Maria Lao, MD


Weight Management and Internal Medicine

Maria Lao
Patient Rating
4.6 / 5 (421 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

February 04, 2020
She's soft-spoken but covers all the bases.
February 03, 2020
She listened well and gave helpful information
January 27, 2020
Dr. Lao is so kind and makes sure you have appropriate time for your questions & concerns. She genuinely cares!
January 24, 2020
She was very kind and thorough considering a fall caused the laceration. Her manner was calming and reassuring.
January 24, 2020
She was great
January 15, 2020
I will know more after a few more visits
January 13, 2020
Go to her or someone at pella
January 07, 2020
Great service, friendly and approachable/welcoming at the front entrance, great nursing and provider communication.
December 19, 2019
I called, I got in, all was on time, I felt good with the whole process!
December 12, 2019
She is caring
December 10, 2019
She was awesome! Very caring respectful listen to you and go over all the plan with you I will definitely keep seeing her
December 02, 2019
I told my sister in law cause she needed a new dr now Dr Lao is her primary Dr too.
December 02, 2019
Dr. Lao is an excellent listener & is knowledgeable and has a pleasant personality.
November 15, 2019
It was a follow-up visit. She asked specific questions about my previous concerns.She also answered questions I had regarding my situation as I will soon travel.
November 14, 2019
She listens to all my issues I'm having with my weight to work out a plan with great tips on what I can be working on. She and her nurse never once told me I was obese nor did I ever feel judged by my eating habits.