Dr. Luko Laptalo, MD

Dr. Luko Laptalo, MD

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Dr. Luko Laptalo, MD is a Oncology Specialist in Carmichael, CA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Chicago Medical School Rosalind Franklin University medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy General Hospital and Mercy San Juan Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Laptalo to book an appointment.

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Mercy Medical Group

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(916) 306-7951
Mercy Cancer Center - Coyle - Hematology / Oncology6511 Coyle Ave Ste 200 Carmichael, CA 95608
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Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group

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(916) 306-7951
Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group3301 C St Ste 550 Sacramento, CA 95816
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Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group3301 C St Ste 550 Sacramento, CA 95816
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Dr. Laptalo has been my doctor for over a decade now. He has treated me for breast cancer, auto-immune hemolytic anemia, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. I’m still alive and kicking because of his care!
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
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Mrs. Biedermann – Sep 24, 2021
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First, it took a month from the time of my PC referral for me to hear back from the office to schedule an appt. . Then, he was condescending and chauvanistic the entire appointment, brushing off the thing my PC had told me telling me he didn't think I was anemic, just overweight and "all women lose blood over their lifetime because of menstruation". Then he got my bloodwork back and lo and behold! Evidence of chronic, long-term anemia. Now I continue to wait- 3 weeks since they said they referred me for infusion therapy and are "waiting for insurance approval". I just spent 2 hours on the phone with insurance finding no open approvals or pending approvals. The office hasn't even submitted for authorization!!! My PC has offered to get me a different hematologist but I don't want to have to start all over again. #waiting3monthsforthisofficeotdotheirdamnjob
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Frustrated Beyond Belief – Apr 07, 2021
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I highly recommend Dr. Laptalo too!!! He is very caring and does not leave any stone unturned when it comes to getting to the bottom of your health to get to the source of any problem and ultimately help you make the best informed decision with a favorable outcome you can live with. There is no pressure, as he is very cool, calm and collect, which gives you a sense of calmness and no stress. Weatherspoon - Oct 2020
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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Weatherspoon – Oct 06, 2020
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I’ve been seeing Dr. Laptalo for the past 9 years and he is a very compassionate, caring doctor. He always puts his patients first!
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
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Gretch – Jul 25, 2019
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My first visit with Dr Laptalo and I feel confident that I have put myself in his care. He has a gentle, relaxed manner and kindly answered my question as well as making sure he had met my expectations. I had an unsatified experience with previous oncologist.
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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Jean in Orangevale – Jun 07, 2018
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Dr. Laptalo was my husbands physician during his battle with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Bruce thought the world of him because he was so intelligent, compassionate and went out of his way to make sure he was comfortable until the end. We lost him but I would like to thank him for my late husband.
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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Feb 17, 2018
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I've been a patient of Dr. Laptalo's for almost nine years. He is a very caring physician and always takes the time to answer my questions and share his knowledge of my blood disease with me. I never feel rushed during my appointments and always leave the office trusting that I am in good hands with Doctor Laptalo.
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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Gail Subke in Jackson – Dec 21, 2017
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I highly recommend Dr. Laptalo! He is sensitive and caring yet he is that true scientist following all the latest news in oncology. He listens and cares. Even having survived my cancer so far for many years, he understands my fears and understands my questions. He is a gem! You are getting the best care in oncology with Dr. Laptalo.
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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Donna Crawfoord in Pioneer, CA – Jan 11, 2017
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Since Dr. Luptalo is an oncologist going to see him is not a happy occasion. He is a very nice man who certainly knows what he is doing. I almost died from chemo side effects but Dr. Laptalo was there every morning in the hospital, offering encourement and support. I do not like Mercy's cancer center because they do not have a lab. In spite of that Dr. Laptalo is a great doctor, and I am five years cancer free. What more can anyone ask?
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Bart P in Sacramento, CA – Dec 25, 2015
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Laptalo's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Colorectal Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laptalo treats Colorectal Cancer more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Laptalo treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
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Osteosarcoma
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laptalo treats Osteosarcoma more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Laptalo treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ewing's Sarcoma
Erythropoietin Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laptalo performs Erythropoietin Test more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Laptalo performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Laptalo's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genetic Counseling Services
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Genetic Testing
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hematologic Disorder Treatment
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Intrathecal Chemotherapy
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • PET Scan
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Dr. Laptalo accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Networks By Design
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Western Health Advantage

About Me

Care Philosophy

My goal is to utilize all the resources available to me to treat the cancer and to put it into remission. I realize that there is a fine balance between...Read more

Biography

I am a Board Certified Hematologist and Oncologist with the Mercy Medical Group and have been practicing here in Sacramento for the last 14 years. Prior...Read more

Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Education

UC Davis
Fellowship Hospital
1998
University of Arizona
Residency Hospital
1996
U Ariz
Internship Hospital
1995
Chicago Medical School Rosalind Franklin University
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Croatian
  • Italian

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Luko Laptalo, MD?

Call (916) 306-7951 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Luko Laptalo, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Laptalo has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Luko Laptalo, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Luko Laptalo, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Laptalo's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Luko Laptalo, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Luko Laptalo, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Laptalo frequently treats Colorectal Cancer, Osteosarcoma, and Erythropoietin Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Laptalo treats.

Where is Dr. Luko Laptalo, MD's office located?

Dr. Laptalo's office is located at 6511 Coyle Ave Ste 200, Carmichael, CA 95608. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Luko Laptalo, MD speak?

Dr. Laptalo speaks Croatian, Italian, and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Mercy General Hospital

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Mercy San Juan Medical Center

Carmichael, CA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Methodist Hospital of Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

Methodist Hospital of Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

Sutter Medical Center - Ose Adams Medical Pavilion

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received