Dr. Richard Lawton, MD

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Specializes in Sports Medicine • Male • Age 50

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Hospital Quality

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Mercy Regional Medical Center
1010 Three Springs Boulevard
Durango, CO 81301

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Durango Orthopedics and Spine Colorado
Durango Orthopedics and Spine Colorado
1 Mercado St Suite 202
Durango, CO 81301
Durango Orthopedics and Spine Colorado
Durango Orthopedic Associates - Pagosa Springs Clinic
75 S Pagosa Blvd
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
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    Dr. Lawton's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • Sports Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery, 2004
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    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Foot & Ankle Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Hip Arthroscopy
    • Hip Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revisions
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revisions
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Neuroplasty
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Steroid Injections
    • Synovial Biopsy
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Bunion
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Foot Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
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    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Trigger Finger
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    Background Check for Dr. Lawton

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Colorado.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Emory University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1996

    Residency Hospital

    Mayo Grad School Med/Mayo Fndn
    Steadman Hawkins Clinic
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Lawton & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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    Dr. Lawton's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Lawton

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lawton to family and friends

    12 responses
    above
    national average

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    Dr. Lawton's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    12 responses
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    12 responses
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    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 12 responses
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    Experience with Dr. Lawton
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    12 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    12 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    12 responses
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    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    12 responses
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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Lawton accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?

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    Office Locations

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    Durango Orthopedics and Spine Colorado
    1 Mercado St Suite 202
    Durango, CO 81301
    (970) 247-5362 (Office)
    (970) 259-6045 (Fax)
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    Durango Orthopedics and Spine Colorado
    Durango Orthopedic Associates - Pagosa Springs Clinic
    75 S Pagosa Blvd
    Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
    1-800-524-9821 (Office)
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