Ratings for Dr. Bruce D. Lawrence
I would not reccomend this Dr. to a dog. I had total hip replacement due to accident and he was the Dr. who did my surgery. I never saw Dr. Lawrence after the day he did surgery, only residents. I was told at the hospital that I would start physical therapy immediately after discharge (I’d had some while in the hospital) but his office called me at home and refused to authorize PT until I saw the Dr. in 30 days. At that appt. the resident said said I was fine and scheduled a followup apt. In 30 days. At that appt. the resident said same and was going to walk out the door when I started crying and said I walked like a cripple and I was NOT fine and why wasn’t I allowed to go to PT? He said I didn’t have health insurance. I HAVE BLUE CROSS INS! He stepped out and then back in, said there had been a mistake and scheduled me for PT. I went thru 2 VERY PAINFUL series of PT appts to undue the way my body had healed so I could walk without a hugely exaggerated limp. Later I stopped into the office and asked for permission to get a handicapp sticker for the 4 months of winter as I had to park a long distance from my job and walk on icy areas and was petrified of falling again. The receptionist left to ask the Dr. and came back to say no, the Dr. said there was nothing wrong with me. I have nothing good to say about this Dr. or his bungling staff.
I have had 2 ACL repairs and surgery to clean up my meniscus. All went very well thanks to the Dr. Lawrence and the top notch PT staff. The PT staff is seriously the best i have ever worked with. I drove 11 hours one way to see him for my last two knee surgeries. His beside manner, like others have mentioned, is more reserved and factual. He is not the warm and fuzzy type, but he's not rude. He explained everything very well, answered questions and clarified details without talking down to my mom and i or making us feel rushed. My office appointments were all pretty much on time. My 3 surgery appointments were late due something taking longer with the surgeries in front of mine. It doesn't bother me, i understand each case is unique. I'd rather he take is time and do it right while he's in there the first time. I didn't mind waiting. I didn't have anything else planned for the day. All in all I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Lawrence and his team. They are fantastic.
I had a total knee replacement 14 weeks ago . Dr. Bruce Lawrence did a excellent surgery for me. I found his staff including his physical therapy team to be a great support system in my successful surgery . I would highly recommend him . I believe the reason he runs behind has to do with him not being rude and making sure everyone understands there treatment plans . All questions are answered. If your looking for success Dr. Bruce Lawrence is the man.
Dr. Lawrence does exceptionally high quality surgery - you can trust his skills and competency to do complex surgery on the hip, shoulder, or knee. I had hip replacement surgery from Dr. Lawrence and he far exceeded my expectations. Bill Neale
Dr Lawrence just did a total knee for me. He answered every question we asked and some we didn't think about! He is very professional and an excellent surgeon. He has also done both my shoulders for turn rotator cuffs. I would recommend him to all very highly
I had surgery on both of my shoulders for having torn rotator cuffs back around 2007 by Dr. Lawrence and both of my shoulders came out great. I was going to go to the doctor that operates on the Red Wings, Tigers, etc; but changed my mind & went to Dr. Lawrence and am glad that I did. He did orthoscopic surgery on me instead of making a big incision which is better & you heal faster. He is not real personable but did a great job on me. I would recommend him for surgery for shoulders for sure.
Extremely proficient in surgery and completely attentive during follow-up exams. Demeanor on the serious side; nothing wrong with that. Takes necessary time to adequately answer all questions in clear, concise manner while not engaging in small-talk or unnecessary chatter. Does everything you would expect a busy, highly competent doctor to do. I had total knee replacement in 2007 and it has been completely successful!. I have recommended Dr. Lawrence to several people and will continue to do so.
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- Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine (Grad. 1983)
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