Timothy Lawton, MD

Hays Campus

Dr. Tim Lawton earned his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University in 1990 and his Medical Doctorate from the University of Iowa in 1994.  He completed his Family Medicine Residency at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Illinois and came to Wichita in 1997 to start his first practice.  It soon became clear that a significant number of medical conditions could be prevented or treated through nutrition.  In 2002 Dr. Hugh Riordan invited him to join the Riordan Clinic where he worked with Drs. Riordan and Hunninghake through 2004.

Since then Dr. Lawton has had the opportunity to earn a Master Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport (2009).  He has focused on serving the needs of rural Kansans by providing medical care throughout the state in underserved communities through Docs Who Care.  He has taken his medical experience and passion for helping others overseas to Kenya, Zambia, Haiti and beyond.

Dr. Lawton loves teaching and has served as a Clinical Instructor for the University of Kansas School of Medicine.  He has appeared on television and radio and loves presenting lectures to audiences of all kinds.  Most of all, he enjoys spending time with patient/co-learners, addressing their health concerns and encouraging them to live healthier lives in harmony with nature’s design.

Dr. Lawton is a long-time member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association and served as its student body president while in medical school.  He is Board-Certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine.

Dr Lawton is passionate about his family.  He and his wife have been married 25 years and have been blessed with four wonderful children.  He loves all kinds of outdoor recreation, running, hiking, biking, camping, sailing and gardening.

He is excited to be returning to the Riordan Clinic and working with a most talented and energetic ‘Real Health’ team!  With over 20 years in family medicine and ten years in rural ER, he understands how to bridge the distance between conventional and complementary medicine, and combine the best of both worlds.