Specializes in: Pulmonary Disease
Education: Oklahoma Baptist University, Maryville University
Monica Lawson, APRN-CNP, is certified advanced practice nurse at Norman Regional’s Pulmonary Clinic at Robinson Medical Plaza with more than 21 years of experience. Monica decided to become a nurse after an amazing patient experience when she was a teen with a nurse who was kind, competent and comforting.
“I knew almost immediately that I wanted to strive to be like her. To this day, I think about her and the impact she had on my life,” she said.
Monica chose to practice pulmonary medicine because of the challenge of pulmonary medicine and the patient population.
“I find that particular patient population to need a lot of support and compassion, which I can provide. My pulmonary patients are my passion and purpose,” she said. “My patients can expect me to spend time with them, care about them, and do everything I can to provide the best care.”
- COPD management
- Asthma management
- Treatment of urgent respiratory illnesses
- Education regarding their disease process and treatment regimen
- Lung disease prevention/education
Even though most of her patients present with existing lung disease, Monica said she still discusses disease prevention with them, and how to improve their general wellness (ie smoking cessation, exercise, diet, and stress management).
Monica spends majority of her time with her husband, three children and their pets. She said she doesn’t have much free time because her three teenagers keep her busy, but she enjoys exercising, reading, music, sports and cooking.