Dr. John Watson, MD

Dr. John Watson, MD

Non-Surgical Orthopedics  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
(11)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Watson, MD is a non-surgical orthopedics doctor who practices in Springfield, IL. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 16 years.

1301 S Koke Mill Rd

Springfield, IL 62711

Contact Information

(217) 547-9100

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • 6 More

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Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Electromyography
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Spine Physiatry
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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

  • Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Watson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Watson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Watson to family and friends
4.3
based on 11 total reviews (8 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 (8)
in Decatur, IL |
I was directed to Watson by my surgical orthopedic surgeon because of his pain diagnosis specialty. Found confidence in his objective to find the cause of my pain; found him attentive, curious, and focused on alleviating or eliminating my pain. Serious and pleasant demeanor. I trust this doctor.
in Springfield, IL |
Complete faith in Dr.Watson..he has provided successful treatments for my back and side pain but quickly referred me when he explained I was candidate for surgery..
in Springfield, IL |
I have went to Dr. Watson for at least four years. I had a herniated disc and could hardly walk, stand or sit for very long. He used his expertise in giving me an epidural injection in my lower back to allow me to be able to heal and go back to all of my duties . Since then I have had at least 2 more . He is a very caring physician that wants to see his patients back to your normal lives. I have complete confidence in his abilities . He does a fantastic job!
in Rushville, IL |
A very caring Doctor that excels in his specialty.
in Griggsville, Il. |
I am not a patient, Dr. Watson treated my Mom. I am writing this review on her behalf. She had been suffering from lower back and leg pain for months. She saw Dr. Watson today (28 Jun), got a shot in her lower back and is walking pain free now! My Mom was very nervous about this but Dr. Watson and his staff made her very comfortable and relaxed. I can't tell you how happy she is and how happy it made me! Thank you Dr Watson and thank you to your staff!
in Springfield, IL |
We discussed my history and current pain. Dr. Watson made a couple of recommendations, which I considered. We moved forward really fast and I received much needed relief!
in Jerseyville, Il |
Dr. Watson was very informative during the testing he was doing on me. He answered all my questions and was very helpful.
in Edinburg, IL |
Dr. Watson took care of my back problem when no one else could do anything for me. I like his bed side manner. He talks openly and to the point. My family likes him and how he has treated me. He genuinely seems to care about my problems and takes the time to explain and make me feel more comfortable about the situation.
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Dr. Watson accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance HMO
    Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink HMO
    HealthLink PPO
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • UniCare
    UniCare HMO
    UniCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Watson has admitting privileges

Memorial Medical Center
701 North 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62781
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HSHS St. John's Hospital
800 East Carpenter Street
Springfield, IL 62769
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HSHS St. Francis Hospital
1215 Franciscan Dr
Litchfield, IL 62056
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