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Dr. Charles Watkins, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 69

Dr. Watkins

CHI St. Vincent Heart Clinic Arkansas

5 Saint Vincent Cir Ste 501 Little Rock, AR 72205

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Dr. Charles Watkins, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Little Rock, AR and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.


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(501) 666-2894

Dr. Watkins accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
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Humana
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Dr. Watkins' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watkins performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Watkins performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watkins treats Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Watkins treats this condition more than 62% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Angina
  • Ludwig's Angina
  • Unstable Angina
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watkins treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Watkins treats this condition more than 60% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2

Dr. Watkins' conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Impella Device
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

I'm a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon at CHI St. Vincent. Well you have to let the patient have their say first and then you guide them down the road to where they will tell you what you need to know. You can't cut them off. You can't tell them w...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1981
U Ark Med Sci
Residency Hospital
1976
U Ark Med Sci
Internship Hospital
1976
University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine
Medical School
1981
1976
1976

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Doctor Watkins performed my mothers Vascular surgery one year ago and she has recovered well. He and his staff are friendly and helpful. He explained the surgery in layman terms so that I understood what is expected and left me feeling comfortable about the procedure. I only wish he was her primary cardiologist....
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