Ratings for Dr. John Watson
I was sent for an IME through workcover after a MVA at work. Dr Watson lied about not having received any reports, was looking at my shoulder not my forearm and elbow., also asked me to take my top off for what reason I have no idea. So his recommendations have made the insurance company has denied my surgery. What a rude incompetent liar. He was also deaf as a post and hunched over and could hardly walk.
This Dr will lie,lie and lie again. I had a number of issues with my spine and he did a report for DVA stating that I was fully fit for service with no restrictions. The other 3 specialists I saw were appalled at what he had written. Refuse to see him or record everthing he says as he will definitely lie.
in 1991 I had an injury to my knee playing AFL I was sent to this doctor and was operated on 6 mths after the injury, my after surgey report and visit he stated I tore cartlige, months after the surgery I still couldnt walk properly so was sent back to him and he once again looked inside and did a "lateral release " after years of putting up with pain i was refered to another surgeon who after one arthroscope determined the original injury was a snapped crucial ligament in which was finally repaired in 2000 unfortunately thanks to this doctor my knee has no cartilage now and i still suffer chronic pain so good luck to any people who are sent to this hacker
Have had my second 'independant' review with Dr Watson. He lied in first one and i have yet to see second but don't hold out much hope. He ignored MRI reports and xrays the first time and lied several times on report. I was in agony after he waved my arms around himself and then he said it was all in my head. Since then a medical assessment tribunal has declared my injury as permanent. This time I took a support person who told him to stop when I was crying from the pain. He only wrote down answers to half the questions he asked and when he asked if I had any complaints about the appointment - he didn't note these anywhere either
I have to agree with the other rating for the ol' Doc Watson ... except for the $3000 bit and the last sentence ... the IME report he did for the insurers had 35 errors or lies ... he totally trashed the Experts Code of Conduct and other Medical Codes by not listing any of the documents that I presented to him and the multiple errors ... He stated that I scuba dive, swim in the ocean and ride my yamaha motorbike 60 mins each weekend ... I do none of those things ... If you get a report done by this guy then complain loudly if it is full of lies ... I am about to make some serious complaints about this guy so HOPEFULLY there won't be many more reports being created by him ...
WorkCover referred me to him for an independent Medical Assessment. This semi retired Doctor is unethical, biased and a lier. If you get sent to this man refuse. Arrogant, rude and totally no concern for the welfare of his clients. He charged more than $3000. Obviously he will appease Workcover. He needs to be struck off the medical register. if you check the Medical Council website, you will see he has 'conditions' of practice against him.
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