Biography & Education

Biography

In her practice as a family physician, Dr. Cheryl LaPlante emphasizes positive lifestyle changes for her patients before recommending medications and medical procedures. "I try to empower patients to make informed health care decisions," said Dr. LaPlante. "I'm here to serve as an educator and advisor to help my patients live healthier."

Dr. LaPlante chose family medicine because she's interested in caring for individuals and the community. She enjoys forming long-term health care relationships with her patients.

After earning her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif., she completed an internship at Doctor's Hospital Medical Center in Montclair, Calif. She then completed a family medicine residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, Calif. Dr. LaPlante received additional medical training in osteopathic medicine and is board certified in family medicine.

A native of Fort Knox, Ky., Dr. LaPlante is married with three children and six grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys reading and gardening.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine

Education

Medical degree: Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif., Internship: Doctor's Hospital Medical Center in Montclair, Calif.
Residency, family medicine: Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, Calif.

Dr. LaPlante received additional medical training in osteopathic medicine and is board certified in family medicine.

Languages
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Care Locations

440 NW Division Street
Gresham, OR 97030
Fax 503-215-9525

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
  • General practice

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.7 out of 5 (143 Ratings, 57 Comments)

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08/22/2017
Excellent listener, good suggestions, encouraging.
100

07/25/2017
She's been my dr. for 8 years. so upset she won't be my dr. anymore.
100

07/25/2017
Dr LaPlante always respected my concerns but reflected professionally as to my choices on health benefits and health risks when choosing to use prescriptions or nutritional or life choices to modify bone health associated with aging and cholesterol elevated both HDL and LDL for a perfect formula number.
100

07/21/2017
doctor is always helpful and informative and is worried about me. She has helped me in numerous ways and has always had my best interest at heart. She has moved on and I am a little apprehensive about my future Medical Care. I trust that the doctor she chose will be as good , fingers crossed.
100

07/06/2017
Dr. Cheryl has taken care of me and our girls for over 20 years off & on. We searched for her this last time. She is the best doctor I've ever had. So hard to see her go.
100

06/22/2017
I will miss Dr. LaPlante very much. Great primary!
90

06/12/2017
Cheryl LaPlante listens very carefully and explains things thoroughly. Is ready to order prescription medications and/or refer me to a specialist when necessary.
100

06/05/2017
Dr. Laplante is leaving and I am very sad about that. I will miss her. She was the BEST
100

06/01/2017
The Dr was wonderful and I was able to get an x-ray within 10 minutes of my Dr visit being over.
100

05/30/2017
Dr. Cheryl La Plante is a very caring medical provider. Her level of expertise and medical experience is exceptional. I feel very fortunate to have Dr. LaPlante as my primary care doctor. Dr. LaPlante has helped me so much for example my losing 27 pds. this past year. She also encouraged me to get involved & stay engaged in my women's group weekly.
50

05/29/2017
It has just been a band-aid fix, not recommending someone who could really help me thru my issues and pain!
100

05/22/2017
i don't want her to leave, but understand and wish her the best!
100

05/22/2017
Best ever! My wife and I love her. Best doctor since Dr [...] in the 1980s. Very sorry that she is leaving. But happy for her.
100

05/22/2017
Dr. LaPlante is a wonderful doctor. I'm sorry that she won't be here much longer but I wish her all the best.
100

05/19/2017
I appreciate the rapport that has developed between Dr. LaPlante and myself. I'm comfortable sharing any concerns or questions.
100

05/18/2017
I am sorry she is leaving...
100

05/17/2017
Dr LaPlante listens patiently and takes time to listen and answer my questions/concerns
100

05/12/2017
Dr. Laplant always listens and takes the time to go over any issues I maybe having.
100

05/10/2017
every experience has been exceptional
80

05/10/2017
the lab technician was not very polite nor friendly. the receptionists were all good
80

05/08/2017
The doctor had asked questions about earlier tests I had performed (i.e. colonoscopy) and I had provided dates, etc. But somehow these records still had not been updated.
90

04/27/2017
I was surprised I was able to get my appointment as soon as I did.
100

04/26/2017
Have been with Dr. LaPlante even before she came to Providence. Like and trust her.
100

04/18/2017
Every person was very good to me .
80

04/12/2017
spent plenty of time trying to figure out an unusual problem.
100

04/12/2017
I am amazed every time I visit. Everyone is always caring, loving, and treating me so well that it seemed strange because of the hearts and attitudes of everyone that works there. I think of whoever does the hiring must be led of the Lord because I can think of no medical office that I have ever been too with such extraordinary staff. Give my thanks to whoever does the hiring, they must be awesome.
100

04/03/2017
I have always had great experiences with Dr La Plante, she put in a referral for me to the Prov Heart Clinic in Gresham one of the tests needed a pre authorization a week went by and no phone calls to schedule my appt. I call the heart clinic and the pre authorization line no one had anything for me I was pretty irritated that it took this long to get in for the tests the Dr ordered, Im not sure where the communication failed but it was frustrating
100

02/23/2017
I love Dr. Laplante. She's perfect. That is why I followed her over to Providence when she left her private practice.
100

02/22/2017
Very happy with all of the Providence providers.
100

02/15/2017
Excellentexperience
90

02/15/2017
I am very happy.
100

02/15/2017
Dr. LaPlante is the absolute best! She listens, she's patient, she offers options to consider, she gives you the time necessary to complete the visit without me having to go home with questions unanswered. She makes me feel important and respected. It doesn't get better than that.
100

02/14/2017
I like Dr La Plante, she is very down to earth and easy to talk to. She explains things in detail. She is a very good Doctor.
60

02/11/2017
Dr. LaPlante is a very caring doctor.
100

02/08/2017
I love my Dr
90

02/07/2017
It's seems hard to get appointments when you have emerging medical problems. The schedulers at the clinic recommend you go to emergency or immediate care if you feel you feel you need to be seen right away (the next 1 to 6 days for instance). That seems counter productive when your own primary care provider is more familiar with your health issues and circumstances.
 

02/01/2017
Has always been yery helpful in any situation.
60

01/24/2017
She did not talk about nutrition at all. Or ask about exercise. Also should be talking about preventing - chronic diseases.
100

01/24/2017
Everyone in the office kind, courteous and helpful - pleasant to talk to! Thank you!
100

01/10/2017
Very easy to talk to.
90

12/28/2016
My provider is very friendly and helpful.
100

12/28/2016
I had to wait a very long time before I could schedule with my care provider!
100

12/27/2016
Very happy!
100

12/21/2016
I have been VERY happy since I switched to Dr. LaPlante a year ago. She has been such a blessing to me. She works with me as a team to help me not only maintain, but get better in regards to my health.
90

11/30/2016
I have visited this office 3 times and have not been seen by the same doctor. is this normal practice?
100

11/20/2016
DR. LaPLANTE IS A GREAT DR. SHE LISTENS AND TALKS IN LAMENS TERMS SO WE UNDERSTAND WHAT SHE IS TALKING ABOUT. WE'VE SEEN HER FOR A LONG TIME AND WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT HER ALWAYS.
100

11/16/2016
Dr. La Plante has been a wonderful Dr. for [...], she totally understands him as a 'special needs' young man and makes sure those needs are met in a manner in which he understands. We love her! He is in independent living and she appropriately and in a timely manner responds to any documentation they need to maintain his care.
90

11/09/2016
She is always patient with me, makes good, sound decisions and is always polite, caring and professional.
100

11/03/2016
Dr. LaPlante was very attentive, supportive, timely also reassuring in dealing with my health concern. I appreciate her very much as you do I'm sure!
100

11/02/2016
Dr. LaPlante is an excellent caring doctor. She has been my doctor for 15 yrs. & I would not see anyone else. I have always received the best of care. My doctor is an exceptional listener with an exceptional memory concerning health & treatments.
100

10/12/2016
I have nothing but excellent remarks for Dr. Laplante. She is an excellent physician who takes a personal interest in my health and takes the time to listen to my input in to my health care concerns. I have chosen my [...] insurance coverage plan because it is one that Dr. Laplante participates in. Does that speak highly enough about her for you?
100

10/07/2016
I'm extremely satisfied with having found Dr. LaPlante as I also had an equally fabulous Primary before moving to Oregon. I initially went to [...] but found them unprofessional and unacceptable. Dr. LaPlante and Providence are keepers.
100

09/26/2016
Everything is always good. [...]
100

09/26/2016
Great listener. Dr LaPlante answered my questions thoroughly. I feel that I received great care.
100

09/21/2016
My doctor is very understanding and compassionate.
100

09/12/2016
very nice and genuine
100

09/07/2016
Could not ask for a greater doctor or team. Funny but I feel at home every time I visit. A great bunch of people. Thanks.