Dr. Michael Lai, MD

Dr. Michael Lai, MD

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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  ·  
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66 y/o
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Dr. Michael Lai, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Pismo Beach, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. He specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.

Central Coast Endocrinology

911 Oak Park Blvd Ste 105

Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lai's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hyperparathyroidism
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lai treats Hyperparathyroidism more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lai treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperparathyroidism, Neonatal, Severe Primary
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
Testicular Dysfunction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lai treats Testicular Dysfunction more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lai treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lai treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lai treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip

Dr. Lai's conditions and procedures:

Abnormal Thyroid
Acromegaly and Gigantism
Adrenal Gland Diseases
Adrenal Incidentaloma
Adrenal Insufficiency
Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
Benign Tumor
Bone Disorders
Breast Diseases
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Cancer
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Cushing's Syndrome
Diabetes
Diabetes Counseling
Diabetes Insipidus
Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Female Infertility
Goiter
Graves' Disease
Growth Hormone Deficiency
Gynecomastia
Hashimoto's Disease
Hyperaldosteronism
Hypercalcemia
Hyperkalemia
Hyperlipidemia
Hyperparathyroidism
Hyperthyroidism
Hypoglycemia
Hypokalemia
Hypoparathyroidism
Hypopituitarism
Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
Hypothyroidism
Kidney Disease
Lipid Disorders
Malaise and Fatigue
Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
Obesity
Obesity Counseling
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Overweight
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
Pheochromocytoma
Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
Physical Examination
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Pregnancy-Related Disorders
Proteinuria
Retina Diseases
Rickets
Symptomatic Menopause
Testicular Dysfunction
Thyroid Biopsy
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Cyst
Thyroid Disease
Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
Thyroiditis
Ultrasound, Thyroid
Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

Care Philosophy

I strive to provide my patients with the best medical care possible.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

  • 1982
    Long Beach Va Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital
    1982
  • 1980
    St Marys Med Center
    Residency Hospital
    1980
  • 1978
    St Marys Med Center
    Internship Hospital
    1978
  • 1977
    David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School
    1977

Awards

Dr. Lai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lai

2.7

Based on 44 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
4.545454545454546%
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2 Stars
4.545454545454546%
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1 Star
50%
(22)

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Snotty staff, doc knows what he is doing but is a little frosty and condescending.
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CANNOT charge no show fee but does anyway. against Medicaid and Medicare Policy. It will cost him more to refund everyone than it actually cost. His billing people are costing him patients and money. This has been reported to his insurance providers and yet they still charge and they will drop you...Read More
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I've been seen by this office for a year and I've not been happy with the quality of care I've received or the office staff. They have NO hours posted in the SLO office, Dr. Lai doesn't listen to your concerns very well, and Lacey, the manager is unhelpful and extremely rude! The $40 no show fee...Read More
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My daughter had an appointment with Dr Lai and the Dr had her take some labs. It has been over two months and I have left several messages for the Dr to return my call to give me the results of the tests and I still have not received a call. Also, the office staff is very rude and very...Read More
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Excellent endocrinologist. He asked questions that no other doctor has ever asked me. Very good bedside manner and genuinely interested in your health. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
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Central Coast Endocrinology

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    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna
Aetna Test HMO
Choice Plus Test POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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