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

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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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  • 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 Computed Tomography: 2009, recertified 2019 Cardiovascular Disease: 2001, recertified 2011 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 (146 ratings, 20 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
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.7
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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Comments are from Press Ganey surveys. Slander, libel and private health information are removed.
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January 8, 2021
Very good we are more than satisfied
March 16, 2021
The doctor was very attentive.
April 7, 2021
Dr. Alaoua provided exceptional care, demonstrated a thorough, knowledge and explained my options and hopeful outcomes exceptionally well.
April 27, 2021
Dr. Alaoua does an excellent job of explaining treatment options, risks & benefits. This makes decisions much easier.
October 5, 2021
EXCEPTIONAL - much appreciated! Consistently attentive & knowledgeable.
December 14, 2021
Dr. Alaoua is an excellent physician as well as an excellent person !
January 5, 2022
Your staff is very professional and caring!
February 15, 2022
Doctor answered ALL questions. He was very patient and I was not rushed.
February 25, 2022
Very confident in Dr. Alaoua's care!
June 7, 2022
Dr Mohammed Aloha is very professional and knowledgeable. Very nice gentleman also.
July 15, 2022
Dr. Alaoua is a good doctor.
July 20, 2022
Very good experience & at ease the whole time.
September 21, 2022
Good.
September 26, 2022
Dr Alaoua is a wonderful doctor. Marshfield is very fortunate to have him.
October 6, 2021
Excellent, took time to listen and ask questions very thorough.
October 29, 2021
I had to ask care provider to use words I could understand. I'm not up on some words used. But my daughter in law does. She was with me. Not care providers fault.
July 19, 2022
All o k
February 28, 2022
No proposed treatments.
December 22, 2020
Have an upcoming appointment
June 14, 2022
I didn't have any issues so it went smoothly.
December 22, 2020
Have an upcoming appointment
June 14, 2022
I didn't have any issues so it went smoothly.
February 28, 2022
No proposed treatments.
October 29, 2021
I had to ask care provider to use words I could understand. I'm not up on some words used. But my daughter in law does. She was with me. Not care providers fault.
July 19, 2022
All o k
October 6, 2021
Excellent, took time to listen and ask questions very thorough.
January 8, 2021
Very good we are more than satisfied
March 16, 2021
The doctor was very attentive.
April 7, 2021
Dr. Alaoua provided exceptional care, demonstrated a thorough, knowledge and explained my options and hopeful outcomes exceptionally well.
April 27, 2021
Dr. Alaoua does an excellent job of explaining treatment options, risks & benefits. This makes decisions much easier.
October 5, 2021
EXCEPTIONAL - much appreciated! Consistently attentive & knowledgeable.
December 14, 2021
Dr. Alaoua is an excellent physician as well as an excellent person !
January 5, 2022
Your staff is very professional and caring!
February 15, 2022
Doctor answered ALL questions. He was very patient and I was not rushed.
February 25, 2022
Very confident in Dr. Alaoua's care!
June 7, 2022
Dr Mohammed Aloha is very professional and knowledgeable. Very nice gentleman also.
July 15, 2022
Dr. Alaoua is a good doctor.
July 20, 2022
Very good experience & at ease the whole time.
September 21, 2022
Good.
September 26, 2022
Dr Alaoua is a wonderful doctor. Marshfield is very fortunate to have him.
December 22, 2020
Have an upcoming appointment
January 8, 2021
Very good we are more than satisfied
March 16, 2021
The doctor was very attentive.
April 7, 2021
Dr. Alaoua provided exceptional care, demonstrated a thorough, knowledge and explained my options and hopeful outcomes exceptionally well.
April 27, 2021
Dr. Alaoua does an excellent job of explaining treatment options, risks & benefits. This makes decisions much easier.
October 5, 2021
EXCEPTIONAL - much appreciated! Consistently attentive & knowledgeable.
October 6, 2021
Excellent, took time to listen and ask questions very thorough.
October 29, 2021
I had to ask care provider to use words I could understand. I'm not up on some words used. But my daughter in law does. She was with me. Not care providers fault.
December 14, 2021
Dr. Alaoua is an excellent physician as well as an excellent person !
January 5, 2022
Your staff is very professional and caring!
February 15, 2022
Doctor answered ALL questions. He was very patient and I was not rushed.
February 25, 2022
Very confident in Dr. Alaoua's care!
February 28, 2022
No proposed treatments.
June 7, 2022
Dr Mohammed Aloha is very professional and knowledgeable. Very nice gentleman also.
June 14, 2022
I didn't have any issues so it went smoothly.
July 15, 2022
Dr. Alaoua is a good doctor.
July 19, 2022
All o k
July 20, 2022
Very good experience & at ease the whole time.
September 21, 2022
Good.
September 26, 2022
Dr Alaoua is a wonderful doctor. Marshfield is very fortunate to have him.
September 26, 2022
Dr Alaoua is a wonderful doctor. Marshfield is very fortunate to have him.
September 21, 2022
Good.
July 20, 2022
Very good experience & at ease the whole time.
July 19, 2022
All o k
July 15, 2022
Dr. Alaoua is a good doctor.
June 14, 2022
I didn't have any issues so it went smoothly.
June 7, 2022
Dr Mohammed Aloha is very professional and knowledgeable. Very nice gentleman also.
February 28, 2022
No proposed treatments.
February 25, 2022
Very confident in Dr. Alaoua's care!
February 15, 2022
Doctor answered ALL questions. He was very patient and I was not rushed.
January 5, 2022
Your staff is very professional and caring!
December 14, 2021
Dr. Alaoua is an excellent physician as well as an excellent person !
October 29, 2021
I had to ask care provider to use words I could understand. I'm not up on some words used. But my daughter in law does. She was with me. Not care providers fault.
October 6, 2021
Excellent, took time to listen and ask questions very thorough.
October 5, 2021
EXCEPTIONAL - much appreciated! Consistently attentive & knowledgeable.
April 27, 2021
Dr. Alaoua does an excellent job of explaining treatment options, risks & benefits. This makes decisions much easier.
April 7, 2021
Dr. Alaoua provided exceptional care, demonstrated a thorough, knowledge and explained my options and hopeful outcomes exceptionally well.
March 16, 2021
The doctor was very attentive.
January 8, 2021
Very good we are more than satisfied
December 22, 2020
Have an upcoming appointment

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