• Watson Clinic Announces March Lectures & Special Events

    Lakeland, FL — Watson Clinic is pleased to announce the following upcoming informative lectures and special events. These events are free of charge, but seating is limited. Light refreshments will be provided. Please reserve your spot in advance by using the RSVP as noted below or by visiting www.WatsonClinic.com/Events.


    Date: March 1 – 31 from 8 am – 4 pm
    Topic: Zostavax® Clinic. Watson Clinic patients with Medicare Part D coverage are encouraged to receive their Zostavax® shingles vaccination during our walk-in clinics throughout the month of March. The shingles are a painful skin rash that afflicts nearly 1 in 3 people in the United States during their lifetime. The Zostavax® vaccine is very effective in reducing the chances of developing shingles. These walk-in clinics will be made available Monday-Friday from 8 am – 4 pm throughout the month of March.
    Location: Watson Clinic Main, 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland
    Watson Clinic South, 1033 N. Parkway Frontage Rd. in Lakeland


    Date: Saturday, March 4 at 10 AM
    Speaker: Pranay C. Patel, MD

    Topic:Face a Brighter Future.’  Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Pranay Patel discusses a host of highly effective surgical and nonsurgical options for those interested in facial rejuvenation.  Topics include face/eye/neck lifts, liposuction, Rhinoplasty, brow lifts, scar revision, nonsurgical procedures such as BOTOX ®, laser skin resurfacing, laser hair and vein removal, Kybella® for the removal of unwanted fat in the chin area, and facial fillers including Juvederm®, Restylane®, Voluma® and Radiesse®.  This special event will also include live injection demonstrations of these fillers.

    Location: Bella Vista Building, 1st Floor Lobby, 1755 North Florida Avenue in Lakeland
    RSVP: 863-904-6231


    Date: Thursday, March 9 at 6 PM
    Speakers: Douglas Shenkman, MD
    Topic: Shoulder Pain: Get Rid of It Now! During this informative presentation, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. Douglas Shenkman will discuss the latest options used to remedy shoulder pain, ranging from nonsurgical options all the way through the most advanced surgical treatments, including minimally invasive surgery and computer-assisted procedures.

    Location: Watson Clinic Main, 1st Floor Library, 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland

    RSVP: 863-680-7042


    Date: Tuesday, March 28 at 6 PM                

    Speaker: Johnny M. Gibbs, MD

    Topic:Living without Hip Pain.’ Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. Johnny Gibbs will review the most common causes of hip pain and the range of treatments available to remedy the condition, including non-invasive therapies and surgical procedures such as hip replacement and advanced arthroscopy. 

    Location: Watson Clinic Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine – 2190 E. County Rd. 540A in south Lakeland

    RSVP: 863-680-7479


    Date: Friday, March 31 from 3 to 5 PM               

    Topic: Tools to Quit
    Take the next step to a healthier lifestyle and join us for a special class designed to provide an overview of available options for smokers who want to quit. The class includes information on various types of nicotine replacements, product samples and much more. This class is taught by a certified tobacco education specialist and is sponsored by the Watson Clinic Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting community wellness through education, research and service.    

    Location: Watson Clinic Cancer & Research Center, Boardroom, 1730 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland
    RSVP: 863-802-6220

    About Watson Clinic LLP:  As one of the largest multispecialty medical clinics in the southeast, Watson Clinic provides comprehensive healthcare services to residents of Lakeland and surrounding communities.  First established in 1941, Watson Clinic has grown to include over 220 board-certified physicians representing more than 40 medical and surgical specialties.  The Clinic is proud to deliver quality healthcare to every generation from our Main Clinic location at 1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland, as well as at multiple convenient locations throughout Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. More information is available at:  www.WatsonClinic.com.