Dr. Ka-Lok Tse, MD

Dr. Ka-Lok Tse, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Ka-Lok Tse, MD is a nephrology specialist in Pasadena, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1990 and specializes in nephrology and internal medicine.Read his story

808 S Fair Oaks Ave

Pasadena, CA 91105

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • LACare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Tse performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Glomerulonephritis
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Tse's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tse "I was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to the U.S. for better education when I was 17 years old. I completed my high school at the Eagle Rock High School in Los Angeles followed by undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at UCLA. I obtained my M.D. degree from Jefferson Medical College in Pennsylvania. After finished my internal medicine residency training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey, I completed my final official training at Stanford University where I gained the most advanced knowledge in Nephrology. I am a nephrology consultant at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, Ca, where I am a board member of the Board of Directors. At Huntington Hospital, I have served as the Chairman for the Pharmacy, Therapeutics, and Diet Committee for more than ten years. I was the Chairman for the Department of Medicine and the President of the Medical Staff. I am a teaching staff for the medicine residency program at Huntington Hospital. I am married with two children. My hobbies include bicycling, racquet ball, movies, music, fishing, dinning, and wine tasting."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tse "Our philosophy is to elevate the care of nephrology to a higher level with kindness, patient-centered care, effective treatment, and advanced technology."

2  Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

118  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • 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
  • Familial Hypertension
  • Familial Hypocalciuric Hypercalcemia
  • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
  • Glomerular Diseases
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Glomerulonephritis-Like Microscopic Hematuria
  • Glomerulopathy With Fibronectin Deposits
  • Glomerulosclerosis
  • Gout
  • 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
  • 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
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3  Procedures

  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University Of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • UMDNJ Rw Johnson Med School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • UMDNJ Rw Johnson Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Stanford University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tse has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tse's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tse to family and friends
12 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Tse's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr Tse is excellent! Takes good care of my Reset Osmostat. Communicates well... Highly recommended!
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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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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...more
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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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Thank you

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Dr. Tse is truly an exceptional nephrologist!!!
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It was a great feedback. Thank you.

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