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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

Provider Bio down arrow

Rice Lake Wisconsin is a long way from Syria, but Dr. M. Diaa 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.

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 Echocardiography: 2012 Internal Medicine: 1998, recertified 2018 Nuclear Cardiology: 2004, recertified 2014

    State Licenses
    Illinois Indiana Michigan Wisconsin

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4.7
out of 5 (176 ratings, 4 comments)
4.8
Provider friendliness
4.7
Provider explanations of my problem
4.7
Provider concern for my questions
4.7
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.7
Provider's medication information
4.7
Provider's follow-up care instructions
4.7
Provider's use of words I understood
4.6
Provider's amount of time with me
4.7
My confidence in this provider
4.8
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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He is a very good person, I wait for my turn to see him. He is great.
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Hard to communicate.
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He is a very good person, I wait for my turn to see him. He is great.
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I was very satisfied.
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Hard to communicate.
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Good.
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He is a very good person, I wait for my turn to see him. He is great.
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I was very satisfied.
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I was very satisfied.
April 20, 2018
Hard to communicate.
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Good.
April 20, 2018
He is a very good person, I wait for my turn to see him. He is great.

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