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About Dr. John S Lawall
Dr. John S Lawall, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tucson, AZ. He has 47 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Lawall is affiliated with Diamond Childrens Medical Center and Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Lawall has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. John S Lawall has the following 2 specialties
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Sleep Disorders
- Depressive Disorder
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Migraine Disorder
- Alzheimer's Disease
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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WENT IN FOR BOTOX FIR CHRONIC MIGRAINES- HAD BAD REACTION/SWOLLEN EYE LIDS/CHEEKS. AFTER 2 WEEKS OF TRYING TO GET HIM TO SEE ME FOR THE SWELLING HE WAS UNCARING SAID IT WAS NORMAL???? TOLD HIM MY PAIN IS WORSE THAN BEFORE, WAS TOLD TO TAKE TYLENOL.?? 4 WEEKS STILL HAVE EYELIDS SWOLLEN, CONSIDERING SEEING A LAWYER..
Just had a change of insurance, one of the 2 migraine meds that I take 2X per week he has me on, my new insurance won't cover. The injectable form of the same med is covered by my insurance but the instructions on the packet are to vague and it's been so long since I've needed to actually use the injectable thanks to my old insurance covering it...I've forgotten the details of the weekly dosage. So When I called the Dr to ask that question as to what the maximum safe dosage of the injectable med is safe to take, the woman who took the message seems fine enough, repeated it to me, was ok thanks...then later on in the week one of the triage nurses, a guy named Barry calls me back with an answer to a question I did not ask, like he was answering someone else's question. Well when I tryed to tell him oh excuse me that answer had nothing to do with the question ''I '' asked, as I was trying to tell him the question I asked, he denied that I ever asked that question (what a jerk) I proceeded to try to ignore that and to focus on telling him what ''my'' question was, I got interrupted and I did not like his tone. Then I asked him to repeat the question he thought I asked. He did, but that was not the question I asked and I asked him how he ever got the wrong question, he said did you ever play that game telephone when you were a kid, and that's why. Then I asked him my question again & he acted like he did not hear me, so sigh...I repeated it then he proceed to give me some lame answer telling me the Dr should call me with the answer to 'my' question within the next 2 weeks. Then I asked him what happened to the 24 to 48 hour rule? I'm like not ok with this 2 weeks, thus I will try to find the answer to this question via my primary care Dr instead, his office staff is never this rude. I don't recommend him to anyone, although he is competent, he does not stand by his patients, he stands by his rude office staff and the only reason I see him is because he is the only doctor who does botox shots also that my insurance covers in town. My overall rating for this dr is poor, he does not have the best bedside manner and his office staff is the worst in town. You can't get appt's in timely manner and calling the office the on hold times are the pits.
I just wrote this review this morning before my appointment but wish to add something real important and there is no edit option I'd like to add I went in today for another follow up appointment and again was really pleased with Dr. Lawall & even learned he can help with my bad back problems too but on the way out something bad happened...it happened at his La Cholla location and it was one of his office staff lady named Monique, she was absolutely awful..I have a hearing disability that I see Dr Lawall for, my complaint is about this office staff lady Monique who was very mean to me, she refused to slow down her speech and repeat what I could not hear and when I asked her to, she got snippy and Refused, I told her the type of hearing problem I have is C.A.P.D. and it's legally covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act and requested a simple accommodation that the law says I am entitled to...Monique flat out refused anyway, that was a violation of my rights, I went and got the office manager whom apologized and took the time to explain and repeat to me what Monique refused to do. That's all I wanted to add...If you go to the La Cholla office try to avoid dealing with Monique! Here is the original post So far I am pleased with Dr Lawall, I have been seeing him for ADHD and Migraines. He takes Ahcccs and though I was warned by another Dr about his personality clashing with mine...that didn't happen. I get on just fine with him, find him very pleasant and understanding, bedside manner NO Problem and I am hard to please! I'd recommend him to a friend should they be looking for a new nuero. One big problem I have is getting timely convenient appointments....it's bad they are booked 3 months to almost a year at at the La Cholla location and I little less so at the Ajo Way office. But I seem to click with him very well personality wise and that's important too, so I just make do with the appointment times. I like his nurse Pat at the new La Cholla location. Though phone calls are like any other Dr office, they get returned sometimes and sometimes not, though this has been a problem with any Dr office I've had since the 1980's. He is pretty prompt with appointments most of the time he is not more than 20 min late when he is late.
Dr. Lawall is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
47 Years Experience
University Of Arizona College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1971
Lac Usc Medical Center
Dr. John S Lawall accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net AZ PPO HSA
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
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Locations & DirectionsBanner-University Medical Center South, 2800 E Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ
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