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James Watson, MD

Medical Director of Gastroenterology

4.8 out of 5 (343 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 (92)

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.

  • Appt was right on timeEveryone is very efficient Dr Watson is very caring and listensAnd made me feel very cared forI am very happy and comfortable that he is my Dr!!

  • Arrived early and they saw me early. Answered all my concerns. Set up tests. I'm very pleased.

  • I feel lucky to have him as a provider. He's the best!

  • Everyone in the office from staff at check in/out, nurses and Dr. Watson was very welcoming, willing to take time to listen, answer questions and offer efficient and thorough care. Dr. Watson was empathetic and kind which helped put my nerves at ease.

  • I was very well satisfied with the doctor and all the people in this office. I can't think of anything more than that. I was greatly satisfied. Thank you.

  • Always a good visit.

  • The experience was fantastic

  • Great staff, Dr.Watson is always caring and kind. Allows you to talk and also always takes the time you need to understand the care that he will provide. His knowledge and willingness to get everything done to make you feel better is top notch.

  • Very efficient

  • continue caring for your patient

  • Dr Watson is as excellant

  • Your staff is friendly and comforting

  • Dr Watson has a great 'bedside' manner and makes sure I know that I can contact him for any issues. I appreciate that he is always respectful towards and complimentary of his staff. He was running behind just a little behind due to computer issues earlier in the day and must have apologized three times!

  • Always a pleasure visiting this facility. Courteous, informative, and kind. Dr. Watson a 10 plus!! Thank you for your professionalism and most of all your concern.

  • Dr Watson knew all my medical history pertaining to my condition. That showed me that he studied my history when it was transferred to his office. He listens and very proactive. I'm so glad and very satisfied that I transferred to southcoast.

  • Dr. Watson is always very pleasant and professional. He answers all of my questions and is very specific with his questions. I have total confidence in Dr. Watson.

  • Dr. Watson was knowledgeable about my gastro history and medication, listened attentively to my concerns, and answered all my questions. He saw me in a timely fashion. I had lab work done onsite as a "walk-in" and was seen quickly. The lab technician was very personable.

  • Everyone was very friendly and professional. Dr. Watson listened to my concerns and explained whatever questions I had.

  • Dr Watson is the best!

  • The secretaries were very nice, the nurse was very nice, and Doctor Watson was very nice!!! There was nothing that needed to be done to improve my experience!!!

  • It was difficult to get a timely appointment, and when I reached out several times before the appointment for feedback from my provider I never got a response even when I made it clear to whomever answered at the office that another doctor wanted me to pause the medication this provider had me taking. I would think that when you call a provider's office and make that statement it would trigger a red flag and the provider would at their earliest convenience reach out to discuss what is going on.

  • The desk staff were courteous, competent, and efficient. Dr Watson was kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable. His warm smile and soft demeanor made for a wonderful experience.

  • Care was courteous and competent.

  • Dr Watson listening my concerns, and he is going to follow my case.

  • Provider and staff very professional and respectful.

  • Dr. Watson is an excellent gastroenterologist

  • The office staff is Always courteous and professional. They answer questions thoroughly and they schedule appointments spaced appropriately. The office is always on time with their scheduling. I have never had to wait more than a few minutes to get in and that is only because I get there early. My only complaint is that the phone lines are always busy and it is very difficult to get through.. when a message is left that needs to be answered the office is not quick to get back to you

  • Beyond Grateful to be able to switch GI Physicians and have Dr Watson take over. He is wonderful, empathetic & delivers compassionate high quality care! Thank You!!

  • I wish every physician took the time to listen to their patients and engage them in their medical care by providing a detailed explanation of test results as Dr. Watson does. On top of that, he is personable, down to earth, and has a good sense of humor.

  • Ahead of scheduled appointment time!!!!! Kind, polite, professional and thorough. Would recommend, and have, to many family members and friends.

  • Takes a long time to get an appointment

  • Everything from check in to check out was excellent!

  • Dr. Watson was comprehensive in his queries regarding my health. His review of my health history was impressive. He is the reason I utilize Southcoast gastronomy.

  • The office is filled with amazing ladies with, awesome smiles, correct information of your case,they let you know approximately how long the Dr.will be.I enjoy going to my Dr. appointments at Truesdale,Health First.Dental& Medical.I have amazing Dr's

  • Everyone was very kind and above all they found me a translator.

  • Dr Watson rocks

  • No complaints. Great care from techs, providers and all involved.

  • Covered all the bases and answered my questions.

  • Excellent care and knowledgeable Dr.

  • The doctor was right on time. The doctor explained everything very well. I enjoyed the visit, and I had a very good experience.

  • Dr Watson is knowledgeable and understanding .easy to talk with

  • Courteous, very professional office, very friendly and attentive staff. The Doctor had all the qualities. that anyone would want in a healthcare professional.

  • Everyone was efficient and courteous!

  • Dr. Watson is always concerned & takes time to cover all bases. He is on top of my medical issues, which are complicated & tries to ensure that everything possible is being done. I am thankful to be in his care.

  • Dr Watson is always attentive and explains information in a thoughtful manner.

  • Dr. Watson's appointments are always on time!! He listens to what you are saying and is extremely knowledgeable! I recommend him to anyone I know looking for a gastroenterologist! He is the best!

  • This guy was awesome! I would highly recommend him to anyone. No need for the ridiculous questions in the survey. He he was informative, at a high level pace I really appreciated. Great experience! You got lucky with this guy. Keep him and pay him more. He deserves it!!

  • Dr Watson listened to my issues , went over previous tests and was very thorough. Very happy with treatment plan. Everyone in the office was very welcoming

  • I think Dr Watson is a fantastic doctor

  • Finest kind!

  • I asked Dr Watson about recent findings concerning the medication that he had prescribed. He was up to date on the research. He inquired about my current health outside of his specialty and decided to reduce the dosage to see if that would improve orthopedic issues that I've been having. Dr Watson is thinking while practicing medicine which seems to be a rare gift in this age of patient care.

  • Dr Watson was sensitive to my concerns about my previous medical care.

  • The check-in receptionist was polite, caring and very helpful to me as well as all who checked in during my (short wait).Her kind & caring interaction with me & other parents checking-in certainly helped to make for a stress free transition before meeting the Dr.

  • Dr. Watson and staff are professional, knowledgeable, and courteous to my needs and concerns. I feel I am in good hands.

  • As always, great experience and great care.

  • Prompt, professional, and respectful

  • Yes, Dr. Watson was very professional, and very helpful in addressing all my concerns. I would definitely recommend him to other people. Thank you.

  • Very pleasant office personnel very helpful at checkout while scheduling my upcoming test

  • Staff was kind and respectful.

  • On time, professional, courteous, clean and tidy office. Dr. Watson was kind, interested in my medical history, informative and very knowledgeable about the topic I asked him to address. I was very satisfied with my visit and impressed with the entire staff.

  • Dr. Watson has always been excellent whether it is an office visit or procedure. He is knowledgeable, kind and caring physician. I send many patients to him. His office staff is also great. I have had to reach out several times and his office manager [Name] is always helpful. I so appreciate the GI team. Thank you for your excellent service.

  • Always attentive and professional

  • Dr. Watson really listen to my concerns, answered all my questions. He really took his time to hear what I had to say. Never felt rushed in my appointment.

  • Very happy with my provider, Dr. Watson.

  • 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.

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How is the Patient Satisfaction Star Rating Calculated?
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