2012-present – Psychiatric Physician Assistant, Wellbeing Institute
2015-present – Psychiatric Physician Assistant, Desert Senita Behavioral Health
2010-2012 – Physician Assistant, Nextcare Urgent Care
2008-2010 – Primary Care Physician Assistant, Federal Bureau of Prisons
2005-2008 – Neurosurgical Physician Assistant, Emmanuel Medical Center in Portland Oregon
2003-2005 Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ.
1998-2002 Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ; Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, awarded 2/3rds Scholarship Waiver; 1998 Year of Literature Award
Tucson Physician Assistant Society
P.O.W.E.R. – Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized
Fields of Clinical Expertise:
Alcohol and substance abuse
Other psychiatric conditions
Ms. Lawrence works closely with Dr. Cai to serve clients whose ages range from child/adolescent to adult.
A Message from Nicola: “My career mission as a Physician Assistant is to help destigmatize mental health and substance abuse illness. My goal is to set my patients up for success. This will be accomplished with the combination of medication management and psychosocial therapy with the Wellbeing Institute team of professionals.”