Dr. Nathaniel Ho, MD

NephrologyMaleAge 50

Dr. Ho
Accepting new patients

Saddleback Medical Group Inc

24221 Calle De La Louisa Ste 300 Laguna Hills, CA 92653

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(949) 334-8270

Dr. Nathaniel Ho, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Laguna Hills, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ho to book an appointment.

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

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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary 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
very high
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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
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • 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
  • Dialysis
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • 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
  • Hemodialysis
  • 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
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Itchy Skin
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Stones Treatment
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Living Kidney Donor Evaluation
  • 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
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Proteinuria
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Renal Scan
  • 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
  • Ultrasound, Renal
  • 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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(949) 334-8270

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
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
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 Priority Select-CA HMO
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 Priority Select-CA HMO
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 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 Priority Select-CA HMO
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 56 ratings

5 Stars
94.64285714285714%
(53)
4 Stars
1.7857142857142858%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
3.5714285714285716%
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Very knowledgeable, professional attitude. Listens to you.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
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Good Dr – Sep 12, 2021
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
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Nora L Raymundo – Aug 19, 2021
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
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Jul 24, 2021
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
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Phil McWilliams – Jul 22, 2021
Very good visit
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Navnit Ashtana – Jul 14, 2021
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
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Edward – Jul 02, 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
Very professional and informative
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David blakely – May 12, 2021
Dr. Ho is a great doctor. He takes time to discuss my kidney problems and understands my desire to be proactive. He's open to either in person, telephone or Zoom appointments. His office is professional and very helpful. I'd recommend him to anyone needing a kidney specialist. Terrell Presley
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 01, 2021
Dr. Ho is very clear about what his expectations regarding your health are. He sets goals and helps you get there. However he also listens to your thoughts in order to make proper treatment adjustments.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Apr 10, 2021
Very friendly staff. First visit Dr HO spent time with me and listen to my concerns. He gave me some helpful information about my test results. He also ordered additional test. Very pleased with my visit.
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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Sandra Townes Ward – Apr 02, 2021
Very professional and very nice. Took the time to explain and gave detailed information.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 17, 2021
Dr Ho is a great doctor, he always has time to answer your questions and you can tell he’s genuinely concerned about your health.
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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Lou Sauritch – Mar 11, 2021
He is a Nephrologist specialist. I understand this. He was so focused on objective data. There was no dialogue. I had many questions about how the body system inter-relate to current my chief complaint. I explained why I was referred to a nephrologist post kidney failure, CHF, pleural effusions and two TIA plus fluctuating Stage 2 HTN. I am 36 years old. My Endo, PCP, Neurologist and Cardiologist wanted me to reconnect with his speciality. My objective current labs WNL. I have BS in Biology and BS in Nursing for over 10 years. I never relay this education or career. It’s interesting to see how doctors dictate their patients without inquiring their socio-economic status and educational degrees. At the the end of day, he deferred all my questions, made his objective assessment and sent me home.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 04, 2021
Dr NATHANIEL HO was AWESOME AMAZING AND BRILLIANT. He explained everything in detail. I would definitely recommend DO NATHANIEL 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
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PREETI MATHUR – Feb 10, 2021

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About Me

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

Los Angeles Co University Sthrn Ca Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
2002
University Ca Irvine
Residency Hospital
1994
University of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Awards

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Is Dr. Nathaniel Ho, MD accepting new patients?

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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 Group Inc24221 Calle De La Louisa Ste 300 Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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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

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, CA

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

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

Saddleback Medical Center

Laguna Hills, CA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

St. Joseph Hospital Orange

Orange, CA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)