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James Watson, MD

Medical Director of Gastroenterology

4.8 out of 5 (303 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 (69)

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.

  • This is my go to place. Love South Coast

  • Very happy with recent visit with Dr. Watson

  • I had an excellent experience with Dr. Watson's office, and Dr. Watson in particular. He... my appointment was right on time I was in to see the doctor within 10 minutes of showing up at the office. He answered all my questions, he new my medical history. And so I was very pleased with, with the appointment. I would recommend him to others.

  • Dr Watson is an incredible physician! Feel blessed to have been connected with him. He's knowledgeable and has such a positive disposition which made me feel so more comfortable.

  • Timely appointment, provider was knowledgeble and good with explanation.

  • Dr. Watson is an awesome doctor. He's very knowledgeable. He's very kind, and he makes you feel important when you're there. And the staff was also very helpful.

  • I'm very pleased with my experience.

  • The appointment was prompt and thorough.

  • I've had GI problems for 20 years and seen gastroenterologists in different parts of the country. Dr. Watson is by far the best GI specialist with whom I've interacted. He immediately put me at ease, listened to and addressed my concerns, and treated me like an intelligent adult. I'm a critically-minded consumer of healthcare, and I both like and trust Dr. Watson. I've already referred a family member to him.

  • Discussed dietary needs.

  • I signed in and was seen in 5 mins. The office was set up with proper Social Distancing...6FT posted.Chairs at proper distance...Hand sanitizer available...everyone in masks.Dr. Watson was very pleasant and concerned about my issues. He took the time needed to explain what was going on with my situation and the reasons I needed to have testing done.He and his staff have treated me as a Person NOT a NUMBER.

  • Very professional, and friendly.

  • Dr. Watson is an excellent professional. My only issue with the office is the inability to schedule an annual appointment at the time of the visit. They say they can't go out into the next year. All my other providers can do that.

  • This was our first visit and we felt very comfortable that Dr. Watson listened to all our concerns and issues going on. He was very helpful in explaining his thoughts. We are very happy.

  • Very friendly, great at what they do. I was a little nervous seeing it was my first time doing this but they put me at ease. Highly recommended for anyone who needs this done.

  • It was professional and informative. Thank you.

  • Very convenient. Only suggestion, office never got back to me with testing dates....:(Also, actual telmed time was an hour late from appt time ...did not mind as I was not waiting in an office ...perfectly fine !!

  • Prompt service, attentive and knowledgeable. Made me feel comfortable especially in these times of uncertainty with Covid19

  • I was treated curtesy and respectively

  • Very professional, I didn't feel rushed answered all of my questions very pleased

  • Listened to what I said. Clearly explained his thoughts on my symptoms.

  • Dr. Watson went above and beyond and could tell that he genuinely wanted the best for me.

  • Dr Watson was very professional and explained everything I needed to do for my future health. Great guy and very easy to talk to...

  • Dr Watson is great. Very caring and a wonderful sense of humor. His staff is top notch as well!!

  • I was treated with respect and dignity by everyone. My concerns were listened to and solutions given. I felt like my health and wellness was important even though I am incurable.

  • Dr was GREAT. The office staff was terrible. If the Dr wasn't so informative I would have left this pactice.

  • Thank you.

  • First visit with this new provider so don't have a lot to base on but was very personable and easy to talk to. Seems like a good fit for me so far.

  • This was my first visit with Dr Watson. He gave his full attention to my health issues, tracked down an ultrasound from another health system, explained what possibly could be occurring and the steps we will take to diagnose the problem(s). I found Dr Watson to be both engaging and caring.

  • It was my 1st time meeting this provider and I was very pleased

  • one of the BEST doctors I have had the pleasure to be his patient

  • Dr. Watson was really thorough and very specific in explaining all the different choices I had and what was going on. I have a lot of faith in Dr. Watson. Thank you. Bye.

  • Not a long wait, friendly office staff

  • He was exceptional. Very nice and intelligent. I'm hopeful that he will get me better.

  • This was my first appointment with Dr. Watson. The appointment was prompt, the staff was friendly and I left comfortable with the recommendation by Dr. [Name] and my decision to go there.

  • I was very happy with my visit. It was my first visit with this doctor.

  • I have been dealing with gastro issues for over a year and saw a doctor who I felt didn't listen to me or try to solve my problems. In my first visit with Dr. Watson I finally felt like my concerns were being heard and like someone actually wanted to help me get better. I felt like the was an actual plan of care put in place and steps were started to achieve that.

  • No suggestions ... ding very well considering the Covid challenge.

  • I found the appointment to be timely. I didn't have to wait long. I found Dr. Watson to be easy easily understood. I took the time to listen ask questions. Listen more than adequately explain showed me things what the images of the MRI meant where they were. Jude diagram extremely satisfied with Dr. Watson. I left there feeling confident that he knew what he was doing and look forward to getting further treatment by him.

  • The appointment started a little earlier than scheduled. Very efficiently run.

  • Dr. Watson always seems to be very familiar with my medical history. He is an excellent doctor.

  • Provider listened to my concerns and answered my questions and provided visual diagram to give me info I needed. He was personable and informative and demonstrated true concern for my medical issues.

  • Clear presentation of the options

  • Dr Watson is the BEST

  • Wait time was perfect, no waiting for my appointment. The room smelled clean, looked clean. Every one was helpful.

  • Didn't wait long. Dr. Watson and staff were excellent.

  • No wait time and doctor listened to what I had to say.

  • Dr.Watson wants to work with you regarding your treatment plans. He doesn't want to just shove pills or medicine at you. He cares about healing your body....

  • Friendly staff. Doctor spent time answering questions and reviewing any issues that I had.

  • No wait . On time. Clear and concise. Staff efficient

  • The employees at Southcoast Health are very helpful directing me to where my appointments are located. The Staff is helpful and patient. I appreciate the help and directions I received.[Name] [Name]

  • Excellent service. No delay. Very satisfied.

  • I would recommend md James Watson to anyone he's amazing

  • Dr. Watson is a very good guy. He always has advice and has thoroughly searched for answers to my problems.

  • The absolute best experience I have had at a doctor’s office. Dr. Watson took his time, knew my medical history, asked a ton of questions about my issues, and put together a well thought comprehensive plan to help me. I truly felt valued and like he sincerely cared about making me feel better. This should be the model for every doctor’s office. Thank you!!!

  • My first visit to this office. Very professional physician. Knew about my hospital admission in March, showed me pictures of gastric erosions, discussed questions that I had about medication. Very pleased with visit.

  • Physician listened and answers all questions. Very empathetic and friendly.

  • This was my first visit with Dr Watson, but I appreciated how he explained things and lasted out a clear path of what we’d try next and then what we might have to try if that doesn’t work.

  • This was my first visit to Dr Watson I use to go to Dr Murphy. I found Dr Watson wonderfully informative. Very happy with my new Dr.

  • Was seen in a very timely manner from the time I checked in

  • James Watson is a great doctor. He is very kind and very caring and very understanding. He listens and gives great advice. It is always a pleasure to see him.

  • All of my doctors are southcoast physicians, I opted for Southcoast physicians group because they have offices on Aquidneck Island. I live in Newport this makes it easier to to have quality world class healthcare close to home. I like the fact that mychart allows the physicians to collaborate with one another in real-time which is wonderful and helps patients to make informed decisions with regard to treatment plans for their overall health.In addition to that I have always been treated very respectfully by staff and physicians alike.World class care at world class facilities with state of the art technology is so important!

  • Dr. Watson has very good bedside manners. Listened to me very well and provided treatments that will be best for me.

  • Dr. Watson listened and came up with a workable plan. I was thoroughly pleased with him.

  • Gave me courtesy and an awesome diagnosis finally, that I've been waiting for for a long time.

  • Office staff courteous, admitting nurse courteous and adore Dr. Watson. I am completely satisfied.

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