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Meet Ted Lawson, MD, the August 2017 CCH Provider of the Month

Meet Ted Lawson, MD, the August 2017 CCH Provider of the Month

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Meet 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.