Maria Lao, MD


Weight Management, Family Practice, and Internal Medicine

Maria Lao
Patient Rating
4.6 / 5 (587 ratings, Read 15 patient reviews)

Physician Profile




Year joined staff:


1990-1994 University of Wisconsin, Bachelor of Science

1994-1998 University of Wisconsin, Doctorate of Medicine

1998-2001 University of Minnesota, Internal Medicine Residency

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Obesity Medicine

ISCD Densitometry Certification


Patient Reviews

September 08, 2021
When I came to the clinic, the first receptionist was very nice as usual. The wait time a little bit longer, about 20 minutes in the clinic. She hurried the doctor, hurry to, to visit pretty fast, and then make everything clear and of course I have sleep apnea. So then I left not knowing what doctors had to be made appointments with, but had to wait on the clinic to talk to another receptionist for over half hour, but I finally went to another receptionist and she got that straightened out. So I was upset about that. So that's all I have to say.
September 01, 2021
Again, I did not receive phone call to confirm. I was supposed to have an MRI on Friday the 3rd I think it was. Yes, Friday the 3rd of September. I got home late this evening on the 2nd. I have received no phone call to confirm a MRI at the hospital and I thought that was supposed to be done. No one called me. No one gave me any information and maybe I am wrong. If I am, I severely apologize. But I could have swore that Dr. Lao told me that she was going to set it up for Friday. I have not got a phone call to
August 24, 2021
Very responsive overall. Provider seemed kind of rushed and didn't give much time to process information presented.
August 06, 2021
I am still waiting to hear bout tests she wants run for scheduling them. Hopefully won't be to long.
August 03, 2021
Dr Maria Lao is the best
July 08, 2021
I appreciate the thorough examination and tests to determine my issue.
July 08, 2021
My doctor was professional and very respectful of me. She listened to my concerns and went beyond any doctors I have had before.
June 25, 2021
Everything was very professional.
May 19, 2021
This was my 1st appointment with Dr Lao. Was very, very impressed with her. She answered all my questions and was so kind, caring and thorough.
May 17, 2021
In fairness to the doctor, it was the first time she's ever seen me, so she naturally didn't know my history or anything about me. But she listened very carefully and I was very impressed with her. So some of those were hard to answer, was hard to give her a 10 when she didn't know me but I had no, you know, and what I went in for. Some of those questions really didn't apply to her about answering thing because it was a one time thing that I went to her. So I mean I was very pleased with ... very impressed with her but it was probably if she knew me and I've been there with her before I could have given her higher ratings, but so many of those questions didn't really seem to apply. But I was very pleased and impressed with her. She listened.
May 07, 2021
My visit was to establish care with Dr Lao - My only concern is that this was my 3rd time to come in to establish care in roughly a year as the prior two Dr's have left the practice.
April 22, 2021
She is very caring person to.. to talk to and listen... and she listens to you. Thank you.
April 21, 2021
Very good and called back today with some questions got a return call right away and dr is checking out my questions and waiting for an answer.
April 20, 2021
This was my first time to the Pella Medical Clinic as I have just moved to the area. Everyone was super nice, professional and understanding of my concerns for my medical history and discussed a plan of action going forward. Thank you.
April 12, 2021
My first time with Dr Lao she was very kind and did a excellent check up. The whole staff was great !!