Dr. Nathaniel Ho, MD

NephrologyMaleAge 51

Nephrology

Dr. Nathaniel Ho, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Laguna Hills, CA and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Nathaniel Ho, MD

Saddleback Medical Group Inc

24221 Calle de la Louisa Ste 300 Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(949) 334-8270
Telehealth services available

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Ho is affiliated with Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Newport Beach, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ho's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ho treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ho treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Hyperkalemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ho treats Hyperkalemia more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ho treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Gout
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ho treats Gout more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ho treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Juvenile Gout

Dr. Ho's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Alkalosis
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Pain
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Emphysema
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Gout
  • Heart Disease
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Itchy Skin
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Proteinuria
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Small Kidney
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Traumatic Acute Kidney Injury
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Ho accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Accountable Health Plans of America
Accountable Health Plans of America PPO
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-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 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 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 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
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Monarch Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Dr. Ho's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ho

4.8

Based on 64 ratings

5 Stars
93.75%
(60)
4 Stars
3.125%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
3.125%
(2)
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A very nice and knowledgeable Dr. Explained everything, took his time and very courteous.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 23, 2022
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Good Nephrologist
Dr. Ho is an excellent nephrologist. I am very involved in my case and always have questions and thoughts. Dr. Ho takes the time to allow me to have the visit I want and need to be successful managing my condition. He is very active continuing education and refining his skills. I would recommend Dr. Ho with no reservations.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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BC – Sep 23, 2022
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Dr Ho always takes time with me & explains things very well. I feel I’m in good hands with him as my Dr.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Linda S. – Sep 10, 2022
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Excellent doctor
Dr.Ho is very personable and knowledgeable. He really cares about his patients. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brianna – Jun 30, 2022
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Fantastic doctor
I use dr Ho because he pulls no punches and tells it the way it is
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ira Marcus – Jun 18, 2022
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Grateful
I appreciate Dr Ho's expertise and candor. It's comforting to know that he has my medical needs under control. Thank you.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Terry Baker – Jun 08, 2022
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I believe Dr. Ho to be exceptional in all ways including: compassionate, kind, inquiring, thorough, patient, and explanatory. I have never left his office with a question unanswered. I would give him 10 stars if I could!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Karen Munselle – Nov 20, 2021
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Truly a perfect visit with Dr. Ho I trust him 100%.
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Gary Rierson – Oct 13, 2021
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Very knowledgeable, professional attitude. Listens to you.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Good Dr – Sep 12, 2021
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I am seeing Dr. Ho for years. He is excellent physician and a caring person. Great professional manner very knowledgeable and take time to explain to me my health concern. I highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nora L Raymundo – Aug 19, 2021
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Very professional and personable. Makes me feel much more relaxed while reviewing health status and establishing future goals. I have total trust in Dr. Ho.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 24, 2021
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Staff is very helpful, and Dr. Ho is great— knowledgeable, thorough, and compassionate!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Phil McWilliams – Jul 22, 2021
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Very good visit
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Navnit Ashtana – Jul 14, 2021
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Dr. Ho carefully reviewed my medical history and explained the implications to me in my first visit. It helped me to have a more holistic view on my health.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Edward – Jul 02, 2021
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Efficient, knowledgeable and compassionate
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 01, 2021
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Both Dr. Ho and his PA were very professional and showed interest in my well being.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 23, 2021
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Dr. Ho has helped me immensely. He is professional and listens to my concerns
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sheryl – Jun 19, 2021
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I highly recommend Dr. Ho. I feel my kidneys are in great hands under his excellent care!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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William – May 26, 2021
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I find Dr. Ho to be exceptional in every way, and an added benefit to this practice is his welcoming and efficient office staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 22, 2021
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The visit went by quickly. After being taken back to a room weighed in & blood pressure taken a Nurse practitioner went over my history and most recent blood test results. Dr. Hi then came in reviewed my tests and he said he was pleased and just wants me to get another blood tests and week before my next appointment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Karen Brannon – May 12, 2021
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Biography

Nathaniel Ho, M.D. is board certified in Nephrology and Internal medicine. He specializes in all aspects of nephrology with special interest in treating...Read more

Specialties

  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Education

2004
LAC/USC Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2002
University Of California, Irvine Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1999
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1994
University of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Nathaniel Ho, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Ho has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Nathaniel Ho, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Nathaniel Ho, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Ho's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Nathaniel Ho, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Nathaniel Ho, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ho frequently treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations, Hyperkalemia, and Gout. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ho treats.

Where is Dr. Nathaniel Ho, MD's office located?

Dr. Ho's office is located at 24221 Calle de la Louisa Ste 300, Laguna Hills, CA 92653. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Nathaniel Ho, MD speak?

Dr. Ho speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Saddleback Medical Group Inc

Saddleback Medical Group24221 Calle de la Louisa Ste 300 Laguna Hills, CA 92653
1

inSite Digestive Health Care

Bita Bagheri MD16305 Sand Canyon Ave Ste 220 Irvine, CA 92618
2

Nephrology Consultants

Nephrology Consultants500 S Main St Ste 101 Orange, CA 92868
3

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ho is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA

85% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, CA

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Providence St. Joseph Hospital Orange

Orange, CA

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Saddleback Medical Center

Laguna Hills, CA

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received