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Dr. Scharmaine Lawson-Baker, NP brings you up-to-date news about the latest developments in healthcare, as well as news about our practice. Visit our blog for the most recent news. If you would like to talk to her about your condition, call our office in New Orleans, Louisiana at (504) 813-1834 or request a consultation online.


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Honors & Awards

2013 New Orleans City Business Magazine Healthcare Hero Award

Health Care Heroes

2012 Best of Nurse Practioners

Best of 2012 - Nurse Practitioners

2012 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Fellow Induction


Dr. Lawson-Baker was one of 43 highly esteemed nurses chosen from across the United States. This prestigious award was established by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) in 2000. The Fellows program is dedicated to the global advancement of NPs and the high-quality health care they deliver. By engaging recognized NP leaders who have made outstanding contributions to NP education, policy, clinical practice or research, and developing NP leaders of the future, we are furthering the nurse practitioner profession while enhancing AANP’s mission.

2008 Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur of the Year

Read her story in ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioners

NP Magazine

Additional Awards:

  • 2009 Great 100 Nurse Induction, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2008 Nurse Practitioner of the Year from Smart Ideas Magazine
  • 2007 Entrepreneur NP of the Year, ADVANCE for NP magazine – Honorable Mention
  • 2007 American Academy of Home Care Physicians Housecall Clinician of the Year
  • 2007 Humanitarian of the Year Medinotes Corporation
  • 2001: Outstanding Research Award, Tennessee State University


  • Lawson-Baker, Scharmaine. 2009. Holistic Care in the Eye of the Storm. In Harkless, N. & Morris, K. (Eds.), To the Rescue: Stories from Healthcare Workers at the Scenes of Disaster, pp. 97-100. New York, NY: Kaplan Publishing.
  • Lawson-Baker, Scharmaine. 2008. A Collaboration Story. Advance for Nurse Practitioners.
  • Lawson-Baker, Scharmaine. 2008. Housecalls 101. When you see a need, fill it. Advance for Nurse Practitioners.
  • Lawson-Baker, Scharmaine. 2007. Refuge After the Storm: A Home Health NP Fills a Critical Need for Older Patients. Nurse Practitioner World News, 12 (2), 15-17.


  • Lawson-Baker, S., 2012, Speaker, A Panel of Entrepreneurs, AANP, Orlando, Florida
  • Lawson-Baker, S., 2012, Speaker, An Entrepreneurial Forum, Orlando, Florida
  • Lawson-Baker, S., 2010, Speaker, Keynote, The Entrepreneurial NP, Texas Association of Nurse Practitioners, San Antonio, Texas
  • Lawson-Baker, S., 2010, Speaker, Capitol Hill Congressional Briefing on the Impact of Federal and State Health IT Investments in Underserved and Communities of Color: Successes, Challenges, Next Steps, Washington, D.C.
  • Lawson-Baker, S., 2009, Speaker, Keynote, The NP as Entrepreneur, Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners, New Orleans
  • Lawson-Baker, S., 2008, Speaker, KATRINA: The Aftermath, HIMSS National Conference, Orlando Florida
  • Lawson-Baker, S., 2008, Speaker, AANP Annual conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Lawson-Baker, S., 2008, Speaker, ASCP, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Lawson-Baker, S., 2007, Speaker, HIMSS, Advocacy Breakfast Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Lawson-Baker, S., 2007, Speaker, Capitol Hill Congressional Briefing, HIT and Health Disparities, Washington, D.C.
  • Lawson-Baker, S., 2007, Speaker, Congressional Black Caucus, Improving HIT in Underserved Communities, Washington, D.C.
  • Lawson, S., 2001, Domestic Violence in the African-American Woman, Reno, Nevada
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