Dr. Loan Dao, MD

Dr. Loan Dao, MD

Family MedicineFemaleAge 44

Family Medicine

Dr. Loan Dao, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Escondido, CA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Ross University in 2006. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Poway and Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.


Palomar Health Medical Group - Graybill

Escondido - Second Avenue Family Medicine225 E 2nd Ave Escondido, CA 92025
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(858) 437-9976

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My first experience with Dr. Dao was exceptional. She was able to see me right on time and treated me right then even though this was a consult. I liked being able to move quickly like that.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Ken G – Jan 10, 2020
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I recently transferred from another medical plan and my neighbor recommendedDr. Dao.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
LAURIEJOHNSON in Escondido – Feb 23, 2018
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I love Dr. Doa. She's really knowledgeable and kind.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
Berkeley, CA – Jul 11, 2017
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After telling the nurse my symptoms thoroughly and why I came in the be seen, Dr. Dao asked me to repeat my story (which I didn't mind), but was VERY quick to judge. I felt like she didn't really listen to me. While I talked, she interrupted me several times and diagnosed based on only hearing some of my symptoms. I had to ask to finish my story. Then, she even admitted that she misdiagnosed. I was already in a vulnerable state and she did not make me feel any better telling me wrong things.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
Escondido, CA – Oct 08, 2016
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Dr. Dao was extremely sweet and made me very comfortable to ask questions on things i didn't understand. She explains in her medical terms, and then simplifies it for me. She was very thoughtful and considerate of my standing and i completely trust her judgement. Being in her care, i know i am in good hands. thank you Dr. Dao, i appreciate your services!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Vi in Irvine, CA – Apr 29, 2016
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Dr. Dao is an awesome doctor. She always greet her patient with a nice smile. When I come in to see Dr. Dao I know I'm in good hands.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Julie in San Diego, CA – Apr 28, 2016
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She was great, very knowledgeable and very friendly. Love coming in to see her. She makes you feel better right away with her friendly smile.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
San Diego, CA – Apr 27, 2016
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Dr. Dao's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acne
  • Acne Scars
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Rhinitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • Adult Acne
  • Adult Type 1 Diabetes
  • Adult Type 2 Diabetes
  • Age Spots
  • Age-Related Cognitive Decline
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Reactions to Food
  • Allergic Reactions to Insect Stings
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Pollen
  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Adults
  • Asthma in Children
  • Asthma-Related Cough
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Birth Control
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Blood Pressure Management
  • Blood Sugar Monitoring
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursal Drainage
  • Bursitis
  • Canker Sore
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chemical-Related Eczema
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Cholesterol Diseases
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Chronic Diabetes Management
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Common Migraine
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Cystitis
  • Dandelion Pollen Allergy
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermabrasion and Dermaplaning
  • Dermaplaning
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Education
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diseases Contagious from Anal Sex
  • Diseases Contagious from Oral Sex
  • Diseases Contagious from Safe Sex
  • Diseases Contagious from Vaginal Sex
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Skin
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Female Incontinence
  • Fever
  • Flatulence
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Odor
  • Frequent Heartburn
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastresophageal Reflux-Related Chronic Cough
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Generalized Obesity
  • Genital Warts
  • German Measles
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gout
  • Gouty Arthropathy
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Heat Rash
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Fever
  • High Triglycerides
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Sprain
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthrophic Scar
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impetigo
  • Incontinence
  • Indigestion
  • Infections
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Influenza With Gastrointestinal Tract Involvement
  • Injuries
  • Insect Bites and Stings
  • Insomnia
  • Intense Pulse Light
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Characterized by Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Diarrhea
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus 
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Laser Genesis 
  • Late Onset Asthma
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Lipomas
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low HDL Cholesterol
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Management of Multiple Medical Conditions in the Elderly
  • Mastodynia
  • McMurray's Test
  • Measles
  • Memory Disorders
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Mild Skin Rash
  • Milia
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Monoarthropathy
  • Mononucleosis
  • Mumps
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Newborn and Well-Child Care
  • Nocturnal Heartburn
  • Non-Healing Sores
  • Obesity
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Overweight
  • Painful Periods
  • Painful Urination
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Pharyngitis
  • Physical Exams for Sports, School and Summer Camp
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyarthropathy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Post-Infectious Reactive Arthropathy
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary and Preventive Care for Children and Adolescents
  • Primary Care for Adolescents
  • Prostatitis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinovirus
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sarcopenia
  • Scars
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Severe Constipation
  • Severe Rash
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shigella
  • Shin Splints
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sick Patient Care
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Lesion
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Tightening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Smoking-Related Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Sore Throat
  • Splinting
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stiffness
  • Stitches
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Stress
  • Stye
  • Suture Uncomplicated Lacerations
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tick Bite
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Vaginal Changes Associated With Menopause
  • Vaginal Disorders
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Wrinkles
  • Yeast Infections

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About Me

Care Philosophy

"Being a family doctor is rewarding to me because it is the specialty where you can develop long term relationships between doctor, patient and family by providing care from birth to end of life."


Dr. Loan Dao is a board certified Family Physician. In addition to providing primary care, she also has a special interest in Medical Aesthetics, including...Read more


  • Family Medicine
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Medicine
  • Female Adolescent Medicine
  • Men's Health Medicine
  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Women's Health Medicine

Board Certifications


UCSF Fresno
Residency Hospital
University of California, San Francisco
Internship Hospital
Ross Univeristy School Of Med
Internship Hospital
Ross University
Medical School
Ross Univeristy School Of Medicine
Medical School
University of Missouri / Kansas City Campus
Undergraduate School
University of Missouri
Undergraduate School


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese


Frequently Asked Questions

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Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (858) 437-9976.

Does Dr. Loan Dao, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Dao has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Loan Dao, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Dao frequently treats Genital Warts, Allergic Conjunctivitis, and Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Dao treats.

Where is Dr. Loan Dao, MD's office located?

Dr. Dao's office is located at 225 E 2nd Ave, Escondido, CA 92025. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Loan Dao, MD speak?

Dr. Dao speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Dao is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

Escondido, CA

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)