Maria Lao, MD


Weight Management, Family Practice, and Internal Medicine

Maria Lao
Patient Rating
4.6 / 5 (596 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

July 28, 2022
Yes, the receptionist checked me in for my blood work, appointment but checked me in for my doctor's appointment after my blood work draw. That was the first thing. So, I sat there for an extra 30 minutes til she realized that she didn't check me in but then I got in quickly to see the doctor, I do wish to speak to a doctor like after they do the blood draw and after they get the results instead of having a nurse call me, I'd like to speak to the doctor. So those are the only two comments I have.
July 26, 2022
I really appreciate Dr. Lao and in response to all the questions and I just really appreciate it. And the gals who, the nurse who helped, you know, to do the testing and weight and all that stuff, they were so kind and so friendly and just seemed so professionally experienced. It just really, really appreciated that, a lot, of everything.
July 15, 2022
Yes, I guess the Improvement, I'd like you to see the make is, obviously mask don't work. There's been no. Studies that it had been done. That's even suggest that masks do work. So I don't know why you're still requiring everyone to wear them. That just seems redundant.
July 05, 2022
Amber and Dr. also did an excellent job taking care of me.
July 01, 2022
This was my first visit with Dr. Lao. I believe it takes time to establish a doctor/patient relationship. I was pleased with my first visit and felt like she addressed my concerns, explained why she ordered the procedures/ tests that she did, explained to me what services were available in regard to weight management and what to do if I had any questions before my next visit. Dr. Lao is soft spoken and has a calming affect, but seemed very knowledgeable and confident in addressing my concerns. Thank you!
June 23, 2022
Well both the nurse and Dr. Lao was very friendly courteous and professional. It was a very rewarding experience and looking forward to seeing him again. Thank you.
June 21, 2022
I love Dr. Lao. She listens to all my concerns and we make a plan how to manage them and refers me on if she feels specialty care is needed.
June 07, 2022
This was my first visit to her after transferring my care to her so expect it may take time for us to establish a relationship. She listened carefully to my concerns.
May 23, 2022
Pleased with the quick service we received both with the doctor and the xrays
May 17, 2022
Overall it was excellent. I was pleased that I could get an appointment quickly.
May 10, 2022
When you pour out your problems and the provider just looks at you and ignore your problem they should not be a doctor. Worst Dr I've ever seen. Waste of time and my insurance money.
April 29, 2022
Dani is always so nice and friendly. And I adore Amanda, Dr Lao's nurse. So kind and caring and very knowledgeable.
April 21, 2022
Great professionals. Nurse is always a professional and caring. Doctor Maria Lao I cannot say enough about her. She is amazing and very informative. Caring and understanding.
April 20, 2022
Very good visit I have referred several people to Dr Lao the ones who have gone to her also are very happy with her
April 11, 2022
The nurses that we're there and the phlebotomist were awesome. I really like them and I thought they were recently personable and very good at what they do.