Dr. John Watson, MD

Dr. John Watson, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
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Age 44
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Dr. John Watson, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Springfield, IL and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from SOUTHERN IL UNIV SCH OF MED in 2001 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, pain medicine, and more.

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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Watson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Watson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

14  Specialties

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

2  Board Certifications

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

107  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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14  Procedures

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

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Watson to family and friends
12 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (2)

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 (9)

Dr. Watson has reduced my lower back pain with injections and a back brace. He has been very focused and helpful. I trust him and I would recommend him to anyone with back pain.
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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.
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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..
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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
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A very caring Doctor that excels in his specialty.
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