Dr. Lawrence Tucker, MD

Psychiatry •  Male • Age 50
  
Dr. Tucker

Lawrence V. Tucker, M.D. PLLC

4000 Macarthur Blvd Ste 600 Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Dr. Lawrence Tucker, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in psychiatry, child & adolescent psychiatry, and more.


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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.
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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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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.
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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..
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Alex Santos in CA – Jul 12, 2018
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Simply the very best.
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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.
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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

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(949) 257-4217

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Practice Areas

Addiction and Substance Abuse

Addiction and substance abuse specialists diagnose and treat people who have become physically dependent or addicted to drugs and alcohol through treatments including counseling, detoxifcation, inpatient rehabilitation, and medication.

Typically treats 60% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tucker treats Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence) more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Tucker treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Drug and Alcohol Dependence
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tucker treats Drug and Alcohol Dependence more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Tucker treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tucker treats Drug-Induced Mental Disorders more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Tucker treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

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Dr. Tucker's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tucker treats Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence) more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Tucker treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Psychiatric Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tucker treats Psychiatric Diseases more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Tucker treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Drug and Alcohol Dependence
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tucker treats Drug and Alcohol Dependence more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Tucker treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Tucker's conditions and procedures:

  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • 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
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • 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
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Sex Addiction
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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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