Dr. Lauro Amezcua-Patino, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 60

Dr. Amezcua-Patino
Telehealth services available

Mehmud Ahmed, MD, PC

4055 W Chandler Blvd Ste 5 Chandler, AZ 85226

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(480) 464-4431

Dr. Lauro Amezcua-Patino, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Chandler, AZ and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Amezcua-Patino has more experience with Neurodevelopmental Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Baja California, Mexicali, Facultad De Medicina Mexicali medical school in 1983. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Amezcua-Patino to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Amezcua-Patino

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Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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ADHD and-or ADD
Autism
Conduct Disorder
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Dr. Amezcua-Patino's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Amezcua-Patino accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Amezcua-Patino's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Amezcua-Patino

2.5

Based on 46 ratings

5 Stars
26.08695652173913%
(12)
4 Stars
8.695652173913043%
(4)
3 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(2)
2 Stars
8.695652173913043%
(4)
1 Star
52.17391304347826%
(24)
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What went well
  • Wait times (21)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (14)
  • Staff friendliness (11)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (27)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (26)
  • Appointment was rushed (25)
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Patino does not communicate with parents. Upon multiple requests, I was able to speak to his PA, which is completely unacceptable. Poor quality of care. Insurance dictated this treatment, so we were stuck. We were fortunately able to move into the private system where I am actually able to speak with the physician.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Jun 17, 2021
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I've been seeing Dr Patino for over 20 years and have never had a complaint about him. While recently much better, I have had occasional trouble with his office staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Nov 16, 2020
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Horrible . Dx me with somatic disorder and no thanks to him , found out I had MS. I also don’t Like how he acts like his time is so important ...um his time is not any more important than mine !
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Aug 25, 2019
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Chandler Guy in Chandler, AZ – Oct 24, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
4 people found this helpful
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Phoenix, AZ – Mar 23, 2017
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Jeff Brown in Phoenix, AZ – Dec 03, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Phoenix, AZ – Sep 27, 2016
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Jim G in Tempe, AZ – Aug 13, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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Gilbert, AZ – Jul 01, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Lauro Amezcua-Patino, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Chandler, AZ and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Amezcua-Patino has...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Fellow APA, 2004

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Lauro Amezcua-Patino, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Lauro Amezcua-Patino, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Amezcua-Patino frequently treats Neurodevelopmental Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Amezcua-Patino specializes.

Where is Dr. Lauro Amezcua-Patino, MD's office located?

Dr. Amezcua-Patino's office is located at 4055 W Chandler Blvd Ste 5, Chandler, AZ 85226. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Mehmud Ahmed, MD, PC

Lauro Amezcua-patino MD4055 W Chandler Blvd Ste 5 Chandler, AZ 85226
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MetroNeuro Behavioral Institute

Mehmud Ahmed M D P C.70 N Mcclintock Dr Ste 4 Chandler, AZ 85226
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Practice

Parc Place2190 N Grace Blvd Chandler, AZ 85225
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