Dr. Benjamin Watson, DO

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery •  Male • Age 36
  
Dr. Watson
Accepting new patients

Hughston Clinic

6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909

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(706) 324-6661

Dr. Benjamin Watson, DO is a Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery Specialist in Columbus, GA and has over 10 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Watson has more experience with Ankle/Foot than other specialists in his area. He graduated from EDWARD VIA VIRGINIA COLL OF OSTEO MED medical school in 2010. He is affiliated with Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Watson to book an appointment.


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Dr. Watson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Georgia
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Practice Areas

Ankle/Foot

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Ankle/Foot specialists.

Typically treats 86% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watson treats Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watson treats Ankle Sprains and Strains more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Foot Conditions
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watson treats Foot Conditions more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

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Dr. Watson's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Dr. Watson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Watson

4.9

Based on 47 ratings

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  • Listened & answered questions (42)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (42)
What could be improved
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Dr Watson tried to save and nurture my toes when two other surgeons wanted to amputate. I love him and his staff as being professional but even more importantly he’s a wonderful person who is sympathetic and personable
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Charles Edwards – Sep 02, 2020
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Dr. Watson was referred to me by a friend and I could not be more pleased with him. I too work in the medical profession and know time is of the essence. I injured my foot in a golf cart accident and was in need of medical assistance. I was able to get an appointment quickly and treatment received. Awesome bedside manner. Very professional and would recommend him to anyone needing help with there foot or ankle.
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Tammy Aguilar – Sep 26, 2019
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Dr Watson and his staff are amazing. He did my Achilles’ tendon repair and he was very nice and caring. He even called me the night of my surgery to make sure I was ok. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing surgery.
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Jasmyn B – Sep 11, 2019
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Dr. Watson is an amazing physician. He is caring, compassionate, respectful and courteous. He explains procedures simply yet thoroughly and takes the times to answer all questions. I have no qualms about referring anyone to him and have referred several friends.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lynda H., Dawson, GA – Aug 22, 2019
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Dr Watson was fine, however staff is horrible refused to let me see Dr for followup after surgery and related pain from hardware
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Jul 03, 2019
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Dr. Watson is an excellent physician and I would highly recommend him. He is knowledgeable, compassionate, answers all questions, and, along with his staff, is concerned with a great outcome for you. After my broken ankle, followed by surgery and extensive therapy, I can now do anything I could before the accident.
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Apr 26, 2019
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I highly recommend Dr. Watson. The professionalism, care, and customer service is second to none!
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Mar 23, 2019
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Dr.Watson is a very caring &knowledgable doctor &his staff are just as caring , I HIGHLY recommend him , he showed the utmost care in both of my foot surgeries &I've had excellant results !!!
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Mar 19, 2019
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Time was very reasonable, staff friendly and professional. Doctor made my visit very relaxing and understanding of my pain and treatment.
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Mar 13, 2019
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Dr. Watson is an excellent surgeon, conducts effective follow-up and expresses continuing concern for my recovery
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Feb 09, 2019
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Very knowledgable very kind , informative, explains everything he is going to do in detail and is very patient.
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Jacqueline Bosley in Phenix City, AL – Feb 08, 2019
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My pleasant experience started as soon as I entered the door. We were in and out in a short time. Staff was kind and professional. I was very pleased with Dr. Watson he explained everything carefully and to the point of understanding. He answered all my questions in a way that was understandable and detailed. He gave me options on my care and let me take time to decided what I WANTED to do. I am so pleased with my choice to go see him and look forward to continued care with him.
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John in Opelika, AL – Jan 10, 2019
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Dr. Watson and his team are awesome! This is my second procedure with them and I continue to be pleased with outcomes. Still got 4 weeks in this non-flex shoe, but follow-up yesterday shows all is healing as he reviewed with us before starting on this journey. THANK YOU DOC!!
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Polly in Dothan , AL – Jan 08, 2019
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Dr Watson was very kind, patient, and took the time to sit down and explain everything to me. Every staff member I came in contact with seemed to enjoy their job and were super helpful.
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Columbus – Dec 22, 2018
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Very fissional and caring.
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Tisha in Dothan, AL – Dec 18, 2018
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Always professional, listens to the concerns of the patient, personable and extremely knowledgeable...I am glad I chose him...
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Keena Clark in Americus, GA – Dec 08, 2018
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Dr. Watson is a very professional caring Dr. I had birth defect problems with my foot. I had another surgeon operate to no avail. Still walked the way I had for 68 years. I prayed to find a Doctor that would fix my foot. When Dr. Watson walked in he smiled and his face was glowing I knew I had been lead to a doctor I needed. He fixed my foot very involved 4 hours. I am walking without pain for the first time in my life. I was off foot for 4 months listen to him he KNOWS what is best .
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Ola Joyce Cox in Ashford, AL – Dec 06, 2018
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Dr. Watson was great. When I had my first appointment he gave me options on my torn Achilles. I decided to do the surgery, after the surgery he called to explain what procedure he did to repair my Achilles. My follow up visit was good also .I will recommend him to everyone that I know that need surgery. Thank You Dr. Watson
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Wendy Lewis in Columbus, GA – Dec 06, 2018
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Dec 05, 2018
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Very professional and caring. .couldn't ask for any better
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Ann in Dothan , AL – Dec 05, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Watson is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in disorders of the foot and ankle. Raised in Blakely, Georgia, he received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Georgia in 2006. Afterward he attended the Edward...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

Education

2010
EDWARD VIA VIRGINIA COLL OF OSTEO MED
Medical School

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Locations

Hughston Clinic

Hughston Clinic - Main Campus6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909
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Hughston Clinic Montgomery2257 Taylor Rd A Montgomery, AL 36117
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Hughston Clinic Albany117 Oakland Pkwy Leesburg, GA 31763
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  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Hughston Clinic Dothan512 N Shady Ln Dothan, AL 36303
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Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital

Phenix City, AL

87% Patient experience rating, 18% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)