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 School - Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rootstown, OH USA

Undergraduate - Kent State University
Kent, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Adult rheumatology and osteoporosis

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 4/24/2018, Dr. Tsai has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Tsai receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • AbbVie, Inc.

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

402 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

57 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018

Overall my experiences as a patient with Dr. Tsai has been outstanding. Having her as a specialist has been a breath of fresh air. It's been a long excruciating road since my illness began. Dr. Tsai has made this process much more easier. She is kind, understanding, caring, and very thorough. She is the BOMB!!!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

dr Tsai seems very rushed. trying to see too many patients?

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

Dr. Tsai is excellent at making sure I understand.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

Janna, Dr. Tsai's assistant, is excellent. She is knowledgeable, concerned and helpful as well as having a great deal of empathy.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

Good experience with Dr.Tsai and the Avon health facility.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2018

Whenever I had a question, I would email Dr. Tsai's office and would get a response that was faster than if I called the office. I appreciate that.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2018

Dr. Tsai is very thorough and professional.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018

Dr. Tsai gives me my Prolia shots. She has given me the best care I ever had for my Osteoporosis.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

she is the best doctor I ever had very thorough

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Dr Tsai is an awesome Dr. she really listens to everything I have to tell her about my health. I would want no one else to take care of me but her. thank you.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

the main call in line to schedule an appointment is always busy...getting to your providers office can be slow.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

Dr. Tsai is a very genuine and attentive physician, but my visits are for well care. Well care is the easy part of being a care provider.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

awesome doctor I wish she could be my pcp but she specializes in rheumatology

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

I adore Dr Tsai. I was absolutely miserable when I walked into her office. She got me in 3 months early. Although I have a LONG way to go I know without a doubt that she will do whatever it takes to get me feeling better. I love that office. When you're in your room waiting for the doctor to come in you hear laughter from the staff. It's truly comforting. I'm sure it's not all roses and sunshine everyday but they (staff) are just sooo incredibly kind. The checkout receptionists are a hoot! Just a great atmosphere. This is coming from someone who isn't the biggest fan of doctor offices. Truly more doctors should aspire to be like Dr Tsai.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr. Tsai is the absolute best physician I have ever seen. She is absolutely amazing in every category. Dr. Tsai stays informed of ALL of my health issues, is quick to respond and she knows everything about my medical record updates when she walks into the exam room. She takes time to listen because she truly cares. She is brilliant in her work and profession because of her dedication to patients. Her medical expertise and ability to identify the cause of a serious post surgical problem that I was experiencing, allowed me to begin healing. Dr. Tsai has helped to heal me by find the correct medication and has given me the opportunity to live a normal life again. She is truly a blessing to me.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

My specialist doctor called me for my appointment from the waiting room HERSELF, and did my weigh in and went over my history. After thinking about it, and it's never happened before at any doctor, I believe my doctor wanted to pitch in to keep the day running smoothly. At least that's what I think, having been her patient for several years. She questions and talks to me about problems I've had, she really listens.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

she is the best Rheumatologist I have ever seen. she's the most compassionate and understanding. She's also the 5th one I've seen. I really want people on my team that are like Dr. Tsai! she is wonderful!!!

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

I love Dr Tsai She is very Good. I like Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

Seeing Dr. Tsai for the first time. Wonderful and caring individual. You can't fake sincerity and get away with it. She's the real thing. Very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018

Dr. Tsai lets me be part of the decision making and she listens to all concerns that I have about side effects and real effects that I have.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2018

Dr and staff very professional, caring and informative.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2018

Doctor Tsai always informative, friendly and willing to work with me on types of treatment.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

Worst doctor appt. I have ever been to. Dr. was rushed.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

Dr. Tsai and her staff are always wonderful to work with. Dr. Tsai's follow is always great.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

Dr. Tsai really makes you feel better just by walking in the room! She is the sweetest Doctor I ever met. When describing something to her she truly pays attention, thinks for a moment and then answers as well as anyone could to every concern I have ever asked her about.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018

Dr. Tsai is the most compassionate doctor I have ever dealt with. She is upbeat, she listens, she remembers things about your personal life. absolutely love her!

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

My experience with my doctor and the staff is always a great experience.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

This Doctor is the epitome of professionalism. I wish all of Cleveland Clinic were as good.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2018

Dr. Tsai is in the elite class of providers. She exemplifies how providers should treat patients and for that reason I look forward to my regular check ups.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2018

I am very happy with Dr. Yes I and all staff,I have dealt with...

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

Generally this doctor, I make the next appt. immediately after. In the past trying to reach A doctor, the wait time was long. If I have to contact the doctor for any reason, I use my chart and I get a quick response from someone in the office.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

This doctor normally is on time. Wait time is very minimal.

Reviewed on May 22, 2018

this was my first appointment with this provider and I had to wait for over 3 months to get in with a provider. not the provider I wanted initially, but am very happy with my experience with Dr Tsai.

Reviewed on May 15, 2018

Dr. Tsai is truly amazing. she listened and answered my questions and concerns about one of my medications patiently ( I suspect I have asked her the same questions in the past!) and clearly. She also took a very personal interest in my activities since I had last seen her and suffered through a few iphone pictures and videos, with full attention! She is upbeat and compassionate and caring. Then she walked me up to the schedulers to make sure I was able to schedule my next appointment with her. Truly exceptional-glad to have her in my life.

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

I highly recommend Dr.Tsai to friends that have rheumatology problems.She is the best rheumatologist anywhere.

Reviewed on May 3, 2018

I LOVE Dr Tsai, she is warm yet professional. She looks at you when you talk, and she answers your questions. Yet there is the sense that she is extremely busy & a bit rushed. Are you over-working your doctors?

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

Dr. Tsai is my rheumatologist and I like her. I also have a gerontologist, Dr. Reddy, I like her very much too. so I see both of them for different conditions.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

I'm treated for PMR. Dr. Tsai monitors it monthly to check my sed rate and CRP in order to see how much inflammation I have and how to adjust my prednisone. she understands the condition and I feel comfortable under her care. when I first got PMR I went to a number of doctors who did not know what I had. Thankfully she did because some others did not know how to treat it.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018

great experience,Dr.Tsai is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018

I was very early for my appt. and had to wait until it was my,time. I'm always seen on time,with Dr. Tsai.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2018

She is an awesome doctor and came highly recommend.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2018

Dr Tsai has always been very good about making sure that you and she understands completely all aspects in your life that can have an effect on how it affects the up, or down side of your condition.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2018

Dr. Tsi is an amazing doctor. She truly cares about what you have to say and listens. She's willing to work with you on what's best for your health physically and mentally. She's personal and caring and to me that's a true asset to CC and to me as a patent. All doctors could take lessons on how to treat their patients from her..and that's the truth!

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2018

I am very pleased with Dr. Tsai's care.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2018

Great experience as always!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2018

Always took excellent care of me.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2018

She's always the Best.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2018

Dr.Tsai saved my life . She kind,caring, realistic and informative. She is what a physician should be.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2018

if I had more than two thumb they'd all be way up!!!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2018

She listened and answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2018

Everyone was helpful friendly and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2018

Dr. Tsai is knowledgeable as well as focused on her patients' well-being. She is also honest.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2018

words are not enough for the Dr. and staff

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2018


Reviewed on Dec 22, 2017

Very informative!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2017

Dr Tsai is very Kind. She listens and has a plan of care. She focuses on my concerns and takes my concerns seriously I believe she is really trying to improve my health.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2017

Very informative and caring

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