Dr. Alice Wei, MD

Dr. Alice Wei, MD

Nephrology  |  
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Dr. Alice Wei, MD is a nephrology doctor who practices in New York, NY. She has been practicing for 19 years. Read her story

51 Saint Nicholas Ave Between 112th and 113th St

New York, NY 10026

Contact Information

(347) 688-8115

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Chronic Kidney Diseases
more than 46% of peers
Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
more than 39% of peers
Kidney Disease
more than 33% of peers

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Dr. Wei's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wei "Dr. Alice Wei is a Nephrologist specializing in preventing kidney failure in the Harlem community. She is the author of many publications and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Physician's Award for Clinical Excellence and Outstanding Employee Award among others. Her work as Medical Director helped Fresenius Medical Care's Harlem Dialysis Center receive the Platinum Center of Excellence Award twice. She is sought for her expertise in leadership as a medical director and has consulted for hospitals and large dialysis chains. "Creating positive change, one patient at a time, is still my passion." - Dr. Wei While effecting systematic changes within the dialysis community through her consultancy, she continues to serve the Harlem community through her private practice. She lives with her husband (also a Nephrologist) and 2 daughters in Manhattan, enjoys yoga, window sill gardening and travelling. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wei "Dr. Wei specializes in blood pressure and kidney care to prevent kidney failure.  Working in Harlem for over 12 years, she understands the unique challenges in this community and strives to offer patient centered care with empathy and compassion.  She will collaborate with you, your doctors and your support network for optimal results.  Family or friends are welcome during your visit with us.  Preserving your kidney function for as long as possible is our focus, so you can focus on your life.  

If you are living with kidney failure, Dr. Wei offers treatment options that can give you the lifestyle and quality of life you desire; Peritoneal Dialysis (bloodless dialysis at home), Hemodialysis at home or conventional in-center Hemodialysis as a bridge to Transplantation, or comfort care if suitable.  It is important to us that our patients feel cared for in addition to receiving the best of care. 

Welcome to our practice!"


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  • Nephrology
  • Nephrology & Renal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Renal Failure Syndrome
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Dialysis Complications
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Fluid Disorders
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Gout
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


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  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Mit
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Stony Brook Univ Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • St Vincents Med Ctr Of Mnhttn
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • St Vincents Med Center Of Mnhttn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • St Vincents Med Center Of Mnhttn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Nephrology Research Fellowship
    Other Education | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wei has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wei's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wei to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Wei Says:

Many of our patients are elderly and do not use the internet, so we may not have many survey's available.  But if you had a good experience in Dr. Wei's office, please leave us a 4 star or higher rating! If you had a negative experience, please speak with us as soon as possible and we will make every attempt to right any wrongs.  We value your trust and appreciate the opportunity to care for you.

Dr. Wei's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in New York, NY |
Dr. Wei keeps me on tract regarding my diabetic care. Thank you Dr. Wei
in New York, NY |
Please understand that it's very hard to find a doctor that always have a warm and friendly personality on every visit. I highly speak about Dr.Wei people skills and professional manor..
Went to Dr. Wei's facility. First and foremost her Assistant is a pleasure. She is very friendly and accommodating. Dr. Wei takes the time (1 hr) to review your labs and referring physician's findings to help put you at ease. She is efficient and knows the Nephrology profession very well
in New York, New York |
I recommend Dr. Wei because she is knowledgeable, friendly and is careful. I was nervous about my kidney problems but she was really good about explaining everything to me. I had a lot of questions and she answered all of them. It just felt like I knew her from before. I told my girlfriends about her already and will bring my uncle to her because all he knows is that his kidneys are bad. I told him that that's not a diagnosis!
Thank you for spreading the word Jeannie! We appreciate the kind feedback.
in New Rochelle, NY |
Very nice lady doctor. Convinced my husband to do what he needed to do to treat his blood pressure. I think she saved his life!
Thank you for your feedback! I hope you and Robert are doing well.
in New York, NY |
Dr. Wei is an exceptional physician. She is extremely intelligent (she completed her undergraduate training at MIT) and knowledgeable. In addition, she is compassionate, caring, and kind, and she takes the time to educate and explain the rationale behind her treatment decisions. She is meticulous and detail-oriented as well. I feel very fortunate to have found this talented nephrologist.
Thank you Esther! Your trust is very important to us.
in Bronx, NY |
Dr. Wei is the most knowledgeable doctor that I know. She spends a great amount of time with her patients making sure they can completely understand every aspect of their health. She's caring and passionate about her work and takes pride in the care she delivers to each patient. She focuses on the whole picture with each patient and not just her specialty. She's an awesome doctor!!!
Thank you for the compliments Jane! We strive to give every patient good care and a positive experience.
in NY, NY |
Dr. Wei takes really good care of my mother. She is very patient with us and my mother liked her from the first visit. She doesn't talk down to you like a lot of other doctors and she makes you feel better no matter what kind of day you are having. My mother's pressure is normal now with Dr. Wei. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my mother's pressure or kidney problems. If you have high pressure or kidney problems you should go see Dr. Wei.
Thank you Ms. Johnson! We are happy to hear your mother's blood pressure is better now.
in NY, NY |
Dr. Wei is a very good doctor. Dr. Wei spends a lot of time with me when I go see her.
in New York, NY |
She spends more time with me than any other doctor. She takes her time to explain everything to me and makes sure I understand why she is doing what she is doing. I had other doctors that didn't listen to me, and ignored my problems, but not her. If there is any question, she picks up the phone and calls the pharmacy or other doctors so everyone is on the same page. Dr. Wei is my favorite doctor!
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Dr. Wei accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Commercial PPO
    Open Access
    Open Access Plus
    Open Access Plus PPO
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst
    HealthFirst HMO
    HealthFirst PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Wei has admitting privileges

Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
1111 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10025
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