Dr. Gene Watterson, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 61

Dr. Watterson
Accepting new patients

Alabama Ortho Spine/Sprts Med

1801 Gadsden Hwy Birmingham, AL 35235

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(205) 838-3900

Dr. Gene Watterson, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Watterson has more experience with Autoimmune Diseases and Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of South Alabama / College of Medicine medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with St. Vincent's East. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Watterson to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Watterson

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Watterson treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Watterson treats other conditions, please contact the office at (205) 838-3900.

Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and celiac disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.Compare with other Autoimmune Diseases specialists.

Dr. Watterson typically treats 75% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Autoimmune Diseases
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sjögren's Syndrome
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
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Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Watterson typically treats 74% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Arthritis
Gout
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Watterson'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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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

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Dr. Watterson accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Watterson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Watterson

3.5

Based on 25 ratings

5 Stars
56%
(14)
4 Stars
8%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
4%
(1)
1 Star
32%
(8)
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What went well
  • Office environment (21)
  • Staff friendliness (19)
  • Appointment scheduling (18)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (7)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (7)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (7)
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Such a wonderful doctor and wonderful person. Very kind. Hard to find these days.
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Apr 09, 2019
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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 things I wasn't aware of. He asked if he could pray for me, which I really loved about him! He acknowledged that the Lord is the healer & he's only the instrument! Looking forward to my next appointment!
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Wanda Poland in Jacksonville, AL – Sep 15, 2016
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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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Mama in Springville, Alabama – Sep 12, 2016
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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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Collinsville, AL – Dec 25, 2015
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Gene Watterson, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Watterson has more...Read more

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

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Gene Watterson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Watterson frequently treats Autoimmune Diseases and Arthritis and Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Watterson specializes.

Where is Dr. Gene Watterson, MD's office located?

Dr. Watterson's office is located at 1801 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35235. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Alabama Ortho Spine/Sprts Med

Alabama Orthopedc Spine/SPM Center1801 Gadsden Hwy Birmingham, AL 35235
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St. Vincent's East

Birmingham, AL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average