Originally from Welsh, Louisiana, he has been in this area for over 30 years. Dr. Wayne Watkins has been a part of Mid Louisiana Surgical Specialists since the onset of the medical practice’s opening date in 2003. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine, and completed his surgical training at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Watkins enjoys treating a broad range of general surgical conditions. He has a particular interest in minimally invasive abdominal operations, endocrine (thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal gland) surgery
Born the fourth of seven children that grew up in the rice farming community, Dr. Watkins is no stranger to hard work and dedication. He will always treat his patients with care and compassion, no matter their walk of life or background. Everyone deserves to have a surgeon that cares.
In his spare time, Dr. Watkins enjoys wildlife watching and gardening and rooting on the LSU Tigers. Being in a quiet, comfortable setting allows him to relax and unwind. If he was not a surgeon, he’d be teaching ornithology. His favorite place to visit throughout all of Louisiana is Atchafalaya Basin.
“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” - Confucius
Having a passion for what he does makes it easier to get up and go to work every day.
Practicing general surgery is a specialty in itself, since there are many things to learn. However, Dr. Watkins also specializes in thyroid, parathyroid, gallbladder, adrenal, gastrointestinal and breast surgeries.
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