About Dr. Theodore S Lawson

Dr. Theodore S Lawson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Colorado Springs, CO. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Lawson is affiliated with Memorial Hospital. He speaks English.

Dr. Lawson has received 4 awards.

Rating Overview

23 Ratings with 16 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Theodore S Lawson is Poor. Dr. Theodore S Lawson has been rated by 23 patients. From those 23 patients 16 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Theodore S Lawson is 2.2 of 5.0 stars.

Location

get directions MOUNTAIN VIEW MEDICAL GROUP PC
8890 N Union Blvd Ste 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

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Specialties

Dr. Theodore S Lawson has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Theodore S Lawson has the following 7 expertise

  • Check-up
  • Contraception
  • Diabetes
  • Immunization
  • Family Planning
  • Influenza
  • Weight Loss

Board Certifications

Dr. Theodore S Lawson is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Doesn't Seem to Know Much

In the six years I saw Dr Lawson, he failed to diagnose two separate endocrine issues, one of which required surgery to resolve. The other he didn't have the basic knowledge to adequately test or treat. As others have said, he doesn't listen well and likes to hear himself talk. It's difficult to address your concerns when you can't get a word in. He can get defensive when questioned about his decisions. Every patient should be able to ask a question to better understand the treatment without feeling you've inconvenienced or offended the Dr. All Dr Lawson seems to be concerned about is making sure your lipids are in order (I don't have a lipid problem) and doesn't seem to know much about anything else. I have left his office frustrated on several occasions until, over the course of a few years my mental and physical health deteriorated so badly I was in fear of having to go onto disability. With no other options, I finally went to a different doctor who properly diagnosed the condition requiring surgery within 10 minutes upon looking at a Basic Metabolic Panel (that I requested because I hadn't been feeling well) taken 4 years prior while I was a patient of Dr Lawson's. The other condition above was diagnosed by a PA in his office by actually running blood work when Dr Lawson was out of the office! Of course, Dr Lawson didn't believe the blood work results so had me re-run the blood work which of course re-confirmed the original diagnosis. If you are healthy, Dr Lawson may be just the doctor for you. Just hope that you don't come down with a health issue because I don't have the confidence that he would be able to diagnose it much less treat it. While I am sure Dr Lawson means the best, his medical knowledge seems to be lacking and to a lesser extent his interpersonal skills. While it pains me to write this negatively about any doctor, patients deserve better. We deserve a doctor who will listen, run appropriate tests and be able to comprehend them, and work in partnership with their patients to improve their health.

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Dr. TL, PLEASE do your patients a favor and find a different job.

I should have read the reviews before accepting to be seen by Dr. Lawson. He was the only Dr. available to see me and I really wanted to see one. But mannn, I should have waited another day. Just wasted money and valuable time with some who has no clue of what he was doing and saying. He is a total a*** he really does not care about his patients at all. I told him the symptoms I was having, I had an idea of what was going on with me and what needed to be done to help me but Dr. TL blew me off altogether and did not consider sending me to a specialist or prescribe me something. When I asked him what can I do to improve my condition, he said "you want to improve your condition?" what an idiot, condescending jerk. He does not listen; I think he loves listening to himself talk. I know he misdiagnosed me big time. He blew me off when I asked him important questions. Please, please, please if the receptionist tells you that Doc TL will be seen you, say "no, can I have someone else?" Mountain View Medical Group please fire him, he is useless to the practice. He will ruining your reputation.

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Horrible, condensending, rude, dismissive jerk

Very rude, dismmisive, and condesending. He said "I don't I time to talk about your other medical problems if it not on the sheet.". He didn't want to take the time to listen. He didn't give me eye contact at all when he was talking to me. Looked up from his computer once in the 20 minutes of interaction. I cancelled my follow up appointment. I would not recommend him. If I could give him a -1 stats, I would.

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Theodore Nevermore

I've been visiting Ted for quite a long time, actually he has been my Gen Prac since I was a teenager. Every time I visit him he seems aloof and blows me off. Every single problem from bronchitis to things I need not mention, he does not listen to me and ironically I end up getting better treatment from twenty year olds working at urgent care. I really don't know why this guy joined the medical field or how his office turns a blind eye to his poor performance.

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Excellent Doctor

I'm 55 and have been seeing Dr. Lawson for several years and he's always professional and courteous. I have a good relationship with him because we're about the same age and both are physically active so we can relate when it comes to age-related medical issues. He does seem a little rushed at times but I think that's just the nature of the business. Keeping good records before visiting can help him (or any doctor) more accurately diagnose an issue.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program

    NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program

    NCQA developed the Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP) to provide clinicians with tools to support the delivery and recognition of consistent high quality care. This voluntary program is designed to recognize clinicians who use evidence-based measures and provide excellent care to their patients with diabetes.

  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

    NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

    The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.

  • Bridges to Excellence: Diabetes Care Recognition Program

    Bridges to Excellence: Diabetes Care Recognition Program

    Millions of Americans have some form of diabetes, and millions more cases are undiagnosed. To encourage more effective treatment and management, Bridges To Excellence® worked with diabetes experts to develop

  • Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Lawson is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences F Edward Hebert School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • United States Air Force Base Hospital

    Residency

  • Dr. Theodore S Lawson Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Whole Health Colorado Front Range
  • Anthem
    • Anthem CO Blue Priority HMO
    • Anthem CO Blue Priority PPO
    • Anthem CO Bronze Pathway X HMO
    • Anthem CO Gold Pathway HMO
    • Anthem CO HMO
    • Anthem CO Pathway
    • Anthem CO Silver Pathway X HMO
    • Anthem PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Rocky Mountain Health
    • Rocky Mountain Good Health and Vista HMO PPO
    • Rocky Mountain Summit Group
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

MOUNTAIN VIEW MEDICAL GROUP PC, 8890 N Union Blvd Ste 200, Colorado Springs, CO
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