Physicians Collaborative Solutions

Achieving better patient outcomes

Physicians Collaborative Solutions has entered into a collaborative agreement with CMS to improve the quality of care for our patients while working to reduce healthcare expenditures.  Our providers work together in a coordinated manner, focusing on preventative care, care coordination, and population health management to transform the healthcare delivery system.  Through our participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, we aim to achieve better patient outcomes, provide more efficient care, and meet our cost-saving targets. 

Name and Location

Physicians Collaborative Solutions
1202 Medical Center Drive
Wilmington, NC 28401

Primary Contact

Melissa Odom

Shared Savings Program Public Reporting

Organizational Information


Governing body:

         Guillermo Vasquez, MD – Watson Clinic Participant Provider and CMO

         Fred Schreiber, MD – Beneficiary Representative

         Jeremy Katzmann, MD Watson Clinic Participant Provider and Direct of Cost and Utilization

         Ala Abuaita, MD – Watson Clinic Participant Provider

         Leonard Gitter, MD – Watson Clinic Participant Provider

         Pranay Patel, MD – Watson Clinic Participant Provider

         Jason Hirsbrunner – CAO for Watson Clinic

Key clinical and administrative leadership:

         PCS COO – Melissa Odom, Physicians Collaborative Solutions

         CMS – Dr. Guillermo Vasquez, Watson Clinic

         Cost and Utilization Director – Dr. Jeremy Katzmann, Watson Clinic

         PCS Compliance Officer – Megan Tharp, Physicians Collaborative Solutions

         Executive Director – Kimberly Downs, Watson Clinic

         Data Analyst – Matthew McGowan, Watson Clinic

Taken from the Watson Clinic Website (about us):

We’re Accredited…

In 1969, Watson Clinic was the first medical clinic in the United States to achieve accreditation by the American Association of Medical Clinics. Watson Clinic voluntarily participates in a series of rigorous examinations conducted by the most reputable patient advocacy groups in the industry. Every facet of our operations is scrutinized against strict national and state guidelines. Here are the results from a few of our most recent evaluations:

  • Watson Clinic achieved a highly coveted three-year accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. This honor attests to our adherence to national standards of excellence.
  • Watson Clinic maintains the only sleep disorder center in the area to be accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
  • Our radiology department received a prestigious ACR and PET/CT accreditation, which testifies to the impeccable patient care and safety practiced around this state-of-the-art imaging equipment. They are one of the top 10 imaging centers in the United States and they offer every advanced radiology procedure that is available in the U.S.
  • Watson Clinic Main’s Laboratory is CAP accredited by the College of American Pathologists and Watson Clinic’s South and Cancer & Research Center locations are COLA accredited by the Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation. Watson Clinic has several laboratory locations for your convenience.
  • Watson Clinic has achieved Level 3 recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a non-profit organization devoted to improving healthcare quality. This is the highest ranking bestowed by the organization, and reflects our commitment to putting each patient’s needs at the center of all we do.

These accreditations further illuminate our commitment to providing the highest levels of quality medical care to our patients.

We have more than 40 Specialties to choose from…

Watson Clinic has a roster of physicians representing over 40 different medical and surgical specialties. This comprehensive array of services means that we can treat – right here in Polk County – nearly any ailment you or your family members are likely to face in your lifetime. All records are kept in an electronic health records system and physicians have immediate access to your information no matter where or when you were seen within the Watson Clinic network. Learn more about our specialties.

We have over 200 Physicians…

Watson Clinic maintains a comprehensive and sizeable staff of board-certified physicians and providers to better serve the community. These physicians are recruited from the best medical schools across the country, and our team of doctors possess a wealth of expertise, but it’s their compassionate small-town values that community members appreciate most. Patients receive world-class care delivered with dedication and integrity. Learn more about our physicians.

We offer multiple Convenient Locations just around the corner…

Watson Clinic provides primary care and specialty care services from multiple locations throughout the Polk, Pasco & Hillsborough counties to help serve the needs of our community. Learn more about our locations.

We’re proud to feature the most advanced technology…

Watson Clinic has been committed to providing the most state-of-the-art medical care since 1941. We have continued through the years to enhance existing technology and provide patients with the highest quality of care they deserve. Examples of this include a transition to digital mammography in the Watson Clinic Women’s Center, being the first in the County to offer 64-slice CT scans for heart patients and highly trained physicians who perform robotic surgery for prostate cancer, hysterectomies or gynecologic cancer surgeries to achieve a less invasive procedure and pinpoint accuracy.

Shared savings and losses information

The following information will be released after our 2024 performance year results are finalized:

  1. Amount of any payment of shared savings received by the ACO or shared losses owed to CMS
  2. Total proportion of shared savings invested in infrastructure, redesigned care processes and other resources required to support the three part aim goals of better health for populations, better care of individuals, and lower growth in expenditures, including the proportion distributed among ACO Participants

The ACO’s performance on all quality measures

This information will be released after our 2024 performance year results are finalized.