Lawrence V. Tucker, M.D. is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, practicing in pharmacological management of psychiatric disorders as a Newport beach Therapist including attention deficit disorder, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse. Click here to learn more about Dr. Tucker.
If you are looking for more information about a particular disorder or resources available to patients and their families, visit the Resources section of our websites. The section contains recommended books, crisis/ hotline numbers and more.
Neurodevelopmental/ Autistic Disorders are a group of developmental brain disorders, also called autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These conditions cover a wide range of symptoms, skills, and levels of impairment, or disability. Early diagnosis is the key to effective treatment. If you believe your child may be suffering from a Autistic Disorder, contact our office to make an appointment for an evaluation.
"Dr. Tucker is a wonderful doctor. I have three adopted children all from foster care and, especially with our first child, was able to diagnose and properly medicate her after years of failed attempts by other doctors both before and after we took her in. He works closesly with a biofeedback therapist who has also helped her tremendously. He is an incredibly knowledgable doctor and is so well versed in medications' uses, side effects, interactions, etc. He is always available if you need him and never rushes you during visits or if you call him after hours. He is fantastic and I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you, Dr. Tucker."–Vitals.com
"After such an abrupt and unsettling end of care with Dr. Todd Clements, we were blessed to find ourselves placed within Dr. Tucker's capable hands. He not only sees me, but both of our sons as well. He is the first psychiatrist that is approachable, listens well, is genuinely concerned with healing, and eager to know how we each are doing. Spending time with him, you leave feeling encouraged & hopeful. He has made all the difference with our severely ADHD son (specifically "Ring of Fire") and has helped all of us see this as just part of God's design for him. Very fine doctor and we are forever grateful for his care! He does return phone calls and never rushes appointments."–Amy, Vitals.com
"Excellent doctor. He spends time with our children and actually gets their take on what is going on. He listens and makes his decisions based on everyones opinions. This doctor is not a pill pusher and is one of the few psychiatrists that will say when he thinks meds are not needed. There have been several times that we have needed advice or help and night and he always answers his phone. Also, he has never once charged us for that time! I would recommend (and do recommend him often) Dr. Tucker to anyone looking for a doctor who actually cares and knows his profession." –RateMDs.com