Dr. Watkins is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Little Rock Hall High School. He received a B.S. from
the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
His medical training began at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1973. He then completed a rotating internship at St. Vincent’s Infirmary.
After completing a 4-year ophthalmology residency at UAMS, Dr. Watkins joined his father’s practice in 1979.
His father, John G. Watkins, Jr. had
resumed his practice in Little Rock after World War II, having been trained at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
However, the original practice began with John G. Watkins, the grandfather, who graduated from the University of Arkansas Medical School and from the London Ophthalmic Royal Academy in England in 1904.
Continuing this tradition of over a century of excellentophthalmologic
care, the clinic has been Doctors Park Eye Clinic
since 1979, and is honored to be among the oldest practices to serve Little Rock.
Dr. Watkins was board-certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 1979 and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He specializes in general ophthalmology.
Dr. Watkins and his wife Vicki have been married 41 years and have three children, Beth, Jay, and Chris and six grandchildren.
He has made numerous trips to Honduras with Christ the King medical missions. He enjoys all outdoor sportsman activities that Arkansas provides.
Doctors Park Eye Clinic has been providing comprehensive eye care, treatments, and surgeries, to Central Arkansas for over 40 years at our current location.
We only have three doctors at this establishment, which allows us the opportunity to really get to know our patients and their families we are treating.