroenterology

1030 President Ave. Suite 110
Fall River, MA 02720

P: 508-973-1690

Get Directions 41.714125 -71.13964899999996

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (27)

  • Dr. Watson is the absolute best gastroenterologist. He is so thorough and knowledgeable. I appreciate his personality. I always love seeing him.

  • Dr Watson was extremely knowledgeable and answered all questions. I felt very confident in his advice.

  • Dr. watson is very through and personable

  • Very satisfied with everything and well taken care of by the dr and the staff. I appreciate the care. ??

  • Attentive, patient consultation. Clear explanations; concerned demeanor. Very satisfied with Dr. Watson.

  • Everyone was professional and courteous;yet easy to talk to. I have no complaints.

  • Parking is difficult. I?m handicapped.My provider, Dr.Watson, very much in tune with my problem and is doing a great job with helping me.I appreciate his efforts.Sincerely,[Name]

  • Incredible. They carry themselves with professionalism and they seem to care about their patients

  • The whole experience was great. Having a doctor listen and understand my unique problem completely is a relief in itself. My issues are not usual and somewhat of a mystery. Dr. Watson was able to figure it out and I am feeling much better.

  • Dr. Watson is awesome. Most of the staff is pretty great.

  • Great job!! My experience at Dr. Watson's office was awesome. From the moment I walked in the door, everyone made you feel comfortable and took the time to listen. My appointment was thoughtful, yet efficient. Don't change a thing!!

  • My mother was listened to with respect and felt like she was helped with her issues.

  • Dr. James Watson was great - very personable and smart. Best experience I've had at a doctor's office in awhile. HUGE PLUS - NO WAIT. I arrived early and was seen earlier than my appointment time, this means the world to me as I've wasted too many hours of my life waiting long after my appointment time to see a doctor.

  • Pleasant and friendly office staff, efficient and got me in slightly before my scheduled time and Dr. Watson was on schedule. Answered my questions and was friendly and professional.

  • Physician was great, staff was great. Parking was atrocious! Had a loooong walk to the building after I finally found a parking place. Was not aware of valet parking and they were blocked from sight by an ambulance parked near the door of the main building.

  • Dr. Watson is a compassionate and skilled physician. He takes time to explain one's condition and review in an educational format, one's x-rays and illness, careful to map out his proposed treatment plan. Dr. Watson is a great catch for SouthCoast. As I was checking out, I made an appointment for a family member to become a new patient. Having more help at the front window would require a bigger front window and is suggested. Having one person manage phones and patients checking in is simply unmanageable.

  • Everything was great and very informative. I recommend. Thank you

  • Dr.Watson was very thorough, listened to me and made eye contact. I felt very comfortable with him and the care he provided. Staff could of been more pleasant. I came in very nervous and worried about my condition and I found no one had a smile on their face. Very unhappy office staff.

  • Dr Watson is compassionate, empathetic, and listens to my concerns. To me, because I have Celiac and lactose intolerance, I consider him to be my most important provider, and his advice and medical care to be the most important part of my self-care plan and well-being.

  • Took me in on time, no waiting. Did not get agitated for me giving my symptoms of what was bothering me. Very kind and friendly, wish all other doctors were like them.

  • This was my first experience with this South Coast location and everyone was professional and courteous. As a whole, my experience was very good. Thank you

  • Dr. Watson was fantastic. [Name]

  • Dr. Watson is awesome he listens and gives his full attention. Kind and caring.

  • The staff was very nice to deal with and the Doctor was very easy to talk to. It was one of my better medical experiences!

  • Dr. Watson takes the time to listen to his patients

  • I find Dr Watson to be extremely knowledgeable about his field and also caring and courteous to my wife and me. He was a pleasure to talk to and get real answers to my questions.

  • The visit was too fast. Could have had a more detail on my condition.

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