Family Medicine
Tavares Office: 352-508-4455
Dr. Tom Watson

Dr. Tom Watson - Bio

Dr. Watson is a 4th-generation Florida native who was born in Tampa, and grew up there and in Fort Lauderdale. He graduated from the University of Tampa, and the attended the University of Florida Physician Assistant Program in Gainesville.

He had a career as a physician assistant (PA) for 15 years, working for the majority of this time at Shands in Gainesville, before starting medical school in 1990. In medical school he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society.

Dr. Watson graduated from the University of Miami school of Medicine in 1994, and completed his residency training in Family Medicine in the University of Florida Family Practice Residency Program in 1997. He was board-certified in Family Medicine in 1997, and has practiced continuously since then.

Dr. Watson maintained a solo family medical practice in Eustis for 9 years. He then worked for a company providing medical care to the employees and families of the cities of Mount Dora and Leesburg for 4 years prior to joining VIPcare in June, 2015. He lives in Eustis with his wife Sonya, who has a jewelry studio in Mount Dora. He enjoys flying, boating and photography, and plays blues harmonica.

Dr. Watson looks forward to serving you in our new location in Tavares with personalized, compassionate, old-fashioned complete family medical care and health promotion.