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
About Our Survey

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.

4.5 out of 5 (130 Ratings, 40 Comments)

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11/29/2016
I have visited this office 3 times and have not been seen by the same doctor. is this normal practice?
100

11/19/2016
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

11/15/2016
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

11/08/2016
She is always patient with me, makes good, sound decisions and is always polite, caring and professional.
100

11/02/2016
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

11/01/2016
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

10/11/2016
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

10/06/2016
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

09/25/2016
Everything is always good. [...]
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09/25/2016
Great listener. Dr LaPlante answered my questions thoroughly. I feel that I received great care.
100

09/20/2016
My doctor is very understanding and compassionate.
100

09/11/2016
very nice and genuine
100

09/06/2016
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.
100

08/29/2016
this was my first visit. I am very pleased
100

08/16/2016
Dr. Laplante is always on time, friendly and gives all the time I need for questions, etc. She is more like a dear friend than my doctor.
90

08/16/2016
I was just meeting my provider for the first time and she was on time, very personable, and professional. She was easy to talk with and listened to what I had to say. I enjoyed meeting her and hope to have a good relationship in the future.
100

08/06/2016
I have already changed my husband and son to her. I also referred two people by giving the number to provedence.
100

07/17/2016
I love Dr. Cheryl LaPlante
90

07/05/2016
I especially appreciate the time and and length Dr. LaPante takes to resolve my medical problems. She is very caring!
50

07/04/2016
Does not initiate solutions - seems to go with my suggestions/wonderings.
100

06/21/2016
Dr. LaPlante is VERY professional, knowledgeable, and gives the time needed to answer all my questions. She shows concern, as a great sense of humor and makes the appointments almost fun! She's great and I'm glad I found her.
100

06/07/2016
Never makes me feel rushed. Always takes time to make sure she understands how I'm doing.
100

06/07/2016
Dr. LaPlante is very knowledgeable, patient, helpful and compassionate.
100

06/02/2016
The doctor and staff are the greatest I have ever known. Always friendly helpful and caring. I tell them coming here is like home to me and I so appreciate every one of them. The hiring people knew what they were doing when they put this team together. Thank you so much.
100

05/22/2016
Dr. LA Plant and her staff are excellent!
80

05/18/2016
Dr. La Plante is a caring concerned person.
100

05/03/2016
Dr. LaPlante and Dr. [...] are consistently excellent health care providers in every way.
100

04/24/2016
Great experience as always - Dr. Laplante always listens to my concerns & explains any medication or treatment needed. Refer'd me to a nutritionist to help me with my type 2 Diabetes & will follow-up w/progress before automatically putting me on more/stronger medications.
100

04/03/2016
She is a caring and compassionate Dr.this was the annual wellness check up.I have been a patient of hers for several years.
40

03/23/2016
During my wellness check the doctor checked me while I was fully clothed. Although this is less intrusive it does not seem to be as thorough.
100

03/22/2016
Cheryl is the only doctor I have seen that I felt genuinely cared about my health now and in the future.
60

03/20/2016
I have to ask for everything. I want her to tell Me when to get a blood draw, when to come back, her to follow up on an issue i am having, make me comfortable while i am waiting to see a specialist and check on me as to how am i doing!!!!!
100

03/13/2016
extremely happy with my provider
100

03/08/2016
Dr LaPlante was very helpful in getting things done for me that I had not been able to my previous Dr to do anything about. It was done in no time and the results were back quickly. My first visit with her and was very pleased with the results and she is someone easy to relate to.
100

03/08/2016
I needed some allergy testing & she made this possible!
100

02/28/2016
This was my first get acquainted visit with the provider, a very good experience
100

02/21/2016
She is/has always been a first rate doctor and friend to me. Never had a more caring and real doctor in my life. [...]
80

02/17/2016
I've been being treated for the same injury for the last year and a half and have had no MRI to see what damage is there. I had x-rays taken the day of injury but since those came back negative for anything, the Dr.s wont listen to my concerns. I am still in extreme pain and living on Ibuprofen and Tylenol just to take the edge off. I feel like I am blown off when asking for treatments. [...]
100

02/04/2016
I love the Providence e-mail. Any tests I've had done - Results are forwarded in a few days. I love that I can ask a question & get a quick response from my provider.
90

01/24/2016
I've had a rough month w/bronchial / viral / cold illnesses and the office staff, PA and Dr. Laplante have been wonderful. They got me in right away [...] to see someone even though Dr. Laplante was off that day. I also love the ability to email back and forth. Quick replies and excellent help from everyone. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING!