Dr. Watson has dedicated his life to practicing family medicine. In 1958, he and his family moved to Yoakum, Texas, where he began a private clinical practice that provided a full range of services, including surgery, obstetrics and emergency care. At times, he charged patients only $3 for an office visit and $5 for a house call. When patients could not afford the fee, he accepted in-kind payments of sausage, pies or a bushel of pecans. He was the first Texas physician to receive Staff Care’s Country Doctor of the Year Award and continued seeing 20 to 30 patients a day until his retirement in 2012.
View Dr. Watson's award video.