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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
Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - 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 Only
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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 HMO
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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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Aetna - US Access
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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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 - Federal Select PPO
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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 - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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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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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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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 - Traditional Medicare
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Scott & White Health Plan - PHCS/ARGUS - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
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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 - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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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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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Medicaid
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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 - AARP Medicare Complete
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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 - CHIP
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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 - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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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 - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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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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UnitedHealth - STAR
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UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
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UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
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UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
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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
  • Fellowship: Neuro-Ophthalmology, Dean C. Mcgee Eye Institute (Univ. Of O (2013)
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Texas A And M College Of Medicine/scott And White (2010)
  • Residency: Family Medicine, In His Image Family Practice Residency Program (2005)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University Of Alabama School Of Medicine (Birmingham) (2002)
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 Mar 4, 2019, Kenneth Chi-Chih Lao, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(203)
Overall: 4.8*
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Apr 25, 2019
Excellent, fixed my problem.
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Apr 23, 2019
excellent Did not have time to read my medical reports. wasn\'t prepared.
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Apr 21, 2019
very good and informative .
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Apr 20, 2019
Dr Lao is the best I have seen since moving to the area! sincere, courteous, friendly, understanding!!!
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Apr 11, 2019
I have no complaints. everything was exceptional
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Apr 8, 2019
He was very nice and thorough with the examination. I liked him very much.
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Apr 5, 2019
very informative and seemed to care about condition
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Apr 4, 2019
excellent
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Apr 2, 2019
while going through what I\'m going through, it was so heart warming to have Dr. Lao ask to pray for me. thank you!!
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Apr 1, 2019
still having eye problem in spite of following tx recommendations
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Mar 29, 2019
excellent
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Mar 29, 2019
the proviader was very good and great
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Mar 26, 2019
great
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Mar 22, 2019
Thorough, kind, and professional. Dr.Johnson the resident was very good as well. very knowledgeable and detailed.
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Mar 22, 2019
He admitted he was not an expert in the field. He looked at my problem anyhow,
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Mar 22, 2019
Dr. Lao was professional & thorough. He was friendly & personable, easy to talk to & welcomed my questions. This was my first visit with Dr. Lao...i was very happy with my visit.
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Mar 22, 2019
Dr. Lao had good people skills and was well informed as a doctor.
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Mar 19, 2019
I really like Dr. Lao; I hope the prism in my lens will work regarding double vision. He has tried very hard to solve the problem.
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Mar 19, 2019
Dr. Lao is very good at explaining what is happening and treatment needed to correct my issue.
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Mar 19, 2019
very satisfied
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Mar 14, 2019
I felt comfortable and that he care for my health and not just another number. He also was nice with my son that came with me. Excellent
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Mar 14, 2019
Dr. Lao is fantastic. I see him on a routine basis and he and his care team are just great!
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Mar 12, 2019
one of the most professional, caring, gentle, Dr.\'s at this clinic. Has one of the best personalities as well. I absolutely love this Dr.
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Mar 7, 2019
Dr. Lao always is extremely caring and open with us. He always takes his time to answer questions and gives us helpful insightful information in to my condition. Most of all we appreciate it that he takes his time to asks to pray with us about my condition and our circumstance. He is by far the best doctor in the Baylor Scott & White program.
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Mar 5, 2019
always very kind and compassionate. answers all questions and makes you feel very comfortable with his efforts to improve your care
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Mar 1, 2019
Very proactive
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Mar 1, 2019
very good. patient.
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Feb 28, 2019
Dr. Lao was professional and easy to talk to regarding my concerns.
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Feb 28, 2019
Dr Lao is the best in knowledge, mannerisms, patient concerns, and care. I would never go to anyone else for eye care.
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Feb 28, 2019
i was very impressed with Dr. Lao and will ask for him on any future appointments.
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Feb 26, 2019
Patient friendly, knowledgeable, and very professional.
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Feb 22, 2019
Dr. Lao was very informative and all staff were respectful of my migraine and pain level
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Feb 22, 2019
very pleased.
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Feb 22, 2019
The only disappointing thing about this appt. I made the appt approx. 2-3 weeks in advance. They Dr. Lao Did not have my MRI or complete records of other visits I made before this on. I laso had been to several appts. with other DRs. and he had incomplete notes. They did not ask for thme until the day before i got there.
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Feb 21, 2019
Dr. Lao is very good with his exam and explains everything. We feel very comfortable asking questions or discussing concerns with him. We would highly recommend anyone to see him.
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Feb 13, 2019
Dr. Lao went out of his way to personally contact me about test results and follow up. I really appreciate that.
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Feb 13, 2019
Dr. Lao is thorough, knowledgeable, friendly and compassionate
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Feb 12, 2019
Dr Lao is very professional and efficient.
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Feb 12, 2019
Professional and really put me at ease. Thank you
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Feb 6, 2019
awesome doctor with great rapport with patient. explained everything.
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Feb 5, 2019
very professional and also personable
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Feb 5, 2019
Very happy with the time and care Drs spent with me. Just wish you weren\'t so far away.
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Jan 30, 2019
Dr. Lao is a very good Provider
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Jan 29, 2019
very friendly and helpful
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Jan 29, 2019
I was put at ease from the very first time that I was in Dr. Lao\'s office...he was very knowledgeable about my condition and came very highly recommended...he answered all of my cousin\'s and my questions and I felt that I had come to the right place...Thank you for your great service.
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Jan 24, 2019
first time to see him . He was up to date on my medical history. seemed a very knoweledgable
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Jan 22, 2019
he\'s very friendly and puts you at ease. very knowledgeable.
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Jan 22, 2019
Very Good
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Jan 22, 2019
very nice ,friendly and caring ..,spend time to explain .
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Jan 22, 2019
very friendly, knowledgeable, down-to-earth. made you feel comfortable. showed concern, answered questions
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Jan 22, 2019
They are so nice too me
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Jan 19, 2019
Dr. Lao was very polite and professional. He examined my eyes and then he ordered an MRI which was a problem. The person who did that procedure was very rude and unprofessional. I did not like her, but Dr. Lao was very nice. No problems.
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Jan 18, 2019
very professional@ curtious
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Jan 15, 2019
professional and clear explanation of diagnosis
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Jan 15, 2019
I got in right away. same day I called and very short wait in waiting area. staff friendly and professional. Dr Lao was great . I really appreciated his handling of my situation.
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Jan 15, 2019
was treated like a number at the description desk. was treated like a King by Dr. Lao and his assistant.
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Jan 15, 2019
very smooth process from appointment to selecting glasses
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Jan 8, 2019
I really was impressed with the care provider .
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Jan 4, 2019
Dr Lao is a great Dr, he is friendly, explains what he is doing and why. He is thorough and makes me feel good about using him as my Dr for the problem I saw him for.
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Jan 4, 2019
Dr. Lao is an awesome doctor who is very caring about his patient\'s well being.
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Dec 30, 2018
great caring physician
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Dec 30, 2018
Dr. Lao was awesome in dealing with my injury.
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Dec 29, 2018
I did not know what to expect, as I have not had such a problem. And not sure if I am caring for the problem properly.
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Dec 28, 2018
quick process
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Dec 26, 2018
excellent
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Dec 21, 2018
They just seemed to really care.
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Dec 18, 2018
Immediately he knew my diagnosis and made me feel comfortable being his patient.
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Dec 14, 2018
Services was good.
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Dec 11, 2018
Dr. Lao is an excellent physician. He gave me excellent care!
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Dec 4, 2018
Dr Lao is the BEST!!!
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Nov 30, 2018
Took time to listen to my concerns and gave clear explanations
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Nov 29, 2018
Dr Lao was thorough explained my condition in easy to understand terms.
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Nov 28, 2018
He understood the issues I was having with current prism glasses and identified what might help me to have improved vision.
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Nov 27, 2018
Very knowledgeable and professional.
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Nov 26, 2018
Dr. Lao is very knowledgeable and has helped me considerably on numerous occasions. High Recommendations!
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Nov 26, 2018
Dr. Lao is fantastic. Great provider. He includes me in treatment decisions and discusses anything I bring up to him. He and his team are lovely and I enjoy coming in to see them.
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