Dr. James Lawler, MD

Dr. James Lawler, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
69 y/o
(10)

Accepting new patients

Dr Lawler has been practicing for over 35 years and enjoys what he does and the patients he sees. His practice consists primarily of total joint replacements and patient education for the best possible results. He has been using the Anterior Approach for Hip Replacement with good result for over 7 years.

Pacific Central Coast Health Centers

1304 Ella St Ste A

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

I strive to provide my patients with the best Orthopedic care possible. I believe that listening to my patients concerns are of utmost concern.
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Dr. Lawler's Experience

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Dr. Lawler's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1970
  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • University Of Hawaii
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • University Of Hawaii
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lawler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

French Hospital Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Joint Replacement Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Lawler is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Lawler's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lawler to family and friends
4.6
based on 10 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Lawler's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
arroyo grande, ca |
Fantastic doctor, caring, competent, and no big ego like some doctors I have dealt with. He seems to LOVE what he does. My hip replacement surgery went so well! Highly recommend Dr Lawler!
Los Osos, CA |
Competent, respected, kind, communicative. Never having had any surgeries, I was anxious about shoulder surgery several years ago but Dr. Lawler was patient with my questions and worries which made an otherwise unpleasant issue as pleasant as one might experience.
in Cambria,Ca |
Wonderful , kind,excellent ,caring ,listens to all your needs and is focused. It was so nice to have found Dr. James Lawler, M D and his staff. Best experience I have ever encountered in this Orthopedic medical field, his hospital of choice most caring hospital in this county A #1 French now called Dignity health, thank you for giving me a better life, in my book he is 200 stars so glad to have found him
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lawler accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Basic PPO
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Lawler has admitting privileges

French Hospital Medical Center
1911 Johnson Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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