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Surgical Specialist, Orthopaedic Surgeon
38 years of experience
Accepting new patients
License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (7)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James Lawler is Excellent. Dr. Lawler has been reviewed by 23 patients who have provided 7 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.8
Promptness 4.9
Courteous Staff 4.6
Accurate Diagnosis 4.8
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 4.9
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. James Lawler, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 3 areas:
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)

Education & Awards

Dr. Lawler graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He has 4 awards.

Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2012, 2014 - 2015)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2015)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014 - 2015)


Dr. Lawler has 3 hospital affiliations:

  • French Hospital Medical Center 
  • Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center 
  • French Hospital Medical Center - San Luis Obispo 


  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. James W Lawler MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 38 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. James W. Lawler practice?
Dr. James Lawler has 1 office location.
Dr. James Lawler practices Orthopaedic Surgery near San Luis Obispo, CA.
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