Stephen A. Watson, MD

Stephen A. Watson, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Ophthalmology

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - 2009
Internship:
Ascension Illinois/St Francis Hospital - 2010
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2013

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

267 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

65 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

65 Reviews

August 25, 2023

5.0

He is really nice, he remembers what you’ve told him in past visits. Very informed individual.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Very thorough and reassuring.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

He is great doctor and always gives me the time and attention i need

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Gives Clear and Precise Explanation!

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July 29, 2023

5.0

My visits with Dr. Watson have always been positive and rewarding. He is a good person and a professional doctor who places high interest in caring for the patient’s needs and comfort. I always look forward to see him and be aware of my condition.

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July 29, 2023

5.0

I appreciate the honest opinions of Dr Watson. He is friendly & professional

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Professional. Knowledgeable

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Watson is great. He’s very knowledgeable and he takes the time to answer all of my questions. He’s very caring. I would highly recommend him.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable, good communication, listens to patient

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July 08, 2023

5.0

He was very kind, communicative and thorough.

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Watson is knowledgeable and caring. He listens to your concerns and answers all of your questions. How wonderful to have a doctor that takes time with his patients and is so caring. I highly recommend him to all my family and friends.

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June 30, 2023

5.0

Dr. Watson is knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to my eye care.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

He is efficient and nice. He doesn't waste your time. He kindly walked me to the exit to ensure I didn't get lost.

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June 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Watson is very thorough in administering tests; and he explains exactly what he is doing, why, and his diagnosis.

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May 26, 2023

5.0

Professional, caring, explaining every question with concern. I just love him.

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May 20, 2023

5.0

He is a great Doctor, he know what he is talking about when he explaining about your eyes which medicine is better for the patients

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Watson is very thorough and patiently describes all of the procedures involved in my eye examination.

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May 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Stephen A. Watson is fantastic.

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May 03, 2023

5.0

He is an excellent ophthalmologist who is thorough and caring.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

He's through. I waited a while to see him but he is efficient and helpful.

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April 21, 2023

5.0

He is awesome!!! He saw me on very short notice and answered all my questions and provided advice and solutions for my condition. I highly recommend him.

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April 21, 2023

5.0

Dr.Watson has been my Opthamologist at least 6 years and is always listening to my concerns responding with comprehensive answers.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

He explains everything very well

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April 14, 2023

5.0

Dr Watson was very personable and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure to work with him. Smart and thorough

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April 14, 2023

5.0

He’s very personable and knowledgeable.

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April 12, 2023

5.0

Nice bedside manner and focused.

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April 12, 2023

5.0

Very thorough

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April 07, 2023

5.0

Dr. Watson was very thorough in my eye examination and diagnosis.

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March 31, 2023

5.0

He is polite, professional, answers questions. Does not seem rushed during time with patient

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March 29, 2023

5.0

professional and kind

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March 24, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor

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March 24, 2023

5.0

I'm already recommending him to family,he's great!

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March 08, 2023

5.0

Knows his specialty

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March 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Watson Rocks!!

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March 04, 2023

5.0

"Chair side" manner instills confidence in his skill level

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February 26, 2023

5.0

He answered on your questions listen to what you had to say and took his time and what he was doing everyone was very nice

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February 15, 2023

5.0

This was our initial visit and we were both impressed by Dr. Watson's knowledge and friendliness. We were both very much at-ease.

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February 14, 2023

4.0

He treated me with care and concern.

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February 10, 2023

5.0

He is knowledgable and caring.

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February 08, 2023

5.0

His ability to make u feel comfortable and his patience in listening to my concerns.

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February 04, 2023

5.0

I think he’s taking a personal interest in my eyesight. His professionalism and expertise are complimented by his friendliness.

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February 03, 2023

5.0

Efficient, concerned,

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January 22, 2023

5.0

Professional, friendly and thorough.

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December 30, 2022

4.0

Was very informative

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December 30, 2022

4.0

Dr Watson is great but the delays are terrible

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December 28, 2022

5.0

he acted with thoroughness, professionalism, gave quality care, and explained all issues clearly and simply.

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December 21, 2022

5.0

Easy to talk to, knowledgeable and compassionate man.

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December 09, 2022

5.0

Best Dr ever. Very Patient he promptly attends to patients and explains everything and answers all my question in detail no matter how many times I ask, always smiles and very professional

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November 20, 2022

5.0

This is the most professional caring knowledgeable doctor.

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November 19, 2022

5.0

Great visit!

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November 19, 2022

5.0

Thorough , polite and knowledgeable.

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November 09, 2022

5.0

He is fantastic!

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November 04, 2022

5.0

He explains your situation. So nicely to u I was impressed with his wonderful one on one people skills Dr.Stephen A Watson is so very kind in what he does and his great way he cares for u thank u for Dr.Watson on staff

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November 02, 2022

5.0

Smart and personable

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October 28, 2022

5.0

The care and concern I received from the staff and the doctor.

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October 28, 2022

5.0

Excellent practitioner.

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October 21, 2022

5.0

He is very thorough

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October 15, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Caring.

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October 12, 2022

5.0

He was very thorough and patient

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October 12, 2022

5.0

Great bedside manner and detailed explanations of diagnosis and treatment

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October 12, 2022

5.0

Communicates and listens

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October 01, 2022

4.0

This was the first time. I want to get to know Dr. Watson better. I think this will happen over time. I have no criticism. It was a very fine appointment. He is a very good teacher for medical students assisting him.

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September 17, 2022

5.0

Personable, professional, courteous, approachable

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September 14, 2022

5.0

Has always given the Best care.

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September 07, 2022

5.0

Showed genuine care and very efficient.

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Disclosures

Stephen A. Watson, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

Pharmaceutical, device, and biotechnology companies frequently collaborate with basic scientists and physicians within an academic medical center to help advance science and improve patient care. These relationships are important in achieving scientific breakthroughs and in establishing the effectiveness and safety of promising new therapies. In order to assure objectivity in clinical research and patient care, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Feinberg), Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Children's Hospital of Chicago Medical Center, and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have adopted integrity policies that require research and clinical faculty (in full-time, part-time, and unpaid/voluntary categories) to report compensated and uncompensated external industry relationships. Patients are encouraged to discuss these disclosures with their physician as well as to inquire as to how these relationships are overseen by Feinberg. To learn more about our Disclosure and Professional Integrity Policy, and the conflict of interest policies of our joint affiliate survey partners, please go to our Office for Regulatory Affairs Policies page.