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James Watkins, MD

Dr. Watkins is a gastroenterologist in the Indianapolis area. He is affiliated with Hendricks Regional Health and 5 more hospitals.
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262 doctors
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262 doctors
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131 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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65 doctors
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65 doctors
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32 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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5 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw more cholestasis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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32 doctors
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32 doctors
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16 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw more pancreatitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Watkins saw more cholangitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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10 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw more jaundice patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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29 doctors
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28 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw more gallstones patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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7 doctors
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8 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw more pancreatic cancer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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314 doctors
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314 doctors
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157 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw more pain patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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278 doctors
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278 doctors
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139 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Indianapolis area. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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Dr. Watkins saw bilirubin excretion disorder patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Indianapolis area. Learn more.
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296 doctors
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296 doctors
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147 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Indianapolis area. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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5 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw more delayed gastric emptying (gastroparesis) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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16 doctors
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16 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw alcoholism patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Indianapolis area. Learn more.
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145 doctors
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144 doctors
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72 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw more birth defects patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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146 doctors
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146 doctors
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73 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw more congenital disorders patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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181 doctors
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181 doctors
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90 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw more obesity patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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120 doctors
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119 doctors
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59 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw more liver condition patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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40 doctors
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41 doctors
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20 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw more benign polyps patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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161 doctors
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160 doctors
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80 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw more acid reflux patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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22 doctors
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22 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw diverticulosis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Indianapolis area. Learn more.

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21 doctors
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21 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw colon polyps patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Indianapolis area. Learn more.

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142 doctors
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142 doctors
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71 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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30 doctors
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30 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw hemorrhoid patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Indianapolis area. Learn more.

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255 doctors
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255 doctors
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127 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Indianapolis area. Learn more.

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227 doctors
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226 doctors
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113 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Indianapolis area. Learn more.

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50 doctors
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50 doctors
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24 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw malnutrition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Indianapolis area. Learn more.
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33 doctors
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34 doctors
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16 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw bowel obstruction patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Indianapolis area. Learn more.
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18 doctors
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18 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw hiatal hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Indianapolis area. Learn more.

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97 doctors
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97 doctors
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48 doctors
Dr. Watkins saw more diarrhea patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Indianapolis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Locations

Dr. Watkins sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

IU Health University Hospital
550 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Credentials
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago Program
    RESIDENCY
  • University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1981

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Watkins is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Hendricks Regional Health
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Hancock Regional Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • IU Health University Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Indiana University Health North Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Indiana University Health
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • MultiPlan
  • Network Health Plan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • Paramount
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • Southeastern Indiana Health Organization
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Unity Health Insurance
  • ValueOptions
  • Viva Health
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield