Two Legacies, One Unbeatable Team

Tuesday, May 21, 2024


The glittering green of the playing field. The crisp snap of the bat. The rush of a crowd roaring in victory.

Watson Clinic understands the nostalgic comforts of America’s favorite pastime. For generations, the Clinic’s trusted physicians have worked with players of all stripes – both amateur and professional – and kept them in the game and performing at their maximum.

It’s a legacy that hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Tigers organization, and it’s why they chose Watson Clinic to serve as the official medical provider for the Detroit Tigers Florida Operations and Lakeland Flying Tigers many decades ago. Our collaboration continues to thrive to this day.

From spring training through the remainder of the regular season, the Tigers call upon our expertise to address any health-related issues or physical impairments that may arise for their players and staff members alike.

For over 83 years, we’ve delivered the same major league care to patients of all ages throughout our community. What began in a single office building consisting of five specialists in 1941 has blossomed into one of the largest physician-owned healthcare establishments in the southeastern United States. Today, Watson Clinic features a winning lineup of over 350 highly trained physicians and medical providers, more than 40 medical and surgical specialties, and 19 convenient locations spread across Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough counties.

The Clinic has introduced residents to many of modern history’s most significant innovations – from cardiac stress testing to minimally-invasive robotic surgery. Our efforts in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine have epitomized this spirit of innovation. Our highly experienced specialists offer a roster of expert services including minimally total or partial joint replacement, arthroscopic repair, ligament reconstruction, hand surgery and podiatric surgery. On the nonsurgical front, we provide joint injections, fracture care, splitting and casting, physical and occupational therapies, athletic training, chiropractic medicine, and injury prevention techniques.

These services and more are delivered from multiple locations close to home, including Watson Clinic Main, Watson Clinic Bartow Building A, Watson Clinic Center for Rehabilitative Medicine, Watson Clinic Center for Specialized Rehabilitation, Watson Clinic Highlands and Watson Clinic South.

The department has even expanded into the Winter Haven community with a new location. Watson Clinic Orthopaedics at Winter Haven provides comprehensive consultations and treatments, as well as a smooth continuity of care when surgery is needed at the neighboring Winter Haven Hospital.

Whether we’re serving the needs of the professional athlete, the little leaguer on the school field, or the weekend warrior who wants to maintain an active lifestyle, It’s our privilege to help foster a happier, healthier and more productive community.




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