Watson Clinic & The Tigers

Monday, February 27, 2017

In our ever changing world, there are traditions we can always count on. Baseball is one of them. Generations have enjoyed the excitement of the ballpark, and the thrill of the games played there by our great athletes. There is a strong sense of camaraderie shared between both players and fans.

The Watson Clinic shares a special bond of our own with the Tigers organization. For many years, we’ve been proud to serve as the official medical provider for the Detroit Tigers Florida Operations and the Lakeland Flying Tigers. From pre-season physicals to the general wellness or surgical care of players and staff alike during the course of each season, Watson Clinic possesses the expert specialists, the advanced technologies and accessible locations they need to stay healthy and in the game.

We’ve worked to provide all of our patients with that same level of major league care for over 75 years. Our traditions are born from the small town values of our founders. They regarded their patients as extensions of their own family, and were devoted to fulfilling their growing healthcare needs through generations of change. We have become the one-stop destination for excellent health care in Polk County with over 300 providers in our multi-specialty practice of medicine and surgery. We also have extended hours, seven days a week, in the Urgent Care department at our Main Clinic location, just a few blocks south of Tiger Town.

The Watson Clinic continues to build upon the precedent they established all those years ago. Recently, in response to current and projected population growth, we’ve invested more doctors, resources and locations than ever before for patients in south Lakeland, Bartow and the surrounding areas.


Phase two of our beautiful Watson Clinic Highlands facility is well underway, and will bring with it a diversity of additional specialties which will benefit patients of all ages. Just down the road from our Highlands building, our new Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine facility offers comprehensive services tailored to meet the needs of high school and college sports teams, professional athletes and those who have an active lifestyle.

Our Bartow location continues to build upon an expanding roster of specialists and services. In addition to comprehensive family medicine care, this facility now offers services related to endocrinology, podiatric surgery, orthopaedic surgery, plastic & reconstructive surgery and hand surgery. Meanwhile, our new Bartow Gynecology office, which is headed by board-certified OB-GYN and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Tarek Garas and his stellar team, will elevate the caliber of female wellness services in the area for many years to come. These are just a few examples of how we’re growing to meet all your healthcare needs.

When it comes to upholding traditions and displaying an unfaltering devotion to the communities we serve, the Tigers and Watson Clinic are cut from the same cloth. We continue to feel honored by our association with this stellar organization, and by the privilege of serving the healthcare needs of families in Polk County and beyond.


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