Dr. David Lapatka MD ENT-Otolaryngologist

Dr. David Lapatka is an ENT-otolaryngologist in Goleta, California and is affiliated with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 35 years. Dr. Lapatka accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 10 doctors at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital who specialize in Otolaryngology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

ENT-Otolaryngologist: General Otolaryngology/ENT, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery

Clinical Interests: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Education & Medical Training

University of California at Irvine
Residency, General Surgery, 1980 - 1983

University of California at Irvine
Residency, Otolaryngology, 1983 - 1984

Lutheran Hospital - La Crosse
Internship, Transitional Year, 1979 - 1980

Creighton University School of Medicine
Class of 1979

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Otolaryngology
Certified 30 years in Otolaryngology

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Growth changes in the thoracic aorta of the piglet following patch angioplasty.
LaPatka, D. A., Realyvasquez, F., Burnett, K., Friedenberg, R. M., Chidester, B., Gazzaniga, A. B.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Excellus BCBS BluePPO
  • Excellus BCBS HMOBlue
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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