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Christy Lawson, MD

Dr. Lawson is a general surgeon in the Knoxville area. She is affiliated with Franklin Woods Community Hospital and Johnson City Medical Center.
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Conditions treated

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Dr. Lawson saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw more cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw more traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw more pneumothorax patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw more broken bone patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw more chronic pain patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw more collapsed lung patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw more pelvic fracture patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw more broken arm patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw more open wound patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw more femur fracture patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw more broken nose patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw more broken leg patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw more concussion patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw more hyponatremia patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Lawson saw more broken collar bone patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw more lung condition patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw more broken ankle patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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432 doctors
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216 doctors
Dr. Lawson saw Chiari malformation patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Lawson saw joint dislocations patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw broken knee cap patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Lawson saw more burns patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw more leg ulcer patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw more vascular disease patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Lawson saw alcohol withdrawal patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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507 doctors
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Dr. Lawson saw chronic skin ulcer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Lawson saw epilepsy patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Lawson saw broken foot patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Lawson’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Lawson 35%
Predicted for her patients 22%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Lawson’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Lawson’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Lawson’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Lawson’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Lawson’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is higher than the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Lawson 93%
Predicted for her patients 81%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Lawson’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Lawson’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Lawson’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Lawson’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Lawson’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
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outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Lawson’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Lawson’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Lawson’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Lawson’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Lawson sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

1932 Alcoa Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37920
682 miles away

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Credentials
  • Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2005

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery
    3. Trauma Surgery

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Lawson is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Franklin Woods Community Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Johnson City Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • Avera
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCarolinaCare
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • GlobalHealth
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Optima Health
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • SelectHealth
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Viva Health
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield