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About Dr. Matthew J Watson

Dr. Matthew J Watson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Atlanta, GA. His specialties include Emergency Medicine. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

5 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Matthew J Watson is Poor. Dr. Matthew J Watson has been rated by 5 patients. From those 5 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Matthew J Watson is 1.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Northside Hospital-Atlanta

1000 Johnson Ferry Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Specialties

Dr. Matthew J Watson has the following 1 specialty

  • Emergency Medicine

    An emergency physician is a doctor who is an expert in handling conditions of an urgent and extremely dangerous nature. These specialists work in the emergency room (ER) departments of hospitals where they oversee cases involving cardiac distress, trauma, fractures, lacerations and other acute conditions.
    Emergency physicians are specially trained to make urgent life-saving decisions to treat patients during an emergency medical crisis. These doctors diagnose and stabilize patients before they are either well enough to be discharged, or transferred to the appropriate department for long-term care.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Matthew J Watson has the following 3 expertise

  • Injury
  • Trauma
  • Accidents

Dr. Matthew J Watson has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Matthew J Watson is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Extremely Arrogant, Uncaring And Incompetent

I agree with the previous reviews: Dr. Watson is extremely arrogant and uncaring. And, he is extremely incompetent too - he never has the proper treatment plan, so he conceals his lack of expertise under extreme arrogance, laughing at patients and their families for disturbing him. He spends more time chatting with nurses in the hallways than collecting the history of patient's illness. Besides, he has a history of patient deaths in his care due to negligence. But, because he happens to be the President of the Georgia College of Emergency Physicians, it's no problem for him to have been sued for malpractice... he continues neglecting patients in the ER.

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Arrogant, Sarcastic, Uncaring, HORRIBLE bedside manner!!

We were at Northside Forsyth for my pitifully sick 2 year old. We first saw the PA who said he had an ear infection after only looking in his ears though he had other symptoms and she said he needed no antibiotics for this because they were not prescribing them for ear infections any longer. Therefore we requested to see a MD to confirm diagnosis, that what she said was correct and to recheck our son. Doctor Watson (if you choose to call him that), came in very sarcastic. He asked why we requested a recheck and laughing as if it was a joke that our son had been crying and had been for several hours with ear pain making rude sarcastic comments and asking if our 2 year old smoked!!! We do not even smoke, nor does anyone else around him! At this point I was upset and my husband was mad. We were not going to stand for his actions ( which I didn't even name HALF of what he did or said) and quickly discredited any diagnosis from him. We will ALWAYS request a different ER doctor if we even go back to Northside Forsyth again!

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Unprofessional & Arrogant

I visited the emergency room this year for an outer ear skin infection that had been present for 6 months as was not healing despite numerous courses of antibiotics. In frustration, I went to the emergency room to have a full blood and urine tests and to seek guidance from the attending Physician. Dr, Watson look at my ear while being interrupted by his phone where he was discussing another patient who was mentally unstable and needed to be put in restraints. This is not a call he should have openly talked about while with another patient. He did the blood work and I asked about urine. He asked me why the urine. I proceed to educate Mr. Watson on potential causes and what labs needed to be ordered. With attitude, he ordered the test. He was with me for maybe 10 minutes. I felt that he minimized my issue and quickly dismissed me as well as taking offense that a patient had to educate him. He later came in and said all tests were clear and there was nothing he could do.I received a phone call from Northside Hospital a few days after my visit asking me to do a verbal survey of my experience. I was candid and honest and assumed there would be some confidentiality involved. This was not the case as I believe the feedback was given to him including the details of my visit.A few months later, I received a collection agency bill for $162.50 for Physicians fees. I never received any prior bill. I believe that due to my survey comments, I was retaliated against with a fee of $162.50. As I sought additional help, I was diagnosed with a pretty significant disorder call CVID...common variable immune deficiency. A an infection that had been present for 6 months with no response to treatment should have been recognized as a possible immune disorder. So, Dr. Watson missed the mark. I now have to do weekly infusions for my life to fuel my immune system. These infusions are very costly and last for about 4 hours per infusion.So, I would request an alternate Physician if he is assigned to you in the Northside Forsyth Emergency room. I have filed a formal ethics complaint with Northside which is being investigated.

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  • Education

  • Geisinger Health System

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Matthew J Watson accepts the following insurance providers.

  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Northside Hospital-Atlanta, 1000 Johnson Ferry Rd, Atlanta, GA
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