Dr. Ka-Lok Tse, MD

Nephrology •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Tse
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Ka-Lok Edmund Tse, M.D., FASN, FACP, FRCPC, FCCP, FACPM

808 S Fair Oaks Ave Pasadena, CA 91105

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(626) 577-1675

Dr. Ka-Lok Tse, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Pasadena, CA and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Tse has more experience with Glomerulonephritis/Nephropathy and Nephrological Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with Huntington Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tse to book an appointment.


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Dr. Tse accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
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Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
Basic PPO
Enhanced Exclusive for Small Business HMO
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Covered California - Bronze PPO
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
Individual and Family PPO
SmartCare HMO
WholeCare Network HMO
LACare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO

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Practice Areas

Glomerulonephritis/Nephropathy

Glomerulonephritis and nephropathy are types of kidney disease caused by damage to the small blood vessels that filter the blood, either from long-term diabetes or other conditions such as lupus.Compare with other Glomerulonephritis/Nephropathy specialists.

Typically treats 89% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Acute Glomerulonephritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tse treats Acute Glomerulonephritis more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Tse treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Nephritis and Nephropathy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tse treats Nephritis and Nephropathy more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Tse treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Nephrological Conditions

Nephrological conditions specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys, including chronic kidney disease, kidney injury, kidney stones, and lupus nephritis.Compare with other Nephrological Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 62% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tse treats Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Tse treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Chronic Glomerulonephritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tse treats Chronic Glomerulonephritis more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Tse treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Acute Glomerulonephritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tse treats Acute Glomerulonephritis more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Tse treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

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Dr. Tse's conditions and procedures:

  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Gout
  • Acute Interstitial Nephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Arteritis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Vasculitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Central Nervous System Vasculitis
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Interstitial Nephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Renal Failure Syndrome
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Left-Sided
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Right-Sided
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Familial Hypertension
  • Familial Hypocalciuric Hypercalcemia
  • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
  • Glomerular Diseases
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Glomerulonephritis-Like Microscopic Hematuria
  • Glomerulopathy With Fibronectin Deposits
  • Glomerulosclerosis
  • Gout
  • Hemodialysis
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hypercalcemic Nephropathy
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperkalemic Renal Tubular Acidosis
  • Hypermagnesemia
  • Hypernatremia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension in Pheochromocytoma
  • Hypertension, Alcohol-Induced
  • Hypertension, Corticosteroid-Induced
  • Hypertension, Environment-Induced
  • Hypertension, Nasal Decongestant-Induced
  • Hypertension, Stress-Induced
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Hypokalemia Familial
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis
  • Hypomagnesemia
  • Hypomagnesemia With Hypocalciuria
  • Hypomagnesemia, Type 4, Renal
  • Hyponatremia
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Damage - Aminoglycosides
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stones
  • Labile Hypertension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis, Type 2
  • Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis, X-Linked
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Necrotizing Cutaneous Vasculitis
  • Nephritis
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Proteinuria
  • Purpura
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Failure-Like Electrolyte Imbalances
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Renal Transplant Rejection
  • Renal Tubular Acidosis
  • Renal Tubular Acidosis, Distal, Type 1
  • Renal Tubular Acidosis, Distal, Type 3
  • Renal Tubular Acidosis, Distal, Type 4
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Rheumatoid Vasculitis
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Thrombotic
  • Transplant Conditions
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • White Coat Hypertension

Dr. Tse's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tse

4.5

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  • Explained conditions well (13)
What could be improved
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
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I was under the care of another nephrologist. I was following all the recommendations but my kidney functions continued to deteriorate. I finally switched to Dr. Tse. He saw me promptly and professionally developed a treatment plan that I followed. Now my kidney functions stabilized. I was so afraid of ending up with dialysis. My concern for this is gone. Thank you Dr. Tse for his excellent care.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dr. Tse is taking great care of my mom. She was approaching the need of dialysis treatment by another nephrologist. Dr. Tse was able to change the course. My mom is still not needed to start dialysis. My family appreciates Dr. Tse's exceptional care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 30, 2019
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Dr Tse is excellent! Takes good care of my Reset Osmostat. Communicates well... Highly recommended!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Virginia Kathol – Mar 31, 2018
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Wonderful doctor that I have ever met. Dr. Tse is very patient and a very good listener. He has a great depth of knowledge. I feel very comfortable talking to him.
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Lisa Roberts in South Pasadena, CA – Sep 06, 2017
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My mom is under the care of Dr. Tse. He is very kind and takes extra time to explain to my mom and myself regarding my mom's difficult kidney problem which my need dialysis support. Dr. Tse helps us to cope with the situation in a very positive way. I am lucky my mom is having such a good care provided by Dr. Tse.
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Alex Morgan in Arcadia, CA – Sep 02, 2017
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I am very impressed and appreciate the care given by Dr. Tse. He takes time to explain to me my kidney problem and the treatment plan. Thank you very much for taking good care of me, Dr. Tse.
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CLAY BERNE in LOS ANGELES, CA – Aug 17, 2017
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Dr. Tse is truly an exceptional nephrologist!!!
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David Lee in Pasadena, CA – May 11, 2016
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About Me

Our philosophy is to elevate the care of nephrology to a higher level with kindness, patient-centered care, effective treatment, and advanced technology.

Specialties

  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1996
Stanford University
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Umdnj Rw Johnson Med School
Residency Hospital
1991
Umdnj-Rw Johnson Med Sch
Internship Hospital
1990
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School
1986
University of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • Chinese
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Ka-Lok Edmund Tse, M.D., FASN, FACP, FRCPC, FCCP, FACPM

Ka-Lok Edmund Tse, M.D., FASN, FACP, FRCPC, FCCP, FACPM808 S Fair Oaks Ave Pasadena, CA 91105
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Huntington Memorial Hospital

Pasadena, CA

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)