Judith Watkins, MD

Providing quality, compassionate care for you and your family

Judith Watkins, MD

Personal Biography:

Dr. Watkins is a board-certified psychiatrist who has practiced with Samaritan Mental Health since 2004. She enjoys a general adult psychiatry practice utilizing a variety of treatment modalities, including attention to psychotherapeutic needs, support of integrative practices, incorporation of available natural treatments, medications, as well as consideration of medical conditions impacting mental health and coordinating care with other providers.

Dr. Watkins earned a medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and completed residency training in psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University. She is a board-certified psychiatrist,a member of the Oregon Psychiatric Association, and a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

In her free time, Dr. Watkins enjoys reading contemporary fiction, designing jewelry, and practicing yoga.

“The most important initial goal in meeting my patients is to be as free as possible of preconceived notions, to understand as much as I can about the individual needs and desires of each, and to provide care that supports their well-being on every level, which fosters personal growth and clarity, and which is deeply consistent with the values each person holds. I provide thorough education on medical treatment options for mental health so that each decision may be fully informed and therefore clear and ‘right’ for that person.”

Medical Education and Training:

Medical degree: University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
Board certification: Psychiatry



  • Psychiatry
    Psychiatry is the treatment and study of mental disorders. Psychiatric assessment typically involves a mental status examination -- the taking of a case history -- and possibly psychological tests. Psychiatric treatment employs a variety of therapeutic modalities including medications, psychotherapy and a wide variety of other treatments.