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About Dr. Albert Lai

Dr. Albert Lai, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Placentia, CA, with other offices in Los Angeles, CA and Rancho Mirage, CA (and 1 other location). He has 18 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

20 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Albert Lai is Poor. Dr. Albert Lai has been rated by 20 patients. From those 20 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Albert Lai is 2.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Centers Of Rehabilitation And Pain Medicine

1041 E Yorba Linda Blvd Ste 210
Placentia, CA 92870
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University Of California Los Angeles

710 Westwood Plz
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Synovation Medical Group

72780 Country Club Dr Ste C300
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Albert Lai Md

71780 San Jacinto Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Dr. Albert Lai has the following 2 specialties

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Albert Lai has the following 8 expertise

  • Electromyography
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Migraine Disorder

Dr. Albert Lai has 0 board certified specialties

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One of his PA's had mis-written my RX. Everyone agreed this was true. Front office told me I must mail in that paper and they would mail me the corrected RX. So I mailed it to them and confirmed they received it. Every single forking day for 3 weeks I phoned (never could speak directly; had to leave messages) to staff member to confirm her receipt of old RX and that she had sent out corrected RX. I never got a response. I ran out of my pain RX, was virtually suicidal due to extreme pain...Did they give a shiitt??? NO!!! I then threatened to come get the corrected RX from them in person. I got there and front desk receptionist told me to go home, the corrected RX went out in the mail that AM!?! I complained about their "who gives a shiitt" attitude and they dismissed me from the practice for being "abusive" (read "TRUTHFUL"). They then unsuccessfully tried to bill me and my insurance for an appointment that never occurred and for approximately $3000.00 of unnecessary urinalysis tests allegedly performed. Insurance had enough sense to deny both their fraudulent claims. Office staff doesn't care if they cause their patient to run out of medication and be in SEVERE pain. Perhaps some day I will be able to return the favor by inflicting a similar degree of pain upon the person whose reckless, perhaps intentional, sloth caused me such suffering. I earnestly hope so. Karma is coming when least expected and it is a biatch. Fork them!!! Why can't I give them ZERO STARS???

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One Star

Ran up thousands of dollars in useless tests. Worked the system and caused traumatic harm. Absolutely an inhuman machine out to make money.

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All the education in the world would never !

As far as a doctorand bedside manner go,this doctor missed the big point and that is to treat and practice medicine on real people Dr.Lai may have spent too much time learning a proffession he will never ben able to be wholeheartedly!I realize this is only one opinion,but its my quality of living and all that i must live thru each and every minute of all hours ,days,nights and even in my dreams and that if what i have written doesnt atleast give aa heads up to the attitude doctors and all medical proffesionals view chronic painand the people whom must live with the suffering physically,and emotionaly when there is help such as pain medicine-if people like myself arent given the choice by there doctors ,there is other remedies out there-all ugly,illeagle,and self prescribed-that is not the choice i want to make or live with but in closing,if u believe that human suffering is as tollerable as a simple poke in the arm,then i will keep trying and with the Lords grace i just might make it over this mountain too!!!!

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Very disappointed

Very disappointed in the ease of communication between the staff there. The reception/front desk is very unprofessional and unfriendly. On many occasions, they have been nothing but unhelpful. They are unable to place themselves in the shoes of patients and not accomodating.

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When did he become a Psychiatrist??

Dr Lai is listed on all kind of lists as a Psychiatrist. Try calling his office for a Psyche appointment. His terrible rude staff will tell you he is not a Psych. He himself says he is not a Psych. Someone needs to correct this, it is very misleading.

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  • Education

    18 Years Experience

  • St Georges University

    Graduated in 2000

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Albert Lai accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Basic HMO
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Vitalidad Plus CA con Aetna
    • Aetna Whole Health PrimeCare HMO CA
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Priority Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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