Dr. Michael Lai, MD

Dr. Michael Lai, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  ·  
Male  ·  
66 y/o

Accepting new patients

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lai performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Diabetes Counseling
very high
more than 99% of peers
Testicular Dysfunction
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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1  Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

2  Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

61  Conditions Treated

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8  Procedures

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Obesity Counseling
  • Physical Examination
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Ultrasound-Guided 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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lai to family and friends
42 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (42)

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Dr. Lai's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

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...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...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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We haven't met Dr. Lai, yet, but Molly our Diabetes Educator was excellent! She was very clear and concise and made everything simple. Cindy, the Nurse Practitioner, was excellent also. She's compassionate, professional, and very knowledgeable. She readily returns calls. You must wait awhile in...more
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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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