Work Life Balance

Lakeland Fishing Setting the pace... for balance between work and play.

A career at Watson Clinic means more than just a great place to build a medical practice. With year-round moderate weather, 243 days of sunshine, some of the country ’s best sports teams, and world-renowned attractions, Lakeland is a fun and fulfilling place to live.

Residents not only appreciate local attractions such as Legoland and Sun 'n Fun Fly-In, but also what’s available in nearby Tampa and Orlando – Disney World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens and Sea World.
  • With 13 lakes within city limits, and 550 lakes throughout Polk County, residents enjoy a variety of aquatic events and activities. In fact, many speed boat and water racing records are set at venues such as the Orange Cup Regatta, which draws crowds in excess of 10,000 every year.
  • Fishing enthusiasts enjoy the freshwater lakes and rivers where bass, bluegill, speckled perch and catfish reside.
  • Golfers enjoy lush private and public golf courses.
  • Tennis and racquetball are also popular activities, with a variety of municipal and private clubs to choose from throughout the county.
  • Each spring, the Experimental Aircraft Association hosts the annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-In, an aerial extravaganza which has become America's second largest aviation event of its kind.
  • For well over seven decades, Lakeland has been the spring training home ground for the Detroit Tigers (pictured below) - the longest running relationship between a spring training city and a professional sports team in the history of baseball. Watson Clinic is proud to be the official medical provider for their Florida operations of the Detroit Tigers and the Lakeland Flying Tigers baseball teams.
  • Just 45 minutes to the west is the home of NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning and the MBL's Tampa Bay Rays. The Orlando area, 45 minutes to the east, hosts the NBA Orlando Magic team.
  • The Lakeland Center is one of the premiere sporting, convention and entertainment venues in Central Florida.
  • Lakeland has one of the most vibrant business communities in the state of Florida - from diverse locally owned retail stores and restaurants to popular chains.

We believe in a balance between a busy professional career and meeting your personal and family needs.

Detroit Tigers

Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium is the winter home and training ground for the Detroit Tigers.
Watson Clinic is proud to be the official medical provider for the Florida Operations of the Detroit Tigers and the Lakeland Flying Tigers baseball teams.
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