Mark D. Watkins, M.D. F.A.A.P., was born and raised in Tampa, Florida.He
graduated from the University of Tampa in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Biology and Chemistry.
Dr. Watkins attended the Universoty of South Florida College of Medicine
in Tampa under aq military scholarship program, graduating with a M.D.
degree. He attended Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver, Colorado
for his pediatric internship and residency.
He and his family moved back to Middle Tennessee in 1994, where he practiced
pediatrics in affiliation with Vanderbilt University Medical Center wuntil
joining the Maryville Pediatric Group in October 2001.
Dr. Watkins is happily married with 6 wonderful children. He enjoys reading
mystery and adventure novels, all types of games and especially spending
time with his children. His experiences raising his own kids have given
him seasoned practical advice, which he shares with many new parents.
He places an emphasis on preventative medicine which insures that every
child has the maximal opportunity to have a happy and healthy childhood.