Dr. Michael K. Lai, MD

Dr. Michael K. Lai, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism | Male | 64 years old

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Central Coast Endocrinology
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  • Internal Medicinenull
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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      2.4 based on 33 responses
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      • Helpfulness
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      • Staff
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      • Scheduling
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      Experience with Dr. Lai
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (32)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Lai's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (33)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        16 – 30 minutes (29)
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      He does not take the time to answer your questions and he tends to talk over you. I have been going with this Dr. For more than a year and it's always the same thing. I don't think he is very helpful. Also, the staff is not very friendly
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      Dr Lai took time to listen and diagnose my complicated problems. He has always been kind and attentive to my needs. I have seen him for 17 years and he has saved my life.
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      Specialties

      • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
      • Internal Medicine

      Board Certifications

      Why It Matters: Dr. Lai's Board Certifications

      Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

      • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
      • Internal Medicine

      Conditions Treated

      • Abnormal Thyroid
      • 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)
      • Cushing's Syndrome
      • Diabetes
      • Diabetes Insipidus
      • Diabetes Type 1
      • Diabetes Type 2
      • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
      • Goiter
      • Graves' Disease
      • Gynecomastia
      • Hashimoto's Disease
      • Hypercalcemia
      • Hyperkalemia
      • Hyperlipidemia
      • Hyperparathyroidism
      • Hyperthyroidism
      • Hypoglycemia
      • Hypokalemia
      • Hypoparathyroidism
      • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
      • Hypothyroidism
      • Kidney Disease
      • Lipid Disorders
      • Malaise and Fatigue
      • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
      • Obesity
      • Osteopenia
      • Osteoporosis
      • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
      • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
      • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
      • Proteinuria
      • Rickets
      • Symptomatic Menopause
      • Testicular Dysfunction
      • Thyroid Cancer
      • Thyroid Cyst
      • Thyroid Disease
      • Thyroiditis
      • Vitamin D Deficiency

      Procedures Performed

      • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
      • Physical Examination
      • Thyroid Biopsy
      • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy

      Background Check

      • 0
        Malpractice Claims

        No malpractice history found for California.

      • 0
        Sanctions

        No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      • 0
        Board Actions

        No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      Education

      • Medical School
        David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles

        Graduated in 1977

      • Internship Hospital
        St Marys Med Center

        Completed in 1978

      • Residency Hospital
        St Marys Med Center

        Completed in 1980

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Long Beach Va Med Center

        Completed in 1982

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Lai's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
      • Board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Lai's Office & Staff

      Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Lai

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Lai's Care Philosophy

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