Dr. Lauro Amezcua-Patino, MD

Dr. Lauro Amezcua-Patino, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
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Dr. Lauro Amezcua-Patino, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Chandler, AZ and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Baja California, Mexicali, Facultad De Medicina Mexicali in 1983 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry and addiction psychiatry.

4055 W Chandler Blvd Ste 5

Chandler, AZ 85226

Contact Information

(480) 464-4431

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 99% of peers
Suicidal Ideation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Amezcua-Patino "In our practice, the total patient is our primary concern, and we pride ourselves on providing personal and friendly care." "We are dedicated to fully educating you and your family about your mental health needs, and strive to be your partner in health." "Our mission is to provide patient centered, high quality, accesible, affordable, available and accountable psychiatric services.""


  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Confusion
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hallucinogen Dependence
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder


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  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Testing
  • QEEG (Quantitative Encephalogram)

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Universidad Autonoma De Baja California, Mexicali, Facultad De Medicina Mexicali
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Maricopa Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Fellow APA, 2004
Media & Publications

Dr. Amezcua-Patino has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Amezcua-Patino's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Amezcua-Patino to family and friends
based on 41 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

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Dr. Amezcua-Patino's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr Patino is a very intelligent doctor. And does brain mapping that you can't get done just every where. How ever his office support staff is very poor. I ran out of medication called on Monday morning and have called and left messages every day it is now Thursday and still have not returned my...more
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I saw Dr. Patino at Banner when I was 16. I later found out that he diagnosed everyone with bi polar. He is a horrible person. He needs to loose his medical license. Sadly the system is so broken they can't even hold a corrupt doctor accountable. He's a dangerous man and his colleagues will defend...more
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Considerate, caring, and most importantly, he's knowledgeable. This doctor put my well-being at the forefront of our care plan.
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Don't go here. As soon as my insurance changed and I needed to see another doctor, he REFUSED to refill my prescription even though I only had 5 days left and it will take at least a month to get an appointment with another doctor. I believe this is irresponsible, dangerous and unethical as well....more
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Rude and condescending. I only met with him 3 times and was told I was controlling, manipulative, and a liar. I probably didn't even talk for 10 minutes total during these three visits because he kept cutting me off and eventually I just gave up. He and my mother had a productive time talking about...more
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