Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Lorain Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Rheumatology
  • Viscosupplementation
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Lupus
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polymyositis
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
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About Margaret Tsai, MD

Margaret Tsai, MD, is an Associate Staff Member in the Department for Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease. She earned her medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio. She completed an Internal Medicine residency at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio and an Adult Rheumatology fellowship at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

She is a member of several professional societies, including the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Tsai has presented and participated in research on a variety of adult rheumatology subjects, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other autoimmune diseases.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Summa Health System
Internal Medicine
Akron, OH USA

Internship - Summa Health System
Internal Medicine
Akron, OH USA

Medical Education - Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rootstown, OH USA

Undergraduate - Kent State University
Kent, OH USA


  • Rheumatology - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Adult rheumatology and osteoporosis

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/2/2020, Dr. Tsai has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

466 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

132 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

dr Tsai is the warmest dr I have ever seen at the clinic. she is so informative and caring. she could be the best dr I have ever been to.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Always a good visit with Dr. Tsai

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

wish all the Dr where as kind and caring as Dr tsai

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr Tsai is one of the best rhuemotologits I have ever had.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr. Tsai always listens and tries to find the best solution to a problem.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr Tsai is amazing. She helped me a lot.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

always recommend Dr Tsai

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

I've never had a question Dr Tsai couldn't answer. She takes enough time and asks enough questions that I can remember all the things I forgot!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Dr. Tsai is the most down-to-earth, respectful, collaborative, informative Doctor that I have ever known.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr Tsai is always respectful and easy to talk to. She listens and explains things to me so I understand . She makes me feel valued

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Very good experience. Appointment was delayed several times because of COVID. very good doctor

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

still havent found the right DIRECTION to go with this lupus medication trial and error process is really hard on me. Especially, considering I'm a caretaker and I'm my daughter's only support currently. I still feel like that has been put on the back burner. My side effects to these meds havent been so nice, wish i could just find a comfortable point in this lupus sooner than later. Being alone and having noone then to have a doctor that doesnt seem to listen, care, or understand my current situation makes the process alot harder than it needs to be.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

dr Tsai was very accommodating to get me an emergency appt same day due to drastic change in condition. condition was immediately addressed with meds and labs. I feel very comfortable w Dr Tsai evaluation and plan of care.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

I am new to Ohio from WV and I was very pleased with Dr. Tsai. Her stiff was so kind and caring. Great office.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

So very glad she is going to be my Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Will continue under DR Tsai care, as well as Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr Tsai is top notch. very caring and helpful

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

great experience as always with Dr Tsai

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Dr Tsia is an amazing Dr. She listens to me and she does everything possible to get me feeling better.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Dr. Tsai was excellent!!!

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Dr Tsai is great and is her staff. Please allow us as patients to speak to her department if we need something or are returning a call to them. I don't like to not being able to speak our caregivers. I don't like talking to a nurse or someone who has nothing to do with my care. I don't like the run around. Dr Tsai has no choice in the this matter but someone needs to hear the patients needs.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Please change the way you make follow up appointments. I did not like doing it in the waiting room where everyone can hear my name, home address, who my doctor is and my health history.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

dr tsai is the best

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

She was the kindest doctor I've ever seen.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

I would (and have) recommend(ed) Dr Tsai

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

love doctor tsai and staff very professional

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr is great and so are her nurses

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr Tsai is excellent in every way.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Most excellent in care, concern, and professionalism! Highly recommend Dr. Tsai!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

always treated very well by the Doctor she listens and cares about your treatment and making sure she goes over everything with you

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr. Tsai continues to be one of the best doctors I have ever worked with. She always listens and shows genuine concern. There is never a doubt in my mind that I am receiving the best quality care. I have recommended her to a couple of coworkers and friends. They have all thanked me and concurred how personable and knowledgeable she is!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr.Tsai literally has kept me out of a wheelchair with her excellent care

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr. Tsi is so friendly and caring! she makes you really feel like you matter, and she has the BEST bedside manner!

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr. T was able to get through so much in such a short time. she is very talented

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr. Tsai and her staff are always incredible.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr. Tsai is the most responsive doctor I have ever been a patient of.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr. Tsai was very informative.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

best doctor I ever had!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr. Tsai is the best!

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr Tsai was very concerned about my conditions, she'

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr. Tsai is an excellent listener and helps to problem-solve. I love the care that she provides.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Awesome experience!!!I love Dr.Tsai

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

I love talking to Dr tsai. she is the best

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr. Margaret Tsai is wonderful and I am so happy she is working at the Cleveland Clinic. You could not find a Doctor as caring, professional and kind as she is..... please make sure you keep this great Doctor working at the Cleveland Clinic! I am so fortunate to have her take care of me! Thank You!

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

a excellent experience and a awesome doctor my health is a lot better than it was....

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Dr. Tsai is very professional and courteous - speaks to the patient in an adult, intelligent, respectful manner while displaying a true compassion.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

dr tsai is always the most considerate caring dr i know

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Cleveland Clinic is very fortunate to have Dr Tsai on their staff!

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr. Tsai did an immediate phone contact in response to my messaging her on MyChart.Very personable, professional, along with compassion to my issue.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

I definitely am pleased with my decision to have Dr. Tsai as my Rheumatologist with The Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Excellent response via phone from Dr. Tsai.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

aready have recommend DR. TRSI

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Already recommended Dr. Tsai.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Dr. Tsaia is a very personal doctor, she does what she says she's going to do, and fast.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Dr. Tsai was very helpful with my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

This video visit was the first time I met with Dr. Tsai because my rheumatologist is retiring so I was a little nervous but she did put me at ease with her friendly manner and her interest she was taking in my well being. so overall I was satisfied with the video visit.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Dr Tsai explained my need for the medication in an easy to understand fashion.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Dr. Tsai is so kind and sincere, and yet she is very professional.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2020

Dr. Tsai is an extremely caring and compassionate doctor. She is an excellent listener and always goes above and beyond in kindness and thoroughness. I consider myself fortunate to have her.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

good experience Dr Sai is the best

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

Dr Tsai is wonderful

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Dr. Tsai is an absolutely amazing woman and is the absolute best doctor I could ever ask for. She goes above and beyond to explain everything, she knows my whole medical record before I speak to her and she consistently remembers everything about me. Dr. Tsai is a great healer both physically and emotionally. Her great compassion is healing in itself and her knowledge far surpasses all imagination. She is truly brilliant and has healed me with her innovation and great care. I am blessed to have her as my doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

kind careing dr. and staff. I have recommended Dr. Tsai to friends and realities..

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

I enjoy having all drs. under one roof.. in the past I had problems with health care providers communicating with each other. I also enjoy the ease of my chart. I have memory problems and with my chart my dr, and I can keep in touch and I can check appointments. and medications.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

excellent doctor. answers all my concerns good experience

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Appointments are always difficult to get when you would like them with any physician unless scheduled at least 4 months in advance. Even then, appointment times are limited (not at the fault of the scheduler)

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Dr. Tsai is an amazing doctor. Listens to my concerns, talk about my issues and do the best we can to resolve them.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

I love Dr. Tsai!! She is a wonderful physician and a wonderful person! She takes very good care of me.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

while I love the ease of the televideo chat since I live almost 2 hours away from my doctor i still prefer the face-to-face visits

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Dr. Tsai is extremely knowledgeable and compassionate. the quintessence of what a physician should be. I feel very lucky to have her as my doctor .

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Dr. Tsai is so good with me, explaining all procedures and what not. Great person!!!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Dr. Tsai is caring and thoughtful to her patients. I feel like she cares about me as a person. she should be a role model to other Cleveland Clinic physicians.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr. Tsai always takes Great care of Me.. and I always get my appointments when convenience is mine! Time, Day, Just Awesome!!;

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

I've recommended Dr. Tsai many times!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

I see Dr. Tsai once a year. It is not possible for me to schedule my next appointment one year out. I have to await a snail mail letter, basically telling me it is now okay for me to call and schedule my next appointment.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Always a pleasant experience with Dr. Tsai.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

I love the Doctor. kind, caring, understanding of my needs.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Great doctor, professional and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

A very warm, caring and knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr Tsai is simply an awesome doctor and care giver

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

she is an exceptional doctor

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

I absolutely adore this physician. Dr. Tsai is in the position she needs to be. She listens, she truly portrays genuine concern and she is just a joy to come visit. Her patients are the lucky ones....She is a real blessing and asset to her profession....

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

This group of professionals at the Rheumatology dept ( Lorain campus) are remarkable. Never a bad attitude or visit with any of them...From the nursing staff, to Dr.Tsai to the schedulers..Just a joy to be around.Love this office staff..

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr Tsai and her staff are so caring. They listen to what you say. She is just the best doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

She is a wonderful and caring doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr Tsai is an intelligent, amazingly caring Dr. she is helping me with my health problems like no other Dr has been able to!

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr Tsai is the best rhuematologist ever, she figured out my problems and has been working to help me deal with the side effects. she is amazing!!!!!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

dr tsai is a wonderful person. I would highly recommend her,

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

If I could give Dr.Tsai a 100 rating I would! She is caring, listens and answers all questions. Excellent Professional!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Dr Tsai is the best! She is caring and listens to all my concerns. She answers all my questions and never rushes through an appointment

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr. Tsai explains things thoroughly and listens well to be concerns. She always asks if I understand or have questions.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr Tsai is an awesome person and Dr!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

amazing doctor and her staff

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr Tsai, is top notch. She is an excellent doctor, she listens and gives helpful prompt feedback.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr. Tsai is the best doctor I've ever had

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

she was ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!! I don't know that I have ever seen a dr like this!! so compassionate and caring. she took her time and explained everything (which all Cc drs do) as we were finishing up not only did she shake my hand but she gave me a hug which really made me feel like she genuinely cares about me!! when she first came in the room she crouched down to my level( I was sitting down) to talk to me. she was just an amazing person not only dr!! when I sent her a message on MyChart she emailed me back explaining all of my bloodwork and told me what an honor it was to see me as a patient. WHO DOES THAT?!?! I really feel she needs to be recognized for all that she does!!!!

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Dr.Tsai is wonderful...knowledgable, caring and compassionate

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

My office visit with Dr. Tsai was very good. She answered all my questions, explained my issues efficiently, and was very empathetic to my issues.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

this doctor is the best! She is knowledgeable, kind, caring, patient. answered all my questions thoroughly. Didn't make me feel stupid for asking questions. Took her time with me. I wish all my doctors were like her.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Dr Tsai always takes me to schedule my appt to make sure it is schedule propertly

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Dr Tsai if a very involved and caring with me. Here concern is obvious.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

All my responses are in regards to Dr. Tsai herself. She is a jewel in your organization that I patronize and are reimbursed quite well by my insurance provider.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

it was a good experience.Dr Tsai is a wonderful Dr she has so much compassion and listens to me.I would recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr. Tasoi is the one Dr. Appt that i look forward to. She is very loving and caring. The staff is also wonderful. No complaints here.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

I?ve had no bad experiences with Dr. Tsai or her staff.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

I have often referred others to the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Tsai.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

The Doctor and her assistant was very friendly pleasant courteous helpful nice knowledgeable kind respectful and provided good customer care with a smile and hug

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

love Dr Tsai !

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Dr Tsai is an excellent Dr. I travel 2 1/2 hours to see her and will continue to do so.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

phenomenal health provider

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

each h member of Dr Tsai staff went above and beyond. thank you

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Doctor TSAI & her staff are some of the best medical staff I know

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

dr.sai is the best actor I've ever seen. she's compassionate thurl and a great listener

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

dr. tsai is the best

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Tsai responded to my phone request for information about labs, etc., with followup message on MyChart. I am very pleased with her.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Tsai is one of the most caring doctors I've ever been to! Her assistant Jenna also is a very caring person

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

she is a great doctor o very easy to talk to. always pleasant

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

dr. Tsai is very professional kind hearted respect for her patience I am truly amazed and so grateful to have her as my rheumatologist

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

dr. Tsai staff and her is well I've always made me feel very welcome and I have recommended several people to Dr. Tsai

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr. Thai has always been one of the best doctors i've ever needed to "work with" while addressing some health issues.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Dr Tsai is wonderful

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

*Dr. Tsai is the "BEST!"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr. Tsai was very understanding and informative.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Dr Tsai is an excellent Dr...I wouldn't change her for the world!

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Dr Tsai is wonderful! And so is everyone helping her.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

I have referred several friends to Dr Tsai.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

best dr ever!! love Cleve clinic!!!

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Dr Tsai was amazing I have been dealing with specialist and Drs for 2 years trying to figure out what was wrong and she is the first dr I felt actually listened to me without making me feel bad she didnt make me feel rushed she took her time to explain things and explain treatment options and side effects she was very compassionate. I am so happy I came to see Dr Tsai for once I feel like I actually have some answers and some hope for treatment.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Dr. Tsai and her staff are just sweet, kindhearted, compassionate, lovely people in general. they care about their patients and their well-being. they know their names and remember personal info about them. you are treated as a person not a MRN. Love her and her staff.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

I have always been well received by Dr. Tsai

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Dr Tsai is a very good and kind doctor.

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