Featured Physician

Michael J. Huang, MD

Beyond the white coat and scrubs, there is much more to our doctors than meets the eye. Each of them is exceptional not only for the work they do within the practice caring for patients, but also in how they serve our community and/or global communities. Each month we feature one of our physicians and highlight an interesting, unique aspect about him, so stay tuned and get to know our doctors as well as we do!

Meet Jeffry T. Watson, MD

  • Hand & Upper Extremity
What is your background and training?

BA History - Baylor University


MD - University of Texas Southwestern


Residency - University of Texas Southwestern


Hand / Upper Extremity Fellowship - Washington University in St. Louis

What are some common injuries or pain that you see?

Hand, wrist, and elbow fractures and associated complications. Peripheral nerve injuries or problems associated with nerve compression (carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome). Hand, wrist, and elbow arthritic conditions.

Are there any areas of your specialty that you are most passionate about or find most interesting?

Restoring limb function following nerve or spinal cord injury. Complex fractures.

What types of procedures do you perform?

Fracture stabilization, treatment of non-healing fractures, joint replacement surgery, nerve repair / reconstruction, muscle / tendon transfers, pediatric / congenital upper limb reconstruction.

What is a common misconception patients have in your area of specialty?

Patients often think that seeing a surgeon means they will require surgery. Far from the case. Many things will get better without us getting in the way. Also, there is not always a cause-effect relationship in musculoskeletal pathology (i.e, running ruined my knees, typing destroyed my thumbs, etc.). Some of us are simply more predisposed to develop certain conditions than others.

What is your patient care philosophy?

Educate patients about their diagnosis and inform them of their options... empower them to decide based on evidence-based medicine.

How long have you been in practice?

17 Years

What was your first job?

Construction, Waco TX.

What is your favorite food?

Seafood

What do you like to do in your free time?

Enjoying my wife and sons. Running. Dogs. Aviation.