Dr. John Laco, DPM

Podiatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
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Dr. John Laco, DPM
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. Prior to going into private practice, I trained over 100 interns and 12 podiatric residents. I am board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, and I have been re-certified 2 more times in each board. On three separate occasions I have been an oral examiner for the Board of Podiatric Medicine, and, on one occasion, I helped create the written exam for board applicants.

10651 165th St W

Lakeville, MN 55044

Contact Information

(952) 435-3553

Dr. John Laco, DPM

Dr. John Laco, DPM

Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Benefit Concepts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Fortis Benefits Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • HealthPartners
  • 10 More

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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 care does not resolve the patient's problem adequately, surgical intervention/correction will be pursued. For example, 99% of plantar fasciitis can be resolved without an in-office partial plantar fasciotomy. Due to high deductibles, every attempt is made to minimize costs to the patient. All treatment options are discussed with the patient, and I feel it is important for the patient to understand the pathology of their particular problem. Before leaving the room on the initial visit, I always ask "Do you have any questions?"
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Dr. Laco's Experience

Dr. Laco's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Podiatric Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Podiatry

Board Certifications

Dr. Laco does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • 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
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Ulcer of Foot
  • Warts


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  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Wound Care
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion
  • Nail Care
  • Nail Surgery
  • Permanent Nail Removal
  • Wart Removal
  • Wart Treatment
  • Wound Care and Management

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Indiana University / School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine and Science / Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences / College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Laco's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Laco to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (2 with comments)
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Dr. Laco's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
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
in New Prague, MN |
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.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Laco accepts 24 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Fortis Benefits Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • 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

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Hospitals where Dr. Laco has admitting privileges

Fairview Ridges Hospital
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