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Frances Lawson, MD

Frances Lawson, MD

Reflex Physician

Dr. Lawson has over 10 years of experience in the medical field including time spent as a life flight and cruise ship physician. She loves to travel with her husband or spend time outdoors with her dogs. Dr. Lawson also enjoys gardening, cooking, and firearms training. She takes pride in her amazing garden and her favorite hobby is serving as a SWAT medic.

“As a gardener my favorite saying is the first year they sleep, the second year they creep, the third year they leap.

“The reason I love working at Reflex is I am able to not only improve people’s enjoyment and ability in life by easing pain but establish friendships along the way,” says Dr. Lawson.

Credentials/Specialty Training

  • Specialized Training in Viscosupplementation (Knee Injection Therapy), Osteoarthritis, and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound of the knee
  • Specialized Training in Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
  • Certified Fluoroscopist
  • Specialized Training in Knee Pain and Knee Injuries
  • Board Certified / American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Advanced Trauma and Cardiac Life Support Provider

Professional Background

  • Flight Physician – Life Guard Air Ambulance
  • Ship Physician – Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Emergency Medicine Physician in OR, CA, AK, and NM
  • Emergency Physician – ImSuRT West Team
  • Medical and Surgical Response Team
  • Reserve Deputy Sheriff-SWAT Medic for Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Emergency Physicians

Teaching Affiliations

  • Leupold- Medical Management of Injuries on the Firing Range for Range Officers


  •  Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Chicago IL
    Internship, Surgery
  • UCLA, Kern Medical Center,Bakersfield CA
    Residency, Emergency Medicine
  • University of Health Sciences, Chicago IL
    Doctor of Medicine
  • University of California, Davis CA
    Bachelor of Science in Physiology