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Dr. Steven Tucker

Internal Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
27 years experience male

Locations

Office

Los Angeles, CA

Address

12100 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Cigna

AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company

Prudential Insurance Company of America

About

Bio

Dr. Steven Tucker is an Internist and Medical Oncologist who specializes in the prevention and treatment of cancers at all stages. He was previously in private practice in Los Angeles and moved to Singapore permanently in 2006. Dr. Tucker is Medical Director Consultant Oncologist at Tucker Medical, his own private practice in Singapore. While Dr. Tucker is a sub-specialist in the treatment of both breast and prostate cancer, he is also deeply passionate about the prevention of cancer and chronic disease through healthy lifestyle choices. In both his oncology and general medicine practice, Dr. Tucker combines state of the art testing and medicine with a customized and personalized approach to chronic disease. He advocates that simple and smart choices about food, activity (not just recreational sports), spirit, passion, as well as tailored dietary supplements, can have a significant impact on his patients’ health and longevity. Before relocating to Singapore, Dr. Tucker was the Director of the Prostate Genitourinary Oncology Program at The Angeles Clinic Research Institute in Santa Monica, California. Additionally, Dr. Tucker served as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine and Attending Physician at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Prior to his appointment at UCLA, he was a member of the Breast Cancer Faculty at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Los Angeles. In addition to investigative medicine, Dr. Tucker has been a political advocate for the Oncology community having served as President of the Medical Oncology Association of Southern California, on the ASCO Clinical Practice Committee, on the Board of Directors of the Community Oncology Alliance, and President of the International Medical Travel Association. He is a strong advocate for patients and is one of the original authors of the International Patients' Bill of Rights. Dr. Tucker has received numerous honors and awards including an ASCO Merit Award, an NIH Commendation, the UCLA ‘STAR’ Program Award, a Pew Foundation Fellowship, and the University of Missouri Medical Scholarship. Dr. Tucker has been elected by his peers as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the prestigious Singapore Academy of Medicine. A lifelong competitive athlete, Dr. Tucker added cycling and triathlons to his training agenda since moving to Singapore. More recently, Dr. Tucker co-founded the Singapore-based regionally-competitive cycling team, Team Life Extension. Dr Tucker and his wife are Permanent Residents of Singapore, where they reside with their children, ages 13 and 12.

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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

Mandarin, Russian, Vietnamese

Doctor Q&A

142 Answers
173 Agrees
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No one knows: It is estimated that there are between 500-1000 different species in the human gut alone. An interesting finding has been that obese people typically have less diversity in the gut microbiome compared with lean adults. In general, less microbial diversity in the gut is associated with more chronic disease.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Relevant - yes: Share them with the doc in advance so they can pre-read. Realize the vast majority of doctors graduated medical school well before the human genome was published, so they may be slow on the uptake. But even better, feel free to call pathway directly and speak with a counselor for free. Also, search out a doctor who is comfortable with the data. Pathway or 23andme can likely point you to docs.
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
The Internet: I would start by checking here http://www.Rheumatology.Org/ and i would also check with the lupus foundation here: http://www.Lupus.Org/. Ask the foundation if there is a support group locally. Ask the members who are the local favorite docs. Last, i would check twitter using the lupus hashtag #lupus. Bonus, set up a google alert for lupus.

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Oct 12, 2013
Steve is an outstanding futuristic thinking oncologist and internist who is practicing advanced medicine in Singapore. He is also a fellow graduate of the University of Missouri School of Medicine. ...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tucker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tucker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thnks doc,im 32 year ild young man from Zimbabwe. My urine takes 5 seconds to cone out. ls it normal?
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1994MD

Awards

American Society of Clinical Oncology - Merit Award (1999) UCLA Specialty Training and Research Award (1995-1997) National Institutes of Health Outstanding Medical Student Award (1994) University of Missouri School of Medicine AIDS Scholarship Award (1993) Pew Medical Scholar in Clinical Nutrition (1991-1992) University of Missouri Medical Scholarship (1992-1994) The Endocrine Society Student Fellowship (1990)

Affiliations

American College of Phyiscians
American Society of Clinical Oncology
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