Dr. Benjamin Watson, MD

Geriatric Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
(31)
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Dr. Benjamin Watson, MD
Dr. Benjamin Watson, MD is a geriatric medicine doctor who practices in Savannah, GA. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Watson is affiliated with Memorial Health University Medical Center, Candler Hospital and Saint Joseph's Hospital - Savannah.

1326 Eisenhower Dr

Savannah, GA 31406

Contact Information

(912) 691-4100

Dr. Benjamin Watson, MD

Dr. Benjamin Watson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Liver Function Test
very high
more than 98% of peers
Wellness Examination
very high
more than 95% of peers
Cholesterol Screening
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
207

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acidosis
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sepsis
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • HIV Screening
  • Immunization Administration
  • Liver Function Test
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Internal Medicine Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Watson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Watson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Watson to family and friends
3.3
based on 31 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Watson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Savannah, GA |
I have always been impressed with Dr. Watson' thoroughness and professionalism. I have yet to ask a question about a med or a procedure hat I've wondered about for myself that he hasn't already researched and has an answer for. I have recommended him to others a number of times.
in Savannah, GA |
Dr. Watson's staff is always most helpful with anything I ever need for my mom's care. We feel that we are in good hands at South Coast and Dr. Watson has a very patient and caring spirit.
Savannah, GA |
In my one visit, Dr. Watson appeared to be extremely burned out and demonstrated a lack of compassion and empathy. Very disappointed.
Savannah, GA |
The last appointment with the doctor. The nurse took my pressure and my weight. The doctor came in and took my pressure again and change one of my prescriptions. Told me to come back in one month. I did asked him about some other screenings and tests. Above all he is a good doctor, but I did not understand why I came in for my three months check-up for that and ask to come back in one month. I know he has a reason and maybe has some tests for me?
in Savannah, GA |
Dr Watson has been my doctor for over 20 years. In the beginning he used to listen and was compassionate. Lately that has all changed. He was rude and did not take my symptoms seriously. I am just on here looking for a new primary doctor but felt compelled to share my experience
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Dr. Watson accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Watson has admitting privileges

Candler Hospital
5353 Reynolds St
Savannah, GA 31405
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Memorial Health University Medical Center
4700 Waters Ave
Savannah, GA 31404
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Saint Joseph's Hospital - Savannah
11705 Mercy Blvd
Savannah, GA 31419
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