Dr. Richard Rucker, MD

Dr. Richard Rucker, MD

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Critical Care Medicine | Male | 56 years old

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Dr. Rucker specializes in Critical Care Medicine and practices in Los Alamitos, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Rucker's Reviews

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based on 6 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Rucker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    FAIR
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
Long Beach, CA |
Toxic office personnel, unprofessional and uncaring.
in Los Alamitos, CA |
Arrogant and not compassionate. Missed the diagnosis. not going back.
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    Dr. Rucker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Critical Care Medicine
    •  Board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  Sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Background Check

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      Malpractice Claims

      No malpractice history found for California.

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    • 1
      Sanction

      Dr. Rucker has received 1 sanction

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      What is a sanction or disciplinary action
      • Misdemeanor conviction (5/5/2016)
      • Action Taken: Probation
      • Summary: Please reference the following Document
      • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
      • State: California
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    Board Certifications

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    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pulmonary Disease

    Conditions Treated

    • Abscess
    • Acidosis
    • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
    • Alkalosis
    • Asbestosis
    • Asthma
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bronchiectasis
    • Bronchitis
    • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
    • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
    • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Cough
    • Emphysema
    • Influenza (Flu)
    • Interstitial Lung Disease
    • Low Blood Oxygen Level
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lung Nodule
    • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
    • Partial Lung Collapse
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pneumonia
    • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pulmonary Edema
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Respiratory Failure
    • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Shortness of Breath
    • Sinusitis
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Thrombosis
    • Vascular Disease
    • Viral Infection

    Education

    • Medical School
      Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1986

    • Internship Hospital
      Harbor UCLA Med Center

      Completed in 1989

    • Residency Hospital
      UCLA Medical Center

      Completed in 1989

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Harbor UCLA Med Center

      Completed in 1992

    Languages Spoken

    • English

    Memberships &
    Professional Affiliations

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    Specialties

    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Pulmonology

    Procedures Performed

    • Bronchoscopy
    • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
    • Pulmonary Function Test
    • Respiratory Management
    • Thoracentesis