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.

4.6 out of 5 (152 Ratings, 49 Comments)

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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.
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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.
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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!!!!!
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100

03/13/2016
extremely happy with my provider
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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.
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100

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

02/28/2016
This was my first get acquainted visit with the provider, a very good experience
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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. [...]
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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. [...]
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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.
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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!
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80

01/18/2016
My problem is not being able to get an appointment when I need one. I don't need one often, but when I do get sick I can never get in to see someone for "at least 2 weeks". VERY frustrating. I understand that dr's were on vacation due to the holidays, but isnt there a back up plan..??
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80

01/01/2016
I've known cheryl tidball laplant 20 years. She's a very caring person and does her best to help with What ever is bothering me.
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100

12/20/2015
I cannot say enough good things about my care provider, Dr Cheryl LaPlante. She had been my primary care for many years because she demonstrates her caring and concern for my physical, emotional, and mental health each and every time I see her. I count on her honesty and clear-sightedness to assist me in making health decisions.
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100

12/15/2015
Never feel rushed. All staff excellent & easy to talk to-have never been made to feel my concern or question was unimportant. Habe recommended this doc & clinic to several people.
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100

12/15/2015
I HAVE NOTHING BUT GOOD THINGS TO SAY ABOUT MY DR. LAPLANTE, SHE IS A GOOD LISTENER AND WILLING TO HELP AND OPEN TO DISCUSSION WHEN IT COMES TO TREATMENT.
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100

12/15/2015
I TRUST DR. LAPLANTE AND SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN UPFRONT AND HONEST WITH ME, WHICH IS HOW I LIKE THINGS TO BE, I DON'T NEED ANYTHING SUGAR COATED
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100

12/07/2015
[...] My first impressions are quite favorable.
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11/28/2015
very good
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90

11/21/2015
I feel very comfortable talking with Cheryl about my health and issues that arise.
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90

10/28/2015
It is hard to get into the provider in case of emergency. [...] When I do get to see Dr. LaPlante she is excellent in getting me the help I need. She is an excellent doctor. [...]
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90

10/27/2015
This was my 1st time seeing Dr. LaPlant & was very pleased with her.
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100

10/15/2015
She listened and answered my questions. I was glad I selected her to be my doctor.
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100

10/10/2015
Sympathetic listener . Good systematic assessment on health issues.
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80

10/06/2015
The provider is fine, but I dread any lab tests because the lab is soooooo slow. I've waited almost an hour when I was second on the list for a simple blood draw. I had to wait over 20 minutes just to drop off a lab test completed at home.
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100

09/30/2015
I have had nothing but good experiences with Dr. LaPlante. She is knowledgeable, caring and personable. He bedside manner is excellent and I have had nothing but great experiences with the healthcare provided to me by Dr. LaPlante.
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100

09/29/2015
Dr. LaPlante is wonderful. She feels almost like family. Always takes time needed to answer questions, etc. [...]
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09/13/2015
I always receive excellent care from this provider.
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08/26/2015
My care provider is fantastic couldn't ask for a better Dr.. I have no complaints either with her assistants or PA.
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100

08/18/2015
I love Dr. LaPlante. She is so kind and attentive.
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90

08/13/2015
This was only the second time I saw me provider. Some one recommend your clinc (sp). She took the time to lisen to me. So far it has been a very good experiences.
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100

08/12/2015
I love my provider she spends extra time it seems just listening to my concerns and making sure if I set a goal she asks about it
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100

07/30/2015
She is an excellent doctors and cares for her patients.
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100

07/28/2015
Excellent team, always happy with level of care & service!
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07/28/2015
she took the time to ask questions and answer mine.
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60

07/19/2015
Went in for wellness exam. When called for reminder of appointment asked if I needed to do anything special for exam, staff said no. However Dr. wanted a bloodtest which meant no food or drink before exam so I have to go back for the bloodtest. Dr. [...]'s office (former Dr.) always told me that I needed to fast before the exam. I thought when I masked if I needed to do anything special the reminder call person would know that.
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90

07/12/2015
I feel very positive about my primary care doctor
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100

07/12/2015
Best I have ever had. Always compassionate, concerned, and willing to help in anyway needed. She is an awesome doctor that I wish there were many more like her.
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90

07/08/2015
I ONLY TAKE ISSUE WITH WAIT TIMES, IT SEEMS YOU OVER BOOK THE PROVIDERS SO THEY HAVE TO SEE US PATIENTS LIKE A FAST FOOD DRIVE THRU, SO QUALITY TIME IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE, WHEN I MAKE AN APPT. I EXPECT TO BE IN THE ROOM AND BEING SEEN BY MY DOCTOR AT THE TIME OF THE APPOINTMENT.
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80

07/04/2015
Good care
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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.
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100

06/27/2015
The lab workers are all very sensitive to me when I have any lab work done
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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.
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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.
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70

05/18/2015
I was satisfied with my visit.
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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.
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100

05/13/2015
Very pleased with everyone @ the clinic
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100

05/13/2015
email access for questions and followup is much appreciated.
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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.
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