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Dr. Lawrence R Housman has the following 3 specialties
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Sports Medicine
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
- Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Lawrence R Housman has the following 15 expertise
- Sports Medicine
- Knee Injuries
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Hip Disorders
- Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
- Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
- Broken Bones (Bone Fractures)
- Musculoskeletal Abnormalities
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Musculoskeletal Diseases
- Knee Disorders
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Orthopedic Procedures
- Shoulder Pain
- Shoulder Fractures
Dr. Lawrence R Housman has 1 board certified specialty
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
Dr. Lawrence R Housman is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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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Unfortunately because I had been seen by Dr. Housman 10 years ago I was scheduled with him again after my more recent knee injury. He barely looked at my knee. He had Xrays done when clearly nothing was broken. No MRI to look at tissue. After a combined 10 minutes with him during an hour and a half visit he declared me fine no injury. My problem was weight related and deemed me work ready when he didn't even know what my job function was. (I work in a warehouse where I walk about 13 - 20 miles per day often up and down stairs while carrying heavy items.) He made me feel like I was being a baby about the pain. That weekend my knee went out and I ended up falling and inuring my other knee as well as making the first injury worst. After waiting another month and a half for a second opinion elsewhere, it turned out I needed surgery to fix the first injury. Had he cared just a tiny bit he would have found the issue with an MRI and possibly saved me the pain and also the delay of returning to work.
Did both hip and knee replacements on me. Surgery was successful. But Houseman yelled at me just before second surgery for having asked physical therapists at rehab after first surgery to allowed me to do gentle stretching exercises previously prescribed by back doctor and physical therapists. Apparently, he thought it was unreasonable for me to expect to relieve back agony due to weeks of immobility by simple stretching exercises. There is no excuse for yelling at a patient just prior to surgery and calling her irrational for requesting a simple remedy for great pain!
48 Years Experience
University Of Alberta Faculty Of Medicine And Dentistry
Graduated in 1970
Dr. Lawrence R Housman accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net AZ PPO HSA
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana National POS
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsTucson Medical Center, 5301 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ
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