Prescott: (928) 717-8838 | Phx: (623) 235-6889 | Pinetop-Lakeside: (928) 358-5200

About Canyon State


High Quality, Compassionate Care

We are a family-owned rheumatology practice and we care about you. We insist on it. At Canyon State Rheumatology our mission is to provide quality, compassionate care in a kind and respectful environment.

The Canyon State Difference

At Canyon State Rheumatology we believe in providing optimum care individualized for each patient. As part of the services we provide to patients we have created a quiet and clean infusion suite at each of our offices, where patients can receive their biologic treatments in a safe and comfortable environment. Within our suites you will find comfortable Lazy Boy recliners to relax in while receiving your medication with access to WiFi to help pass the time. Each suite is staffed by registered nurse (RN) with specialized training in administering your treatment.

We Provide Blue Ribbon

Rheumatology Care

Dr. Kenneth Lawlor, DO

Meet Dr. Kenneth Lawlor, DO

Dr. Lawlor was born and raised in Arizona. He obtained a bachelor of interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in sociology and chemistry from Arizona State University (Go Devils!). Upon graduation, Dr. Lawlor moved with his wife and children to Kansas City, MO, and attended four years of medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Lawlor completed a three-year internal medicine residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He then completed two additional years of fellowship training in Rheumatology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. In Dr. Lawlor’s final year of fellowship, he served as chief fellow in Rheumatology and assisted in teaching residents working in Rheumatology. Dr. Lawlor has been practicing Rheumatology in Arizona since 2010. He loves being a Rheumatologist and helping patients successfully treat their arthritis and autoimmune disease, but his greatest joy comes from being a father and husband. Dr. Lawlor and his wife have six children which keep them on their toes.

  • Board certified Rheumatologist
  • Practicing in Arizona since 2010
  • Fellowship: University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Residency: University of Missouri Columbia
  • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Bio-science


(928) 717-8838


(623) 235-6889


(928) 358-5200

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Dr. Lawlor require a referral for a new patient visit, even if my insurance does not require one?
When a provider sends a doctor to doctor referral, typically they will send the reason for visit along with any previous notes, lab tests and imaging addressing the current issue. In addition they will send other pertinent information including past medical history and any current diagnosis. This process helps save time and cost in making a diagnosis and is standard in the field of Rheumatology.
Why am I scheduled to see a midlevel provider (Nurse Practitioner or PA) if I was referred to see Dr. Lawlor?

Rheumatology is one of the smaller fields in medicine and there are a limited number of board certified Rheumatologist in the country. It is common practice to use NPs and PAs under the supervision of a Rheumatologist so new patients can continue to be seen. Your diagnosis and treatment will be under Dr. Lawlor’s direct supervision and he will typically meet you on your first or second visit with the midlevel.

How long will it take to be seen?
  • Prescott Office: 4-12 weeks
  • Phoenix Office: 1-3 weeks
  • Pinetop-Lakeside Office: 2 to 3 Months