Biography & Education

Biography
In my practice I focus on promoting wellness for adults and providing care for a wide range of general outpatient medical problems. I enjoy patients who want to actively participate in their health care decisions and I want them to fully understand their health issues. I encourage lots of questions. I particularly enjoy being a doctor because I get to meet and know so many people and help some of them through difficult times.
Position Summary Dr.
Additional Information

Internship: University of Washington School of Medicine. Recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the American Diabetes Association for providing quality care to patients with diabetes.

Specialties
  • Internal medicine
  • Primary Care
Education Background
Medical School University of Alabama School of Medicine
Residency University of Washington School of Medicine
Languages
  • English
Professional Associations
American College of Physicians
Personal Interests
I am married with three adult children. I am also an avid runner, biker and backpacker.

Comments:
We accept new Medicare and DSHS in limited zip codes. Please call the office for more information.

Care Locations

3400 California Ave. S.W.
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98116
Fax 206-320-5506
Accepted Payment Methods
Bill Insurance, VISA, Master Card, Cash, Check
Available Weekends
Available Evenings
Accepting Medicaid

Specialties

Specialties
  • Internal medicine
  • Primary Care
Clinical Interests
  • Internal Medicine

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.5 out of 5 (148 Ratings, 17 Comments)

 

01/28/2015
I came in complaining of hip pain. Dr. Watson didn't do a physical exam and did not diagnose; he wanted to get x-rays first. I told him that OTC anti-inflammatory meds were doing no good and that Tylenol has never been effective for me, but he offered no other options to relieve my pain. When I called for an appointment and was told my usual physician, Dr. [...], wasn't available, the scheduler asked if I'd like to see another doctor. I agreed, under the assumption that I could expect equivalent care. When my physician returned (after I had seen Dr. Watson) and asked for a steroid shot, she told me that Dr. Watson hadn't documented my visit well and had not offered a diagnosis, so I would need to schedule another appointment with her so she could diagnose me before administering the steroid shot. Why did the scheduler suggest I see another doctor if I would have to come back to see mine? Totally unacceptable.
Swedish Patient
100

01/14/2015
Will return to this provider. Have recommend to others.
Swedish Patient
100

12/30/2014
In the past several years, I felt that Dr. Watson was under extreme pressure to see a large number of patients each day. More often than not, he spent about seven minutes with me. The past months, my oldest daughter (I'm 87 now) accompanied me to the the doctor's office, and she followed up with questions she felt she needed to know as my health care power of attorney. Since this time, Dr. Watson has slowed down, and apparently has seen to it that he had scheduled enough time to adequately talk with me and respond to my concerns. He himself has seemed much more relaxed in doing this, and this has been good for him, for me, and for my daughter [...]
Swedish Patient
90

11/15/2014
Terrible lab wait time.
Swedish Patient
 

11/05/2014
I would recommend Dr. Watson without hesitation.
Swedish Patient
100

10/14/2014
There are times when I feel that my doctor is extremely rushed and moving on to the patient. Now if I can, I make all of appointments first thing in the morning; I try and be his first patient of the day.
Swedish Patient
100

10/14/2014
Dr.Watson always acts like he has all day to speak with me. He covers any additional questions I have regardless of their relevance to the issue I am seeing him for.
Swedish Patient
100

09/19/2014
As usual, I received a full written report summarizing all aspects of the visit, and more.
Swedish Patient
100

09/09/2014
*Dr. Ronald Watson is always very thorough and explains everything fully and said he will see me in February for my PHYSICAL...
Swedish Patient
 

09/08/2014
Excellent
Swedish Patient
40

09/07/2014
He was a nice guy, but literally read off a list of things to avoid so I don't die. Nothing about the visit or communication seemed specified to my lifestyle. For example, in the beginning of the exam and any paperwork I completed I said that I don't drink or smoke. And then during my time with the provider he continually mentioned that I should avoid excessive tobacco and alcohol, especially if I'm driving. [...] Again, kind man, but I am not likely to follow up with this provider for questions or care in the future.
Swedish Patient
100

08/04/2014
*Dr. Watson has been my PCP a very long time. We have a good relationship.
Swedish Patient
100

07/31/2014
*Dr. Watson is an excellent dr w/current medical information.
Swedish Patient
90

06/29/2014
I had gone to *Dr. Watson several years ago & with my new insurance it made it possible to return to him which makes me very happy.
Swedish Patient
100

06/23/2014
Nurse line wanted me to go to ER - but I thought that was over reacting (but understandable on her part over the phone). I was so glad the clinic could get me in to see a dr. the same afternoon. He had a plausible explan. for my symptoms, put my mind at ease, and referred me to a vascular surg. to be on the safe side.
Swedish Patient
100

06/18/2014
*Dr. Watson is very approachable about any thing I've felt I needed to ask or clarify. A warm professional manner. [...]
Swedish Patient
100

06/08/2014
*Dr. Watson is outstanding in all regards. I truly believe his care has kept me in better shape.
Swedish Patient