Dr. Edward Lawton, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 52
  
Dr. Lawton
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

St. Jude Heritage Medical Group

2141 N Harbor Blvd Fullerton, CA 92835

Make an Appointment

(714) 626-8606

Dr. Edward Lawton, MD is a pulmonologist in Fullerton, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Chicago College Med/Surg in 1994 and specializes in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine.


Compare Doctors

Quickly compare more Pulmonary Doctors / Pulmonologists in your area

At a Glance

  • Hospital Satisfaction
    Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Lawton accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(714) 626-8606

Dr. Lawton accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Practice Areas

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.

Typically treats 87% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawton treats Asthma more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Lawton treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawton treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Lawton treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawton performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Lawton performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.

Typically treats 94% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawton treats Sleep Apnea more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Lawton treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawton treats Sleep Disorders more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Lawton treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.

Typically treats 79% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawton treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Lawton treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawton performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Lawton performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Bronchiectasis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawton treats Bronchiectasis more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Lawton treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.

Typically treats 72% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawton treats Shortness of Breath more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Lawton treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawton treats Asthma more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Lawton treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Wheezing
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawton treats Wheezing more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Lawton treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Hide other practice areas

Check Dr. Lawton's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Lawton's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cough
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawton treats Cough more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lawton treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawton treats Shortness of Breath more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lawton treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Pulmonary Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawton treats Pulmonary Disease more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Lawton treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Lawton's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

Help Improve Healthgrades

Does Dr. Edward Lawton, MD...

Offer an online patient portal portal?

Have free onsite parking?

Offer weekend visits?

Offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

Communicate via email?

Dr. Lawton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lawton

2.8

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
42.857142857142854%
(6)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(1)
1 Star
50%
(7)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Lawton?
(Select your rating)
Average Reported Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Lawton's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Edward Lawton, MD
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply Flag
Dr. Lawton has been overseeing my sleep apnea problem. Great doctor: skillful, compassionate, very competent. Has good staff, too.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
GVClimaco in Brea – Nov 20, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Edward Lawton, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr. Lawton is a poor choice for pulmonary disease. After conducting a bronchoscope on my daughter he told her she had infection in her lungs and offered no treatment for it. He sent her to the ER twice in one week, telling us to have the ER doctor call him and then he never answered their calls. A waste of time with a very sick girl.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Mar 10, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Edward Lawton, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr. Lawton is lazy & lacks knowledge. My daughter saw him for fluid in her lungs, wheezing, fatigue. He said "let's wait 6 mos. & see what happens" even though CAT scan showed scarring on lung. Now she is seeing a differed pulmonary specialist who is taking IMMEDIATE STAT action w/testing blood, CAT scan, in an effort to treat & diagnosis this scarry lung disease w/concern of MAC Lung disease. Dr. Lawton did no testing. Do NOT go to Dr. Lawton. Times is off the essence waiting is detrimental.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Newport Beach, CA – Aug 30, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Edward Lawton, MD?
Reply Flag
My mother has being with this doctor for 4 years approx. When ever I have gone with her to find out how we can better understand her COPD, he is not very helpful almost like he is just bored or just uninterested. He trys to get out of the office quickly. Honestly I would get another doctor.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option4
thumbs down icon option
valerie in Yorba Linda, CA – Dec 13, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Edward Lawton, MD?
Reply Flag
Not good.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option4
thumbs down icon option3
Annonymous in Fullerton, CA – Apr 04, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Edward Lawton, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Lawton?

About Me

Care Philosophy

Our board certified pulmonologists specialize in the accurate diagnosis and treatment of lung conditions and diseases, from chronic bronchitis to cystic fibrosis.

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

UT Southwestern/Parkland Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Methodist MC
Residency Hospital
1995
Methodist MC
Internship Hospital
1994
Chicago College Med/Surg
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Edward Lawton, MD offer telehealth services?

Is Dr. Edward Lawton, MD accepting new patients?

Does Dr. Edward Lawton, MD accept my insurance?

Locations

St. Jude Heritage Medical Group

Pulmonology2141 N Harbor Blvd Fullerton, CA 92835
1

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Lawton treats patients.

Learn more

St. Jude Medical Center

Fullerton, CA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)