Dr. Benjamin Watson, DO

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle SurgeryMaleAge 38

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

Dr. Benjamin Watson, DO is a Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery Specialist in Columbus, GA and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Watson has extensive experience in Ankle & Foot Surgery. He graduated from EDWARD VIA VIRGINIA COLL OF OSTEO MED medical school in 2010. He is affiliated with medical facilities Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital and Piedmont Columbus Regional Northside. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Benjamin Watson, DO

Hughston Clinic

6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909
Accepting new patients

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Affiliated with Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital Phenix City, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Watson

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Ankle & Foot Surgery

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 Surgery specialists.

Dr. Watson is experienced in the area of Ankle & Foot Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 32 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Ankle Fracture
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Dr. Watson's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • 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 Scan
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • 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 Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • McMurray's Test
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Watson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
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
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
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Watson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Watson

4.9

Based on 61 ratings

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Excellent doctor
Dr. Watson attentive to my questions and concerns and was straight to the point with his recommendations. I trust him as a good doctor and a good person. I would recommend Dr. Watson and Hughston Clinic 100%.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jennifer Maichel – Jul 01, 2022
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Extremely wonderful
After seeing the condition of my feet and my x-rays he had a definite plan to correct everything. I have not taken on a single pain pill since surgery. He is the very best you can get
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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After seeing the condition of my feet and my x-ray – Jun 14, 2022
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Great
My first visit to Dr Watson and it was very good. I was well pleased.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sally – Mar 11, 2022
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Dr. Watson took the time to thoroughly examine my problem. I have suffered with my achilles for months snd had seen another practitioner. Referred by PT to see Dr. Watson. His diagnosis, treatment and prognosis was honest and forthright. I am so so happy with him.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 08, 2022
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Dr Watson was wonderful! Very nice and professional. Gave me an honest assessment based on my X-rays and examination. He said i had some arthritis in toe and my exercise routine would not impact this situation. Very pleased.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 24, 2022
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Doctor Watson has a rare trait, he listens. The other doctor and the PA were going to brush off my injury as a simple sprain but Dr. Watson listened to me when I described it and took another x-ray. That x-ray reveiled the tendon holding my leg bones together wasn't working. He saved me from a misdiagnose. Its amazing to find a doctor that actually believes his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Robin – Dec 24, 2021
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Doctor Watson is the best by far great with his patients
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donnie Grissett – Dec 19, 2021
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My 1st visit was very good(A+). Dr. Watson entered the room with a pleasant greeting and he made eye contact. Dr Watson was also very easy too talk too, he didnt appear rushed, he seemed truly concerned with helping me get better. Dr Watson also took the time to review and thoroughly explain my x-rays to me, he also gave me non invasive options and solutions to deal with the pain in my ankle. Dr. Watson and his staff(Lisa) was friendly and helpful. The wait time after I was called back to his office from the main waiting area, was minimal. Dr Watson appeared knowledgeable, insightful and very experienced. I would recommend Dr. Watson
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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R morris – Jul 12, 2021
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Very prompt, excellent care. My first visit, outstanding.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 01, 2021
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Have seen Dr. Watson for various foot issues since 2016. He and his staff are wonderful, genuinely kind and so easy to work with. Love them!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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R Owen – Apr 07, 2021
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Foot Pain
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 16, 2021
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I received excellent medical care. Dr. Watson has a great personality and shows that he cares for the patient.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 03, 2021
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Dr. Watson was warm and welcoming. He was thorough with his exam, and listened attentively to the history of my injury. He approached the discussion of treatment plan matter of factly, and was neither dismissive or panic inducing. Bedside manner was excellent, and he treated staff very kindly.
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Mikey – Dec 08, 2020
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Dr. Watson is an amazing Doctor. He is very detailed with his explanations, and he listens to you. He is very caring. He will always be my first choice for services when needed. His staff is wonderful and makes you smile everytime.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Phaedra Gathers – Nov 25, 2020
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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
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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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
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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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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...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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What are Dr. Benjamin Watson, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Watson frequently treats Ankle & Foot Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Watson specializes.

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Dr. Watson's office is located at 6262 Veterans Pkwy, Columbus, GA 31909. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Hughston Clinic

Hughston Clinic - Main Campus6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909
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Hughston Clinic Dothan512 N Shady Ln Dothan, AL 36303
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Hughston Clinic Montgomery2257 Taylor Rd A Montgomery, AL 36117
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Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital

Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital4401 RIVERCHASE DR Phenix City, AL 36867
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital

Phenix City, AL

89% Patients that would definitely recommend, 19% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Piedmont Columbus Regional Northside

Columbus, GA

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)