Watson Clinic Main: 863-680-7385
Watson Clinic Highlands:

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm

Watson Clinic is committed to nurturing the total wellness of our patients, expertly treating conditions that affect both their physical and mental wellbeing. We understand that a person’s health can be impacted by stress and anxiety, or a number of other factors may require that they seek the services of an expert.
Mental health conditions are extremely common and are a risk to a patient’s overall health and wellness if left untreated. More and more people are turning to the field of psychiatry for the treatment of these conditions and to improve their overall quality of life. Psychiatry involves the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral illnesses.
The department provides adult health enhancing services to our established patients, including those aimed at addressing depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and a variety of other common conditions. Additional areas of expertise include perinatal mental health concerns during pregnancy and postpartum. Our psychiatric specialists are equipped to provide evaluations, medical management, therapy, and non-pharmacological pain management coping strategies.

We work closely with community resource centers to ensure the patient has access to additional services not provided within our group, such as inpatient therapy or targeted case management. Watson Clinic offers the services of Clinical Psychiatrists and a Psychologist. These practices are independent of one another. Watson Clinic is not licensed as a Behavioral Health Center. Patients are seen within these practices according to the policies and procedures of the Clinic as a whole. Any additional behavioral health services needed are referred to outside entities according to the referral process.

Psychiatry Physicians:

Dr. Joachim A. Benitez
Joachim A. Benitez, MD
  • Medical School: St. Luke's College of Medicine, Quezon City, Philippines, MD
  • Internship: Maimonides Medical Center, New York, NY, Psychiatry
  • Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Board-certified: Psychiatry
  • Member: Diplomate in General Psychiatry; American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association

Dr. Yahia Homsi
Yahia Homsi, MD
  • Medical School: Damascus University School of Medicine, Damascus, Syria, MD
  • Residency: Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, West Virginia, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry
  • Board-certified: Internal Medicine and Psychiatry
  • Member: American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association

Dr. Kyra Munzenmaier
Kyra Munzenmaier, MD
  • Medical School: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, MD
  • Residency: St. Luke’s University Health Network, Easton, PA
  • Board-certified: Psychiatry
  • Member: American Psychiatric Association, Perinatal Mental Health Certified by Postpartum Support International



Watson Clinic Main
1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33805

Watson Clinic Highlands
2300 E. County Road 540A
Lakeland Highlands, FL 33813