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Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher

Anesthesiology
Fort Myers, FL
23 years experience male

Locations

Moonlight Anesthesia

Fort Myers, FL

Address

5238 Mason Corbin Court, Unit 101, Fort Myers, FL, US
Directions

Fax

(239) 936-9707

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

BCS Insurance Company

Office

Fort Myers, FL

About

Bio

I practice Anesthesia, with a sub-specialty in Ambulatory and Regional Anesthesiology. My goal is to allow you to have painLESS surgery.

Specialties
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Anesthesiology

Languages spoken

Japanese

Doctor Q&A

173 Answers
13 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Drug test: You need not worry about your drug test. Before taking the test, indicate that you take suboxone. A prescribed medication. You can only fail the test... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Supplements: No, it won't help you to lose weight. Drink lots of water when you use protein supplements
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Fentanyl: fentanyl patch may be placed anywhere on the body that isn't scarred
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Sedation: Yes, as the patient, you should request the anesthetic technique that best suits you.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Sunburn: No. It isn't true that Lidocaine is bad for sunburn. Lidocaine is an analgesic. Check most otc sunburn medication, they have local anesthetics.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Depilation: If it is only embarrassing at times- you can shave, wax or for permanent removal do LASER depending on your skin pigmentation.
A female asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Pregnancy: First take a PREGNANCY TEST before inserting your Nuvaring. What you presume to be a Stomach " bug", may be pregnancy.
A female asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Adverse runs: depending on whether you were intubated or had a supra glottic airway, a sore throat is expected. Nausea/vomiting is also common with Anaesthesia. As ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Tips: Be forth coming with your anesthesiologist. Ask your anesthesiologist all your questions. Express all your fears.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Medical management: Yes, the er physician decides the course of action and management of the patient. It isnt a matter of rights. It is a clinical decision. If the physi... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Drug interaction: The length of the surgery is not paramount here. What type of anaesthesia - general v regional v local only. Removing the Carbidopa from your regimen ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Anesthesia: Anesthesia cannot prevent pain. Anesthesia can blunt sensation or awareness of pain.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Opiates: 50 mg extended release by itself. 10 mg when mixed with other agents eg: acetaminophen.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Postoperative psin: 10 days postoperative use of opiates. You need an opiated holiday. You should be prescribed non- opiate analgesics instead. Then your sleep cycle will... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Ignore: Fish oil has never been shown to prevent heart disease.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Ignore: Meditation lowers blood pressure.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Ignore: Does meditation helps to adjust my automomic nervous system.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Creatinine: The creatinine level indicates the %function of the kidney. If one is in renal failure and is given medications that rely on the kidneys for excretion... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Ignore: Eat low GI foods. This will diminish glucose spikes.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Opiates: Hydrocodone is derived from codeine. It is given by mouth/rectal/intranasal routes. Oxycodone is derived from thebaine. It is administered by oral/rec... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Pain management: For as long as you have acute pain requiring more than nsaids.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Surgical awareness: Yes. It is possible to have surgical awareness whenever you have surgery. Previous anesthesia doesn't affect subsequent anesthesia events. However sm... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Med muxing: The 325 mg is acetaminophen/paracetamol , not hydrocodone. What was the dosage of the hydrocodone ? Normally 10-50 mg.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Allergend: Yes, repeated use of any medication can eventually illicit an allergic reaction.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Lidocaine: The question is loaded. Do you mean is it strong enough for analgesia or do you mean is it too strong for allie ?
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Anesthesia: Sedation involves a state of mental relaxation. General anesthesia involves mental unconsciousness and physical nonreaction to painful stimulus.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
If: If doing pt cause discomfort , attempt to move your small toe. This alleviates the pain.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Vision: Yes, it is a common occurrence. Remember, your brain is on drugs.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Anesthesia choice: Yes, you can remove tonsils under local anaesthesia only. But only if you have the ability to psyche yourself out to the point that your body doesn't ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Intubation: Open the patient's mouth. Look for opened vocal cord. Place ett betwixt the cords. Inflate the cuff 1 cm below the cords. Auscultated for equal breath... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Side effects: Yes, opiates can be ototoxic. The etiology is umknown.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Pimples: The bump is the cause of the pain. Why is there a bump ? Oil, dirt sweat, sebum can fill breaks in the skin leading to your " bump". Topicsl Hydrocort... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Don't: Don't smoke. Don't drink alcohol in excess. Don't gain more than 10 kg during pregnancy.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Difficult IV: Inform the surgeon and your anesthesiologist. Your anestgesiologist, after a careful exam may suggest inhalational induction. After which, your veins ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Surgery: Yes. Inform your anesthesiologist of your dosage and regimen.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Drug test: If you are on Suboxone that is prescribed by a physician. You declare it and all medicines on the pretest sheet. As long as you do so, no one can ask ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Pregnancy: You will begin to "show" once your uterus size exceeds abdominal fat
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Yawning: These myriad signs require a physical exam and a more in depth history. Please go see a physician in person.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Sipplements: Prenatal vitamins and a supplement together pose no general problem, except to your wallet. Neither products will aide you in getting pregnant. Be awa... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Ketamine: Are you seeking answers to your body's metabolism of ketamine or are you asking joe to make ketamine ?
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Lifocaine: The amount of Lidocaine entering the body via the burn site may become toxic levels.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Suboxone: The Naloxone blocks kappa receptors euphoric effects. Sub ozone will not block the analgesic effects of your post-operative medication. If your proced... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Aerobics: It depends on how far/fast/frequently you walk or run. A short walk will not burn as much energy as a sprint. A sprint will not burn as much energy as... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Antihistamine: benadryl (diphenhydramine) use is DANGEROUS if you intend to drive. Zyrtec, Loratidine etc are safer choices. Best if taken at night time so that you ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Opiates: Propoxyphene and hydrocodone are both opiates. Darvocet is no longer sold in europe/usa due to fatalities/arrythmias.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Local anesthesia: They can be used on any skin or mucosa.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Chemistry: The 'hcl' in Lidocaine Hal is NOT the same concentration as hydrochloric acid.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Anesthetics: Any pharmacy or supermarket sells different formulations of local anesthetics.

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Apr 10, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lawson-Boucher is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lawson-Boucher is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey University Hospital

Residency

Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Awards

Valor, United States Navy
HealthTap Top Doctor, Winter 2013
HealthTap TopDoc Summer 2013

Affiliations

American Society of Anesthesiologists
Florida Society of Anesthesiologists
United States Naval Hospital, Yokosuka Japan
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