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About Dr. Gene L Watterson Jr

Dr. Gene L Watterson Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Birmingham, AL, with another office in Birmingham, AL. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Watterson has received 5 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

28 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Gene L Watterson Jr is Great. Dr. Gene L Watterson Jr has been rated by 28 patients. From those 28 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Gene L Watterson Jr is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Alabama Orthopedic Spine & Sports Medicine

52 Medical Park Dr E Ste 115
Birmingham, AL 35235
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Mark Adrian Mussell MD

1801 Gadsden Hwy
Birmingham, AL 35235
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Specialties

Dr. Gene L Watterson Jr has the following 2 specialties

  • Rheumatology

    A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
    Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    8 Expertise

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Tendinitis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Hip Osteoarthritis

Reviews

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Diagnosis' are accurate but his treatments are nonexistent

Dr. Watterson may be a great Christian doctor for small things but has no clue when it comes to severe chronic diseases. Would only treat my Rheumatoid Arthritis with prednisone. Would not even entertain the idea of treating my Fibromyalgia until I had a sleep study!

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Five Stars

A great doctor!! Takes time with you, listens to your questions and cares for his patients. I'd recommend him to anyone.

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One Star

This is not the doctor to use! His office is totally unorganized, rude, and unprofessional. An appt. takes 4-5 hours whenever your appt. date finally comes around. A staff member called me one hour before my appt. to tell me he could not address all my issues. I wanted only my rheumatology issues addressed. It takes me one hour driving time to get to his office. When I was nearly there, someone called me to say that my appt. was canceled. I went anyway. They refused to see me. Now I am without a doctor, proper medications, and have totally lost faith in this doctor. I truly believe it was canceled due to their overbooking and being behind, but that wasn't my fault.

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Five Stars

Dr. Watterson is a great doctor, who is very concerned about his patients. Always takes the time for you to ask questions. A very Godly man!

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Great Doctor

Dr. Waterson took the time to review ALL of my case history and finally give me a diagnosis for the pain I had been suffering. Great Christian Doctor.

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2014, 2015, 2013)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2016, 2015, 2013)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • University Of South Alabama College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Carraway Methodist Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Gene L Watterson Jr accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Alabama
    • BCBS AL PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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