Meet Dr. Watson

As a board-certified internal medicine physician and concierge doctor in Greenville, SC, Dr. Leigh Watson provides thorough, comprehensive care for her patients, and she is a steadfast advocate for them as they navigate our complex healthcare system.

Dr. Watson earned her medical degree and completed her residency training at The Johns Hopkins University before serving eight years of active duty in the United States Air Force, where she earned the position of Chief of General Internal Medicine and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (select).

After leaving the Air Force, Dr. Watson spent several years as a medical professor, including at the University of Texas Health at San Antonio and back near her hometown of Spartanburg at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Greenville.

Now, Dr. Watson has found her true calling as a practicing primary care physician — partnering with a patient, knowing and caring for the entire person, diagnosing new illnesses, managing acute and chronic diseases, and using preventive care to maintain health.

Her clinical interests include hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, depression, and dysautonomia.

Dr. Watson is particularly interested in medically complex patients — using thorough interviewing, physical examination, chart review, and judicious lab testing to confirm past diagnoses, establish the cause of perplexing symptoms, and manage several medical problems over time.

"You’re not going to scare me with a big bag of medication," she says. "We will sort through them all, decide which ones to keep and which to set aside, and come up with a treatment plan that works well for all your body systems."

Having cared for her parents through the natural ends of their lives, Dr. Watson understands the challenges patients face in navigating the US healthcare system — and believes everyone deserves a medically savvy advocate.

"I can be that advocate for you — I know what it’s like to walk in your shoes."

Dr. Watson's Credentials

Philosophy of Care
"I’m comprehensive and thorough. I am particularly good at managing multiple chronic diseases over the years to prevent complications. And I’m an advocate for people as they work through the chaos that is unfortunately the norm in our healthcare system."

Favorite Part About Being a Doctor
"The relationships I build with my patients. I enjoy working closely with them, getting to know them — and they know I genuinely care about their health."

Dr. Watson: Beyond the Exam Room

Outside the office, Dr. Watson is active in her community as a member of the Rotary of Spartanburg and a lifelong member of The Episcopal Church of the Advent.

She enjoys gardening, with a personal quest to grow the perfect tomato.

Dr. Watson is an animal advocate, and she serves on the board of the Greenville Humane Society. She never met a stray cat she didn’t like.

Get Started with Dr. Watson

Ready for a better healthcare experience?

Start your journey to a better healthcare experience today. Complete this form and a membership expert will contact you via phone and/or email within 2 business days.

*Dr. Watson is accepting new patients. 

Here are three things you can expect during your first call. 

  1. We will answer all of your questions about concierge medicine and PartnerMD. 
  2. We will provide a full accounting of the cost of your membership and how payments work. 
  3. If necessary, we will help you schedule a free meet-and-greet with your potential new physician so you can get to know them more before you officially decide. 

Ready for a better healthcare experience?

Start your journey to a better healthcare experience today. Complete this form and a membership expert will contact you via phone and/or email within 2 business days.

*Dr. Watson is accepting new patients. 

Here are three things you can expect during your first call. 

  1. We will answer all of your questions about concierge medicine and PartnerMD. 
  2. We will provide a full accounting of the cost of your membership and how payments work. 
  3. If necessary, we will help you schedule a free meet-and-greet with your potential new physician so you can get to know them more before you officially decide.