Our physicians are experts... and great people too!
Ted Lawson, MD, the August 2017 Campbell County Health Provider of the Month.
Dr. Lawson joined the medical staff in 1997 and is a Board Certified Emergency
Medicine physician at the Campbell County Memorial Hospital
Emergency Department. He attended the
St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the
University of Missouri in Kansas City. Dr. Lawson had an interesting and varied background before
attending medical school. He taught high school chemistry and physics
for five years and worked for Exxon before that. He began to realize that
teaching, though rewarding, didn’t challenge his skills, so he decided
to pursue a career in medicine. He remembers asking his mother for a loan
so he could complete the pre-requisites necessary to apply.
Dr. Lawson practiced in Grand Junction, Colorado; Kansas City, Missouri
and Greeley, Colorado before moving to Gillette. Dr. Lawson’s brother
Stan is also an Emergency Department physician at CCMH, and was already working
in Gillette when Dr. Ted Lawson came up to visit him. Though the brothers
practice in the same hospital in the same specialty, Dr. Lawson says they
are like any two physicians working together in the same department.
Dr. Lawson joked that the development of the electronic medical record
(EMR) changed the way he practices medicine because now people can read
his documentation instead of his handwriting. On a more serious note,
he says that the EMR has removed much of the clerical work from patient
care, and he is able to spend more time talking to patients. On the personal
side, Dr. Lawson has a daughter, Elsie, who is a freshman at the University
of Missouri. He enjoys biking and traveling, and working his small farm
near Ft. Collins, Colo.
Thank you, Dr. Lawson, for providing our patients with excellent care.