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James Watson, MD

Medical Director of Gastroenterology

4.7 out of 5 (343 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.

Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (59)

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.

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

  • Dr. Watson is a great asset to the Gastro department’s team.

  • Right on time. Appropriate for my type of visit.

  • Excellent. One of the best new patient experiences in my life. Very down to earth and relatable. Really enjoyed to session and received a lot of feedback. Provided a solution to help rectify the issue. Very supportive. Very happy for this referral.

  • Dr. Watson was very pleasant and made me feel hopeful.

  • This was my first meeting with Dr. Watson and I found him to be very attentive, made sure to know my name when he walked into the exam room and listened to my issues and also made sure to look at my recent medical history. I felt very comfortable that I was going to be well taken care of...

  • Yes, I had a good experience.

  • I thought they were (INAUDIBLE) I was very happy with what Dr. Watson did and I have recommended him to many of my friends and that's about it. Thank you. 

  • Dr James Watson listens and carefully reviews your information, asks lots of questions, and generally is very thorough, seeking the cause of my problem. I would highly recommend him to anyone with digestive problems!

  • Dr. Watson was very knowledgeable and caring. He listened to everything I said and explained everything until I understood. Very different experience than my experience with Dr.[Name]

  • everything perfect

  • Dr. Watson and his staff are the best! I never feel rushed and Dr. Watson makes it a point to be prepared and to be up-to-date on my entire situation. He treats the whole patient. His staff is very efficient and professional.

  • The Staff was very courteous. Dr. Watson was very polite and very informative in regards to my physical health.

  • Everything was perfect. I was glad to have Dr. Watson because he basically saved my life. Thank you.

  • Dr. Watson is terrific. Everyone in the office was so kind. It is so easy to talk to Dr. Watson & he explains thing s simply & common language A+

  • I was contacted in a timely manner and the doctor was extremely professional and I did a job explaining my medical situation.

  • I can not see where there is room for improvement. Very happy with all aspects.

  • All good. Thanks.

  • Dr Watson is great, he listens, and gives me positive feed back.

  • Dr. Watson is a fantastic doctor. This is my first experience with seeing him over tele therapy and I think that the transition to that process has been very seamless. I've been seeing Dr. Watson for a couple years now and I'm very grateful for his feedback and guidance. Thank you.

  • Dr. Watson is wonderful, caring and knowledgeable! He is patient and takes the time to hear you out and actually listens!! Great job!! Thank you to all for hanging in there for all of us!!

  • It just went well, that's all.

  • This was a phone call with Dr. Watson, not an actual office visit due to Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. Watson asked pertinent questions and renewed necessary Rx’s for me. As usual, excellent caring care from Dr. Watson & his staff!

  • I had a great video chat televisit with Dr Watson. It was my first appointment with him and it didn’t make any difference that it was a televisit. He was a great listener, friendly, informative and helpful. I ended the visit feeling relieved that my questions had been answered and a doctor actually listened to what I had to say. I look forward to my follow up visit.

  • Dr Watson is extremely passionate and caring. He explained everything in detail and answered all my questions.

  • Waiting in pain is no fun. I know the Dr is busy even with covid19 issues everywhere. The telemedicine call worked well. Let's see how long to get a CT to further diagnose.

  • I was happy with the professional care that i received.

  • Dr. Watson is very thorough. I trust him with my health concerns.

  • Always a great visit.

  • Caregiver was responsive and thorough. No improvement needed.

  • Dr Watson was excellent. I usually see Dr [Name] who was on vacation and Dr Watson took his time listening to what was going on and looking up my past history. I felt dr Watson was very thorough. I would definitely recommend him or Dr [Name]

  • Dr. Watson made me feel alot better about my condition. He ruled out a few possibilities that put my mind at ease.

  • I was very impressed with Dr Watson. Caring and compassionate. I’m glad that I found him.

  • Dr. Watson and the nurses are professional and friendly and answer questions and provide assistance, as necessary.My only complaint is that your appointment calendar can't go out 12 months to set a new appointment. Given the volume of annual appointments that must happen I find that unusual. All my other doctors can go out a year or more for follow up appointments.

  • My visit was timely and efficient. Dr. Watson is very thorough and very personable.

  • Front staff and medical assistant were pleasant and professional. The provider took the time to explain imaging and labs. Plan of care discussed and agreed upon.

  • Dr. Watson was the most down to earth, attentive, and thorough provider I’ve come across with Southcoast.

  • Dr. Watson was terrific with me. He listened to my concerns. He he was bright. He was caring, he explained situations and I look forward to dealing with him again. And I've already told my husband I think he should use him as his doctor. Great doctor. Can I hang up.

  • Dr Watson was great. Took time with me to understand my concerns and took time to review and explain my recent tests to me.

  • It was a very pleasant experience my first time seeing the doctor and he was very helpful. And I enjoyed my visit very much. I would say there no way to improve.

  • I was given an appointment in a very timely manner, due to my illness. He was pleasant and caring and explained the plan ahead

  • Very short waiting time, discussed symptoms. No complaints.

  • Great up front information on my health condition. Staff was extremely helpful and professional.

  • The team work is soImpressive..especially ,office staff, techs, nurses

  • Dr. Watson and his office staff are always respectful, courteous and professional. Dr. Watson has a great bedside manor that makes you feel like he genuinely cares and explains thins in a way you can understand. He is one of the best providers I have seen!

  • Everyone was polite and friendly. The experience was very positive.

  • Very good experience Was taken in timely manner and given time to talk with the dr without feeling rushedBut mostly the empathy I felt from the dr as we discussed my situationIt was genuine- a rare find these days! Thank you dr Watson!

  • I have nothing bad to say it all about my experience. Nothing I can say to you to help improve it.

  • Everything went well. It was very timely and the doctor was very informative.

  • Dr. Watson was very thorough and caring. My appointment was right on time and everything went smoothly. Thank you.

  • I’ve been a patient of Dr. Watson for a while and I must say he is outstanding I would highly recommend him to anybody

  • I had a very good appointment with Dr. James Watson, and he is a very compassionate Doctor,He's there listen to the patient and that means everything, and when you have when he explains things he explain things also in layman's terms, so the patient can understand, so he's an excellent doctor Dr. James Watson. Thank you.

  • Dr.Watson is always on time and very good at answering your questions.

  • The doctor really listened to my concerns and was very thoughtful about the next steps and explained them thoroughly.

  • Everyone is friendly and office is tun very efficiently. I got there early for my 3pm appt. and was in and out with 45 mins!

  • New doctor, very qualified, personable and kind. Perfect experience. Provided hope for me and my care. Entered anxious and exited hopeful

  • I had an excellent experience all around

  • Overall good experience nothing stands out just no aggravation and above and beyond care

  • Dr Watson always Make me feel better. Great doctor.

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