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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

  • Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cortisone injections
  • Diagnosis of Osteoporosis
  • Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Hyaluronic acid (HA)
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Immunoglobulin Infusion
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Medical Management of Early Osteoarthritis
  • Medication Management
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment For Joint Pain
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
View all 28 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • EGPA (Eosinophilic granulomatosis with Polyangiitis)
  • AIDS & HIV
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Autoinflammatory Syndromes
  • Behcet's Disease
  • Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Bursitis
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Calcinosis
  • Central Nervous System Vasculitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis (Pseudo Gout)
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) Syndrome
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Gout Arthritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Problems
  • Henoch Schonlein Purpura
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Pain
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Immunosuppression
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Iritis
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis in Men
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Paget's Disease
  • Painful Joints
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polumyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Rheumatoid Vasculitis
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Uveitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener’s Granulomatosis
View all 106 Specialties +


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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

Specialty Interests

Adult rheumatology and osteoporosis

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Margaret Tsai, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/2/2022, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

316 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

93 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. Tsai was friendly and explained all the tests and treatment options for me. I want to stay with her. She was polite and treated me with compassion and as if she really was interested in my case and future treatments. Thank you Dr. Tsai.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Dr. Thai is an excellent provider.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

The kindness and care shown by Dr. Tsai and her entire staff truly is remarkable. I truly appreciate being treated with such respect and professionalism that never made me feel like I was just another patient. Thanks to all of you!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Dr Tsai is just the best doctor I have ever had and she always makes me feel comfortable and informed. I

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr. Tsai is very personable and I always have her full attention. She explains things clearly and always asks if I have any other questions or concerns. I'm always impressed by her quick responses to questions when I use MyChart.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

I appreciate the time the doctor spend with me explaining and answering my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Dr. Tsai is the most compassionate and caring doctor I have ever met in my whole career as a nurse and a patient! I cannot say enough about her loving demeanor and her willingness to fight for her patients. She is truly a gift to all of her patients.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr. Tsai always gives great attention to my overall health needs. She is very personable and truly an exceptional doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Dr Tsai is truly one of the best doctors I have ever seen. Very attentive and caring.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Dr. Tsai is awesome. She is one of the finest doctors I've ever had.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Friendliest and most informative doctor I have. Always enjoy an office visit with her.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

This was my first appointment with Dr. Tsai. She had reviewed my chart and reports prior to my arrival and was totally aware of my current health status. She was kind, reassuring, and very informative. Although I was not thrilled with my news, I have extreme confidence in Dr. Tsai and I am blessed to have her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

Excellent Doctor. Very thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

The backlog for appointments is the one and only negative thing thing I can see. Doctor Tsai is worth the wait, though. She came highly recommended by three people and they were right.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Dr. Tsai was extremely personable and also concerned with my problem. She had a very scientific approach, much like I remember from group clinic in medical school but was patient and considerate with my limited knowledge. She gave me an inordinate amount of her time and am I very appreciative and grateful.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Dr. Tsai is one of the most caring doctors I've ever had she cares so much about her patients and she's still doctoring me even after I moved to Florida because down here you can't find a doctor to save your soul!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

I have never experienced such sincere care and courtesy and as a result have complete trust and faith in Dr. Tsai.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Dr. Tsai is always a wonderful, kind, courteous and uplifting professional. So blessed to have her!!!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

This was my first meeting with Dr. Tsai. I was very impressed with her knowledge of my health history, i.e., it was apparent that she had familiarized herself with my chart prior to the appointment.

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Dr Tsai is great

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Dr. Tsai is a concerned and caring physician. She has a lovely personality. I have recommended her to my sister and a friend. Because Dr. Tsai is so wonderful, it is very difficult to become a patient. She Is very busy. My sister was able to make an appointment; however, my friend was assigned to another doctor.

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Dr. Tsai is the first doctor that I have looked forward to seeing. She is an outstanding medical professional, very personable and caring, knowledgeable and concerned about patients. She is gracious and understanding and patient.

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Dr Tsai is so personable and caring-very professional and explains everything in detail. I look forward to visits with her and she always answers any messages very timely.

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Wonderful provider

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Would recommend Dr. Tsai and her staff to anyone!!

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

Dr. Tsai is the best rheumatologist and I have seen I love her and will always be going back

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

Met this little person with this amazing personality and knowledge..Felt extra comfortable with staff and doctor

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Dr. Tsai is fantastic!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

Dr. Tsai is amazing! She is so kind and caring!!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

Dr Tsai is a very warm person...who give ultimate care...

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

I LOVE DR. TSAI. She is so caring and compassionate and Always has my best interest at Heart.She is Wonderful!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

Dr. Tsai is an excellent listener and I feel like she knows my history so well and helps me manage my disease. I feel very cared for.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

I enjoy having Dr. Tsai as my RA Specialist. She cares about me.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

Dr Tsai made a great impression on me. Kind, friendly and listened.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Dr. Tsai is extraordinary in her knowledge of my illness, options for treatment and the care she provides.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Dr Tsai is the best. She shows she cares and is very energetic. I wish more Doctors were like her. It's always a joy to see her.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr. Tsai is professional and personable. She is thorough and caring. She is consistently optimistic and is a joy to see because she is so supportive.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr. Tsai is warm and professional.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr. Tsai is well respected by other doctors who have provided care for me. I'm very fortunate to have her taking care of me.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Wonderful experience...super doctor who is most caring

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr Tsai reviewed all recent labs/bone density with me. She discussed treatment plan. She is always friendly and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Love Dr. Tsai

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Dr. Tsai was wonderful.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Dr Tsai is very detailed on my questions. I have faith in her

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

She is much sought after so her schedule is quite full. I totally understand. Dr Tsai and her staff were all awesome. Very positive experience.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

I look forward to continuing care with Dr Tsai.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Dr Tsai is the most professional and caring doctor I know. She is one of a kind, in a league of her own.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr. Tasi is the best for explaining and level of concern and her staff follows her lead

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

The Doctor is so good it takes awhile to get into see her but she is well worth it.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

I have had these health issue for over two years and the Doctor was so kind and listen and I felt she really wants to help me.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Dr tsai is awesome

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Dr. Tsai is very thorough. She asked a lot of questions and she answered a lot of my questions. She took the time with me to discuss my meds and my options. I in no way felt rushed through my appointment! I'm so happy to have met her. I appreciate her already from day 1!!!

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

I cannot say enough about Dr. Tsai and her staff. Excellent care and compassion all around.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Great experience with Dr. Tsai I would recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

I can't say enough good thing about how well my visit went. Dr Tsai is excellent

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Amazing Doctor and wonderful staff!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

She is a wonderful doctor! Caring and very efficient. Wish I could see her for all my conditions, she makes you feel reassured and important.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Dr Tsai is tremendous. She is easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. I feel fortunate to have her as my rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

I loved my doctor. She was so caring and asked many questions.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

Best team I've ever dealt with from Cleveland clinic and the most caring doctor I've ever had the pleasure of being cared for by.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Dr. Tsai character of making you feel like you are very important patient to her rates above very good good

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Dr. Tsai provided truly phenomenal care. She took the time to listen to my concerns, answer my questions, and generally was superb at everything she did.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

*Dr. Tsai is 1st rate!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Dr. Tsai is awesome!!!!!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Dr Tsai and her staff are so professional, kind and so caring. Dr Tsai never makes you feel rushed. Just all around excellent care. I would and have recommended Dr Tsai to fellow coworkers, family and friends

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

*Dr. Tsai, is a wonderful doctor, she is always cordial and truly concerned. I love having her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Dr. Tsai takes the time to get to know her patients and how they are doing.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

She is an amazing Dr that takes the time to help you understand your health needs.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

The Doctor was thorough, courteous and clearly explained my options.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Dr Tsai is a wonderful Dr. So caring, listens and asks all the right questions! Her nurses are do good also

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Dr. Tsai is the one doctor I always look forward to seeing.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr. Tsai has the best bedside manner, is warm and welcoming, exceptionally caring, always answers my questions well, seems to have all the time in the world for me, and is extremely knowledgable and professional. I'd recommend her without a hint of hesitation to anyone! She's number one in my book!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

The first available appointment was originally in January 2022. I was placed on the cancellation list which is why I was seen at the end of October 2021. I have been in pain for a year and a friend recommended Dr. Stain. Dr. Stain is a great doctor but I couldn't imagine having to wait for another 3 months with no answers or any idea why I was in the pain I'm in. I would've liked to see her sooner.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

I have already recommended Dr. Tsai to everyone I've spoken to with similar problems and met some others who were already her patients who had nothing but great thins to say. She was the first specialist that didn't dismiss my pain by saying it was "just my weight"! She ran several tests, listened to everything I said with concern and understanding. She has helped me to finally get the answers I've been looking for for years!! She is such a sweet person!! So glad I got to have her as one of my doctors.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dr Tsai and her staff are an amazing team!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dr Tsai is simply the most caring and empathetic Dr I have ever met. I arrived stressed, in pain and emotional and left hopeful and more relaxed

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Outstanding provider.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Always a wonderful experience with Dr.Tsai ,she's a blessing

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Dr. Tsai is the best

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr. Tsai I rate highly. I need to read lips and she has worn a see thru mask throughout the pandemic to insure our accurate communication. She covers all of my concerns with clear instructions, and I get results with her treatment.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr Tsai an awesome HumanMakes her an awesome doc

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dr. Margaret Tsai has been providing care for me over the past several years. She is not only extremely knowledgeable of my RA, she explains treatment options and plans for my care with ease and compassion. I look forward to my visits with her. My RA is under the best management it has been in some time now. I would highly recommend her as a Rheumatologist to others.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Dr Tsai was highly recommended to me. I am so impressed with how present she was while she was with me. I could feel how much she cares for her patients. I even received a phone call to go over my blood work with her assistant- IMPRESSIVE! I am very happy with art Tsai!

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr Tsai truly cares about her patients. I felt like I was discussing my problems with an old friend who had incredible medical knowledge.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Dr Tsai is an amazing Dr. Figured out my diagnosis when others couldn't for over 15 years!

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Dr Tsai was one of the most caring doctors i've had the pleasure of talking to!!

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

I would refer DR Tsai

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Dr. Tsai is always courteous and very attentive.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Really enjoy visit with Dr Tsai

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Dr. Tsai is the "BEST!"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Quick response for medication refill request and follow up related to routine labs. Dr. Thai is an excellent communicator.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Dr.Tsai is an outstanding doctor. She is caring, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. I always leave an appointment feeling well cared for.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Loved the doctor! She was so caring and nice, I haven't felt like a doctor has taken the time to really review my health concerns and she did she really was great

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