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Dr. Lauro Amezcua-Patino, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. Amezcua-Patino

Dr. Lauro Amezcua-Patino, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Chandler, AZ and has been practicing for 36 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.


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(480) 464-4431

Dr. Amezcua-Patino accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
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LocalPlus
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Dr. Amezcua-Patino's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psychiatric Evaluation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Amezcua-Patino performs Psychiatric Evaluation more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Amezcua-Patino performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Anxiety
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Amezcua-Patino treats Anxiety more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Amezcua-Patino treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Amezcua-Patino treats Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Amezcua-Patino treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Amezcua-Patino's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • 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
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hallucinogen Dependence
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • 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
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • QEEG (Quantitative Encephalogram)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

About Me

Care Philosophy

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."

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Fellow APA, 2004

Dr. Amezcua-Patino's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Amezcua-Patino

2.5

Based on 43 reviews

5 Stars
25.58139534883721%
(11)
4 Stars
9.30232558139535%
(4)
3 Stars
4.651162790697675%
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2 Stars
6.976744186046512%
(3)
1 Star
53.48837209302326%
(23)

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I have a history of addiction, and although I was forthcoming with this information I was actually seeking treatment for my severe adult ADD. I didn’t see the doctor. I only saw some assistant, or resident NP. She said I was lying and trying to manipulate them into getting Valium. I never said I had an anxiety problem, or that i wanted medication of any kind. I just wanted counseling and was interested in the supposedly state of the art brain mapping. This women was so horrible to me.
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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 calls.
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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 him because that's what they do. A lot of people blame the millennial generation for everything but this man is a product of a very broken system.
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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. I could have lied and scheduled, then cancel an appointment to get the prescription, but that's not me. Find a doctor that truly cares about his patients, Dr. Patino isn't that guy.
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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 ideas to discipline me for being so awful and it was extremely awkward to listen to. Unfortunately, I was not able to have any visits without her. Walked in depressed, walked out completely suicidal.
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