William C. Watters III, MD

Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

View Faculty Profile
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Video Visits

William C. Watters III, MD

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

View Faculty Profile

About Me

Dr. William Watters, III specializes in treating degenerative and traumatic conditions of the adult spine. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters as well as spoken frequently, both nationally and internationally, on spinal disease. He is an expert on evidence-based medicine and has served in this capacity as the chair of major committees at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS) and The North American Spine Society (NASS). In addition, Dr. Watters serves on the Board of Directors of NASS and the American Board of Spine Surgery. He is the past-president and past Research Council Chair of NASS and is a past-president of the Texas Spine Society. He sits on the Board of Advisers for World Spine Care and for Palladian, a healthcare management company. He also sits on the Editorial Advisory Board for The Spine Journal and reviews for Spine and the Journal of the Spinal Arthroplasty Society.
Dr. Watters has completed residencies in both Internal Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery as well as advanced training in spinal surgery. He served for five years as chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Kelsey Seybold Clinic and practiced Orthopedic Spinal Surgery at the Bone and Joint Clinic of Houston prior to joining the Houston Methodist Specialty Physician Group.

Clinical Interests

Back & Neck Pain
Cervical Disc Disease
Hips
Knee
Neck Surgery
Neck/Low Back Pain
Pain Management
Spine Fixation
Spine Fusion
Spine Surgery

Accepted Insurance Plans

90 Degree/Entrust
AMERIGROUP MCR ADV/MMP
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna Common Spirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna Common Spirit Minimum Value Plan
Aetna CommonSpirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Signature Administrators TX Annual Conf of UMC
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Transplant
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage HMO Plus
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
CareWorks Workers' Comp
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Allegiance OAP
Cigna Allegiance PPO
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage PPO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Community Health Choice Marketplace Advantage HMO DSNP
Corporate Remedies
Coventry PPO
DEVOTED HEALTH CORE GREATER HOUSTON HMO
DEVOTED HEALTH PRIME GREATER HOUSTON HMO
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
GeoBlue
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Imagine Health
Imagine Health GPA
Imagine Health Trustmark
Imagine Health/SISCO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Injury Management Organization
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
Medica-UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
Medicare
Medicare Railroad
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
OccMD
Occunet
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
ProCare Medicare Advantage
Provider Select PPO
Reny Company Workers' Comp
Sedgwick CMS
SouthWest Medical Provider Network
Student Assurance Services Student Accident Plan
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TRS-Care Medicare Advantage
TRS-Care Standard ALT A I Group 485002
TRS-Care Standard ALT A II Group 485003
TRS-Care Standard ALT B I Group 485005
TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
Texas Kids First /Fidelity Security Student Accident Plan
Texas Monarch/Web TPA Student Accident Plan
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Dual Complete MCR
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
UMR
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthOne
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West
WellMed AARP Medicare Advantage Plan
WellMed AARP Medicare Complete
WellMed United Healthcare Dual Complete
Workers Comp-Beech Street
Workers' Comp: Corvel
Workers' Comp: Coventry / First Health

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.

Credentials

BOARD CERTIFICATION
Orthopedics and Spine
MEDICAL SCHOOL
Harvard Medical School-Boston, MA | 1974
RESIDENCY
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-Philadelphia, PA | 1980
INTERNSHIP
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania-Philadelphia, PA | 1975
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Hospital

Languages

  • English
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I make an appointment with Dr. William C. Watters III online?
    Yes, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. William C. Watters III by visiting this page.
  • What insurance does Dr. William C. Watters III accept?
    See the insurance that Dr. William C. Watters III accepts here.
  • Where is Dr. William C. Watters III located?
    Dr. William C. Watters III's office is located in Smith Tower, 6550 Fannin St., Ste 2600, Houston, TX 77030
  • What languages do Dr. William C. Watters III and/or staff speak?
    Dr. William C. Watters III and/or office staff speak English
Office Locations
Smith Tower
6550 Fannin St.
Ste 2600
Houston, TX 77030
9090 Katy Fwy.
Ste 200
Houston, TX 77024