About Dr. Lawrence V Tucker

Dr. Lawrence V Tucker, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Newport Beach, CA. His specialties include Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Tucker has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

61 Ratings with 32 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Lawrence V Tucker is Great. Dr. Lawrence V Tucker has been rated by 61 patients. From those 61 patients 32 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Lawrence V Tucker is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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4000 MacArthur Blvd Ste 600
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(714) 794-7478

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Dr. Lawrence V Tucker has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • Addiction Medicine

    An addiction medicine specialist is a doctor who treats patients with addictions to substances like drugs and alcohol or, in some cases, behaviors like gambling. Many of these specialists also treat the diseases that stem from these addictions.
    These physicians are specially trained to prevent and treat the disease of addiction via psychiatric means, or other fields of medicine like family or internal medicine.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Lawrence V Tucker has the following 15 expertise

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Personality Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Mental Illness
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Dual Diagnosis


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BE CAREFUL!!!! DO NOT SEE this doctor !!! He gets your money a fortune btw (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... worst experience ever... he simply faded away !!!! do not wish any family to go thru the same experience we had... you feel like the scammer or a swindler got your money promising things and got away with it... by the way, i make my self available to answer any questions you my have... i am not hiding at all. disgusting !!!

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One Star

Stay away from this man !!! Ruined my life and I lost a year of my life because of a horrible diagnosis that was not true ! He is not qualified to make such a diagnosis !

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Five Stars

I had actively sought treatment for my traumatic brain injury for six years before finding Dr. Tucker. His expertise has enabled me to have a life again. He is brilliant, AND he listens.

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Five Stars

Dr. Lawrence Tucker's superior medical training, coupled with his keen diagnostic ability, make him highly effective in prescribing the best treatment and medications needed to bring his patients to their full potential. He does not propose a quick fix approach, but rather a deliberate, long-term plan that moves forward carefully and methodically so his patients can make genuine progress that will last a lifetime. His empathy and gentle demeanor are non-threatening, which allows his patients to be relaxed and open to his suggestions and insights regarding their psychological welfare and treatment. He is truly an exceptional doctor well suited to his profession and also a man of compassion who makes a strong, positive impact on the lives of his patients.

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What a wonderful doctor! After years of seeing doctors, naturopaths, and counselors who were not helpful at all, I am beyond grateful I found the doctors at the Amen Clinic. Dr Tucker read my SPECT scans and diagnosed me with adult ADD. He helped to create a potentially life-changing plan that not only includes medication, but a tailored eating, supplement and exercise program. Dr. Tucker also suggested the type of psychotherapy that he felt would benefit me. I am excited about all the positive changes that have already happened, and I know I am on the path realizing my full potential as a mother, wife, friend and daughter, even though I am in my middle years. Thank-you!

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

  • University Of California Los Angeles David Geffen School Of Medicine
  • Ucla Medical Center


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More about Dr. Lawrence V Tucker

Lawrence V. Tucker, M.D., is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc., a member Board of the American Board of Medical Specialties and a Diplomate of American Board of Addiction Medicine, practicing in pharmacological management of psychiatric disorders including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and addiction, with specialization in the treatment of opiate dependence using Suboxone (buprenorphine). Dr. Tucker also specializes in acute inpatient psychiatric care, geropsychiatry, neuropsychiatry, and skilled nursing facility treatment. Dr. Tucker attended UCLA for his undergraduate degree, B.S. in Biochemical Engineering. He then attended UCLA School of Medicine, for his Medical Degree, and stayed at UCLA for his internship and residency in Psychiatry and Neurology, graduating in 2002.

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