HALL: James F. Watt, orthopedic surgeon, specializes in Spiderman rescues

James F. Watt

Aiden Roger Powell (aka Spiderman) with Dr. Watt.

Special to The Log
Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 15:43 PM.

Who you gonna call in Destin when Spiderman gets a broken arm? Try 863-2153 and ask for Dr. James Watt.

I dislocated my little finger and was waiting in my private room for Dr. Watt to have a look.

I heard this high-pitched, animated voice across the hall from me — that of a boy who sounded in pretty good spirits. As we are waiting our turn for the doc, I walk across the hall to see what is going on.

There sits daddy, Rodney Powell, cardiologist, and mom, Pauline Powell, a teacher of nurses at Northwest Florida State College. Sitting with them was the cutest 4-year-old

Spiderman I have ever seen. His left arm is bandaged carefully. Precocious Aiden Roger Powell of Indian Woods subdivision in Destinis talking 90 miles an hour to his parents.

He reassures them both that his arm will be much better as soon as he gets a vanilla ice cream cone on the way home. I ask Aiden what happened to his arm. He is quick to tell me that he was jumping on the trampoline and thinking he could be like Spiderman and stick on the wall. So he jumped as high as he could and soared off.

After coming down there was nothing left to do but pay a visit to Dr. James F. Watt, who recently came to our area after being recruited by Dr. Mark Tenholder of Orthopaedic Associates.



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