Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine



J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Medical School

Meharry Medical College
Nashville, TN

Undergraduate School

Morehouse College
Atlanta, GA

Professional Associations

American College of Physicians

Medical Association of Georgia

Dekalb County Board of Health
Vice Chariman

Academic Appointments

Emory University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine


1. Barnes, C.S., Ziemer, D.C., Miller, C.D., Doyle, J.P., Watkins, C.Jr, Cook, C.B., Gallina, D.L., El-Kebbi, I.M., Branch, W.T.Jr, Phillips, L.S.. There is little time for diabetes management in the primary care setting. Diabetes Educator 30: (1),126-135, 2004 Jan – Feb

2. Miller, C.D., Ziemer, D.C., Doyle, J.P., Cook, C.B., El-Kebbi, I.M., Gallina, D.L., Watkins, C. Jr., Barnes, C.S., Walker, G.D., Lyles, R.H., Hertzberg, V.S., McClellan, W.M., Branch, W.T. Jr., Phillips, L.S. Diabetes management by residents in training at a municipal hospital primary care site (IPCAAD 2). Ethnicity and Disease 15(4):649-55, 2005.

3. Ziemer, D.C., Miller, C.D., Rhee, M.K., Doyle, J.P., Watkins, C. Jr., Cook, C.B., Gallina, D.L., El-Kebbi, I.M., Barnes, C. S., Dunbar, V.G., Branch, W.T. Jr., Phillips, L.S. Clinical inertia contributes to poor diabetes control in a primary care site compared to a specialized diabetes clinic (IPCAAD 3). The Diabetes Educator 31(4): 564-71,5005 Jul-Aug.

4. Phillips LS, Ziemer DC, Doyle JP, Barnes CS, Kolm P, Branch WT, Caudle JM, Cook CB, Dunbar VG, El-Kebbi IM, Gallina DL, Hayes RP, Miller CD, Rhee MK, Thompson DM, Watkins C. An edocrinologist-supported intervention aimed at providers improves diabetes management in a primary care site: improving primary care of African Americans with diabetes (IPCAAD-7). Diabetes Care. 28 (10): 2352-60, 2005 Oct.


Dr. Watkins is a native of High Springs Florida. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and later received his MD degree from Meharry Medical College. Dr. Watkins went on to complete his internal medicine training at the Emory University School of Medicine and later joined the faculty at Emory in the Division of General Medicine. While at Emory he attained the rank of assistant professor and in 2000 was named Medical Director of the Emory General Medical Clinics at Grady Memorial Hospital. In 2005 Dr. Watkins started the Capstone Medical Group. Professionally, Dr Watkins is board certified in internal medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physician. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University and member of the Medical Association of Georgia and American College of Physicians.

Dr. Watkins’ community activities include service on the Board of Advisors of Open Hand, the Board of Directors of the Dekalb County Board of Health and the 2006 Class of Leadership of Atlanta.