Congratulations to Dr. Joe Lawrence, the October Provider of the Month.
Dr. Lawrence is a Board Certified Radiologist who joined the Medical Staff in 1992. He attended medical school at the
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Lawrence served his country as a USAF flight surgeon based at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, caring for flyers and their families for three years. His rapid deployments took him to places like Saudi Arabia and Egypt, but he eventually choose the specialty of radiology for its complexity and emphasis on all the systems of the body.
The biggest change he’s seen in his field over the years has been the rapid advancements in technology, especially the change from film to digital imaging. Digital images are processed more quickly, contain more detail and patients don’t have to wait as long for results. Teleradiology enables images to be available online, so they can be interpreted by the Radiologist from virtually anywhere.
Advances in all types of imaging equipment, like ultrasound, CT and PET scans have increased the number of diagnostic and interventional studies being performed, potentially saving patients from more invasive procedures.
Dr. Lawrence has served on many Medical Staff committees while at CCH, including four years as Chief of Staff. He has also served on the Campbell County School Board for the last four years.
Dr. Lawrence met his wife Debby in college at the University of Scranton in Penn. They have three grown children, Joe, Jamie and Eddie. Their first grandchild, McKenna, daughter of Jamie and her husband, Carl Matson, lives here in Gillette and they enjoy spending time with her whenever they can.
Thank you Dr. Lawrence for providing our patients with excellent care!