By: Christopher Davis | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2013
Bradley Lawson, M.D., Central States Orthopedics.
Many locals are discovering the perks of Owasso that are frequently popping up – great shopping, full service hospitals and colleges increasingly make this community the perfect place to set down roots, without losing the small town charm and sense of community that attracts so many families. Central States Orthopedics adds to this list of reasons to avoid driving to Tulsa, offering a full line of orthopedic services and resources in a convenient location just off the Owasso Expressway next to Urgent Care of Green Country.
Bradley Lawson, M.D., brings commitment and passion for healing to Owasso. “I like to see people get better,” explains Dr. Lawson. “It is fulfilling to see patients get back to daily living and everyday activities, especially when some don’t realize they could be living without the pain they’ve experienced for, sometimes, years.” With board certification for both sports medicine and orthopedic surgery, Dr. Lawson is a welcome addition to the community.
Dr. Lawson runs the satellite office for Central States Orthopedics in Owasso. This network of orthopedic specialists, based in Tulsa, provides all the benefits and resources of larger networks, without sacrificing the individual attention and quality that a small practice is best at. From non-surgical treatment options including prescribing medications and physical therapy, injections, splinting, casting, and bracing, to surgical treatment including carpal tunnel, fracture fixation, arthroscopic surgery, ligament repair and reconstruction, and joint replacement, Dr. Lawson can provide the quality care and medicine needed without the hassle of commuting to Tulsa. His office is open Monday through Friday in Owasso, so appointments are convenient if you live in Owasso, Collinsville, Claremore, Skiatook, Oologah, Bartlesville, or other towns in northeast Oklahoma. They guarantee a new patient appointment in 48 hours. If an injury calls for a more involved surgery, Dr. Lawson conducts surgeries at Bailey Medical Center (Owasso), Oklahoma Surgical Hospital (located at 81st and Lewis), and St. Francis Hospital South (located at 91st and Hwy 169). Dr. Lawson takes emergency room call at Bailey Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital South. So, if you find yourself with an injury at one of these hospitals, be sure to ask for Dr. Bradley Lawson to be your orthopedic doctor. A patient is able to choose the doctor they want for their care.
With a family that includes four children, Dr. Lawson understands the importance of community involvement. This is his second season with the Collinsville Cardinals, as Dr. Lawson volunteers his time as the team doctor for the varsity football team. The sport can be dangerous, and Dr. Lawson makes himself available for immediate treatment of any injuries that occur during the game. “It is important to ensure the athletes are properly examined when there is an injury on the field,” Dr. Lawson says. “Obviously, everyone wants to stay in the game, but if the injury is serious, or the player shows signs of a concussion, a strong personality is needed who can not only assess the situation, but explain whether the injury warrants sitting out or not.” Having grown up playing football and other sports, Dr. Lawson is an ideal team doctor and understands the commitment and passion that drives these players to be the best.
Commitment and passion is certainly what has helped shape his path to a respected practice in Owasso. Dr. Lawson served our country for 16 years as active duty in the Air Force, then completed a year long sports medicine fellowship training program in the Connecticut and New York City area.
His experience in the military, playing sports and raising a family makes Dr. Lawson a fantastic asset to the community. Central States Orthopedics in Owasso hopes to become your first choice for all your orthopedic and sports medicine needs.
Christopher Davis is an educator and musician, as well as a writer. A California native, he resides in Tulsa with his wife, two sons and a modest menagerie of pets. When he isn't inspiring young minds, you will most likely find him spending time with his family or playing drums and percussion with Project Huckleberry or the Movetet. In addition to Value News, Davis also writes for Currentland. You can view his work at https://seedavis.wordpress.com.