Family Practice, Primary Care Physician
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Primary Phone: (817) 335-8478
Treating patients at these locations
Dr. Isaac A. Watemberg is a board-certified family practice physician in Fort Worth.
A native of Barranquilla, Colombia, Dr. Watemberg received his medical degree from Universidad Del Norte Medical School in Colombia and completed his residency in Cleveland, Ohio, at the MetroHealth Medical Center at Case Western Reserve University in 1997. He is fluent in Spanish.
In the time between receiving his medical degree and his residency, Dr. Watemberg worked as a rotating intern at the Social Security Hospital in his hometown in Colombia, then as a rural physician at the Melamed Medical Center in Malambo, Colombia. After relocating to America, he worked as a research assistant in Baylor University Medical Center’s liver transplant program.
During his childhood in Colombia, he experienced firsthand being treated by a “general physician,” and was inspired to become a family physician. “Taking care of the family as a whole allows me to understand the dynamic of the illness; seeing the newborns become teenagers, taking care of the adults with chronic conditions and being a part of the decision with the elder patients when the time comes for decisions about home care or nursing home placement,” he says.
Dr. Watemberg prides himself on being a good listener and answering all of the patient’s questions. “I like to listen to my patients very carefully and involve them in the plan of treatment. Explaining what’s going on is my main goal when I see a patient,” he explains. “If the patient understands what’s going on and the treatment plan, they will get involved in the decision-making process and they will be more compliant.”
Practicing medicine for more than 30 years, Dr. Watemberg values his experience in treating underserved populations, which has exposed him to health care issues that require complex and challenging solutions. His training has prepared him to care for a wide array of patients’ needs.
Dr. Watemberg is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, Tarrant County Medical Society and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.
In his spare time, Dr. Watemberg enjoys spending time with his wife, who is a real estate agent, and his five children. He likes traveling, photography and computers.