Raquel Watkins


Dr. Watkins completed her internal medicine internship and residency in 1999 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and became chief resident in 2000. She acquired a Master of Science in epidemiology and health services research in 2007 at Wake Forest University before completing a two-year fellowship program in Allergy and Immunology while attending Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She served as assistant professor, section on pulmonary, critical care, allergy, and immunologic diseases until 2008, when she moved to Jacksonville and joined Borland Groover.

Watkins Allergy and Asthma Clinic provides you with allergy testing and a personalized treatment plan for your allergies. We have two locations, Jacksonville and Orange Park, where you can have your allergy shots administered. 
Dr. Watkins provides personalized care for many allergy, asthma and sinus issues.

Dr. Watkins tells us about the small group of foods that cause about 90% of all food reactions in the video below.

Postgraduate Education
1996 - 1999
Internal Medicine Internship and Residency
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Participant, How to teach evidence-based clinical practice
McMaster University Health Sciences Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
1999 - 2000
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Residency
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
2001 - 2002
Faculty Development Fellowship, Office of Medical Education, Research and Development
Michigan State University
Tutor Trainee, Evidence Based Clinical Practice
McMaster University Health Sciences Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatics
2004 - 2007
Master of Science Epidemiology / Health Services Research
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Public Health Sciences
2005 - 2007
Allergy and Immunology Fellowship
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Watkins RS, Case D, Bonds D. Quality of Pap Smears by Internists: Exploring the Influence of Gender, Status, and Practice site. J Gen Intern Med. 2001; Vol. 16: Supplement 1: April 2001

Watkins RS, Sinclair C, Kimberly J, Zorn M, Wilson MC. What do Residents need to know about “Free Lunches”? J Gen Intern Med.  2002; Vol 17: Supplement1:  April 2002

Bonds D, Mychaleckyj J, Watkins RS. Women’s Health Ambulatory Skills: Do Internists Feel Prepared? Med. Educ. Online 2002; 7:7. URL http://www.med-ed-online.org

Kimberly JR, Watkins RS.  Your blood’s no good here: A less common cause for rejecting a potential blood donor. J Gen Intern Med. 2003; Vol. 18: supplement 1:  April 2003

Watkins RS, Moran W. Competency Based Learning: The Impact of Targeted Resident Education and Feedback on Pap smear Adequacy Rates. J Gen Intern Med. 2004 May;19(5 Pt 2):545-8

Watkins RS. GIM PDA Media Review: 5 minute clinical consults. J Gen Intern Med. 2004;  Vol. 19 (3):291-2

Watkins RS, Kimberly JR. What Residents Don’t Know about Physician-Pharmaceutical Industry Interactions. Acad Med. 2004 May;79(5):432-7

Wofford J, Mansfield R, Watkins RS. Patient characteristics and clinical management of patients with shoulder pain in U.S. primary care settings: Secondary data analysis of the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2005, 6:4

Watkins RS, Peters SP. COPD and Asthma: Similarities and Differences. WAO online synopsis. In press


Wilson MC, Watkins RS, Richardson WS. How well prepared are our Chief Residents to Practice and Teach Evidence Based Medicine. 24th Annual Meeting of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. Philadelphia, PA. April 11, 2000 (Top 5 abstract competition award)

Watkins RS, Clyburn B, Hunt D, Schlessinger S, Wilson MC. Attitudes and Appetites of New Interns for Physician-Pharmaceutical Industry Interactions. 27th Annual Meeting of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. San Diego, CA. April 1, 2003 (Top 4 abstract competition award)

Watkins RS, Wilson MD, Richardson S. Chief Residents’ Skills with Evidence-based medicine: Still Hazy after all these years. 27th SGIM Annual Meeting. Chicago 2004

CH Griffith, JF Wilson, SA Haist, University of Kentucky; C Hoesley, S Cohen (UAB), R Wong (Loma Linda), H Harrell (Florida), B Bognar (South Florida), TA Albritton (Georgia), R Kovach (Southern Illinois), P Hemmer (USUHS), G Ferenchick, O Pryor (Michigan State), B Houghton (Creighton), E Friedman (Mt. Sinai), T Loftus (SUNY-Syracuse), D Lambert (Rochester),  R Watkins (Wake Forest), T Painter (Pittsburgh), M Fagan (Brown), M Udden (Baylor). What Structural Aspects of an Internal Medicine Clerkship are associated with enhanced student examination performance? Research In Medical Education Conference. November 2004

Watkins RS, MacDowell AL. Cystic Fibrosis Masquerading as Immunodeficiency. Abstract Poster Presentation. Nov. 2006 American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

Watkins RS. 14 years old with ill-defined immunodeficiency. Clinical Immunology Society Immunodeficiency Workshop Oral Abstract Presentation. November 2006, Miami Florida

Watkins RS, MacDowell AL, Fontana-Penn M, De Ravin S, Malech H.  14 Year old with ill-defined immunodeficiency. Abstract Accepted. April 2007 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting

Watkins RS, Hogan P, Goff D. Cholesterol Guideline Adherence in Internal Medicine Residents. Abstract and Thesis preparation selected for Oral Presentation -November 2006. 14th Annual National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Cardiovascular Diversity Research Supplement Awardee Session

Watkins RS, Moore W, Peters SP, Myers D, Bleecker E. Racial Differences in Asthma Related Quality of Life in the Severe Asthma Research Program. Abstract presented at ATS 2008 international meeting-Toronto Canada