Dr. Charles Watkins, MD

Dr. Charles Watkins, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Charles Watkins, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Little Rock, AR and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med in 1976 and specializes in cardiac surgery.

5 Saint Vincent Cir Ste 501

Little Rock, AR 72205

Contact Information

(501) 666-2894

Insurance Accepted

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

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Carotid Artery Disease
more than 77% of peers
Lung Surgery
more than 69% of peers
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
more than 69% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Watkins "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 what you want to hear. You let them speak in their own voice then you ask the appropriate questions that 35 years of experience have taught me that help you can extract the information you need to know. I have to give credit to the nursing staff at CHI St. Vincent. They are the most valuable asset of this hospital. We couldn't do what we do without superb nursing. We do everything we can to ensure the appropriate operation is done on the appropriate patient. This is not a job. It is a calling. It is a passion. We certainly appreciate the patients' trust and confidence. 


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1  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

33  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • U Ark Med Sci
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • U Ark Med Sci
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Charles Watkins, MD
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...Read More
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