Dr. John Watson, MD

Dr. John Watson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 62
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Dr. John Watson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

755 E McDowell Rd Fl 2

Phoenix, AZ 85006

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Tibia and Fibula Fractures
very high
more than 97% of peers
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Watson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Watson "Tracy Watson, MD is an internationally respected, fellowship-trained, and board certified orthopedic surgeon. He specializes in orthopedic trauma, and adult fracture care, infections, osteomyelitis, amputations, nonunions, malunions, complex limb deformities, leg length inequality , complex periarticular fractures, and foot and ankle trauma. Before joining The CORE Institute, Dr. Watson cared for patients at the Cleveland Clinic and at Henry Ford Hospital / Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He comes to The CORE Institute from St. Louis University, where he was Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of the Orthopaedic trauma service and Orthopedic Surgery Service Line Chief. Dr. Watson received extensive training, completing three fellowships to hone his skills. His first was an orthopedic traumatology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center/Parkland Hospital in Texas, one of the first programs of its type. He followed that with an A/O fellowship in Switzerland and West Germany to gain advanced training, in, among other things, the ability to handle soft tissues and the techniques of realignment osteotomies. Dr. Watson also traveled to France to investigate the Ilizarov technique for bone lengthening and complex fracture reconstruction, from Professor Jean Marie Hardy, a well-known surgeon in bone transport and limb lengthening. Dr. Watson later traveled to Kurgan, Siberia to study with Professor Gavriil Ilizarov and adopt his techniques of limb reconstruction utilizing Ilizarov techniques. Prior to his fellowship training, Dr. Watson completed his orthopedic residency and general surgery internship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. He obtained his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Nebraska and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wyoming with High Honors. Dr. Watson remains a consistent leader in the field of orthopedic trauma, and has been recognized for numerous awards, including Orthopedics This Week "Top 25 US Orthopedic Traumatologists" in 2012. He has published extensively on a wide variety of trauma related topics, and lectures nationally and internationally on his clinical series' and his basic science research interests in orthobiologics and fracture biomechanics. He is a recognized expert in the areas of severe bone loss, bone transport, peri-articular injuries, as well as deformity correction. He is a member of the American Orthopedic Association, AAOS, and the Orthopedic Research Society. He sits on the editorial boards of many Trauma and Orthopaedic related journals and is also a founding charter member of the National Trauma Institute, Foundation for Orthopedic Trauma, and the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society. He is active in the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and is the Past President of that organization, serving as President of the OTA in 2008-09. He is currently the chair of the Biologic Implants committee for the AAOS."
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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Watson does not have any board certifications listed.

83  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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36  Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • University Of Wyoming
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Cleveland Clinic Fndn
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Ut Southwestern University Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Watson has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Watson's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Watson to family and friends
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Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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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 (1)

Dr. Watson is excellent. I broke my femur and was lucky enough to have him available that day for surgery. He takes time with his patients and provides thorough information throughout the surgery and healing phases. I am sad that he moved from St. Louis, but happy for Phoenix. Top notch! I'm almost...more
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