October 13, 2020

Welcome Robert Watine, MD, Internal Medicine


Sebastian River Medical Center and Steward Medical Group

Welcome Robert Watine, MD, Internal Medicine


Dr. Watine has joined Barefoot Bay Internal Medicine

(Barefoot Bay, FL) – Sebastian River Medical Center and Steward Medical Group are pleased to welcome Dr. Watine to Barefoot Bay Internal Medicine in Barefoot Bay, Florida.

Dr. Watine is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. 

He earned his Doctor of Medicine through the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida.  Dr. Watine has a special interest in cardiovascular and pulmonary care, diabetes – type 1 and type 2, thyroid disease, exercise, fitness and nutrition. 

“I’ve always considered myself a true diagnostician and clinician.  I also like being able to care for patients over a span of years for their total health, as opposed to treating one particular condition,” explains Dr. Watine. “My philosophy has always been to put the patient’s needs first.  I make every attempt to see patients the day they need to be seen and do not want patients waiting in the exam room for an extended period before they see me.” 

Dr. Robert Watine is now accepting patients at the following location:

Barefoot Bay Internal Medicine

8000 Ron Beatty Blvd., Suite A-3

Barefoot Bay, FL 32976


About Sebastian River Medical Center

Sebastian River Medical Center (SRMC), a Steward Family Hospital, is a nationally recognized facility located along Florida’s Treasure Coast offering high-quality care close to home. SRMC is accredited by the Joint Commission, has a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence - as designated by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS), over 100 affiliated physicians, over 650 nursing and ancillary staff and over 100 volunteers. SRMC provides state-of-the-art technology, comprehensive emergency services and award-winning surgical care. SRMC has expanded to meet the growing healthcare needs of our community with a new tower that opened in June 2020.  It offers 48 private patient rooms, offers a total of six operating rooms with the latest in technology and sanitizing system to ensure safety, a new entrance from Bay Street into a large lobby with a coffee shop and gift shot.  Services include medical/surgical inpatient, emergency care, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, urological surgery, gastrointestinal services, a cardiac catheterization program that includes implant devices, neurosurgery and spine surgery, as well as a full-service outpatient diagnostic center. Furthermore, SRMC’s emergency room is proud of its ability screen patients upon arrival for respiratory related illnesses and offer designated sections of the emergency treatment area for respiratory and non-respiratory patients.

Sebastian River Medical Center is located at 13695 US Highway 1, Sebastian, FL 32958. For more information, please call 772-589-3186 or visit

About Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care is the largest private, for-profit health care network in the United States. The company is owned and led by a management team of Steward physicians.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward employs more than 40,000 health care professionals and operates 35 hospitals across the United States and in the country of Malta which regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, more than 7,000 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.

The Steward Health Care Network includes more than 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters annually. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. For more information, visit