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Dr. Gary Lawson

Anesthesiology
Ft Myers, FL
23 years experience male

Locations

Office

Ft Myers, FL

Address

5238 Mason Corbin Court, Ft Myers, FL, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Moonlight Anesthesia

Ft Myers, FL

About

Bio

Naval Officer History lover World traceller

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Anesthesiology

Languages spoken

Japanese

Doctor Q&A

79 Answers
14 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Yes: Many pregnant women experience spotting or bleeding and carry the pregnancy to term. Get yourself a home pregnancy test.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Anesthesia: The best choice of anesthetic is dependent on the procedure and patient needs. Some patients fear needles or the sound of a drill or are easily made ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Gardnerella: No, there is no effective otc treatment for gardnerella. Also, your sexual partner needs to be treated. Otherwise, you will get a ping pong reinfectio... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Guarantees: Not withstanding all the statistics, no one can guarantee you a morbidity or mortality free surgery. To improve your risk- benefits, be forth coming w... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
The fetus heart beat: The whooshing sounds that you heard corresponded to the heart beats of your foetus.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Anesthesia: Don't ask your surgeon about anesthetic techniques. Just as you shouldn't consult your anaesthesiologist about surgical technique.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Influenza: No. You don't need to stop dairy products if you have inluenza.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Cervix: The cervix doesn't soften at conception. The cervix retains its integrity until labour. If the cervix softens prematurely, the foetus would be lost. W... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Homeopathy: If you are afraid of using pharmacologic agents, there are alternatives. If you live near the sea, take walks ski g the beach, where the surf is activ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Acetaminophen: No, it isn't bad to do so if your liver funstionis normal.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
PT: Your pt normalized value of 1.1 is normal. This would not correlate to you having dysmenorrhoea.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Low carbon dioxide: Your anxiety was the problem. You hyperventilated and caused the tingling.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Pregnancy: Do you mean the foetus is in an occiput posterior position ? No treatment is required. This position just makes labour a bit prolonged.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Novocain (procaine): We don't use novocain (procaine) in the usa. It isn't advisable to take anxiolytics before your surgery, if you aren't a chronic user. It raises issue... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Eggs: Yes, you may eat eggs whilst taking azithromycin.
A female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Stye: There is nothing that you can do to remove the red dot on your eye, if it is a stye. Warm compresses will help.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
No risk: Getting your hair dyed does not present a risk to receiving general anesthesia.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
PMS: Pms is a combination of hormonal and neurotransmitters disrupting your homeostasis. No having pms symptoms does not directly point to pregnancy. Take ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
FeArs: As an organ donor, you have elected to do an honorable thing. Your organs will be harvested only in the event that you are clinically dead. No one wil... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Muscle relaxers: Valium and Klonopin (clonazepam) are anticonvulsans. Yes, valium has properties to relax muscles.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Postoperative tired: It depends on the nature of your surgery, your baseline health and the length of your procedure. Yes, it isn't abnormal to be tired for days after a s... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Pain: Yes, you may take pain meds with your topical lidocaine.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Chlamydia: Yes, 1000 mg of Azithromycin as a 1 time dose can be used to treat chlamydia. Mix it, chase it , take it as is. Either route is sufficient.
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Pain: If your pain registers to your right lower belly, please go to the emergency room to rule out appendicitis. If it registers to the left, schedule an a... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Lactation: See your physician. (s)he can do an otoscopic exam to discern the cause of your pain. At which time you can be prescribed topical medications if neede... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Benign: Benign is the opposite of malignant. A benign process means it is of no danger to your health. Have a g'day.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Menses: No, unless you are taking hormones ( eg: ocp) you won't stop your menses. Ibuprofen will help with pain but won't stop the bleeding.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Pain: Lolap. Your kidneys are not located in the lower back. From your symptoms you may have a myriad of causes, including a herniation in your back, hip bu... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Fear not: Very unlikely. Next time wrap it up, as pregnancy isn't the only thing to fear with unprotected sex.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Cause of UTI: Is your question " will i get another uti?" if so, it depends on whether this is the same partner, and if he is truly the source of your uti. Uti is ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Protein: We infest protein from birth. If you mean Amino Acid supplements, i would advise against this unless you are physiologically an adult. Also drinking m... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Diabetes: Hemoglobin a1c measures your glucose over a 3 month period. A1c < 5.0 is normal. If your a1c is 5.5 whilst taking metformin, you could (1) discontinue... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Newborn: Shine a flashlight on each eye and see if the pupils get smaller or baby blinks. Otherwise, just hang dangling toy above the baby and see if (s)he fol... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Anatomy: If the epidural injection doesn't go far enough, it will not enter the subdural space.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Bedtime eating: Eating anything 1 hour before bedtime is not good for your health.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
BP: No, no need for you to worry about this. These are normal values for you. You should be concerned were these values to change.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Labour: Keep hydrated with water , or gatorade/powerade/pedis lyre/lucozade/pocari sweat etc. This will dilute your oxytocin level. Once contractions become r... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Any sedative works: Your HIV status doesn't affect which sedative you may use.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Ethics: If one is not allergic to a medication, a red arm band should not be placed on the patient. Certain surgeries are more emetogenic than others. And as ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Yes: Brush your teeth : proper hygiene is not only good for you, but it shows respect for the medical team. Yes, smoke: nicotine is an anxiolytic and will ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Allergies: Many patients who are sensitive to local anesthetics for dental procedures are not allergic to the medications. They get tachycardic or anxious, with ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Gi: 2 weeks without resolution? Go see a gastroenterologist for an egd. You pass gas because no food has reached your intestines. Nausea may be due to an ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Airway: Please take your child to the emergency room now ! if he cannot speak or swallow, it won't be long before he cannot breath.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine): Yes. Pediatrics or adults. Also, there is Ethyl Chloride ( magic spray ) spray.
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Post epidural pain: Yes, it is possible to have pain after an epidural. This may continue for days to years. Anti-inflammatories daily should alleviate your discomfort.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Massage: Did you have oil applied to the skin ? If so, this coupled with dehydration and previous alcohol use can cause a sense of tiredness, or a throbbing of... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Keep taking the pill: Your cholesterol level is still elevated.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Hormones: Yes, these are related. Your high prolactin leads to muscle fatigue , bone weakness and low testosterone. Do you also have breast tenderness and gener... Read More

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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lawson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lawson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Jan 26, 2013
this doctor was very helpful ,professional,with quick precise answers
HealthTap member
And this is in Mississippi right,? Bc they told me at tupelo hospital that u gas to be 21 and I was 19 when I had my child. But I've had 2.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply!. I don't take alcohol but yes oil was used and temp has gone up in India suddenly.
HealthTap member
Haha thanks but im 14 so not an adult haha but ill try stop being a pussy. Its just i got ocd and shit

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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

Residency

Univ of medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey

Residency

Univ of medicine and Dentistry

Awards

Naval citation
Foreign Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism medal

Affiliations

FSA
ASA
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