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James Watson, MD

Medical Director of Gastroenterology

4.8 out of 5 (298 Ratings)

Specialties:

Gastroenterology

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.

Locations

Practicing 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.

Provider Ratings

Rating Willingness to recommend provider’s office Overall Provider Experience Courtesy and Respect of Staff
4.8
4.8
4.9
5

Patient Comments (68)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • Good experience with this office.

  • I was quite pleased with my appointment with Dr. Watson, we had a very good experience and good results. Thank you.

  • Exceptional provider and staff, can't think of better medical care.

  • It was a brief visit ;however, informative,

  • My appointments in this practice are always efficient, the staff are pleasant, kind and helpful and Dr Watson is clear and concise with whatever plan is needed as well as being enjoyable to talk to.

  • Very grateful to have Dr Watson as my GI doctor. He is kind, patient and caring.

  • Dr James Watson is very attentive and knowledgeable. There's nothing the individual physicians can do they're at the mercy and limits the insurance company is imposed on them and the allotted time with a patient.

  • I had a great first experience with dr Watson and his office staff!

  • It's not addressing " we" …. My comments are addressing Dr Watson's attention to detail and expertise. All the while being kind and polite and speaking directly to the issues that he is addressing with my health concerns . SouthCoast is lucky to have this bright young man as part of their physician staff.

  • Return answer to question asked on MyChart

  • The appointment time was exact and did not have to wait at all.

  • Dr. Watson seems to know my case well and is very proactive with solutions to any problems I may have.

  • Only my second visit with Dr Watson, I really like him. He answered all my questions.

  • Dr. Watson is always on time!! You never wait longer than five minutes before being called into the office. His staff is very pleasant and knowledgeable!! I recommend Dr. Watson all the time!!

  • The front dest woman helped me immensely. In addition to being kind in setting up a follow-up appt, she helped me by explaining how to find a lab closer to where I live. Also, I told her I was having trouble getting into MyChart and she resent me the link to login. She had me check my phone to be sure I got it. That has been wonderful because now I can see all my test results. Dr James Watson is fantastic. He talked through all my symptoms and he really listened. He discussed several possibilities and ordered both blood work and stool tests. I don't recall a doctor being so thorough. He recommended a follow-up appt in 4 months, so I know I'm not on my own. Kudos to this office and Dr. Watson.

  • Dr.. Watson explained everything to my satisfaction and I felt I was in very capable hand.

  • Fyi, my appt answer was based on that I couldn't get in as a first time patient with the doc til Nov. The admin was kind enough to call me when there was a cancellation. I am so thankful for that

  • Dr. WATSON is always pleasant, friendly and courteous. My issues are pretty straightforward so my visits are often quick and efficient.

  • Highly professional office and no need to improve

  • I was given an appt within a couple of days. I really needed to see the doctor....he helped me out big time. It's always a pleasure to see this provider. I always tell friends and family how comfortable i feel coming here.

  • Dr Watson is one of the most caring Drs. He listens and is so very thorough with his testing.

  • Dr Watson was awesome & got right to the point.

  • Hi, this is [Name, the doctor was very professional, the girls, the intakes were excellent. Greeted me very, very well, very respectful, and Dr. Watson explained every detail, what he saw, and what I'm going to do, excellent. Took his time with me, answered questions. I don't think anything can improve by that, and again

  • Great people at all level in this office. From check-in and check-out to the Tech to the Doctor. All super. A great team.

  • The appt was timely and staff courteous and explained procedure of dropping off specimen and providing telephone number of Southcoast Lab to set-up appt to drop of specimen and also to get the blood test done as requested by Dr. Watson.

  • Staff is always so nice and friendly. Dr Watson is smart and attentive. The only down side is he is so popular it takes many many months to get an appt

  • Thorough and interested in helping me get better!

  • I am greatly happy with the service from my dr.

  • Yes, they treated me well, and I was really happy with the way the doctor explained things to me, what I was going to have done and everything, and the nurses that were there. I was very happy with everything. Thank you.

  • Dr. James Watson is very hands-on, listens well and is personable. He's extremely knowledgable of course, but those other qualities are just as important.

  • i was provided with the information i needed to make an informed decision on my upcoming care.

  • The doctor and his staff were great. My only problem was waiting 4 months for an appointment

  • Very polite and courteous staff. Very prompt, never have to wait for long in waiting room. Very efficient office . Dr Watson is extremely competent , knowledgeable and compassionate. I have every confidence in his ability. I would highly recommend

  • FIRST VISITFRIENDLY PROFESSIONAL SEEN IN A TIMELY MANNER

  • Dr. Watson was professional, friendly, and informative. Very pleased with him. And I'm not looking forward to another colonoscopy in the future, but I would definitely use your facility and Dr. Watson. Thank you.

  • Seen on time excellent staff and care

  • very good staff top notch

  • Dr Watson is always aware of everything that is going on with me, I have multiple issues with 4 other Dr's and he is always on top of the tests or procedures that I get. The office staff always makes it easy to call and ask for different appointments or prescription refills. I feel very fortunate to have Dr Watson and his staff on my medical team. I hope you realize what you have in the entire staff and Dr Watson himself. They should all be told what a great team they are. Thank you for allowing me to voice my opinion on this office.

  • I found myself in a somewhat critical situation needing a GI specialist on admission to Tobey Hospital, Wareham, MA. I received excellent care while in Tobey from his Nurse Practitioner as well as the rest of the team. I was given a follow up appointment soon after discharge at which time a capsule endoscopy was scheduled within days. Dr. Watson was excellent at pulling information together and explaining findings of recent endoscopy/colonoscopy along with recommendations on how to proceed.

  • Excellent experience

  • Experience was professional by both the office staff and my doctor.

  • Appropriate and to the point!

  • I felt like Dr. Watson really listened to me. He offered a possible diagnosis that is much more in line with my symptoms than did the previous two doctors I spoke with.

  • Everyone was very polite and I've never had actual on time appointment before this one!?

  • Dr is very patient kind and smart my mom is 94 and he listens to her

  • I was really happy that Dr. Watson was accepted me as a new patient. I found him very professional, very knowledgeable, and I'm sure we're going to have a wonderful healthy relationship. Thank you.

  • I liked that everything was timely. I have been to this doctor before, and he is very detail oriented and I have confidence in him.

  • Dr. Watson worked me in on an emergency basis. Ordered appropriate tests, and, as usual, took time to explain what was going on and how the problem would be treated. Just one good, caring MD!

  • I showed up early and they took me right in. Everyone was very professional in the office

  • excellent

  • He talked to me with respect and really listened to my concerns.

  • Thank you, thank you for your opinions and all good. Thanks, even you.

  • Yes, I was very impressed with those people. They're very friendly very helpful and they did a very, very, good job.

  • Never reviewed my history & was very rushed.

  • Dr Watson is highly professional and caring . I highly recommend him. The office staff is very courteous and helpful. Great team.

  • Dr. Watson,Watson providing kidding me for 4 years and the office staff and the surgical center are all excellent.

  • On my first visit, Dr. Watson addressed my concerns and made a plan to alleviate my discomfort as well as order tests that might reveal underlying conditions. This was done while affirming my past compliance.

  • Everything and everyone was excellent except I was told I had to call my insurance for an prior authorization for a procedure. The insurance asked why the providers office didn't call. That didn't make sense to the insurance rep or me. If the doctor orders the procedure, the support staff follows the process to get it done. I did that job for 13 years and ALWAYS had to take care of prior authorization for our patients. I understand it's time consuming, but I was tempted to skip the procedure that I may really need to prevent serious illness because of insurance hoops. I got the auth because I knew what to do. Other patients may not be able to handle that.

  • Dr Watson has a wonderful manner and professionalism. He makes sure I understand the plan of care and why we are doing tests and medications.

  • Dr Watson was very personable with me and another patient that I witnessed. I feel I'm in very capable hands with Dr. Watson.

  • The office is run very well. I was seen in a timely manner. The girls were all very, very pleasant and informative. The medical assistant was very nice, and the doctor was terrific. So I was very pleased and I don't think they need to improve anything at all. Thank you.

  • I felt welcome because everyone listened to my concerns

  • The doctor was very attentive. I was awake during some of my past procedures with a doctor at another facility and the previous doctor's notes were not entirely accurate. I also noticed that evening when I got to sign on to my chat that I was on three to four psych medications that I was never prescribed to my knowledge, and some of my past diagnosis were not accurate. These discrepancies had nothing to do with the doctor but I'm sure they had an impact on the way he looked at my case

  • The support team is very important, but a good and caring physician like doctor WAtson would compensate if his team had not been up to their job. Actually the entire team performed at top level.0

  • Nothing to improve

  • Dr. Watson was excellent he was on time, he was very professional. I went to Dr.(INAUDIBLE) before and she was awful and I would not recommend Dr.(INAUDIBLE) and I would highly recommend Dr. Watson he was very good at what he did. He explained everything well and kept well, informed, and I appreciate it him.

  • Southcoast gastro group provided prompt, respectful, caring, considerate, knowledgeable, understanding care in a welcoming environment.Thank you!

  • No need to improve! I was happy with services provided!

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