Dr. Lawrence Tucker, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 51

Dr. Tucker

Lawrence V. Tucker, M.D. PLLC

4000 Macarthur Blvd Ste 600 Newport Beach, CA 92660

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(949) 257-4217

Dr. Lawrence Tucker, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine medical school in 2002. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tucker to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Tucker's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Alcohol Withdrawal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tucker treats Alcohol Withdrawal more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Tucker treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Opioid Withdrawal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tucker treats Opioid Withdrawal more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Tucker treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tucker treats Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Tucker treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Tucker's conditions and procedures:

  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Brain Injury
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cocaine Withdrawal
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug Withdrawal
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Opioid Withdrawal
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Sex Addiction
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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Dr. Tucker accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity Behavioral Health Network-CA
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage

Dr. Tucker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tucker

4.7

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
88.88888888888889%
(24)
4 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
3 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (24)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (24)
  • Explained conditions well (24)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Dr. Tucker is very kind and compassionate. He listens very well and asks questions. He is easy to talk to and doesn’t judge. He, and his staff, are extremely reliable and punctual. They have always returned my phone calls within less than a few hours. It is very easy to speak with his staff and I have never had problems getting in an appointment, or making changes to one, especially during busy school and holiday seasons. He is top notch at getting back to you with medication refills. I’ve NEVER had a more reliable doctor as far as calling me back. He doesn’t push the medication issue though. He also works with you and your child with biofeedback, lifestyle changes, exercise/mobility and incorporation of nutrition/dietary changes. We are pleased with Dr. Tucker and I hope to obtain more of his knowledge and expertise as my child enters adulthood.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Tiffany E. – Nov 20, 2019
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Dr. Tucker is very personable and does not make you feel uncomfortable when sharing what could be a very embarrassing situation. He encourages continuous communication by email after each session so he can get a handle on how patient is doing. I am so happy I found Dr. Tucker for my teenage son!
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What could be improved
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May 09, 2019
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Most amazing physician. Very kind very honest very concerned very understanding. So if you’re questioning going to get help with any mental disorder, please consider Dr Tucker.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Robin in CA – Sep 07, 2018
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BE CAREFUL !!! DO NOT SEE THIS DOCTOR !!! he gets your money (u$ 600.00), and disappears!!! does not reply your emails, messages, or even calls !!! if he says he will follow up day by day... be prepared... this does not happen... you feel humiliated expecting that your kid will get help, and you get nothing... nothing !!!! my son got worse after seeing him and he does not care at all...he disappeared. shame shame shame... how come a doctor that is supposed to help an autistic kid, disappears..
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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Alex Santos in CA – Jul 12, 2018
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Simply the very best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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
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May 10, 2018
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Dr. Tucker is approachable, kind, available and very helpful. He has helped not only myself, but my son, daughter, niece and nephew! I love the way he listens and considers my ideas and feelings about treatment options. He isn't ever judgmental or condescending and is good at coming up with new ideas. I also appreciate his openness to alternative treatments and helps be analyze them. Often, I have felt other doctors don't even know who I am. With Dr. Tucker, I know I'm no longer just a number.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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
11 people found this helpful
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Heather in Arlington, TX – Jan 28, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I treat a person, not a diagnosis!

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

2006
Child & Adolescent Fellowship UCLA
Fellowship Hospital
2005
UCLA Med Ctr/ UCLA D Geffen School
Residency Hospital
2003
University of California At Los Angeles
Internship Hospital
2002
University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1998
University of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Lawrence Tucker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tucker frequently treats Alcohol Withdrawal, Opioid Withdrawal, and Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Tucker treats.

Where is Dr. Lawrence Tucker, MD's office located?

Dr. Tucker's office is located at 4000 Macarthur Blvd Ste 600, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Lawrence Tucker, MD speak?

Dr. Tucker speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Lawrence V. Tucker, M.D. PLLC

Lawrence V. Tucker, M.D.4000 Macarthur Blvd Ste 600 Newport Beach, CA 92660
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