Dr. Richard Alan Watson , MD


(816) 233-2020

Murphy Watson Burr Eye Center
5202 Faraon St
Saint Joseph, MO 64506


R. Alan Watson, M.D. is a board certified eye surgeon specializing in cataract surgery, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, eyelid and brow surgery to improve vision and general ophthalmology. Dr. Watson joined Dr. James Murphy in private practice in St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1990 following undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Arkansas as well as internship and residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Little Rock. During his residency, Dr. Watson worked in emergency room medicine and remains interested in the diagnoses and treatment of complex eye diseases. Dr. Watson holds office hours in St. Joseph and performs surgery at Murphy-Watson-Burr Surgery Center in St. Joseph. Dr. Watson is the father of three children. He enjoys outdoor activities and travel. Dr. Watson additionally has an artistic side. His oil paintings are on display in all of the clinic locations.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 35 Years

Languages Spoken: Portuguese and English

Education & Training

Medical School: University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine

Graduation Date: in 1985

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Hedrick Medical Center
  • The Miriam Hospital
  • Sturdy Memorial Hospital
  • Mosaic Life Care

Specialties: Ophthalmology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem MO Blue Preferred Options
  • Anthem MO Direct Access w/HSA
  • Anthem MO Pathway X
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS KC Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • Cigna MISSOURI NET - NET POS Seamless
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry KS PPO
  • Coventry MO HMO POS
  • Coventry MO PPO
  • Coventry OA EPO Exchange - KS/MO
  • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • First Health PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Watson's Office Information

Fax: (816) 627-9466
Website: mwbec.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Doctor Watson's Other Office Information

Massachusetts Eye & Ear Rhode Island
1 Randall Sq Ste 203
Providence, RI 02904
(401) 453-4600

Fax:(401) 145-3007
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM