Lakeland, FL – After proudly serving as Managing Partner of Watson Clinic for the past 15 years, Louis S. Saco, MD, FACP, MBA has announced his intention to resume the practice of medicine on a full-time basis. Dr. Saco will focus exclusively on the mission closest to his heart – the ability to serve the medical needs of his patients – as he continues to operate his thriving gastroenterology practice from Watson Clinic Main in Lakeland.
Dr. Saco has fulfilled his role as Managing Partner with great distinction since 2002, and has ushered the clinic through a tremendously dynamic period of growth and transformation. During his tenure, he has nurtured the addition of several locations that have effectively redefined the standards of healthcare excellence in our region, including the Cancer & Research Center, Women’s Center, Dermatology at Sun City Center, Dermatology at Zephyrhills, Bella Vista Building, the relocation of Plant City, Highlands, XpressCare at Highlands, Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, and the Bartow Gynecology facilities. Under his leadership, the number of Watson Clinic physicians and medical providers has increased by over 40%. As the foremost public face and spokesman for the clinic, he reflected the Clinic’s values with grace and poise.
John R. Ellington, Jr., MD, a long-time partner and board-certified OB-GYN who has enjoyed a distinguished 40-year career with Watson Clinic, will assume the role of interim Managing Partner effective immediately. In the coming months, the Clinic will elect a long-term replacement to occupy the position.
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.