Lawrence N. Cosner Jr.,MD

About Lawrence
Specialties:
  • Internal Medicine
Board Certifications:
  • Internal Medicine

Dr. Cosner is an Internal Medicine physician who serves as Medical Director at the RRH Hospice/Home-Health Program and RRH Adult Rural Health Clinic (Interim); he also works very occasionally for Hospitalist program at RRH. He consults as needed to the I.T. department and is one of the co-chairs of the Medical Staff QI Committee. He completed his education in San Diego at UCSD in 1982 and did his residency at the UCSD affiliate, Mercy Hospital in 1985; he spent the following year as Chief Resident and Lecturer at Mercy Hospital and UCSD School of Medicine, coming back to his home town of Ridgecrest in 1986 to practice. Besides direct patient care, his activities since his return have included: past member of Sage Board of Directors; adjunct professor at Cerro Coso Community College; member of the RRH Board of Directors; member of the Board of Directors for the Kern County Medical Society, including 1 year as President; county-elected State Delegate to the CMA; ten years with the RRH IT department, converting to the modern networked computer environment; and immediate-past chairman at the IMQ Hospital Program Survey Committee. He was first elected to the Hospital Corporation in 1988 and his special interests include quality assurance, computers in medicine, and community-wide access to medical care.