Dr. Gene Watterson Jr, MD

Dr. Gene Watterson Jr, MD

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Age 59
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Dr. Gene Watterson Jr, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in rheumatology.

1801 Gadsden Hwy

Birmingham, AL 35235

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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Watterson Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watterson Jr treats Chronic Fatigue Syndrome more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Watterson Jr treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watterson Jr treats Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Watterson Jr treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Fibromyalgia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watterson Jr treats Fibromyalgia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Watterson Jr treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia

Dr. Watterson Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Gene Watterson Jr, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

Carraway Methodist Med Center
Residency Hospital
University Of Al Hospital
Residency Hospital
1988
University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine
Medical School
1988

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Watterson Jr's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Watterson Jr

3.5

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
56%
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4 Stars
8%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
4%
(1)
1 Star
32%
(8)

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Such a wonderful doctor and wonderful person. Very kind. Hard to find these days.
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Very thorough and attentive, not in a hurry. He didn't just treat me like a number. He was very caring & concerned about my health. He's not a Dr. who believes in just giving me another pill to mask the pain, which I really appreciated! He's very knowledgeable about fibromyalgia & I learned some...Read More
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I have Degenerative arthritis and Fibromyalgia .All he wanted to do was a sleep study and,pray for me.I appreciate and like him praying for me,but I went to get some kind of treatment and he wouldn't do anything
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I would not recommend Dr. Watterson because he pushes his opinions onto patients. If the patient has a complaint or concern he gets rude and dismisses them. And I am speaking from personal experience.
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