Dr. Alan S. Tuckman, MD

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Dr. Alan S. Tuckman, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery | Male

Lancaster Orthopedic Group 175 Martin Ave Ste 315, Ephrata, PA 17522 Get Directions
(717) 560-4200

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Dr. Tuckman specializes in Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery and practices in Ephrata, PA. He practices at 3 locations.

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4.2 based on 34 responses
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in Manheim, PA |
I had a procedure on my foot called capsular arthroplasty. Everything went perfectly and I had great healing with no complications whatsoever. Would highly recommend Dr. Tuckman.
in Lancaster, PA |
Dr. Tuckman was very thorough and professional throughout my surgical and follow-up experience. My foot surgery was successful and I would definitely recommend him to others who are suffering from foot and ankle problems.
Harrisburg, PA |
Dr. Tuckman and his associate Brian changed my walking pattern by casting my ankles and providing me with permanent braces to continue my improved walking habits. Their treatment changed my life. Literally!
in Blandon, PA |
Have been a patient of Dr. Tuckman's for over 6 years. He was the one to finally diagnose my condition of CMT. Have had 5 major operations on both my feet to literally reconstruct them. And am now able to walk with the help of braces. He has been nothing but professional, caring and listening to my needs. At no time have I ever felt rushed when with him. I have recommended him to various people who have come back and thanked me for that recommendation. Can't say enough good things about him
in Mount Joy, PA |
I visited Dr. Tuckman last year when I started experiencing discomfort in my right foot. I thought my problem was a bunion, but after having X-rays taken, was told that my problem was more involved. I was told what needed done surgically to correct the problem and also spoke to someone who had this surgery done and recommended Dr Tuckman. Excellent job done by an excellent physician. Glad I chose Dr Tuckman and recommend him highly!
Every visit i had with this office was horrible and will be getting one star for each visit i review, As some others have reported i too was stuck with Mr tuckmans horrible Pa-c Mr walters for my first two visits. The Pa-c ended up giving a wrong diagnosis my first visit all because he cut me off and did not let me finish talking which included vital information, That's visit one i'm disrespected cut off and given wrong diagnosis to sum it up.
in Mohnton, PA |
i was referred to Dr. Tuckman by my PCP who I trust greatly. I was not disappointed he was professional from my very first appointment. My feet are so bad from plantar fascia surgery that should never have been done. I now can function normal, I would refer any one to him, no problem.
in Richmond, VA |
I have never been so offended in my life by a Dr well in this case so called Dr, After being over an hour late he's literally walking out the door while i'm still talking to him, And nowhere near done talking to him not even close mind you, This guy's Medical license need's revoked. I feel tuckman should pay me for my time this place wasted. Mr tuckman tried to get me to take my much needed glasses off even. I explained that i need them and am getting prescription one's yet he seemed offended.
in Lancaster, PA |
I would ( and have) recommend Dr. Tuckman to our friends and family. He is very professional, knowledgeable and efficient. He worked very well with me. He performed an ankle replacement and reconstruction, including heel realignment and tendon repair. I had no pain and am currently in PT with the LOG team. Very satisfied with the whole process.
in Lancaster, PA |
Friendly, professional, very willing to answer any questions - very pleasant interaction both pre and post op
in Lancaster, PA |
Condition initially misdiagnosed by another doctor who recommended inappropriate physical therapy which ultimately caused the Achilles tendon to separate, resulting in severe pain and inability to walk properly. Dr. Tuckman replaced the tendon with one he crafted from fascia surrounding muscle in my leg. He directed and monitored physical therapy which I followed religiously. Recovery results exceed my and my family's expectations and, I suspect, Dr. Tuckman's as well. Communications A+
Blandon, PA |
Dr. Tuckman is very professional. He takes the time to talk on your level so you understand the procedures that you will be going through. His personality is friendly , caring, and courteous.
in Holtwood, Pa. 17532 |
He did an operation on my foot and ankle. My leg and foot are almost straight. I would recommend him to anyone that wants a great doctor.
in Mt. Joy, Pa |
After a first referral from another physician that recommended surgery, Dr. Tuckman was more conservative re treatment. No surgery was recommended. Instead placement in a short cast and the repetitive stretching of my Achilles tendon he recommended worked really well reducing swelling and all pain. Very pleased with his care and concern re my injury. Would highly recommend him!!!!!
Reading, PA |
After 9 years, 4 different Dr's and 1 surgery, Dr. Tuckman was recommended by others and I decided to see what he could do for my right foot. After assessing my injury and pain, it was decided to cast my foot for 1 month, with improvements made after 2 weeks. Dr. Tuckman explained to me more in 15min. than all the 4 others told me in 9 years. he explained exactly what was needed for healing. I feel comfortable and confident with Dr. Tuckman and feel I have finally found the right Dr. to help me.
in Lancaster, PA |
It's been 5 years since Dr. Tuckman 2 complex surgeries on my feet. I have had no pain since and am doing great! I saw him today to check out a minor cyst & was glad he seemed pleased with how I'm doing.
in Manheim, PA |
Dr. Tuckman did an outstanding job with my surgery and follow up care.
in ephrata pa |
Saw Dr. Tuckman for a calcaneous fracture without insurance. Lack of communication with the staff and was given a surgery schedule from the hospital before even talking to the surgeon. Expressed pain and burning and discomfort just to be told to deal with it and come back with insurance ina few months.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Suny Downstate Medical Center
  • Residency Hospital
    Albert Einstein Medical Center

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Emory Clinic

    Completed in 1996

  • Undergraduate School
    Union College

    Graduated in 1986

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients