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Dr. James Watson, DO

Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Watson is the owner and medical director of Vivify Medical. He graduated in 1999 from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at Mercy Suburban Hospital in Pennsylvania. He is board certified in family medicine with the American Academy of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Dr. Watson has been in solo practice since the completion of his residency. For ten years he has managed patients of all ages ranging from newborns to elderly and offers osteopathic manipulation. His approached is holistic and focuses on the overall well being of the patient. Over the last ten years, Dr. Watson has continually trained and educated himself and his staff, to offer the best approaches to treat his patients. Dr. Watson is certified in weight management, addiction medicine, bio-identical hormone replacement and physician grade medical aesthetics. By listening to the patient and not always following the popular medical trends or conservative medical standards he has become endeared by the patients he treats.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth

Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Mercy Suburban Hospital

Education and training

  • Medical School - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Mercy Suburban Hospital (Residency)

Professional memberships

  • American Osteopathic Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1366544710

Office locations

Vivify Medical

31 E Fornance St

Norristown, PA 19401

Patient reviews
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Dr. Watson gave very important information concerning my health. Up-to-date information. He listened to my concerns & related then to his personal eexperience.
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Dr. Watson was amazing! He thoroughly explained everything and never rushed the appointment. I felt as he genuinely cared about my well being and going forward with a more positive outlook on my recovery in the future can happen. I haveto follow doctors orders and I'll be on the path to what I have been wanting to achieve! He is a great teacher and good listener! There are not that many doctors that are in the practice to really help and I am so glad I saw him today! Thank you Dr. Watson!
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My experience was great! Dr.Watson was very educated on the reason of appointment. I would highly recommend him to family and friends!
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He's always professional and kind, he listens and seems to truly care.
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I was very happy with the doctor and the nurse at the front desk. Very friendly and comfortable and professional.
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He is always nice and listens, as well as small talk if you wish. His assistant is friendly and is always helpful to work around a busy schedule. I do recommend his practice.
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Very knowlegible about the Endocrinology associated with obesity. Agressive clinician, who is very patient focused and dedicated
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Great Doctor. You can tell he really cares about each and every one of his patients.
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Doctor is very knowledge and passionate and has a great sense of humor.
More than 1 year ago
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Very to the matter at hand.
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I been coming to this doctors office for years along with my children and he's excellent very respectful and treat you like his own family. I would recommend everyone to give him a visit.
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Great doctor and a fantastic practice
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I had high hopes for Dr. Watson's office but found the practice to be unprofessional. The receptionist is a sweetheart but not always professional or discrete. I went in for a physical and back again for a weight loss consultation. Iwas told prior to the appointment that there is a refundable fee if I decided to not go through with one of the pricey options and then afterwards was told that the fee can only be applied to the weight loss options. I ended up choosing the least pricey one. I went into the office to pick up the pills because they are not available through prescription, the bottle of pills came with no instructions, side effect information etc. It seemed very sketchy and has deterred me from returning
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James is awesome!!
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Do your research outside of ZocDoc...thats all I am saying....
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If you want to quit, Dr Watson will help you.
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Great medical practice. I would highly recommend to a friend
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He had to run out for his daughters appointment once and i had to reschedule. Then when i met him for second time i had to wait for 45 minutes before he showed up from his personal appointment. I felt insteadof doing annual physical check up he was more interested in selling me his weight lose products.
More than 1 year ago
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Everything I had hoped for: efficient, direct and to the point without feeling rushed or drug out endlessly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone
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Informative
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Knowledgable and insightful
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Helpful
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Really good doctor. Answered all our questions well...
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Dr. Watson is very nice and easy going. His front desk/nurse is also very personable. There was a bit of a wait even though the office wasn't busy. But overall a pretty good experience.
More than 1 year ago
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He is a great doctor that listens to everything you are feeling.
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Helpful, informative, and responsive to my concerns
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Not a relatable doctor. Memorably poor bedside manner. Not a bad guy though. I imagine other people may feel differently. Very bad vibes from my experience, maybe he was in a mood not sure, but in general it was an unpleasant visit.
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Very friendly and professional staff! Dr. Watson saw me right away and made the visit quick and easy.
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His office has a relaxing atmosphere and I felt comfortable with him and his treatment.
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Dr Watson's staff were pleasant and very helpful. After a little mixup with my appt time they delayed their training session to ensure I was taken care of. Dr. Watson took the time to go over all my options and ensureI had a thorough understanding of how each program worked. They did an analysis and ensured I was comfortable with my choice. Dr. Watson even jumped behind the desk to schedule my follow-up while his staff began a training session. I was very impressed with Dr. Watson and his staff. His knowledge and bedside manner remind me a lot of Dr. Ian Smith. Definitely going back!
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He was very honest and very forthright and easy to talk to
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Dr. Watson was great. One of the best experiences if not the best. Thanks dr. Watson for your demeanor.
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it wasn't what i was looking for
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Very knowledgable
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The doctors office was busy and the receptionist was friendly, but I wasn't seen for almost two hours after my original appointment. Bring a fully charged phone and some headphones for your visit; you'll need them
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Dr Watson is amazing! I live in Wayne and have many primary care doctors blacks away. However, i always felt like they disnt listen to me. They could not put two and two together while my condition kept on worsening. DrWatson is so different! He took the time to understand my symptons, review all my test results and discuss them with me. After seing many dr and Specialists he could not get it right, i highly recommend Dr Watson! Is worth the ride to Norristown!
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Thank you for saving my life!
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Dr. Watson was extremely informative . He seems to be the type of Dr. that takes his time in explaining things in a very direct understandable way. I did not feel rushed and unimportant. I appreciated Dawn his receptionist , avery lovely woman who has a big bright personality . I look forward to contiunuing a relationship with this office.
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Very informative and honest
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Dr. Watson and Dawn are both so great!
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Very very informative! It was great to have a physician give you a really good explanation on what concerns you, and he really took his time without rushing me out the door.
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Very Nice Left office not feeling like my weight lost would be a lost cause, gave me helpful information about my body. At my doctors office I was 10lbs heavier then Dr Watson scale that was worth the visit just from that aspect.
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Very nice and helpful. I will be back
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Dr. Watson is a great doctor who really cares about his patients individually. There was a small problem at the pharmacy in which Dr. Watson needed to call them to confirm and he did so without hesitation and within a timelymanner. I would happily recommend him to anyone that is in need of care. His receptionist is wonderful too!
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He was very polite and courteous , and was keen in explaining details about the health issues and medications he is providing to maintain good health. He has provided me more confidence in managing my diabetes.
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Eh. I still have no idea what's wrong with me... But I guess that's how medicine works... He told me to go get blood work and come back and see him in a week... eh... i still feel like crap...
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Very informative, professional manner. Took alot of time with me to discuss my options.
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I like visiting with Dr. Watson and his staff. I am currently trying to lose weight and he is really trying to explain the program to me so I do it properly. Even Dawn, his assistant, is encouraging me and givingme positive praise. They are really kind people. Dr, Watson is very easy going and a good doctor.
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I was very impressed with the service I received from Dr. Watson. I booked the appointment online here when I couldn't get in to see an orthopedic Doctor. I was worried that I'd be given a prescription and sent away aftera quick glance. To my surprise Dr. Watson was very thorough and professional in examining me. He administered a heat treatment, realigned my spine. I was so happy with him that I my husband and I plan to make him our primary doctor.
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this is my first visit. overall he is a good individual. i am yet to see how the treatment works. its too early for me to provide feedback on his treatment methods.
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