Retiring seemed like a good idea until Dr. Ron Watson started to miss medicine. “In going to conferences and reading journals, I found I really missed medicine and it was time to go back,” tells Dr. Watson.
Before deciding to join The Polyclinic Internal Medicine at Madison Center, Dr. Watson spent 29 years in practice at Swedish Medical Group West Seattle where he served as medical director for 15 years.
“I was very familiar with The Polyclinic,” says Dr. Watson. “I have referred to Polyclinic specialists for the past 29 years. I was given the opportunity to do a practice share with someone I went through residency with, Dr. John Stimson, and it was a great opportunity for me.”
Dr. Watson completed his residency at University of Washington School of Medicine. He received his medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine.
Dr. Watson has referred to Polyclinic specialists for the past 29 years. Now he gets the opportunity to work here and practice share with someone he went through residency with, Dr. John Stimson.
“I decided to become a physician because I enjoy working with people and I love science,” Dr. Watson shares. “Reading about the latest, best ideas to help patients energizes me. Growing up, I admired my uncle, a devoted, hard-working rural doctor, and during college, I worked with a wise, respected internal medicine doctor who always emphasized that a doctor’s main job is to listen to his patients. I try to emulate these two mentors.”
Dr. Watson shared that he is a little bit obsessed with exercise. Whether it’s running, swimming, or hiking, he tries to get outside every day. He is also an avid musician and plays the fiddle regularly with his band. He says his best days are spent with his wife and three adult children; one shares his passion for medicine and attends medical school at the University of Washington.