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Dr. Pauline Chao, MD

Nephrology ·  Female · Age 67

Dr. Chao

Dr. Pauline Chao, MD is a nephrology specialist in Norwood, MA and has been practicing for 38 years. She graduated from Yale University in 1976 and specializes in nephrology and internal medicine.


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(781) 762-4199

Dr. Chao accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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. Chao's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chao treats Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease more than 86% of her peers

Dr. Chao treats this condition more than 86% of her peers

Dehydration
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chao treats Dehydration more than 81% of her peers

Dr. Chao treats this condition more than 81% of her peers

Vascular Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chao treats Vascular Disease more than 72% of her peers

Dr. Chao treats this condition more than 72% of her peers

Dr. Chao's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Gout
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Purpura
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Pauline Chao, MD is a nephrology specialist in Norwood, MA and has been practicing for 38 years. She graduated from Yale University in 1976 and specializes in nephrology and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Education

1981
Precept Dr Norman G Levinsk
Fellowship Hospital
1979
Boston City Hospital
Residency Hospital
1978
Tufts New Eng Med Center
Residency Hospital
1977
Tufts New Eng Med Center
Internship Hospital
1976
Yale University
Medical School
1981
1979
1978
1977
1976

Languages

  • Chinese
  • Creole
  • English

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Dr. Chao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chao

3.0

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No empathy when our grandmother died. Didn't want to do her part for the death certificate, wanted everyone else to take the slack to make it easier on herself. She was awful.
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Norwood Hospital

Norwood, MA