Dr. John Laco, DPM

PodiatryMaleAge 64

Dr. Laco
Accepting new patients

Dakota & Lakeville Foot Clinic

10651 165th St W Lakeville, MN 55044

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(952) 435-3553

Dr. John Laco, DPM is a Podiatry Specialist in Lakeville, MN and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science / Chicago Medical School medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital and Northfield Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Laco to book an appointment.

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Dr. Laco's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Plantar Fasciitis
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Dr. Laco treats Plantar Fasciitis more than 45% of his peers

Dr. Laco treats this condition more than 45% of his peers

Hammer Toe
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Dr. Laco treats Hammer Toe more than 43% of his peers

Dr. Laco treats this condition more than 43% of his peers

Bunion
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laco treats Bunion more than 43% of his peers

Dr. Laco treats this condition more than 43% of his peers

Dr. Laco's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Misalignment
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bunionette
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Wound Care
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Nail Avulsion
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nail Care
  • Nail Surgery
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Permanent Nail Removal
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Ulcer of Foot
  • Wart Removal
  • Wart Treatment
  • Warts
  • Wound Care and Management

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Dr. Laco accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Group Value Network (Select Network)-MN
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Bankers Life and Casualty
Benefit Concepts
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Blue Cross Accord
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Medicare
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
CoreSource
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Fortis Benefits Insurance Company
Health Net
Tricare
HealthPartners
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Minnesota Medical Assistance
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
Physicians Mutual
SelectCare
Tricare
Ucare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Laco's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Laco

4.3

Based on 20 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Over the years I have been fortunate to have Dr Laco as both my doctor and caregiver. His ability and medical experience have provided the pain relief that I needed over the last 30 years. Having multiple surgery's under his care, came with the predicable results. His caregiving talent's our second to none, just listen/talk and you will feel immediately that your not alone, and together we can get you back on your feet. Staff members that smile is always appreciated,with wait times that you can live with. Thank You for all that you do! 10-9-2020
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kathy White – Oct 10, 2020
Dr Laco is a top notch professional and obviously cares about his patients. The quality of professionalism carries thru to his staff; and his organization is a great one to work with!
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John Larkin – Apr 04, 2020
Both my son and I have gone to Dr. Laco for various podiatry related problems. Both he and his staff provide a welcoming environment and great care. Having moved to Minnesota from New Jersey, we didn't know if we would be able to find a podiatrist who could replace the one we had in New Jersey who provided such great care to us. Little did we realize that great care was not far. Dr. Laco quickly took care of my son's ingrown toe nail problem in one procedure after two visits. I see him for ongoing chronic problems, but the treatment has ensured the problems are sable and/or improving. He's kind and generous with his time and his practice. If you need care, look no further. I would gladly recommend anyone to see him for their feet related problems. He is phenomenal!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jane – Jan 13, 2020
I went in with severe toe pain. Dr Laco was very informative and took extra time to answer all my questions. His treatment subsided the pain and he made suggestions to minimize a re-occurrence. I would highly recommend Dr. Laco for any foot ailments. He exceeded my expections.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Aug 05, 2019
Dr. Laco is AWSOME ! My wife had a misdiagnosis on her foot at a clinic in Moose lake,MN. Her foot became badly infected ! Dr.Laco was highly recommended,by her cousin . Dr Laco diagnosis was spot on with immediate positive results ! PROBLEM SOLVED !!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Dale S. – Jul 22, 2019
Ha! "I always ask the patient if there are any questions". What a joke! I have NEVER had a physician care less about me as a patient or a person. He barely spoke to me, was condescending, short and rude. I did not ask follow up questions because I knew I'd get a rude, dismissive answer. His first treatment plan was the MOST invasive option, and he was condescending when I asked if we could start with a less intense option. He actually spoke so meanly to me that I cried. Not going back.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Farmington, MN – Dec 05, 2018
Dr. Laco has cared for my feet for so many years. He is very thorough and listens to me. He saved my foot during a terrible infection. He has been an amazing and caring doctor, even calling me to check on me during times of greater infection. He truly cares and I would recommend him to anyone, especially those going through what I have been through with a diabetic history. His staff is great and they have even opened early to make sure I am seen.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mary Ellen in Lakeville , MN – Jul 24, 2018
I love to run. I started to have severe heel pain after several years of running. I went and saw Dr. Laco and he Was able to treat my heel pain. Now everyone in my family goes to see him! He does a great job.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Feb 04, 2018
Dr. Laco was very professional and treated my condition effectively. I would recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 03, 2018
I saw Dr. Laco for recurring issues with bunions on both of my feet. I decided to have bunion surgery on both of my feet in November of 2017. I couldn't BE HAPPIER with my decision! What I really respect and appreciate about Dr. Laco is that he is wonderful at managing expectations! He made sure I was fully aware of the recovery process, and I saw him weekly after my surgery. He even personally called me twice after my surgery to check-in/see how I was doing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Katelin in Apple Valley – Feb 03, 2018
Great doctor, great staff, clean clinic. Was seen on time for my appointment, Dr. Laco was very professional and answered all my questions. Dr. Laco was very knowledgeable and able to treat my condition. I highly recommend Dr. Laco
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 21, 2017
My experience with Dr. Laco and his staff were absolutely amazing. The appointments were easy to make and they never kept me waiting. The gals up front were also very helpful with my FMLA and insurance benefits. Everything went extremely smooth. I found Dr. Laco to be on point with my diagnoses, treatment plan and follow up. He personally made calls to me to ensure I was healing properly after my surgery and addressed all of my concerns. I strongly recommend him and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Kenni Franklin in New Prague, MN – Dec 29, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

The care philosophy at the Lakeville and Dakota Foot Clinics is to resolve the patient's problem or pathology with conservative care first. If conservative...Read more

Biography

While working at the College of Podiatric Medicine in Des Moines, IA, I achieved the rank of Associate Professor of Podiatric Medicine and was tenured. Read more

Specialties

  • Podiatry
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery

Education

1985
University of Osteopathic Medicine And Health Sciences / College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency Hospital
1984
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science / Chicago Medical School
Medical School
1979
Indiana University / School of Medicine
Undergraduate School

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What are Dr. John Laco, DPM's top areas of care?

Dr. Laco frequently treats Plantar Fasciitis, Hammer Toe, and Bunion. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Laco treats.

Where is Dr. John Laco, DPM's office located?

Dr. Laco's office is located at 10651 165th St W, Lakeville, MN 55044. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Dakota & Lakeville Foot Clinic

Dakota & Lakeville Foot Clinic10651 165th St W Lakeville, MN 55044
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Laco is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital

Burnsville, MN

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Northfield Hospital

Northfield, MN

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average