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James Watson, MD

Medical Director of Gastroenterology

4.8 out of 5 (299 Ratings)



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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.


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Gastroenterology

    1030 President Ave. Suite 110
    Fall River, MA 02720

    P: 508-973-1690

    Get Directions 41.714125 -71.13964899999996

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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 (65)

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 was my first visit with Dr. Watson. He's great. Attentive. Knowledgeable. Understood my concerns and answered them intelligently. Thank you.

  • Dr. Watson was amazing!! His staff including nursing and office were kind, courteous and professional.

  • Perfect, took the time to talk to me .I left completely satisfied thank you

  • All around awesome,

  • The office staff went out of their way to resolve an appointment conflict immediately. Thank you, guys!

  • Courteous, knowledgeable and made sure I understood

  • As a new patient I was made very comfortable. Dr Watson was very personable and caring about my health. I look forward having Dr Watson care for my condition. He seems very pro active which is what I look for in a doctor.

  • Exceptional

  • Everything went very smooth right on key very polite very honest very informative. I have no complaintsu00A0

  • I met with Dr. Watson for the first time & was very comfortable discussing all of my concerns with him. Appreciated that he has ordered some lab tests to rule out certain conditions.

  • Way too long of a wait.

  • Was happy with the visit no complains

  • Dr. Watson is the best GI doctor that I have ever seen. I am having my wife switch to him for her care!

  • I am very, very pleased to have Dr. Watson as my gastro doctor. He's very concerned, knowledgeable, and caring a physician and once again, I am very, very fortunate to have him as part of my South Coast team.

  • Dr Watson was caring, thorough, knowledgeable and professional. What a gem. Top Doc!

  • Good explanation about problem. Felt rushing...even though time was taken.Provider looked at his smart watch twice. Didn't make me feel a priority for the 10 minutes in the room when looking at smart watch

  • Dr Watson is always very professional. He takes the time to listen

  • Top shelf from beginning to end of visit

  • All of the staff were very nice and professional.All answered my questions quickly and with no hesitation. My visit was handled quite nicely by all.

  • Dr Watson is a wonderful and caring doctor. He explained my condition so I could understand it. He answered my questions. I feel very comfortable with him.

  • Dr Watson was very informative and easy to understand. His office staff were excellent.

  • I can't say enough good things about Dr Watson. He always takes the time to explain things. He has a great way to speak to his patients.

  • Dr Watson is incredibly gifted practitioner...explained things well. He answered our questions..Amazing doctor...Office staff very pleasant.

  • Helpful and professional

  • Dr Watson explained everything so I could comprehend what was happening. He called within the window I was given. He was very patient and answered all my questions. He was not rushed. I would definitely recommend him.

  • Dr Watson is both knowledgeable and well versed. In addition his staff is all very kind and welcoming.

  • Doctor Watson is great! Always willing to answer any questions I have and has a wonderful personality.

  • Well informed personal.great people skills.

  • Absolutley no bedside manner from Dr. Watson. Straight forward do this or this will happen. No individual care plan. Also no up to date medication list in system yet updated every time I go.

  • On time, very caring staff & physician.Handled all questions, even if it was not specifically in the Doctor's area of expertise.

  • Check in was fast and easy. Dr. Watson was attentive and thorough in reviewing my previous records, and took care to find results of my previous biopsies going through many pages of my previous records. He did a brief check for GI sounds. I was impressed that he called me back in response to a message that I sent to him about an allergy test, and directed me to continue with the test.

  • Dr. Watson generally cares about me getting better.

  • Dr. Watson has been the only person who actually has figured out what's going on with me and has found a diagnoses and is continuing further testing to figure out other problems with me.

  • Dr Watson is awesome

  • Dr Watson is a wonderful, caring, compassionate doctor. He really cares about his patients. I would recommend him highly to anyone needing a gastroenterologist. He's the best!

  • Dr. Watson listens very carefully and is not dismissive when I voice concerns even if they do prove not serious. I am happy I selected him on the recommendation of both my sister and brother who are both patients of his.

  • Very professional, answered all my questions, Easy to talk to.

  • Dr. Watson is the most concerned & knowledgeable physician, "connecting the dots" Re other health issues & genuinely doing his best to ensure the best outcome. I am very grateful to be in his care. - [Name] [Name]

  • My experience with this doctor's office was excellent. Everything was on time. Efficient, organized, they knew all of my history. The doctor was wonderful to work with and I would highly recommend them to anyone. I wouldn't change a thing.

  • Dr. Watson is a true professional. He listens to your concerns, offers appropriate information and expresses interest in your wellbeing. Grateful to have him as my gastroenterologist

  • Wonderful provider and staff!

  • Made my fears go away in order to get two procedures scheduled on the same day.

  • Everything was great and went smoothly

  • Took his time to listen to my concerns, and my health I recommend Dr. Watson to people that's having problems with Gastro

  • Whole staff members were excellent. Dr. Watson is always on top of everything. If I was coming up with something new to do, for me, with my chronic condition, I'm very happy with everything he does for me and the staff. Thank you.

  • Dr Watson listened and didn't waste no time to start testing to find out what is going on with me. He immediately got the ball rolling on this I would recommend Dr Watson. He asked all questions he answered all questions and most importantly listened to get to the bottom of my concerns!!

  • Made me comfortable

  • The doctor offered several options and explained them carefully. At my request, he reached out to my oncologist to share recommendations and seek input. I found this doctor very supportive and caring.

  • My first visit with dr Watson was pleasant, kind and understanding. I felt like he was someone I had had prior visits at his office. The office visit was comfortable and professional.

  • I was seen fairly quickly which is great and Dr. Watson was pleasant, however the girl who scheduled my appointment time for my colonoscopy forgot to write the time in so I will give the office a call for that time, things happen, nonetheless it was still a good experience.

  • The care I received from Dr. Watson and his staff was outstanding.

  • Very friendly and very knowledgeable.

  • Dr Listened and very informative

  • Dr Watson was very helpful from the start from familiarizing himself with my medical history, answering any questions I had to date, and providing a clear path forward to further diagnose my condition.

  • Very polite and on time always

  • Excellent listening and excellent solutions for my health ... I got more out of this appointment than I expected. I am very pleased. Thank you!

  • Dr. Watson is a great healthcare provider and very personable. He invites questions and always takes the time to answer them thoroughly.

  • Dr. Watson is the best gastroenterologist that I have ever seen. He is patient and listens carefully to what you have to say about your health issues. Then he comes up with a solution to get you better. I am grateful to have him for my doctor!

  • Very comfortable environment

  • Very good visit

  • Dr Watson always takes the time and listens to my concerns

  • Had problems since Thanksgiving, and the office staff was incredible, the girls were great !!!!! I was on the phone with the girls quite a few times. Hopefully with the new meds I should be better soon.

  • Seen timely, as usual, and the visit is friendly but professional; thorough and complete; and I have NEVER felt rushed by Dr. Watson. Excellent physician.

  • Dr. Watson was great and I felt supported and understood throughout my appointment. He was very elaborate with everything and I felt safe, and the environment was awesome. Thank you.

  • Dr Watson was excellent. Very knowledgable and researched all my medical history. The doctors' assistant was pleasant and professional. Desk staff all very good.

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