Dr. Watson’s main responsibilities for CIGNA in the North Texas and Oklahoma region include Physician and Facility engagement, Total Market Cost oversight, Strategic planning, and Client Sales Support. He also chairs the West National Credentialing and the National Peer Review Committees. He previously served as the Senior Medical Director for the Texas Market of HealthSpring, Inc, a Medicare Advantage company.
Dr. Watson graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri in 1997. He completed his internship and residency in family practice at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan, where he was named chief resident in 1999-2000. During that time, he also completed a fellowship in medical education and teaching through the Statewide Campus System and Michigan State University. After practicing for 8 years, Dr. Watson obtained an MBA from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, which spurred his interest in the administrative aspects of medicine. In 2015 he was named one of the “Most Influential People in Medicine” in Dallas-Fort Worth in the Dallas Business Journal.