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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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 7/5/2019, 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

419 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

110 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

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

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.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

the dr took her time in the appt to gather info and explain my condition.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

a very wonderful and caring doctor ,love her !

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Dr. Tsai is an AMAZING physician. She treats me with concern and respect. she actually listens to me and addresses any concerns I it my IP, who cares for me daily, has about my condition. She takes the time to even call and explain my test results so that I completely understand them. in my opinion, more doctors should learn from her and act the way she does. Dr. Tsai is a beautiful human being.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Dr. Tsai is the most polite and caring doctor I have EVER been too. she was very thorough and made me feel very comfortable. she answered my questions and is just a sweet little soul. I'm glad I was able to get in to see her and have her check me out thoroughly

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Dr. Tsai and her team are exceptionally warm, attentive, and always makes me feel that I'm in the best care. I honestly feel incredibly grateful to be a patient of Dr. Tsai.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr. Tsai is a good listener and is concerned about my health.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Dr. Tsai and staff are very respectful and I love coming to my appointment

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Dr Tsai is very knowledgeable, can answer any question.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

Dr. Tsai never rushes me, always a delight to talk to..Listens to what I have to say...Does everything in her power to build you up and find a solution to your pain. She is just a FANTASTIC and I am blessed to have her.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

*Dr. Tsai was excellent! Very positive attitude, pleasant personality. She was very knowledgeable & willing to spend time with explanations.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

The doctor and staff here are the best at communicating I have ever had, and they are all very pleasant.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

Dr. Tsai is the most caring and knowledgeable doctor I've been to. She is extremely good at explaining the medical background of things in a way that anyone could understand.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

I love Doctor Tsai. She is very caring person.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

I always feel like I and my health care are very important to my doctor

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

love Dr Tsia

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

I am so glad I got the call to fill a last minute cancellation. Dr. Tsai is extremely nice and actually listens. She wanted to get to the actual reasons for my joint pain and not just give me a pill. Janna at the office is FANTASTIC and very easy to talk to and explains everything, I feel she's a great asset to Dr. Tsai. The front office ladies are so pleasant and I really liked that they made me feel at ease even with all the upcoming appointments they made for me while I was there and I wasn't just given a piece of paper and told to call and schedule my own appointments with 3 other docs and I really like how they will laugh and joke but all the while be professional. I'm so happy, (even though I really do not like going to doctors) that I was able to get in to see Dr. Tsai. No wonder my neighbors recommended her to me.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Dr Tsai is wonderful she listens is kind and gives details in a form easily understood

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

dr thai n her team are super nice n helpful

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

I would absolutely recommend Dr. Margaret Tsai to anyone. Her and her staff must be among the best

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

I love Dr. Tsai. She is so respectful and super nice.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr. Tsai was one of the kindest, sweetest,most engaged Dr. that I've ever met

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

Dr Tsai is a very caring doctor. I wish all my doctors were more like her.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

Dr Tsai is always extremely kind. she explains things very well

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

i looked for years for the attentiveness, respect, and prompt service i receive from the Avon/ Lorain Clinic My Dr is the best she listens understands explains all in a very timely manner her co workers at the clinic are very professional yet they make the process personal

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Dr Tsai always gives me excellent care. always explains treatment plan in great detail.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Dr. Tsai has been a huge help to me explaining things to me and not assuming I already know. She covers everything I need to know and more on my visits.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Dr Tsai is very personal and goes over everything and is an awesome listener too. This was my first time meeting her.So glad I have her as my Doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

My Daughter recommended Dr Tsai . Glad she did. Everyone was kind and caring

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Dr Tsai is wonderful. I am very pleased with all aspects of care.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

The doctor was very friendly and made me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Dr Tsai is wonderful

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr. Tsai is a very caring person, and clearly explains information she gives.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr. Tsai and her staff are so caring. I'm so blessed to have them caring for me with my chronic health condition.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr. Tsai is the best!

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Don't get me wrong. I absolutely LOVE Dr. Tsai but she is so booked up it's almost next to impossible to get an appointment with her.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr. Tsai is an exception to the rules. She is the most pleasant, efficient, courteous, professional person I know. It would be amazing if she could duplicate herself 100 times or gave lessons to some of the other Doctors on staff at the Clinic.

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Dr Tsai is wonderful and her nurse was excellent as well as the office help.It was a pleasant appointment.I had to have blood drawn and the man that did it was sooo good and a very nice man.I really don't have any complaints except that it took a long time to get my first appoint.I love Dr Tsai she is awesome.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Dr Thai explained disease entity explained treatment and allowed me to choose in which order I could begin treatment. She kept me informed and allowed me to assist in plans for the future treatment. I appreciated that very much. I feel I have a better understanding of my diagnosis. I came away with information sheets that would enable me to review my disease as needed to better understand it.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

I hold nothing but the highest regards for Dr Tsai!!!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

I love Dr. Tsai. She is one of my all time favorite doctors. She takes a genuine interest in me.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

dr. Tsai is a remarkable doctor she made me feel at ease through the whole process and the way she explains things as impeccable

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Dr. Tsai is very caring and always pleasent to be with. She is quick to give me suggestions to relieve my pain. Her smile is very warming and one can tell she is very genuine in her interest to help me as a patient.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr. Tsai is a wonderful rheumatologist! I have a recommended her and will continue to do so !

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

I have recommended Dr. Tsai to family members and also friends

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

The doctor was so nice and really took the time with me. I didn't feel rushed and she answered all my questions!!

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Dr. Tsai is an exemplar physician. The care and time she takes for her patients should be a model for all Cleveland Clinic staff.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr M TSAI is outstanding always shows concern and is very caring Making your visit a pleasant comfortable one

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr M Tsai staff Is just as caring and personable

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Dr Tsai really gets the importance of the whole doctor/patient relationship dynamic. Open communication, trust, LISTENING and understanding the patient's concerns, reassuring, empathy while still being frank and HONEST. While I often feel a little RUSHED when I visit her, I've always found her accessible and willing to listen if I have additional concerns or questions.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

*Dr. Tsai and her staff are fantastic.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

Dr. Tsai is the best doctor I've ever had and I will continue to go to her for as long as she is within my driving area.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

Dr. Tsia is exceptional. She treats me as though I am a member of her family. Awesome!

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr. Tsai - genuine concern for my well being, and very supportive!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

Dr. Tsai listens extremely well and applies her detailed medical knowledge to me as an individual in making wise choices regarding my care.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

loved the experience. Found Dr. Tsi to be very knowledgeable and informative. All the staff I came in contact with were very polite /courteous and helpful. I would definitely recommend The Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

Dr Tsai was very thorough and caring. She did more at his first visit then last rheumatologist did in yrs.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

Dr. Tsai was very personable and thorough. Her compassion was very refreshing!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Dr. Tsai has a wonderful bedside manner. She is knowledgeable and caring. She takes care to be thorough and answer questions.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

Dr Tsai is wonderful, listens well, very informative on what going on with my RA. I do tell people about her & recommend her!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr Tsai is an outstanding physician , taking the time to thoroughly go through records, evaluate, ask questions and establish a care plan and identify decision points. I have worked with many doctors in a Hospital setting, interfacing with patients and family, and focus on her duties. She is incredibly personable and human, and has a great ambience and inflection in the way she presents herself. It's likely she is in the top 1 or 2 % in this entire hospital as a result. She's definitely a keeper.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr Tsai is considered excellence to work with and overtly positive. This is reflected by all of her staff.. In fact, the words lucky to work with her was used more than once by several employees.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

The doctor was not told I was waiting, so I got called in really late.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

Dr. Tsai is a wonderful, knowledgeable and caring physician.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Tsai is exceptional in her caring. She answers emails promptly and is encouraging.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Tsai is extremely personable.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

wonderful physician - very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Best ever so far. The doctor cares and it shows.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr. Tsai was outstanding and extremely helpful and provided great information and care.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr Thai is always concerned for my well being. I have recommended her to several people. I'm so grateful to have her in my life.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

very kind and compassionate doctor

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

I wish all my doctors were as concerned and caring as Dr. Tsai. She is a treasure to have as a doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr. Tsai was on time in seeing me. she is a very kind and caring doctor. I wish they all were like her.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

Dr. Tsai always responds very quickly to my medication requests as well as posting test results.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

I wish all of my medical providers were as wonderful as Margaret Tsai MD. She always listens to all of my concerns and addresses them. She makes helpful suggestions and has a friendly compassionate way of providing care. She never makes me feel uncomfortable when I ask a lot of questions. Love Margaret Tsai MD!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Dr. Tsai is the best doctor I have ever had. She is friendly, professional, and always listens well. I have recommend her to several people.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Dr. Tsai is always on time.

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