About Our Managing Partner


Steven G. Achinger, MD, FASN was elected as Managing Partner of Watson Clinic on March 2, 2018.  A board-certified nephrologist who has served the healthcare needs of Watson Clinic patients since 2009, Dr. Achinger oversees the management and execution of business strategy, helps to devise and implement initiatives that ensure exceptional patient care, and serves as a public spokesman to promote Watson Clinic’s vision and values.

Dr. Achinger received his medical degree from the University of Miami in Miami, FL. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine, as well as a Fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Achinger brings to the position a strong interest in scholarship; he has published 22 peer-reviewed articles including two letters to the editor in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, and he currently serves on the editorial board of Frontiers in Medicine. He is also an invited lecturer on topics related to kidney disease.

Dr. Achinger is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology, is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology, and a member of the Florida Medical Association and Polk County Medical Association.

In addition to his duties as Managing Partner, Dr. Achinger continues to provide exceptional nephrology care from his office at Watson Clinic Main at 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland.