Maria Lao, MD


Weight Management, Family Practice, and Internal Medicine

Maria Lao
Patient Rating
4.6 / 5 (431 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

January 12, 2021
It was a routine physical check up and lab test. Re Covid vaccine -- I qualify under Phase 1-B. I am not at all satisfied with the lack of organization and planning by the clinic for how we are to get this vaccine. It seems there was plenty of time between the approval of the vaccine and now for you to have a questionnaire such as this that also schedules us on a waiting list for whenever the vaccine becomes available so you could notify us. Someone at higher levels just was not thinking on this or made assumptions. I still would like to be notified when it becomes available. Waiting in a long line is not an option for me for health reasons. Again, on scale of 1 to 10 I give you a 1 on this issue. I've made several phone calls and was shocked at the lack of information the receptionists had.
January 11, 2021
I thought Dr. Lao was very polite and listened to me and I think she did a really good job for meeting her the first time. And I will go back to her from now on. And as far as I know. Thank you.
January 07, 2021
Everyone was most helpful & friendly
January 07, 2021
Dr. Lao is the best!
January 05, 2021
Everyone was very professional and answered all my questions. Excellent service. Keep up the great work!!
December 30, 2020
Very pleased with the hospitality. Is very kind and helpful. Thank you. Bye.
December 16, 2020
I had an X-ray and was told I would hear back in the afternoon. It is after 9:30 a day later and I still haven't heard about my X-ray.
December 15, 2020
I appreciate Dr.Lao so much. She really listens and appears to care about ME! I was hesitant to begin care with someone new but I've been blown away by her care and professionalism. The nurse was kind and helpful also.
December 11, 2020
I was quite impressed with how understanding the doctor Dr. Lao and I think that I was very lucky to have her take care of my problems. I had been in the car accident and I needed good care, and I think I got it. Thank you. Bye.
December 07, 2020
I had another issue that was sort of related to my problem I thought but wasn't and the doctor dealt with it anyway. Very professional but yet we had a good laugh or two also. Very pleasant visit
December 04, 2020
Totally enjoyable.
November 23, 2020
I always feel good about going to Pella for healthcare needs. Everyone is friendly, the place is always very clean and the doctors are knowledgable. You can tell they care about their patients.
November 09, 2020
I went to the walk-in Clinic, as my Doctor was not in. So I expected the wait to belonger, and it was. But not unreasonably so. But the fact I had never met this Doctor before, I still feel she was quite attentive, and gave good care. Thank you
October 27, 2020
The nurse did more than expected in helping me get former records sent here.
October 19, 2020
Very good experience so far she sent me for other tests which are coming up at end of week.