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Abigail Lawler, MD

  • Neurology
Abigail Lawler, MD
Accepts new patients
age-group-adults-color Treats adults


6010 Hidden Valley Rd
STE 200
Carlsbad, CA 92011
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  • Neurology
  • Movement Disorders


  • Spanish
  • English


Dr. Abigail Lawler is a neurologist who specializes in movement disorders and dementia. She offers a wide variety of treatment options beyond traditional medical management for Parkinson’s Disease including programming and management of deep brain stimulation and the carbidopa and levodopa LCIG infusion pump. Dr. Lawler also specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of autonomic conditions, muscle dystonia and spasticity using botulinum toxin injections, as well as all the various types of dementia. 

Dr. Lawler is very passionate about the care and treatment of patients with memory disorders and plans to start a new program and center of excellence with the goal of not only improving patient care and treatment options but starting a nationwide campaign of awareness. Dr. Lawler has helped start the first ever Parkinsonism and dementia clinic and participated in baseline cognitive and neurologic assessments of retired NFL players for the NFL Players Association.

Dr. Lawler is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Movement Disorders Society. She is also the medical director of the Parkinson's Association of San Diego.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology, 2016

Medical Education

  • University of Toledo Health Science Center, MD, 2010


  • MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, General Surgery, 2012


  • Georgetown University Hospital, Neurology, 2015


  • Georgetown University Hospital, Movement Disorders, 2017

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