Maria Lao, MD


Internal Medicine

Maria Lao
Patient Rating
4.6 / 5 (461 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

August 29, 2019
Dr. Lao listened to me and suggested ideas for dealing with my issues. I didn't feel judged nor did she try to push me into anything I didn't want to do. She was a good mix between professional and kind. I felt safe and will be keeping her as my doctor.
August 28, 2019
She seemed to have a preset assumption about me & my health and really didn't want to listen to my social history.
August 27, 2019
Dr. Lao was very kind and listened to any concerns I had.
August 22, 2019
Very friendly and caring. Explained things to you so you could understand.
August 15, 2019
Dr. Lao was extremely kind. She listened carefully to me, explained things so I could understand them and I didn't feel rushed. The whole atmosphere, from the check-in to the exam, was very professional and non-stressful.
August 08, 2019
She seemed knowledgeable but very meek in her approach to recommendations. I would see her again and would recommend her,
August 05, 2019
It's a pleasant/great place to go when you're not feeling well.
August 02, 2019
Dr. Lao is a very good doctor! She is a very compassionate doctor!
August 02, 2019
Dr. Lao was professional & very knowledgeable.
July 25, 2019
She was very attentive to what I had to say and answered all questions asked and she did not act like she had no time for me.
July 18, 2019
I was uncertain as to how I would feel about a female primary care provider (I am male.) but Dr. Lao put me completely at ease so that now I feel it is not an issue at all.
July 02, 2019
She is a sweet person.
June 25, 2019
Dr. Maria is very caring. She listens and has suggestions to consider. She also spends the amount of time needed and checks to see if there is anything else needed.
June 24, 2019
She provided the best medical experience that I have had for some time. She valued what I had to say and responded accordingly and did not make me feel stupid or hurried.
June 24, 2019
Pella is an excellent clinic/hospital and the provider was very nice and competent and concerned.