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Kenneth Chi-Chih Lao, MD

Ophthalmology
Accepts New Patients
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Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish, Chinese (Mandarin)
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Alabama School of Medicine (Birmingham) (2002)
  • Residency: Family Medicine, In His Image Family Practice Residency Program (2005)
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Texas A and M College of Medicine/Scott and White (2010)
  • Fellowship: Neuro-Ophthalmology, Dean C. McGee Eye Institute (univ. of O (2013)
Certifications
  • Ophthalmology (General Cert) - American Board of Ophthalmology
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of May 11, 2020, Kenneth Chi-Chih Lao, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(174)
Overall: 4.8*
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Sep 13, 2020
best eye dr.ever ,explains & takes intrest in your need's
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Aug 28, 2020
I appreciated the time he tool to listen to my husband (caretaker) and myself about my history.
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Aug 28, 2020
I have been going to doctor for years. His care & accuracies of his diagnosis has improved my life greatly. One of the few doctors I have ever gone to that truly makes me feel he cares deeply for his patients & their needs.
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Aug 27, 2020
Dr was very polite and respectful. Everything was explained in a professional manner using words that were understandable. Extremely pleased.
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Aug 26, 2020
I have never had an eye doctor listen so closely to all my concerns and questions and be able to FINALLY give me some real answers and hopeful solutions. Dr. Lao was so friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. I wish I found him years ago!
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Aug 20, 2020
Dr Lao was super sweet and funny and explained everything to where I could understand it he wend above and beyond and made me feel very comfortable!
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Aug 17, 2020
was a good experience for me
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Aug 17, 2020
Care was thorough and answered all my questions . I arrived early for my appointment and was seen early as well . Impressed with all employees I came in contact with.
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Aug 12, 2020
good
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Aug 10, 2020
very upbeat and friendly, made me feel comfortable and informed.
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Aug 8, 2020
Very nice, I felt like he listened to me
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Aug 4, 2020
very pleasant
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Aug 4, 2020
Dr Lao was very friendly and extremely thorough. we were impressed with his expertise, testing and care. his Resident Dr was also courteous and thoughtful and Dr. Lao was teaching him as he went.
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Aug 3, 2020
Took time to answer my questions
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Jul 22, 2020
Dr Lao was very professional, thorough, and friendly. He answered all questions that I asked. I would definitely recommend him to my friends
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Jul 22, 2020
He shows that he cares about you.
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Jul 21, 2020
I am very pleased with the hard work and treatment that the staff and Dr. Leo have been giving me with this year long struggle with my illness
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Jul 18, 2020
It was very good
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Jul 16, 2020
very good
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Jul 16, 2020
pleasant appointment
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Jul 14, 2020
Dr. Lao is very kind and caring very professional
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Jul 8, 2020
always excellent care
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Jul 8, 2020
Friendly professional
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Jul 3, 2020
wonderful physician
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Jul 2, 2020
very good
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Jul 2, 2020
Very impressed by Dr Lao
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Jul 1, 2020
caring and friendly
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Jun 30, 2020
Dr. Lao was one of the best I have had c concerning my vision problems very pleased
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Jun 28, 2020
Always concerned, always courteous, always professional.
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Jun 26, 2020
Total confidence in Dr. Lao. Knowledgeable, caring, careful to connect and communicate case history to current examination findings, checks for my understanding of what he has communicated.
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Jun 23, 2020
Dr.Lao was very patient and informative.
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Jun 21, 2020
Dr. Lao was great. very clean and I felt safe.
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Jun 18, 2020
I felt well taken care of.
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Jun 17, 2020
he is a very good doctor and knows what he is doing and explains everything to me
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Jun 12, 2020
outstanding experience
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Jun 12, 2020
He is the best.
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Jun 11, 2020
He was attentive, professional, caring. I asked him to be my ongoing doctor. I have told each person who has asked how much I liked him and what a good job that I felt that he did in all aspects of my care.
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Jun 11, 2020
he spent a ton of time with me and answered all of my questions above and beyond!
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Jun 10, 2020
very impressed with Dr
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Jun 8, 2020
Dr. Lao and his team are fantastic. I've been seeing him for a while now and every visit is top notch! He's personable, knowledgeable, and straight forward regarding my condition. He always treats me with the utmost care and I would definitely recommend him!
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Jun 6, 2020
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May 29, 2020
amazing young ; knowledgeable caring The very best
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May 29, 2020
one of the best Doctor I have ever go to. Took the time to look into my problem. I am v ery impressed. Did not try to hurry me away, really wanted to find answers. Considerate, thoughtful and caring. So glad I was recommended to Dr. Lao
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May 29, 2020
Dr Leo is very good for he passion for his work and he will take care of he's patient
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May 29, 2020
Very kind and caring. To the point and direct.
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May 28, 2020
Great service!
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May 28, 2020
showed concern. listened to my concerns.friendly and helpful.
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May 28, 2020
very good
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May 27, 2020
I have been coming to Dr. Lao for the past 2 years for help control and fix my double vision that was caused by Graves disease. We are at the point that my double vision is under control with a prism and now I can get new glasses.
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May 27, 2020
excellent
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May 22, 2020
extremely courteous and took the time to explain my problem
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May 21, 2020
Dr Lao was amazing. He is clearly very knowledgeable in his field. He was compassionate and committed to helping diagnose my issue. He took time to answer all of my many questions and I never felt rushed. He asked for permission to and then prayed with me at the end of our visit. Top notch !
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May 20, 2020
Dr. Lao was very pleasant and demonstrated concern for my medical issue. He clearly explained the process he would follow to determine a possible solution for my vision issues.
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May 19, 2020
Dr. Lao is the best prepared Dr I have seen since my stroke last month. He had read and had a comprehension of my history and situation. he had read the radiology reports and could make informed inquiries about my condition. he was thorough and caring. he explained everything plainly and helped me understand. it was a very good all around experience.
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May 17, 2020
great visit
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May 17, 2020
dr. Lao was friendly ,professional and was very knowledgeable.. I'm thinking that now he is my favorite dr.....!!
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May 15, 2020
exceptionally good care.
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May 14, 2020
Dr. Lao was very kind and showed he cared about what was going on. He did his best to ease my nervousness but also ensure I understood medically what I needed to do and what the next steps were.
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May 13, 2020
Had the best experience going to the doctor's appointment.
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May 6, 2020
The entire experience, from checking in to walking out of the office, was such a smooth and satisfying process. This was my first visit with Dr.Lao and will be keeping him as my ophthalmologist as long as I can. Baylor Scott &White is always my first choice!
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May 6, 2020
Great customer service.
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May 5, 2020
excellent
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May 2, 2020
great doctor. would love have my wife listen to whatever he's operating on
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Apr 27, 2020
the staff treated me like family
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Mar 26, 2020
They showed that the care
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