Dr. Daniel A Watrous, MD

Dr. Daniel A. Watrous has practiced rheumatology in Visalia, California, since July of 1989. He obtained his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He completed his internship, residency, and fellowship in Rheumatology at University of California, Irvine in southern California before moving to Visalia in 1989. Dr. Watrous has maintained board certification in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology since then, and most recently passed the recertification examination in rheumatology in 2016. Dr. Watrous loves to read and program computers. His wife Valerie is the administrator for the practice. Together they have seven children and eight grandchildren.

Dr. Watrous’ office is located near the Visalia Medical Clinic on the southwest corner of Akers Road and Hillsdale Avenue. This is one block north of the Akers exit from the 198 freeway in western Visalia.

Rheumatology is a medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of certain autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

Dr. Watrous is very fortunate to have nurse practitioners available who are specially trained in the field of rheumatology.

To better serve you, our offices operate by appointment only. If medically necessary, we will make every effort to see patients the same day. Please call 559-732-9900 to schedule an appointment. Our hours are 7:30 AM to 6 PM Monday to Thursday and 7 AM to 4 PM on Fridays.

Nurse Practitioners

Pamela Scott, NP-C
Pamela Scott is a native Californian. She moved to Visalia about 35 years ago where she pursued the beginning of her nursing career at a College of Sequoias. After she graduated she worked in Oncology, doing chemotherapy and radiation treatment management. During her time in oncology she pursued her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Fresno State. After about 17 years in Oncology she transitioned into Rheumatology. She started as an infusion nurse at Dr Watrous’ office, then pursued her Master’s in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Fresno State. She has been practicing as a Rheumatology NP for the last 8 years. She is a member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners, California Rheumatology Alliance and Sigma Theta Tau, a Nursing Honor Society. Pam enjoys spending time with her two daughters, wine tasting, taking her dogs for long walks and just relaxing and reading a good book.

Kristin Hopper, NP-C
Kristin Hopper has lived here in the Central Valley with her family for years. She joined our office in 2016. Kristin has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in Visalia since graduation with experience in Family Practice and the Urgent Care Setting. She started as a Registered Nurse over 25 years ago after finishing the College of the Sequoias nursing program. After several years of working in both the hospital and outpatient setting, completed a Bachelor Degree in Nursing from California State University of Bakersfield. More recently completed her Masters Degree in Nursing with Family Nurse Practitioner focus at California State University of Fresno in 2010. She is certified with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and has membership with Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. In her free time, Kristin enjoys traveling with her husband and visits with her two grown children.

AARA Doctor Watrous

Dr. Daniel A. Watrous, MD

5315 W. Hillsdale Ave.
Visalia, CA 93291
Phone: 559-732-9900
Fax: 559-732-9908

Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology


Our office participates with Medicare and most other insurance carriers and accepts most secondary insurance plans.

If you have any questions about your coverage, feel free to call our office to discuss your personal situation and coverage at 559-732-9900. We will make every effort to work with you regarding finances.