Dr. James Lawrence, MD

Pediatric RheumatologyMaleAge 72

Dr. James Lawrence, MD is a Pediatric Rheumatology Specialist in Mobile, AL and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from LSU School of Medicine, Shreveport medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mobile Infirmary and University Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lawrence to book an appointment.

Dr. Lawrence
1303 Dr Martin L King Jr Ave Mobile, AL 36603
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Lawrence's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawrence treats Arthritis more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
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Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawrence treats Fibromyalgia more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Lawrence treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
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Chronic Pain
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lawrence treats Chronic Pain more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Lawrence treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Lawrence's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(251) 478-5005

Dr. Lawrence accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
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HealthyBlue Advantage
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

Dr. Lawrence's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lawrence

4.1

Based on 14 ratings

5 Stars
71.42857142857143%
(10)
4 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(1)
1 Star
14.285714285714286%
(2)
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This doctor prescribed me 2 medications that I cannot take due to serious side effects. I doubt he really looked at my previous medical history. He doesn’t tell you what he’s prescribing until after he’s left the exam room. When the nurse comes in with a prescription and I tell her that I can’t take that medication, I am told I’ll have to wait until the next visit which is always 3 months out. This happened twice and wasted 6 months of my time. He was zero help in 18 months. He likes to talk a lot during appointments and not actually treat you. His office never returns urgent calls, even when the patient is admitted to the hospital. My Lupus has gotten way worse and I blame Dr Lawrence. I literally have gotten nowhere in 18 months of seeing him. The last straw was when he prescribed me a medication that made me vomit blood and pass blood in my stool. It was so bad that this medication is actually listed on my allergy list. HE IS A TERRIBLE DOCTOR!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Dr Lawrence is a horrible doctor – Aug 24, 2020
I have had RA for almost 3 years now. It began with severe pain in my elbows, wrists, knees and ankles. Not knowing my condition, I went to the ER, but could not be diagnosed. I lost my job trying to work @ Stein Mart, in pain, taking Ibuprofen. It was NOT diagnosed by ANY other doctor until I saw "The Dynamic" Dr. James Lawrence, recommended by Nurse Jonnie Parks (Franklin Health). Within hours of beginning the medication he prescribed me, I have not had a single pain in my body. The honest truth. The man will go to great lengths to find a solution to your condition. He's a great asset to the Medical community at large.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ashley Whitfield – Aug 04, 2020
I had been trying to get answers on all my pain, and after seeing 3 other drs, Dr lawerence diagnosed me with reumatoid arthritis in less than 6 months, he takes time and listens. He is a great Dr.
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Apr 03, 2019
This is a strange review because we first saw Dr. Lawrence 18 years ago in Pensacola. I will keep it simple - my daughter was understandably misdiagnosed by her pediatrician and Dr Lawrence solved the mystery in a short amount of visits. He literally saved my daughter's life. She had a very unusual illness related to strep in her bloodstream that mimicked Stills Disease. He made a decision to remove her tonsils at a very young age and saved her heart from permanent damage. Thank you!!!!!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Susan in Mobile, AL – Jun 30, 2016
This man will NOT let you speak or tell him how you are feeling. He does ALL the talking. The first day I say him was in June 2014. He stuck his head in the door of the room I was in and said I will be in. in a minute and I will fix you cause I'm going to put you on a 20,000 medicine. He never gave me the medicine yet has told another Rheumatologist that I was Non Compliant. The new RA dr will not see me because of his reply to her. I do not have a RA dr because of him. No respect for him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Sherry in Mobile, AL – Jun 23, 2016
My Exsperience at Dr Lawrence's office was the BEST EXSPERIENCE that I have ever had at any Dr's office. He takes time to get to know you as a patient. He makes sure that he meets your health needs.He clearly is passionate and devoted to EXCELLENT SERVICE. Meeting Dr Lawrence LITERALLY CHANGED MY LIFE and my Health. My Health has DRASTALICLLY CHANGED because of him and his Staff. God Bless Dr Lawrence and his Staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Chandrika Winbush in Mobile Al – Feb 10, 2016

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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Lawrence, MD is a Pediatric Rheumatology Specialist in Mobile, AL and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatric Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Pediatrics

Education

1992
Saint Louis University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1986
U South Ala
Residency Hospital
1984
U South Ala
Internship Hospital
1983
LSU School of Medicine, Shreveport
Medical School
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Awards

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Does Dr. James Lawrence, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. James Lawrence, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. James Lawrence, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lawrence frequently treats Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lawrence treats.

Where is Dr. James Lawrence, MD's office located?

Dr. Lawrence's office is located at 1303 Dr Martin L King Jr Ave, Mobile, AL 36603. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

1303 Dr Martin L King Jr Ave Mobile, AL 36603
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Lawrence is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Mobile Infirmary

Mobile, AL

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

University Hospital

Mobile, AL

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average