Dr. Richard Rucker, MD

Critical Care Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
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Dr. Richard Rucker, MD
Dr. Richard Rucker, MD is a critical care medicine doctor who practices in Los Alamitos, CA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Rucker is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

Los Alamitos Pulmonary Medicine

10931 Cherry St Ste 300

Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Contact Information
Dr. Richard Rucker, MD

Dr. Richard Rucker, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Dr. Rucker's Experience

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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
2

Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonology
3

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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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

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Procedures

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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

1 Sanction
  • Misdemeanor conviction (5/5/2016)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Harbor UCLA Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Harbor UCLA Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Rucker has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Rucker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rucker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rucker to family and friends
3.0
based on 6 total reviews (2 with comments)
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 Comments (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 accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Rucker has admitting privileges

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
2801 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806
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Los Alamitos Medical Center
3751 Katella Ave
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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