Dr. John Watson, MD

Physical Medicine & RehabilitationMaleAge 48

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. John Watson, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Springfield, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities HSHS St. John's Hospital and Memorial Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. John Watson, MD

Orthopedic Center Of Illinois, Springfield, IL

1301 S KOKE MILL RD Springfield, IL 62711 ()
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Telehealth services available

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(217) 547-9236

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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Watson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watson treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watson treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watson treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Watson's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bone Scan
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • In-Office Ultrasound
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • McMurray's Test
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Watson accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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
Choice Care PPO
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
Three Rivers Provider Network
UniCare
UniCare HMO
UniCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Watson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Watson

4.9

Based on 147 ratings

5 Stars
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(141)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
2.7210884353741496%
(4)
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I have arthritis & several bone spurs (over 6) in the thumb & palm joint. Dr. Watson uses Sonic gram to make sure the shot gets where it needs to go. He’s always hit the mark for me and I’ve had great results.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
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Julia I DuRocher – May 19, 2022
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L5 Pain
Dr. Watson explained my MRI results in a caring and professional manner. He offer several possible treatment options. I look forward to my follow up appointment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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May 12, 2022
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Dr. Watson was very friendly and professional at my appointment, and I’m happy to say I found relief from my pain after treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Linda Van Aken – May 07, 2022
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I visited Dr. Watson to address my pain before scheduling another appointment for an injection in my back. During my visit he asked about having fibromyalgia. He asked if anyone had ever looked at my neck saying that most people that have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia don’t actually have it but they have neck issues. Sure enough after looking at X-rays of my neck we discovered some serious issues with the discs in my neck. Dr. Watson has ordered more tests and I look forward to working with him to find a course of treatment for my chronic pain suffering. Dr. Watson is very kind and caring and I would definitely recommend working with him and his conscientious staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marcia Bidwell – Apr 23, 2022
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Dr. Watson as always, is wonderful. I don't know what I would do without his his treatments
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ben fox – Apr 23, 2022
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Excellent Physician
I have worked with Dr Watson for several years with my low back pain. He is attentive and listens well. Always discusses options.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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David Kerwin – Apr 22, 2022
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Doctor Watson has always been very personable and professional. I trust his expertise. His staff is very efficient and courteous.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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June Gausepohl – Apr 21, 2022
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I got a shot in my hip to improve mobility. It was very quick and painless. Dr Watson was personable and professional. His staff was very pleasant. I strongly recommend him and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Eric Johnson – Feb 24, 2022
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I'm new patient but like him so far
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 12, 2022
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Great doc!
Was able to get an appt within just a couple days and Dr Watson even saw my husband as a new patient at the same time. I had told my husband I liked him so much as a doctor because he always cut to the chase and began a treatment strategy whenever I saw him and he did not disappoint either of us this time! Highly recommend him to anyone, especially anyone trying to avoid surgery if possible!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary B, Litchfield – Jan 28, 2022
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Doctor was very easy to talk to. He diagnosed my issues just looking at the x-rays. Office staff was very helpful.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 15, 2022
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Perfect.He answered all my questions and even gave me info I didnt think to ask.
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Ju – Jan 13, 2022
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Loved that he was thorough but also didn't waste time. Explained everything he was doing and what we were seeing on the monitor. Felt relaxed and at ease.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gina K – Jan 09, 2022
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Always have a meaningful conversation about my problems and he works with me to come to the best procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 08, 2022
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Great listener!! Took the time to explain the condition and my options. Would definitely recommend
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Dec 14, 2021
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He took time to listen. Didn't rush in and out. Made me feel comfortable.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Marie Sturgeon – Dec 03, 2021
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I am a complicated patient with a lot of pain. Dr. Watson is working to sort out my medical issues. I feel he really wants to do something to diagnose and treat me where possible. I really appreciate his professional diligence and patience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 30, 2021
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Dr. Watson is very good at managing the pain in my hip. I have relief for several months until it's time again. I would highly recommend him and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Valerie Foster – Oct 23, 2021
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Its comforting to know that you are available to provide relief draining Bakers cyst if needed. Thank you Mike Johson
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Oct 14, 2021
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He takes his time to listen and he makes sure your feet and toenails are doing well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Warren – Oct 06, 2021
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Biography

Dr. John Watson, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Springfield, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities HSHS St. John's Hospital...Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Electromyography
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain Medicine
  • 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

Education

University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Residency Hospital
SIU Sch Med
Medical School

Awards

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Does Dr. John Watson, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. John Watson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Watson frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Watson treats.

Where is Dr. John Watson, MD's office located?

Dr. Watson's office is located at 1301 S KOKE MILL RD, Springfield, IL 62711. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Orthopedic Center Of Illinois, Springfield, IL

Orthopedic Center Of Illinois, Springfield, IL1301 S KOKE MILL RD Springfield, IL 62711
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Affiliated Hospitals

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HSHS St. John's Hospital

Springfield, IL

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Memorial Medical Center

Springfield, IL

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received