Phone: 863-393-9472

Monday - Saturday: 8 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 9 am - 3 pm

We Make You Feel Better Quicker
Watson Clinic XpressCare Highlands is a busy walk-in location designed to treat minor emergencies, illnesses and accidents and requires no appointment. Unlike most other walk-in clinics, our XpressCare facility is fully staffed by board-certified specialists and offers onsite x-ray and laboratory facilities for timely results. For your convenience, they are open after hours and on weekends.

XpressCare Highlands offers convenient healthcare for ages 2 and up. Children 2-18 years old must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
Watson Clinic’s walk-in care facilities have become leaders in providing rapid and PCR COVID tests to our community. As an added convenience, we now offer visitors the option of waiting in their car before they see a doctor or receive their test results. Visitors are provided this option at check-in and after their tests are performed, and then are contacted on their cell phone when it’s time to enter the facility again. Depending upon the visitor’s condition and personal preference, they may also leave the facility after their test, and receive their results later by phone or through their MyChart patient portal account.
Anytime you feel there is a life threatening emergency, call 911. Do not delay by calling the doctor’s office first.

No Appointment Necessary, Walk-ins Welcome

XpressCare does not provide treatment for victims of rape, assault, children
under 2 years of age, or other serious medical conditions.

XpressCare Physicians & Providers:

Dr. Michael Band
Michael B. Band, DO, MS
  • Graduate Degree: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, MS
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, DO
  • Internship: Mount Clemens General Hospital, Mount Clemens, MI
  • Residency: Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN, Occupational Medicine
  • Board-certified: Preventive Medicine; Subspecialty in Occupational American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians
  • Member: American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, American Osteopathic College of Preventive/Occupational Medicine, American Osteopathic College of Family Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, Polk County Medical Association

Dr. Giovaninna De La Cruz
Giovaninna De La Cruz, MD
  • Medical School: Universidad Del Valle, Cali, Colombia, MD
  • Internship & Residency: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, Family Medicine
  • Board-certified: Family Medicine
  • Member: American Academy of Family Practice, Florida Medical Association, Polk County Medical Association

Dr. Manoj Dhariwal
Manoj Dhariwal, MD
  • Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine, Saba, Dutch Caribbean, MD
  • Internship: Easton Hospital in Easton, PA, Surgical
  • Residency: Flower Hospital, Sylvania, OH, Family Practice
  • Fellowships: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, Vascular Medicine; Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Sports Medicine; St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, NY, Emergency Medicine
  • Board-certified: Family Medicine and Sports Medicine
  • Member: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine; American Academy of Family Physicians; Certified, Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation

Dr. Steven Tyree
Steven A. Tyree, MD
  • Medical School: University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS, MD
  • Internship & Residency: North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley, CO, Family Medicine
  • Board-certified: Family Practice
  • Member: Florida Medical Association, Polk County Medical Association


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

Please call 863-393-9472 for additional information.