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​​“One of the reasons I joined Marshfield Clinic is they allow me to focus my attention on patient care.”
Rice Lake - Marshfield Medical Center

1700 W Stout St
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Also sees patients at:
Ladysmith Center

Appointment Phone:
1-715-236-8382

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Provider Bio down arrow

As a cardiologist, Dr. M. Diaa Alaoua provides advanced heart care using sophisticated dianostic tools and procedures.


Rice Lake Wisconsin is a long way from Syria, but Dr. Alaoua has found both personal and professional fulfillment in northwest Wisconsin. He completed his residency in Detroit and launched his medical career in Chicago before Marshfield Clinic recruited him for a job at the Rice Lake Center in 2007. Heart care patients have been in good hands ever since. Dr. Alaoua, a nationally recognized cardiologist, is anchoring a heart care program unrivaled in the region.

“I used to share the mistaken belief that a physician had to be in a big city to be part of advanced care,” he explains. “Marshfield Clinic has advanced technology I never saw in Detroit or Chicago.”

Alaoua has twice has been named among America’s top physicians, most recently in 2008. This father of four says he shares a lot in common with his Rice Lake Center patients. “This area has values that closely match my own,” he said. “When someone gets sick, the entire family comes in. I like being there to answer questions and ensure that the patient is going to get the emotional support once they go home.”

Alaoua presence allows heart care patients to get heart care close to home. They don’t have to drive long distances to access high quality care as they did a decade ago. Patients can receive treatment and undergo tests such as EKG’s and echocardiograms at the Rice Lake Center. It’s a convenience that can directly be attributed to a big city physician who gave small town medicine a try.

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Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    University of Damascus - School of Medicine Damascus, , Syria, M.D. 1993

    Residency
    Henry Ford Health System - Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, MI, United States, Internal Medicine 1998

    Fellowship
    University of Illinois - Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Chicago, IL, United States, Cardiovascular Disease 2001

  • Professional Societies
    American College of Cardiology American Society of Echocardiography American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

    Board Certifications
    Cardiovascular Disease: 2001, recertified 2011 Cardiovascular Tomography: 2009, recertified 2019 Echocardiography: 2012 Internal Medicine: 1998, recertified 2018 Nuclear Cardiology: 2004, recertified 2014

    State Licenses
    Illinois Indiana Michigan Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.7
out of 5 (117 ratings, 14 comments)
4.7
Provider explanations of my problem
4.7
Provider concern for my questions
4.6
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.7
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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Comments are also gathered from the Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing.
Comments are from Press Ganey surveys. Slander, libel and private health information are removed.
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April 21, 2020
Dr. was very attentive and answered all questions and concerns, especially the questions my wife had. Thank you.
June 16, 2020
Dr. A. is one of the best.
July 23, 2020
Very good care from Dr. Alaoua.
August 10, 2020
Great Dr. Listens well and shows real concern for your health
September 22, 2020
Dr. Alaoua, spoke w/me personally & did not rush, explained things & is very thorough!
October 20, 2020
Great people a Marshfield Clinic
October 27, 2020
Very good experience.
November 06, 2020
Dr. Alaoua is a very good heart doctor & very concerned.
November 17, 2020
They take very good care of my husband. He is in a wheelchair but they are careful for him & good with him. Very pleased.
November 23, 2020
Excellent.
December 08, 2020
Described possible future options - very reassuring.
August 21, 2020
Dr. Alaoua is an excellent heart doctor - always concerned, asks questions to find out what has happened with me, then gets the answer. Friendly as always
June 16, 2020
he seemed in a hurry
June 10, 2020
Dr. very one sided, little pushy, not a very good bedside manner
June 10, 2020
Dr. very one sided, little pushy, not a very good bedside manner
June 16, 2020
he seemed in a hurry
August 21, 2020
Dr. Alaoua is an excellent heart doctor - always concerned, asks questions to find out what has happened with me, then gets the answer. Friendly as always
April 21, 2020
Dr. was very attentive and answered all questions and concerns, especially the questions my wife had. Thank you.
June 16, 2020
Dr. A. is one of the best.
July 23, 2020
Very good care from Dr. Alaoua.
August 10, 2020
Great Dr. Listens well and shows real concern for your health
September 22, 2020
Dr. Alaoua, spoke w/me personally & did not rush, explained things & is very thorough!
October 20, 2020
Great people a Marshfield Clinic
October 27, 2020
Very good experience.
November 06, 2020
Dr. Alaoua is a very good heart doctor & very concerned.
November 17, 2020
They take very good care of my husband. He is in a wheelchair but they are careful for him & good with him. Very pleased.
November 23, 2020
Excellent.
December 08, 2020
Described possible future options - very reassuring.
April 21, 2020
Dr. was very attentive and answered all questions and concerns, especially the questions my wife had. Thank you.
June 10, 2020
Dr. very one sided, little pushy, not a very good bedside manner
June 16, 2020
he seemed in a hurry
June 16, 2020
Dr. A. is one of the best.
July 23, 2020
Very good care from Dr. Alaoua.
August 10, 2020
Great Dr. Listens well and shows real concern for your health
August 21, 2020
Dr. Alaoua is an excellent heart doctor - always concerned, asks questions to find out what has happened with me, then gets the answer. Friendly as always
September 22, 2020
Dr. Alaoua, spoke w/me personally & did not rush, explained things & is very thorough!
October 20, 2020
Great people a Marshfield Clinic
October 27, 2020
Very good experience.
November 06, 2020
Dr. Alaoua is a very good heart doctor & very concerned.
November 17, 2020
They take very good care of my husband. He is in a wheelchair but they are careful for him & good with him. Very pleased.
November 23, 2020
Excellent.
December 08, 2020
Described possible future options - very reassuring.
December 08, 2020
Described possible future options - very reassuring.
November 23, 2020
Excellent.
November 17, 2020
They take very good care of my husband. He is in a wheelchair but they are careful for him & good with him. Very pleased.
November 06, 2020
Dr. Alaoua is a very good heart doctor & very concerned.
October 27, 2020
Very good experience.
October 20, 2020
Great people a Marshfield Clinic
September 22, 2020
Dr. Alaoua, spoke w/me personally & did not rush, explained things & is very thorough!
August 21, 2020
Dr. Alaoua is an excellent heart doctor - always concerned, asks questions to find out what has happened with me, then gets the answer. Friendly as always
August 10, 2020
Great Dr. Listens well and shows real concern for your health
July 23, 2020
Very good care from Dr. Alaoua.
June 16, 2020
Dr. A. is one of the best.
June 16, 2020
he seemed in a hurry
June 10, 2020
Dr. very one sided, little pushy, not a very good bedside manner
April 21, 2020
Dr. was very attentive and answered all questions and concerns, especially the questions my wife had. Thank you.

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