William C. Watters, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery

Bone and Joint Clinic of Houston

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William C. Watters, MD

Bone and Joint Clinic of Houston

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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

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
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 Student Health
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Axis Global / Texas Monarch Student Accident Plan
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 Cross Blue Shield Traditional / Par Plan
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus / Vantage
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
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Coventry PPO
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 HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Military TRICARE-South Region
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
HumanaNatl POS Open Access
Imagine Health ABC Home
Imagine Health CVS Health
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE : COVENTRY/FIRST HEALTH ADVANTRA
Medicare
Medicus International
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Occunet
Olympus Managed Care (International)
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
Reny Company Workers' Comp
SmartCare PNM Resources
Student Assurance Services Student Accident Plan
TexanPlus Medicare Advantage
Texas Kids First Student Accident Plan
Three Rivers Provider Network
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 Dual Complete
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
WORKERS' COMP: CareWorks
WORKERS' COMP: Corporate Remedies
WORKERS' COMP: IMO
WORKERS' COMP: OccMD
WORKERS' COMP: Sedgwick CMS
Workers Comp-Beech Street
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
Office Locations
Smith Tower
6550 Fannin St.
Ste 2600
Houston, TX 77030
9090 Katy Fwy.
Ste 200
Houston, TX 77024