Dr. Luko Laptalo, MD

Oncology •  Male • Age 51
  
Dr. Laptalo
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Mercy Medical Group

6511 Coyle Ave Ste 200 Carmichael, CA 95608

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(916) 733-5300

Dr. Luko Laptalo, MD is a Oncology Specialist in Carmichael, CA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Laptalo has more experience with Gastrointestinal Oncology, Breast Cancer, and Blood Disorders than other specialists in his area. 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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Dr. Laptalo accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
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
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
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
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HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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
PHCS Network PPO
Networks By Design
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Western Health Advantage

Background Check

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Practice Areas

Gastrointestinal Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, including stomach cancer, liver cancer, and colon cancer, through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and targeted cancer therapy.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Colorectal Cancer
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laptalo treats Colorectal Cancer more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Laptalo treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Anal and Rectal Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laptalo treats Anal and Rectal Cancer more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Laptalo treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laptalo treats Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Laptalo treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer specialists diagnose and treat the presence of malignant cells in breast tissue that may spread to other parts of the body.Compare with other Breast Cancer specialists.

Typically treats 44% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Breast Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laptalo treats Breast Cancer more than 44% of their peers

Dr. Laptalo treats this condition more than 44% of their peers

Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 61% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Blood Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laptalo treats Blood Disorders more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Laptalo treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Myeloproliferative Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laptalo treats Myeloproliferative Disorders more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Laptalo treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Myelodysplastic Syndromes
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laptalo treats Myelodysplastic Syndromes more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Laptalo treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Gynecologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the female reproductive system, including ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, and cervical cancer, through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or targeted cancer therapy.Compare with other Gynecologic Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 51% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gynecologic Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laptalo treats Gynecologic Cancer more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Laptalo treats this condition more than 72% of their peers

Uterine Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laptalo treats Uterine Cancer more than 54% of their peers

Dr. Laptalo treats this condition more than 54% of their peers

Ovarian Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laptalo treats Ovarian Cancer more than 29% of their peers

Dr. Laptalo treats this condition more than 29% of their peers

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Dr. Laptalo's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • 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 Treatment
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • PET Scan
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • 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
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vulvar Cancer

Dr. Laptalo's Reviews

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5.0

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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!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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Bart P in Sacramento, CA – Dec 25, 2015
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About Me

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 treatment of the cancer and a patient's quality of life, so I listen to my patients needs and value their input. My greatest joy is having a patient who is there to watch their children grow or celebrates another birthday or anniversary.

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

Languages

  • Croatian
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Mercy Medical Group

Mercy Cancer Center - Coyle - Hematology / Oncology6511 Coyle Ave Ste 200 Carmichael, CA 95608
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Mercy Medical Group

Mercy Cancer Center - C Street - Hematology / Oncology3301 C St Ste 550 Sacramento, CA 95816
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mercy General Hospital

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

Mercy San Juan Medical Center

Carmichael, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Methodist Hospital of Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average