Dr. Richard Rucker, MD

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Dr. Richard Rucker, MD

Critical Care Medicine | Male

Los Alamitos Pulmonary Medicine 10931 Cherry St Ste 300, Los Alamitos, CA 90720 Get Directions
(562) 596-2246

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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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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonology

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
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • 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

Procedures Performed

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

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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    Sanction

    Dr. Rucker has received 1 sanction

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    • Misdemeanor conviction  (5/5/2016)
    • Action Taken: Probation
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    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: California
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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

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • 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
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Dr. Rucker's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
31 – 45 minutes

Experience with Dr. Rucker

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients