Dr. Laura Likar, MD

Dr. Laura Likar, MD

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Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Laura Likar, MD is a pulmonologist in Santa Cruz, CA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Likar has extensive experience in Obstructive Lung Disease. She graduated from University of New Mexico School of Medicine in 1989. She is affiliated with Dominican Hospital. Her office accepts new patients.

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1595 Soquel Dr Ste 230
Santa Cruz, CA 95065


Dignity Health Medical Group -Dominican

Dignity Health Medical Group - Dominican1595 Soquel Dr Ste 230 Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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New Patient?
(831) 204-6156

Hospital Highlight

Dr. Likar is affiliated with Dominican Hospital Santa Cruz, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for pulmonology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions WellPatients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top HospitalPulmonary Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • TrustworthyPatients said this doctor is trustworthy. See reviews

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Likar

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Likar treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Likar treats other conditions, please contact the office at (831) 226-3225.

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Likar is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Dr. Likar
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Chronic Bronchitis
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Dr. Likar's conditions and procedures:

  • Shortness of Breath
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Aspergillosis
  • Asphyxia and Hypoxemia
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Bronchiolitis
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Malignant Pleura Secondary
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Management
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thoracentesis

Dr. Likar's Reviews

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RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
Jul 01, 2023
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
Jennifer L Pitino – Feb 26, 2021
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
Santa Cruz CA. – Jan 28, 2016
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I believe in honesty when treating patients. Being upfront and honest about respiratory diseases, treatment, outcome and life changes needed to stay healthy...Read more


  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

American Board of Medical Specialties®
American Board of Internal Medicine®
Critical Care Medicine

Brown University Alpert Medical School

Fellowship Hospital, 1997

University of VT

Residency Hospital, 1992

U of VT|University of VT

Internship Hospital, 1990

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Medical School, 1989

Common Questions and Answers

    Please call the office to learn more. (831) 226-3225

    What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Laura Likar, MD?

    Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients may call (831) 204-6156 to make an appointment.

    Can I use my insurance at Dr. Laura Likar, MD?

    Dr. Laura Likar, MD accepts various insurance plans. You can easily check if your insurance provider is accepted by using the Healthgrades insurance check. We recommend verifying your insurance coverage before scheduling an appointment to ensure a seamless experience.

    Does Dr. Laura Likar, MD accept new patients?

    New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Laura Likar, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Likar's profile.

    What are Dr. Laura Likar, MD's top areas of expertise?

    Dr. Laura Likar, MD specializes in Obstructive Lung Disease. See more on Healthgrades.

    What is Dr. Laura Likar, MD's office address?

    Dr. Likar's office is located at 1595 Soquel Dr Ste 230, Santa Cruz, CA 95065. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Likar is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

    Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

    Dominican Hospital

    Santa Cruz, CA

    68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

    1 Award Received

    Award Highlight: Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2022)