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Watson Clinic Nephrologist Achieves New Board-Certification


Patrick Francois, MD, a Nephrology specialist who treats patients from the Watson Clinic Highlands facility at 2300 E. County Road 540A in south Lakeland, recently received a board-certification in Nephrology from the American Board of Internal Medicine, the same organization where he had previously earned a board-certification in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Francois received his Bachelor of Health Science degree from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL, and his medical degree from Caribbean Medical University in Curacao, Netherlands. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Queens, NY, and his fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Miami in Miami, FL. He is a member of the American Society of Nephrology.

Watson Clinic’s Nephrology department consists of three expert physicians and a team of highly trained providers who offer comprehensive treatments for kidney disorders from four convenient locations. For more information on the department, visit

Appointments with Dr. Francois may be scheduled by calling 863-680-7190.

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