Lakeland, FL – Steven G. Achinger, MD, FASN has recently been elected Managing Partner of Watson Clinic. A board-certified nephrologist who has served the healthcare needs of Watson Clinic patients since 2009, Dr. Achinger will oversee the management and execution of business strategy, help to devise and implement initiatives that ensure exceptional patient care, and serve as a public spokesman to promote Watson Clinic’s vision and values.
“It is a tremendous honor to be chosen for this distinguished position,” says Dr. Achinger. “Since 1941, Watson Clinic has raised the bar by crafting a compassionate, personalized and forward-thinking healthcare experience for patients and families in our community and beyond. I look forward to collaborating with our Board of Directors, administrative team, and every member of our physician, nursing and medical support staff to further build upon the Watson Clinic legacy for this and future generations.”
Dr. Achinger received his medical degree from the University of Miami in Miami, FL. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine, as well as a Fellowship in Nephrology, at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Achinger brings to the position a strong interest in scholarship; he has published 22 peer-reviewed articles including two letters to the editor in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, and he currently serves on the editorial board of Frontiers in Medicine. He is also an invited lecturer on topics related to kidney disease. “I will work diligently to elevate the level of healthcare delivery in Polk County by combining state-of-the-art therapeutics with cutting-edge clinical research, all focused on improving healthcare outcomes for our residents,“ he says.
Dr. Achinger is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology, is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology, and a member of the Florida Medical Association and Polk County Medical Association.
In addition to his duties as Managing Partner, Dr. Achinger continues to provide exceptional nephrology care from his office at Watson Clinic Main at 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Achinger, call 863-680-7190.
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.