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James Watson, MD

Medical Director of Gastroenterology

4.8 out of 5 (292 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.


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.

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Patient Comments (56)

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.

  • Dr Watson listened to my concerns about adverse reactions of prescriptionMeds.He was knowledgable of the issues

  • Professional staff and provider and addressed all my questions and concerns.

  • Dr was pleasant, explained problems carefully, made appropriate referrals.

  • I'm socially awkward so it's always been a big deal when staff are patient with me. I tend to fumble over my words when nervous, especially when meeting new people. It's always so important to me that staff are kind and patient. Everyone I interacted with today was wonderful. The staff in this department are gems in an industry which has desensitized so many people. Tell them thank you for me, that their kindness and patience with me made me feel less like an idiot to be tolerated, and more like I was cared about and reassured. Thank you, it really meant a lot to me.

  • My nieces nurse reported to me that he seemed agitated and dismissive of her. This was my nieces first visit with him and he didn't seem interested at all. I will not be having her seen by him again

  • Experience was prompt and informative -- facts regarding visit purpose, along with recent medical history were reviewed with a view of CT noting results of Southcoast vascular appointments over the past year. The interaction of the various disciplines within Southcoast is particularly noteworthy.

  • This doctor listens and has shared his thinking on possible explanations and treatments for my condition. It is not easily diagnosed.

  • Great staff

  • Dr Watson &!his staff are kind, helpful and friendly.

  • Dr. Watson is always willing to listen and understand what you're describing to him and hears you, and respond back in a way that you can understand.

  • The staff was very courteous. The Doctor was thorough and listened to me when explaining my symptoms. I would highly recommend him.

  • Testing was discussed in office during visit. However testing being scheduled is not what was discussed.

  • Dr Watson is the best. Saved my wife's life.

  • The staff there was so pleasant and easy to talk to and they listened to me .

  • I had no problem with the treatment for my provider or any of his staff, but I do not like these calls. It's too many questions. Please don't let it happen again. Thank you.

  • Excellent care and service. My doctor was excellent.

  • Being called to schedule appointment sooner than 3 days after televisit

  • Knowledgeable in expertise and listens to patient

  • The entire process was very professional and team was very knowledgeable.

  • The telehealth visit was better than I expected. Dr Watson was excellent.

  • Dr Watson is wonderful and his staff is always friendly

  • I'm very comfortable with the doctors and the nurses there and they have absolutely no problem at all every time I'm going there

  • All was great. No waiting to see the doc. He was great

  • Doctor is the Watsonis the best, Doctor. Ever

  • On time, friendly but professions!!!

  • The reception is always fabulous. They always get back to you. Dr. Watson listened carefully to all of my history, treated me with great care, not just another patient. Was very interested in what was going on for me and what would best suit my personal needs.

  • Very smooth appointment, minimal paperwork, short waits, pleasant staff.

  • I think doctors nowadays are too pressed for time to really hear the patient, listen to them carefully, and understand what their needs really are, they ask questions, and they move on to the next question, and don't get a full picture of what care the patient needs, and it's unfortunate that it's such a limited time, and they're in such a rush, because I think critical information is left out and that becomes a lack of understanding between the two people involved, the doctor, and the patient and I don't think it's the doctor's fault.

  • Tests should have been done BEFORE the in person visit so test results could be discussed

  • This visit was super fast and smooth. I went in early just cause I was in the area and I was seen early which amazed me. The PAR was so nice, and the person who brought me in and went through my history was kind and efficient. Everyone kept apologizing for a wait but there was none!! Dr. Watson was kind and listened to my problem and came up with a treatment plan, and future goals. I would recommend this office and dr. Watson to anyone who asked. Thank you everyone for what you do and how kind you all are.

  • Dr Watson is well informed and very nice to talk to

  • I was taken - I was greeted professionally when I got in. It was my first visit. I was treated very well. The physician listened intently to my concerns and offered some great advice and he said he would help me. I was extremely pleased with this visit.

  • Dr. Watson is pretty awesome. If I were Sherlock Holmes, and he wasn't about to give me a colonoscopy, we'd probably be friends.

  • Everyone & everything is good thank you

  • I got the information I needed.

  • Appointment took 9 months to get, but when U finally got to see the doctor the visit went well, no waiting, no delays, staff was courteous, and the doctor was attentive, understanding, well mannered, sociable, knowledgeable, and analytical.

  • Good doctor, good staff.

  • I should write my questions down because I leave and have unanswered questions. I need to be better prepared.

  • Doctor Watson is outstanding cause he knows what he's doing and he always double checks him self And you can tell he truly cares for us patient's well-being

  • 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 !!

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