Dr. Richard Watson, MD

Dr. Richard Watson, MD

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Dr. Richard Watson, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Saint Joseph, MO and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences in 1985 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

5202 Faraon St

Saint Joseph, MO 64506

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • 14 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Ectropion of Eyelid
very high
more than 91% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 91% of peers
Cataract
high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Watson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Watson "R. Alan Watson, M.D. is a board certified eye surgeon specializing in cataract surgery, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, eyelid and brow surgery to improve vision and general ophthalmology. Dr. Watson joined Dr. James Murphy in private practice in St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1990 following undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Arkansas as well as internship and residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Little Rock. During his residency, Dr. Watson worked in emergency room medicine and remains interested in the diagnoses and treatment of complex eye diseases. Dr. Watson holds office hours in St. Joseph and performs surgery at Murphy-Watson-Burr Surgery Center in St. Joseph. Dr. Watson is the father of three children. He enjoys outdoor activities and travel. Dr. Watson additionally has an artistic side. His oil paintings are on display in all of the clinic locations."
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17  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ocular Immunology
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Orbital Disorders
  • Orbital Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

82  Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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22  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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 Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • U Ark Sch Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • U Ark Sch Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

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

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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

  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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