Dr. Joseph C. Watson, MD

Dr. Joseph C. Watson, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 51 years old

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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      4.6 based on 30 responses
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      Experience with Dr. Watson
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
         (30)
      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (30)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (30)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Watson's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        10 – 15 minutes (27)
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      in Strasburg, VA |
      great doctor very caring of a doctor. takes his time with his patient. Amazon Doctor
      in Burke, VA |
      I felt totally comfortable with Dr. Watson from Day 1. He was honest, caring, and brilliantly diagnosed my conditions, one which was very risky, yet he performed so well that I no longer have ANY of the previous pain, something I lived with for over 40 years! I think if we ever move away and I need help of his kind, I'd actually consider making the trip to be under his care once again!
      in VIRGINIA Beach |
      Dr. Watson was an absolute pleasure to work with! Couldn't have asked for a better Dr who shows confidence and skill, but also a great concern and understanding of the patient and what we're experiencing! Everything went exactly as explained. Great staff! Thank you! Jerry Supra cella macro adenoma? Who says? Not me! It's gone! Buh-bye
      in Woodbridge VA |
      Told me, after looking at 7 month old MRI that I should see a psychiatrist for my prolactinoma symptoms which includes copious daily lactation at 56. Untreated pituitary tumors often cause cancers elsewhere in the body, but he JUDGED ME PERSONALLY and dismissed me out of hand. Now what? Well the Georgetown specialists and internist have found one metastatic growth in the month since I was sent to Watson. When an MD blows off a patient, the "ease of scheduling" is immaterial.
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      Specialties

      • Neurosurgery

      Board Certifications

      Why It Matters: Dr. Watson's Board Certifications

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      • Neurosurgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Acoustic Neuroma
      • Acromegaly
      • Aneurysm
      • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
      • Arteriovenous Malformation
      • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
      • Brain Aneurysm
      • Brain Cancer
      • Brain Disorders
      • Brain Tumor
      • Broken Neck
      • Cancer
      • Carney's Syndrome
      • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
      • Cerebral Astrocytoma
      • Cerebral Hemorrhage
      • Cerebral Vascular Disease
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
      • Cerebrovascular Disease
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chiari Malformation Type 1
      • Chiari's Deformity
      • Cranial Trauma
      • Craniopharyngioma
      • Cushing's Disease
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Ear Disorders
      • Epilepsy
      • Fracture
      • Glioma
      • Hemifacial Spasm
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hydrocephalus
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Meningiomas
      • Myelopathy
      • Neck Pain
      • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
      • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteosarcoma
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Pituitary Disease
      • Pituitary Gland Cancer
      • Pituitary Tumor
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Skull Base Tumor
      • Spina Bifida
      • Spinal Cord Injury
      • Spinal Cord Tumor
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Stroke
      • Subdural Hemorrhage
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Thrombosis
      • Traumatic Brain Injury
      • Trigeminal Neuralgia
      • Vascular Disease
      • Vertebral Column Tumors
      • von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome

      Procedures Performed

      • Aneurysm Clipping
      • Brain Surgery
      • Brain Tumor Surgery
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
      • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
      • Craniotomy
      • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
      • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Laminectomy
      • Microdiscectomy
      • Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
      • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
      • Neuroplasty
      • Neurosurgical Procedures
      • Peripheral Nerve and Brachial Plexus Reconstruction
      • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
      • Pituitary Surgery
      • Skull Base Surgery
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

      Background Check

      • 0
        Malpractice Claims

        No malpractice history found for Virginia.

      • 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

      • Medical School
        University of California At San Diego

        Graduated in 1991

      • Internship Hospital
        Virginia Commonwealth University Mcv Campus

        Completed in 1992

      • Residency Hospital
        Virginia Commonwealth University Mcv Campus

        Completed in 1997

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Natl Inst Hlth NINDS

        Completed in 1999

      • Undergraduate School
        Stanford University

        Graduated in 1987

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • French
      • Spanish
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      Dr. Watson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Neurosurgery
      • Board certified in Neurosurgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Watson's Office & Staff

      Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Watson

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Watson's Care Philosophy

      Want to provide the best surgical skill in the context of a caring and calm environment. My patients do not need the extra hassle of indifferent treatment in the office, as their troubles should be lessened, not augmented.