The recertification was granted following a rigorous evaluation of the department’s practices and policies, including those related to the verification of each physician’s qualifications, education record, licenses, and ability to perform the services for which they are hired.
“Watson Clinic’s Credentialing department works to ensure that our patients receive the highest level of care possible,” says department manager Sherry Cromwell. “This recertification acknowledges that we only hire the highest caliber of medical talents available.”
The department received exemplary ratings across the board in all categories.
NCQA is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans, managed behavioral healthcare organizations, preferred provider organizations, new health plans, physician organizations, credentials verification organizations, disease management programs and other health-related programs. NCQA Certification statuses and other information on healthcare quality can be obtained on their web site at www.ncqa.org.
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.