Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Viroqua, WI. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Lawrence is affiliated with Vernon Memorial Healthcare and Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.

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At the Viroqua Center for Orthopaedic Surgery, our team includes Randy Mickelson, P.A.C., Colin Kratochwill, P.A.C.,Kris Brueggen, N.P.,Mary Eitland,R.N., Geri Hall, R.N.,Janet Stalsberg, R.N.,Joyce Storms, R.N., Jennifer Stalsberg, M.A.,Shannon Brudos, M.A, Wende Ghelf,MA , and myself. I am very proud of the orthopaedic program that we have assembled here in Viroqua. Within our rural hospital setting, we have developed a 'state of the art' Orthopaedic Center that utilizes the advanced technolo

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Patient Comments (119)
in Hillsboro, WI |
Dr. Lawrence has a reputation of being one of the best in the US, and he lives up to that completely. He has an excellent team working with him, of doctors, nurses, and physical therapists. I can't praise him enough. Six weeks after surgery my knee looks great, feels great, and I am walking all over the small town I live in like someone 40 years younger than I am. I don't own a car; my legs are my transportation, and I get stronger every day.
in Coon Valley, WI |
Dr. Lawrence is a great Dr. I had both hips replaced by Dr. Lawrence and his staff 8 weeks apart. very professional ,kind and truly cares about his patients and staff. People come from all over the country to have joint replacements by him. I was a 2nd generation patient for him. i would recommend Dr. Lawrence to anyone.
in La Crosse, WI |
Dr. Lawrence did my knee replacement surgery in May, 2017. I am so very pleased with the results. Dr. Lawrence and his team were available to answer my questions prior to, during, and after my surgery. Dr. Lawrence and his team, as well as the hospital staff, demonstrated unequalled competence and expertise. Thank you!
in Onalaska, WI |
The professionalism and patient care signs out with the recent experience I had with Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence and the Gundersen Health Viroqua Center in Viroqua, WI. There was complete understanding of what was going to take place and then how it really happened. After the surgery the commitment to the groups about my concerns, questions, etc. stood out. I would recommend anyone needing this type of care to have it done by Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence and the staff there. Excellent, Excellent!!
in Prairie Du Chien, WI |
You can't find a better Dr, surgeon, person. He is so invested in each of his patients not only as a patient but as a person. He makes you feel as though you are the most important person on his schedule, he listens to your questions and responds in language you can understand. His surgical proficiency, success rate and his genuine concern for the well being of every patient speaks volume and is the reason we would NEVER consider seeing any other orthopedic surgeon in the country. Amazing man
in Decorah, IA |
I have had both knees replaced over the past 5 years and received outstanding care in both cases. From the receptionists,nurses,cnas,pt,ot.and other staff members everyone is determined to make sure your stay and recovery is successful. Of course, Dr. Lawrence is number 1 in my book. His skill in the operating room, and care and compassion in his personal interactions, have led to my outstanding results.
Lansing |
Dr Lawrence provides excellent care to his patients. Genuinely wants to help them feel better and get back to an active lifestyle.
in Richland Center, WI |
I rate Dr. Lawrence and all of the members of the orthopaedic group, including nurses, physician's assistant, nurse practitioner, anesthesiologist, physical therapist, scheduler, receptionist, and others with whom we interacted, as excellent. Reba Ahmad
Onalaska, WI |
I am six weeks out from a highly successful total hip replacement, and couldn't be happier with the results. Not only do I recommend Dr. Lawrence and his entire team to friends and acquaintances, I will gladly have my other hip replaced when the time is right. I know I will be in good hands!
Westby, WI |
Well done. Highly recommend!
in Sparta Wi |
My time spent with Dr. Lawrence and staff was very enjoyable. The care I was given was first class no exceptions. I had two surgeries. One on January 6th and the second one on March 6th, 2017. Both surgeries went well. I was informed of the process at all steps of surgery. My pain was well managed and the nursing staff was attentive to my needs. The food was excellent.I would recommend the Dr. staff and hospital to anyone needing orthopedic surgery.
in Sparta, WI |
While under the care of Dr. Lawrence and his staff at Vernon Memorial Hospital there was never a time when I felt like my needs were not being met nor my questions not being answered. In fact, his staff, both before and after surgery made me feel as if they were there exclusively to take care of my needs. My surgery went off without a hitch, and even though I had partial replacement on both knees, I was back to driving my vehicle in two weeks. And, I was only hospitalized for 30 hours.
in Gays Mills, WI |
Dr. Lawrence has again done an excellent job on my right hip as he had done on my left hip six yrs. ago. He and his staff are tops in my book and I have recommended him to others in our community.
in Readstown, WI |
Excellent care. Coming back for the other knee.
in Holmen, WI |
Dr. Lawrence was great to work with. His ability to communicate exactly what to expect was excellent. Smooth surgery and recovery (you get out of it what you put into it). I'm 47 years old and I feel like I can finally do the things I used to do when I was younger. Great decision and would recommend to anyone.
in Westby, WI |
I have already recommended Dr. Lawrence to anyone with joint problems. My experience was top notch. I had not had any surgery of any kind so was very apprehensive on all aspects of this procedure. Dr. Lawrence was excellent on giving me all the education I needed to calm me and directed me to his website as well with more information. I feel very blessed as I had a bi-lateral total knee replacement and was able to return to work at 6 weeks. Thank you Dr. Lawrence!
in Marquette, IA |
The entire staff from registering to hospital care to follow -up appointments were handled with respect, care and answering all questions.
in Winona, MN |
I had two knees done by Dr Lawrence, done at seperate times and my experiance If I had more knees he would definitly be the one to do them. I enjoyed his polite conversations at appointments. His staff is downright good people with good humor and they know their job responsibilities, they took good personal care of me. My surjuries went good with no issues, and I remain confident if an unforseen matter showed up.
in Westby, WI |
Dr. Lawrence replaced both knees for me 8 years ago, and with the very best results. When my right hip caused pain, there was no other surgeon for me. He and the staff at Vernon Memorial Hospital are tops. Dr. Jeff takes time to listen to my questions and concerns, and explains every procedure in terms that I can understand. He has my recommendation!
in Postville, IA |
Dr. Lawrence is definitely one of a kind doctor. I had a total knee replacement-which turned out great, along with this, my other foot was stepped on by a cow. I couldn't get in to see a foot doctor for 2-3 weeks. We told Dr. Lawrence about it, within 2 minutes he looked at it. Afterwards I told a nurse close by he didn't have to do that. She said Dr. Lawrence goes above and beyond for his patients. I felt that every time we met with him. Thank you to Dr. Lawrence and his staff.
in Postville, Iowa |
Dr.Lawrence is definitely one of a kind doctor. I had a total knee replacement -which turned out great, along with this, my other foot was stepped on by a cow. I couldn't get into see a foot doctor for 2-3 weeks. We told Dr. Lawrence about it, within 2 minutes he looked at it. Afterwards I told a nurse close by he didn't have to do that. She said Dr. Lawrence goes above and beyond for his patients. I felt that every time we met with him. Thank you to Dr. Lawrence and to his wonderful staff.
in Viroqua, WI 54665 |
The care I received from the Dr. Lawrence group was wonderful. So much care in such a little city. My only complaint is as a Vernon County resident, it takes so long to get to see Dr. Lawrence, but other than that the staff and PT were wonderful and I am so glad to have such good support close to home. PS. I had a total knee replacement. UGH! You got to do your home PT on this!!!
in LaCrescent, MN |
I would highly recommend Dr. Lawrence to anyone requiring hip or knee surgery. He is truly skilled at his craft and he gave me back the ability to walk again without major pain and allowed me to return to a very active outdoor lifestyle . Thank you, Jeffery!! Office environment was clean and comfortable. Staff were great. My trust in Dr. Lawrence was very high and he explained problems and corrective procedures very well. Even through it was a prolonged time to get into see him, it was worth it!
in Elkader, IA |
Had both knees replaced at the same time in 2014 and a hip in 2017. The whole experience at the Viroqua facility couldn't have been better. Should give a "6 star " rating to Dr. Lawrence and the entire staff. Outcome exceeded my expectations!
in Oelwein, IA |
Dr Lawrence is a rare combination of brilliance as a surgeon and a compassionate bedside manner. I had excellent results with my hip replacement surgery and a short rehab time. I always felt welcomed at his office and he explained everything in an easy to understand way. Definitely one of the best doctors in the country.
Viroqua, WI |
Considering I had major surgery six weeks ago and now I am back at work - full time and pain free attests to the quality of care I received. Dr. Lawrence is knowledgeable, professional and compassionate. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends.
in La Crescent, MN |
Everything was A+++ from smallest detail to stay at guest house for my spouse. The four hour pre surgery meeting was superior. All involved were very informative and meeting was very necessary. Thank you
in Wisconsin |
My experience with Dr. Lawrence and his staff solving my hip problem was better than anything I could have ever expected. Dr. Lawrence is professional and easy to talk to. Everything that he said would happen, happened. Pain control was perfect. The pre-surgery meeting explained everything that I would need to purchase for home and hospital rehabilitation. The hospital staff and physical therapists new exactly how to give me post-operative care. I highly recommend Gunderson/Luthran Viroqua.
La Crosse, WI |
Dr.Lawrence is the best. He takes the time needed to answer your questions. He is easy to talk to.
in DeSoto, Wi |
I am so happy to that I got Dr.Lawrence for my knee surgery. I have always heard good things about him. He did my Mom's knee surgery many years ago. I was a little nervous about doing both knees at the same time, but I am so happy with how it turned out. Everyone on his staff was great, very caring , and always on top of everthing. We are so lucky to have such a great surgeon in Vernon County.
in La Crosse, WI |
We are so thankful for Dr. Lawrence with my husbands knee replacement. He is exceptionally skilled and so compassionate and caring. We found him to be excellent in his care in every way and expects that from his staff as well. And it truly shows with them all. It was very inspiring to be so well taken care of. My husband has his life back and we are so happy with the results.
in Viroqua, WI |
Wow! What a difference! In and out in 4 days. Therapy for6 weeks. BANG-BANG, out and running. Well, not quite, but darn close. THANKYOU!!
in LaCrosse, WI |
I hope everyones experience is as good as mine. Dr. Lawrence and his whole team were there for me and very supportive and professional through the whole process of three joint replacements. They clearly indicated what they could do for me, what it would take on my part, and then delivered on their end of it. I believe my outcome was as good as it was because we became a team. They did what they do best and I did my part (pre surgery weight loss/cardio and post surgery rehab.)
in Lacrosse WI |
His surgery was so perfect and fast just the way he explained it the first visit. I was up right away and now I have no pain and the tiniest scar (and I'm 80). He is the best with a great team and Vernon Hospital is the most caring place to be. That was only 6 weeks ago and I am good for another 20 years.
in Prairie du Chien , Wi |
I found Dr. Lawrence to be very caring and good with his information about the procedure. His methods were very current and, it seemed to me, to be always striving for an even better procedure. I never once felt crazy asking questions or voicing my various concerns. He was always very respectful to my concerns. I would, and have, recommended him for knee problems.
in Viola ,WI |
Dr. Lawrence was committed to making my life better with my hip replacement. All my questions and concerns were addressed from my pre-op exam through my post-op consultation. The result of my hip replacement surgery has exceeded my expectations.
in Winona, MN |
I have so much respect for this fantastic Doctor AND his staff. He treated my husband and myself with a lot of respect, concern and Genuine care. I had both of by knees replaced this fall at separate times and was quite nervous. Dr. Lawrence was very thorough with exams, explanations, answered questions. He is very calming! I felt like what we had to say mattered, I felt like there were no incorrect questions. Dr. Lawrence, his staff & hospital staff - all great caring people. Thank you!!
in Monona, Iowa |
Dr. Lawrence did both of my knee surgeries last year, one in July and one in October. Both of them extremely successful. The pain is gone. Dr. Lawrence is the best and I would recommend anyone looking to have a knee replacement to go to this wonderful doctor. He is not only a great doctor but you will be hard pressed to find a better, more compassionate person. I am so grateful to both him and the staff.
in Viroqua, WI |
Dr.Lawrence is a caring, compassionate physician, extremely skilled in his field. Even though working in a small rural hospital, I would rank him as one of the top orthopedic surgeons in the US. Dr. Lawrence has developed a health care team of Physician Assistants, nurses, and Physical Therapists that are among the best, helping bring you thru to a great outcome. At six weeks from a total knee replacement today, I have full mobility and range of motion and no pain, A++ Thank you, Dr. Lawrence.
in Viroqua, WI |
Felt very fortunate to have been scheduled with Dr. Lawrence as quickly as I did. Dr. Lawrence and his staff guided me through the process very well. In less than two months, I am walking pain free and have greater flexibility than prior to surgery. Many thanks to Dr. Lawrence and his excellent staff!
in Lansing, IA |
In October of 2016 Dr. Lawrence did my left knee (partial). I woke up the next morning with a clear head and little-if any-pain. I couldn't believe it! I thought can this be true? It WAS TRUE and my Physical Therapy and recovery were excellent. On Monday I had surgery, Tuesday I went home and Wednesday I was in my shop doing what I like to do. Thank you Dr. Lawrence and the entire staff at VMH and clinic.
in Saint Olaf, IA |
He did an excellent job on both knees. Very little pain.
in La Crosse, WI |
I found that Dr Lawrence and the staff that works with him to be very personable and very good at knee replacements. The information provided before the surgery was well presented so I could review information after my surgery to aid in my recovery. Recovery was shorter for me because I worked on the physical therapy that was recommended. I would recommend this team to anyone.
in Tomah, WI |
Dr. Lawrence is an exceptionally skilled surgeon who addressed my complex L knee condition. The outcome more then met my expectations and significantly improved the quality of my life. I have been able to resume all my favorite sports such as hiking, skiing, swimming, aqua Zumba and add new sports like snowshoeing all without pain. Most important of all, my knee replacement corrected my spine and knee alignment, significantly reducing neck and knee pain which intefered with my sleep. TY Dr. JL
in Winona MN |
Very knowledgeable, personable, took time to explain procedure
in Houston, MN |
I had two knee replacement surgeries. Received excellent care from Dr. Lawrence and entire clinic and hospital staff. He is very personable, knowledgeable, compassionate and caring. I highly recommend him.
in Utica, Mn. |
Would highly recommend to others! Received excellent and very knowledgeable care from Dr. Lawrence, all of staff that works with him and Gundersen as a whole. Very satisfied with results of surgery. Feel that every one of the staff we interacted with delivered high quality of care, while also very caring and showed a personal interest....Don't get that feeling at all hospitals/clinics. Thank you for all you do! It is appreciated! Dave and Mary Sue Kreidermacher
in Wilton |
I have had both my knee's replaced by Dr. Lawrence and I have nothing but praise for him. He is always so friendly and he remembers personal non medical things about you and your family, which is not a standard with some health care providers. He expects excellence with all of his staff and there is nothing but excellent care from all of his staff whether it is clinic or hospital staff, they are all excellent. I would recommend anyone to see Dr. Lawrence for joint replacement.
in Viroqua, WI |
Very thorough, professional and surgery was a success. Staff was friendly and professional. Would definitely recommend him.
in Tomah, WI |
Dr. Lawrence has his practice that is very well profected; from the admissions, to nurses, to rehab, prep, surgical procedure and post operation. I cannot find one element of my knee replacement that I find negative. Pain control was very well handled. Everything that took place was explained in terms I could understand. There were no surprises. My recovery took a lot less than I anticipated.
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Dr. Lawrence's Care Philosophy

At the Viroqua Center for Orthopaedic Surgery, our team includes Randy Mickelson, P.A.C., Colin Kratochwill, P.A.C.,Kris Brueggen, N.P.,Mary Eitland,R.N., Geri Hall, R.N.,Janet Stalsberg, R.N.,Joyce Storms, R.N., Jennifer Stalsberg, M.A.,Shannon Brudos, M.A, Wende Ghelf,MA , and myself. I am very proud of the orthopaedic program that we have assembled here in Viroqua. Within our rural hospital setting, we have developed a 'state of the art' Orthopaedic Center that utilizes the advanced technolo

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Wisconsin not available
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia


  • Medical School
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Loyola University Medical Center

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Loyola University Medical Center

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    National Hospital

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics

Procedures Performed

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate