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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Biography

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

Appointed
2008

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Rheumatology
Cleveland, OH USA
2008

Residency - Summa Health System
Internal Medicine
Akron, OH USA
2006

Internship - Summa Health System
Internal Medicine
Akron, OH USA
2004

Medical Education - Northeast Ohio Medical University
MD
Rootstown, OH USA
2003

Undergraduate - Kent State University
Kent, OH USA
1998

Certifications

  • 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 3/25/2019, 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

400 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

81 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2019

First time I ever had to wait for Dr. Tsai. It was just a bad day but the wait was fine and not too long. She is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

Dr. Tsai Has got to be the most caring Dr. I have ever met. She remembers EVERYTHING about the current care for my Arthritis as well as my life in general which helps her make decisions about treatment and care. Thank everyone who helps keep her on the Staff!!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

Dr Tsai has early hors and that works Great with my schedule. I am very thankful for this!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

The whole team follows the lead of Dr. Tsai-- the nicest group of healthcare professionals that could be found anywhere.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

Dr. Tsai was excellent and very informative! I was very pleased with her knowledge and she had read all my medical issues before coming into the room. She was well prepared! Great job!

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

Dr.Tsai is very understanding and conscience. She wants nothing else but to insure that she is helping me to the best of her ability.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

Love Dr. Tsai. Everyone I've ever dealt with in her department is so wonderful; the nurses, receptionists, and appointment makers. Ireally appreciate their care and understanding.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018

Dr. Tsai is wonderful! She is both knowledgeable and so caring and compassionate. I only wish she were a general practitioner since I thankfully don't need rheumatology care often. Thank you for the excellent care you provide, Dr. Tsai!

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2018

Dr Tsai was amazing! She was so friendly and listened and asked questions and really understood How I was feeling! I am so happy to have her on my team! I was recently diagnosed with Lupus and I was very worried going into this appointment and she made me feel very comfortable with our plan of care.

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!

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