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About Dr. Richard M Rucker

Dr. Richard M Rucker, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Los Alamitos, CA. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Rucker has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

18 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard M Rucker is Excellent. Dr. Richard M Rucker has been rated by 18 patients. From those 18 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard M Rucker is 4.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Los Alamitos Pulmonary Medical

10931 Cherry St Ste 300
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Specialties

Dr. Richard M Rucker has the following 3 specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine

    Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
    Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    7 Expertise

  • Pneumonia
  • Chest Infection
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Angiographic Visualization
  • Asthma
  • Tuberculosis (TB)

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Reviews

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The Best Doctor EVER!!

Dr. Rucker is the best doctor in Los Alamitos. Only complaint is that he is so busy, it's difficult to get a timely appointment. Small price to pay for a great doctor.

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Dr Rucker is a true model of the profession in any words.Ray E. Romero

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Five Stars

Dr. Rucker saved my life. Couldn't ask for a better doc

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2012)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2015, 2012, 2014)

    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.

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Ucla Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard M Rucker accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
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Locations & Directions

Los Alamitos Pulmonary Medical, 10931 Cherry St Ste 300, Los Alamitos, CA
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