Dr. Eric Watson, MD

Dr. Eric Watson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
(32)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Eric Watson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Sioux Falls, SD. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

810 E 23rd St

Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Contact Information

(888) 331-5890

Insurance Accepted

  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Avera
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthPartners
  • 16 More

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Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ankle Fracture
very high
more than 97% of peers
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

Dr. Watson does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Dakota.

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

  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of Ne Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Watson has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Watson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Watson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Watson to family and friends
4.8
based on 32 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Watson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
Sioux Center, IA |
Dr. Watson recently did a surgery on my foot. I was thrilled with the outcome of my surgery. I can now walk pain free for the first time in years. Not only did the surgery go very well, Dr. Watson also has a kind, caring personality. If I ever need another surgery on my feet or ankles, I will definitely be going back to Dr. Watson.
in Sioux City, IA |
Although I am not a fan of ankle injections, Dr. Watson and his PA made the experience as pleasant as possible.
in Sioux Falls, SD |
I would highly recommend Dr. Watson .
Sioux Falls, SD |
I appreciated the service that I received at OI and the care by Dr Watson and his staff. He was conservative and honest, providing me with my treatment options and not needing further unnecessary tests.
in Sheldon, Iowa |
Dr. Watson is the BEST! He is very knowledgeable, empathetic and listens to his patients. He has a wonderful bedside manner and always works to help his patients in every way possible.
in Madison, SD |
I could not have asked for better treatment or experience from Dr. Watson and the entire staff.
Mission Hill |
A very kind, caring and intelligent Doctor. I was treated very well throughout the appointment.
in Chester, SD |
Dr. Watson laid the situation out in plain terms for me when diagnosing my LisFranc injury. His knowledge of the situation was fantastic, which made me fell better about what was going to be taking place.
in Balaton Mn |
Dr. Watson is very knowledgeable and very informative and a very understanding person. He cares about his patients needs and is concerned about the health and welfare of my needs.
Sioux Falls, SD |
Very positive experience.
in Sioux Falls, SD |
Started seeing Dr Watson,for my ankle 2 years ago. I get injections about every 4 months. Dr Watson and his PA are great,makes you feel like you are part of the family. Wait time is short!!
in Centerville sd |
On A Friday night football game I ended up breaking my ankle which by Monday I needed surgery, as which I was sitting all nervous and shy I met 3 people that day that almost has the same problem and they also go to Eric which then I felt relief, met Eric he has humor, and made sure I knew everything he was going to do in surgery. I now know when I have another broken bone I will surly return to him.
in Montrose, SD |
I had bunion surgery on both sides of my left foot. I was very apprehensive about this surgery because of all the horror stories I heard regarding this kind of surgery. My experience was amazing. I was told all of the facts, what I would experience, worst case scenario. The pain was managed very well and I wouldn't hesitate to do it again. I was walking in a boot within 10 days, back at work in 2 weeks! Dr. Watson is a very skilled surgeon! I definitely recommend him!
in Pierre, SD |
Dr. Watson performed arthroscopy on my right knee. I feel that I received the best care possible.
in Brewster, MN |
I met him after doing a tibia platueau on my right leg, he was a excellennt doctor
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Dr. Watson accepts 25 insurance carriers
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Avera
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    Interplan Health Group
  • Humana
  • Indian Health Service
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • PreferredOne
  • Sanford Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • TriWest Champus
  • Ucare
  • Wausau Benefits
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Hospitals where Dr. Watson has admitting privileges

Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital
910 E 20th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
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Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center
1325 S Cliff Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
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Sanford USD Medical Center
1305 W 18th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
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