Lakeland, FL – Watson Clinic is pleased to welcome five exceptional additions to our roster of expert physicians. These specialists are currently accepting patient appointments except where noted.
Yerania Rodriguez-Navedo, MD joins the Rheumatology department at our Main Clinic location at 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland. Bilingual in both Spanish and English, her areas of expertise include the treatment of lupus disease, rheumatoid arthritis and Sjogren’s syndrome.
Dr. Rodriguez-Navedo received her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she also performed her residency in Internal Medicine, fellowships in Geriatrics and Rheumatology, and served as the Chief Fellow of Rheumatology. She is a member of the American Geriatric Society and the American College of Rheumatology, and is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Rheumatology.
Call 863-680-7486 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rodriguez-Navedo.
Otolaryngologist Jeffrey A. Paffrath, MD offers comprehensive ear, nose and throat services for both adult and pediatric patients at two convenient locations: our Bella Vista Building located at 1755 N. Florida Avenue in Lakeland as well as our Highlands facility at 2300 E. County Rd. 540A in south Lakeland. His areas of expertise include the treatment of vestibular and balance disorders, ear surgery for hearing loss, advanced endoscopic sinus surgery and balloon sinuplasty.
Dr. Paffrath received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. He completed an internship in Surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI, and his residency in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the Polk County Medical Association, and is board-certified in Otolaryngology by the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Call 863-680-7486 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Paffrath.
OB-GYN Amanda N. Sparks, MD provides expert women’s care from our Highlands location at 2300 E. County Rd. 540A in south Lakeland. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery and adolescent gynecologic care.
Dr. Sparks received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky School of Medicine in Lexington, KY. She completed her OB-GYN internship and residency at Orlando Health/Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies in Orlando, FL, where she also served as Chief Administrative Resident. She is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Polk County Medical Association.
Call 863-680-7243 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sparks.
Watson Clinic maintains a sizeable team of anesthesiologists who assist patients in hospital settings. The latest addition to this department – Walead Hessami, MD – will serve surgical patients at Lakeland Regional Health.
Dr. Hessami received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He served as the Chief Resident in the Department of Anesthesiology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, where he also completed a Cardiothoracic Anesthesia fellowship.
Dr. Wang received his medical degree from Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, China, and a Doctor of Science degree from the School of Public Health at Harvard University in Boston, MA. His residency was performed at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, and a fellowship at the State University of New York in Buffalo, NY. He is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association and the American Association of Cancer Research, and the recipient of the Wyeth Fellowship and Fogarty Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health.
For more information on these or any of Watson Clinic’s more than 250 physicians and providers, visit www.WatsonClinic.com/physician-search.
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.
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