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 one grandchild. In her free time, she enjoys reading, gardening and running.

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.

4.6 out of 5 (128 Ratings, 45 Comments)

100

06/28/2015
Dr. Cheryl is awesome. I trust her and feel cared for and cared about. I do not hesitate to ask for what I need, advice, support, and never feel rushed.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/27/2015
The lab workers are all very sensitive to me when I have any lab work done
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/10/2015
I have been to four other providers in the last 4 years and none of them impressed me. Dr LaPlante is exactly what I have been looking for in a provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/27/2015
I love going there when I have a problem or I'll just email the dr and she usually responds within 24 hr, she listens to me and how I know my body, the clinic staff is wonderful.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

05/18/2015
I was satisfied with my visit.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/18/2015
I have been a patient of Dr. LaPlante's before she joined Providence. She is easy to talk to, easy to discuss health issues with and listens to both my concerns and comments in a caring and positive way. I enjoy Dr. LaPlante and hope to continue to be her patient until she retires, hopefully that won't be for a considerable time yet.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/13/2015
Very pleased with everyone @ the clinic
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/13/2015
email access for questions and followup is much appreciated.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/12/2015
this was my first visit with Dr LaPlant. She was very approachable, listened to me and answered in a way that I could understand. I am pleased with this provider and will continue to see her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/20/2015
I had Cheryl Laplante as my primary doctor [...] and I am so happy to have her again [...]. She has helped me figure out what is wrong and how to help me learn to manage [...]. She and the staff at the clinic are wonderful, kind professionals who care about patients and their needs.
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

03/31/2015
very quick and nice
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/22/2015
She is a very caring and knowledgable doctor. She is also humble and does not try to be or know something that she does not. I appreciate her honesty and integrity. I have not found a more real doctor in my life. So many try to appear so smart and smug like they are God and have such an unpleasant attitude. Cheryl is the real deal and one of the best I have ever known. I know that I can trust her with her decisions as she has my best interests at heart.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

03/15/2015
Perscriptions unfilled aching arm no advice given not to sure about my new doctor (first visit)
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/15/2015
all very good
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/10/2015
Always leave feeling my concerns were listened to and addressed. If doc is delayed, staff has always kept me advised. Really excellent folks at this clinic.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/03/2015
Excellent care and attention to my overall health concerns.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/22/2015
Dr LaPlante is a good listener. She provided me with information. This is a first visit with Dr LaPlante establishing my primary care services.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/17/2015
Dr laplant has always been upfront about my health concerns and investigate possible approaches to take.,,I appreciate that line of health care
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/13/2015
have never had a bad experience with my doctor very happy with her
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/28/2015
I love Dr LaPlante but reception staff seems to turn over a lot and when I'm not able to see Dr Laplante I have been sent to the PA who does not listen and is condescending.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/15/2015
My care by Dr. LaPlante and [...], P.A. is the most excellent care I have ever experienced. The entire clinic professionals are kind, attentive people who are great at their jobs. I highly recommend this doctor and the Physicians Assistant [...]. I have the best of care. My feelings are acknowledged and I feel so much better since my medical problems are solved. I feel as if I have my life back! I am walking and working on a healthy me!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/23/2014
One of the most caring and real doctors that I have ever known. Always has my best interest at heart and shows it.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

12/19/2014
They don't seem to have enough time to listen about more than one problem per visit. It starts when you call in for an appt. for a couple of reasons, then when you see the doctor she asks you why you are there. So you list the reasons again and they address the first one and hear nothing after that. Because they don't really have enough time to process it all. She asked where I wanted to start, with an x-ray or physical therapy. So I guessed an x-ray. I like my doctor. I just wish she had more time to do her job with each individual.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/03/2014
I have been able to be directly connected with my doctor through my chart. I love that I can ask my doctor questions via email or talk about concerns I have.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/28/2014
a New Dr. to me and she nice to me
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

11/23/2014
This was my first appointment with Dr. LaPlante and my over-all experience was a positive one. I'm not sure my expectations were quite met [...] I just got the impression that it was very unclear why I was there. Dr. LaPlante is personable and a good listener but, she did provide any plan for my appointment. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/18/2014
I have engaged Dr. LaPlante as my primary physician for over twenty years. She is an outstanding practitioner in every respect.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

11/16/2014
Great listener, great explained. Sympathetic to mental health concerns.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/29/2014
Professional, easy bed-side manner, easy to talk to.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

10/27/2014
She listens really good and is willing to try lots of things to make me feel better
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/26/2014
My doctor is attentive and seems to care about my health and mental attitude.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/23/2014
DR LAPLANTE IS ALSO MY MOTHERS PROVIDER AND I ASKED IF SHE WOULD ACCEPT ME ALSO SHE SAID SHE LIKES TAKING CARE OF FAMILIES.I WAS WITH [...] FOR YEARS AND WAS HAPPY WITH THEM PROVIDENCE MAKES ME FEEL LIKE A FRIEND ALL STAFF AND RECEPTIONIST INCLUDED.I COULD NOT BE MORE PLEASED.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/21/2014
I had to wait over an hour for an X-ray when there were no other people on the sign in sheet.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/21/2014
Very friendly and sweet.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/21/2014
Cheryl listened to my concerns and made me feel completely comfortable during my visit.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/21/2014
Dr. La Plante always treats us as if we were special patients and takes the time to listen to our concerns, explains things to our understanding and is super friendly. Can not ask for more.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/16/2014
I feel very comfortable and happy with Dr. LaPlante. She always understands and listens to my health issues, and knows how to take care of me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/13/2014
the time, care, and friendliness I have received in all my visits are superb.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/05/2014
I like Dr. LaPlante because she really listens to me and she cares about my health.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/05/2014
Love having a provider that is knowledgeable and willing to listen.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/26/2014
Dr. Cheryl is the best doctor I know. She was my primary physician before providence and I found her at Providence and came back to her as a patient. I love her compassion and empathy for my condition and her care to keep my thyroid level. I appreciate her as a doctor and she exhibits excellent people skills. She is my favorite doctor....
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

09/17/2014
It was fine.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

09/07/2014
This was my first time to see this provider. I'm very pleased & will continue with her as my primary care giver.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/26/2014
Dr. Laplante is very accessible to establish an appt. and she is always patient and able to listen carefully and critically to what I have to say. I always feel she understands what I am trying to describe and has given me excellent advice as to my health care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/26/2014
Dr Cheryl Laplant is the best I have ever known. I have had her as my doctor when she was in private practice. She is the best.
Providence Health & Services Patient