Joshua T. Watson, M.D
Diplomat of National Boards of Medical Examiners
American Board of Internal Medicine
Subspecialty Board of Gastroenterology
Undergraduate : Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Medical School : Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Internship : Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
Residency : Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
Fellowship : Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
Chief, Gastroenterology Clinic
Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA
Roper Mount Pleasant Hospital
East Cooper Medical Center
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
Dr. Watson was born and raised in Florence, SC. He attended Clemson University where he graduated magna cum laude from the Calhoun Honors College with a degree in Chemistry and Health Sciences. He was then accepted into the US Army’s Health Profession Scholarship Program (HPSP) and went on to receive his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC in 2004. He completed his internal medicine residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI in 2007, then he completed a Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC in 2011.
Dr. Watson served on Active Duty in the Army for 11 years and in the Army Reserves for a total of 9 years. He retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel after 20 years of service in July 2020. During his time in the Army, he served overseas in Iraq (2007-8), Afghanistan (2013), and Kuwait (2018). He received numerous decorations, including the Bronze Star Medal. He was formerly the Chief of the Gastroenterology Clinic at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, GA from 2011-2015 before joining Lowcountry Gastroenterology Associates in Mount Pleasant, SC in August 2015.
Dr. Watson is board certified in Gastroenterology/Hepatology and Internal Medicine. His special interests include colon cancer prevention, esophageal cancer screening, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett’s esophagus, inflammatory bowel disease, Hepatitis C treatment, hemorrhoid treatment, and health & nutrition.
Dr. Watson strives to treat every patient as he would want his own family to be treated. This strong desire derives from his abiding faith in Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He knows that every patient is unique and may have different ideas about how to best manage his or her healthcare needs. Therefore, a trusting, close doctor-patient relationship is what he hopes to develop with every patient in order to have a mutual respect and understanding regarding each patient’s medical care. His goal is to meet patients where they are to provide the best possible solutions to their digestive health needs because, without “buy-in” from the patient, no plan will succeed.
On a personal level, Dr. Watson is married to his medical school sweetheart, Theresa, and they have four beautiful children. In his free time, he enjoys running, cycling (or anything outdoors), reading, Bible study, and mentoring medical students.