Dr. Ka-Lok Tse, MD

Nephrology  |  
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Age 54
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Dr. Ka-Lok Tse, MD
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.

808 S Fair Oaks Ave

Pasadena, CA 91105

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Dr. Ka-Lok Tse, MD

Dr. Ka-Lok Tse, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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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Care Philosophy

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

Dr. Tse's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Nephrology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


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  • 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tse's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tse to family and friends
based on 11 total reviews (4 with comments)
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 (4)
in South Pasadena, CA |
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.
in Arcadia, CA |
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.
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.
Thank you
in Pasadena, CA |
Dr. Tse is truly an exceptional nephrologist!!!
It was a great feedback. Thank you.
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Dr. Tse accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
    Basic PPO
    Enhanced Exclusive for Small Business HMO
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    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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Hospitals where Dr. Tse has admitting privileges

Huntington Memorial Hospital
100 W California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
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