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

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.

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 and Neurology
  • Member: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Diplomate in General Psychiatry; American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association

Dr. Karen R. Teston
Karen R. Teston, MD
Child, Adolescents & Adults
  • Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, MD
  • Residency: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Psychiatry and Child Fellowship
  • Board-certified: Psychiatry and Neurology; Subspecialty in Children    
  • Member: American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Florida Psychiatric Society


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

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