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Dr. Ming Tsang, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

My desire to become a physician began at a very early age when I was still living in China. My mother was working in a hospital; she would take me to work with her and the hospital became my playground. I saw so many patients suffering from pains and injuries and these experiences had a profound effect on me: I wished that someday I, too, would be able to help the sick and injured. After I graduated from Jinan University Medical College, Guangzhou, China, I obtained a masters degree in Medical Sciences at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. I then spent 4 years in New York City working as a research fellow at two prestigious medical institutions: The Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and The Rockefeller University’s Department of Cellular Physiology and Immunology. My main focus was in virology and immunology related to HIV research and, as a result, I published many research papers. I next began a family medicine residency program at the Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio, where I gained great experience with patients. My experiences caring for patients and helping them toward recoveries reinforced my desire to dedicate my life to work as a physician. Since then I’ve been practicing medicine in San Francisco. I continue to treat seriously ill patients at Saint Francis Hospital. I am fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin, and I do home visits and house calls to elderly Chinese patients whose physical and language barriers often prevent them from seeking necessary medical care. I established my own practice so that I can spend more quality time with my patients, and can focus more on disease prevention. My extensive knowledge in the area of HIV research helps me greatly in my treatment of HIV infected patients. The more I practice medicine the more I realize that a good physician not only must gain clinical knowledge and master technical skills, he also must listen intently to his patients’ needs and engage them in the medical decision-making process. He must travel their life journey with them. To do this he must be nonjudgmental, respectful and empathetic to what his patients are going through. I believe the true art of medicine requires the healing of not just patients’ physical wellbeing, but their souls as well. The child whose playground was a hospital has grown up to find his calling: to be a physician dedicated to alleviating others’ suffering.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Jinan University School of Medicine
  • Aultman Hospital (Residency)

Awards and publications

  • In a few years time, Dr. Tsang and his colleagues published many research papers in well-known respected medical journals. These are the articles that have been published. Cytolytic T lymphocytes from HLA-B8+ donors frequently recognize the Hodgkin's lymphoma associated latent membrane protein 2 of Epstein Barr virus. Tsang ML, Münz C. Herpesviridae. 2011 Feb 11;2(1):4. PMID: 21429247 [PubMed] Free PMC Article Related citations Dendritic cells initiate immune control of epstein-barr virus transformation of B lymphocytes in vitro. Bickham K, Goodman K, Paludan C, Nikiforow S, Tsang ML, Steinman RM, Münz C. J Exp Med. 2003 Dec 1;198(11):1653-63. PMID: 14657218 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations Human dendritic cells activate resting natural killer (NK) cells and are recognized via the NKp30 receptor by activated NK cells. Ferlazzo G, Tsang ML, Moretta L, Melioli G, Steinman RM, Münz C. J Exp Med. 2002 Feb 4;195(3):343-51. PMID: 11828009 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations Dendritic cells cross-present latency gene products from Epstein-Barr virus-transformed B cells and expand tumor-reactive CD8(+) killer T cells. Subklewe M, Paludan C, Tsang ML, Mahnke K, Steinman RM, Münz C. J Exp Med. 2001 Feb 5;193(3):405-11. PMID: 11157061 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations EBNA1-specific CD4+ T cells in healthy carriers of Epstein-Barr virus are primarily Th1 in function. Bickham K, Münz C, Tsang ML, Larsson M, Fonteneau JF, Bhardwaj N, Steinman R. J Clin Invest. 2001 Jan;107(1):121-30. PMID: 11134187 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations Human CD4(+) T lymphocytes consistently respond to the latent Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigen EBNA1. Münz C, Bickham KL, Subklewe M, Tsang ML, Chahroudi A, Kurilla MG, Zhang D, O'Donnell M, Steinman RM. J Exp Med. 2000 May 15;191(10):1649-60. PMID: 10811859 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations Zidovudine in the management of primary HIV-1 infection. Tindall B, Gaines H, Imrie A, von Sydow MA, Evans L, Strannegard O, Tsang ML, Lindback S, Cooper DA. AIDS. 1991 May;5(5):477-84. PMID: 1907459 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations Characterization of the V3 region of HIV-1 isolates from Sydney, Australia. Distler O, McQueen PW, Tsang ML, Byrne C, Neilan BA, Evans L, Penny R, Cooper DA, Delaney SF. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 1995 Mar;11(3):423-5. No abstract available. PMID: 7786588 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations Neutralizing antibodies against sequential autologous human immunodeficiency virus type 1 isolates after seroconversion. Tsang ML, Evans LA, McQueen P, Hurren L, Byrne C, Penny R, Tindall B, Cooper DA. J Infect Dis. 1994 Nov;170(5):1141-7. PMID: 7963706 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations Primary structure of the V3 region of gp120 from sequential human immunodeficiency virus type 1 isolates obtained from patients from the time of seroconversion. Distler O, McQueen PW, Tsang ML, Evans LA, Hurren L, Byrne C, Penny R, Cooper DA, Delaney SF. J Infect Dis. 1995 Nov;172(5):1384-7. PMID: 7594684 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chinese (Cantonese)

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1497855159

Office locations

Ming Tsang, M.D.

909 Hyde St., Suite 432

San Francisco, CA 94109

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Dr. Tsang is ultimately the very best Physician I've ever been treated by. He is right on the mark with diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. He takes care of many of my CO's during encounter. I always feel well cared for, better,and happy when I see him. If only he could be cloned :)!!!
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Quick and efficient annual visit. Got flu shot too.
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Hip doctor!! Spends extra time to answer my questions and help me understand more about the condition.
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Dr.Tsang was very friendly and really nice. I feel comfortable talking to him.
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Ming had great bedside manner. Not judgmental. Very perceptive - asked great questions.
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Dr. Tsang is wonderful and I’m glad to have found such an honest, caring doctor. Been seeing him for over 4 years now. He’s great!
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Did some routine checkups. He made me comfortable and it was an efficient visit.
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Glad I got to meet my primary doctor, Dr. Ming Tsang. He was welcoming, asked the right questions, and made sure that we established a good rapport before I left the office. I feel secure knowing I'm in Dr. Tsang's care.
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1 of the Best Doctors in the world.
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Excellent
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Very good experience. Doctor's office was professional and efficient at getting through all the paperwork usually involved on first visits, as well as diagnosis and recommending a treatment. All my options were well explained to me, as well as potential follow up steps.
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Very nice Dr.!
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Terrific service. Everything went well. Awaiting a follow up.
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He’s a great doctor. He’s always very helpful and has a fantastic bedside manner
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Amazing doctor. Very supportive, great listener, took my symptoms seriously. And I didn’t have wait to be seen! He was ready as soon as I arrived at the office. Overall great experience :)
Less than 3 months ago
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He was very professional and helpful! I was going for a second opinion and he made sure to offer helpful solutions rather than just diagnosing me and sending me off. Great doctor!
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Dr Ming was very patient, reassuring and comforting to my injuries.
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Dr. Tsang is very friendly and always goes out of his way to help his patients. Excellent family physician.
Less than 6 months ago
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Doctor is friendly, ask a lot questions to understand the issue. I feel comfortable during the visit.
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Dr. Ming Tsang has been my primary care doctor for a few years. I like that I'm able to make appointment via ZocDoc, and he has some Saturday appointments available as well. Dr. Tsang is funny and makes good recommendations, whichis why I still come to him even though his office is not the closest to my office or home.
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I always love seeing Dr. Tsang. He's a great doctor and I always feel like my concerns were addressed after seeing him!
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Helpful, friendly, and professional.
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Dr. Tsang is one of the best doctors I’ve ever been to. He’s kind-hearted, extremely efficient and will spend as much of as little time with him as you need. On my first visit I asked if he could send mymedication to the pharmacy and he said he wasn’t able to because of the type of script. I told him my old docs office was able to and he said ok I’ll look into it. The next time I needed to fill my prescription he had worked it out with the pharmacy so I no longer had to drop it off in person. He does video calls for routine visits and always makes sure to ask how my job is going how sister’s doing etc. Would highly recommend.
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Nice and patient
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Dr. Ming Tsang has a fantastic approach. He also looks out for your short and long-term health. He is very efficient and precise. I highly recommend making an appointment with him.
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He was very gd. This was my 1st visit & he asked all right questions about my past medical history. Will definitely keep him as my Primary Physician.
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I went to go see Dr. Tsang for a physical for a major sporting event! He was very knowledgable about my knee pain and wanted to make sure I had full screening for this event! He is very smart and niceto talk to! I highly recommend him for people who need a doctor!
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I saw Dr. Tsang one time before and he was fine. For my 2nd appointment, the front office confirmed my Zocdoc booking for a Saturday appointment. I got the Zocdoc reminders re-confirming the appointment. When I showed up for the appointment,nobody was there. The office was closed. Buried in my voicemails from 48 hours before there was a voicemail telling me they were closing the office on Saturday. But they never cancelled or modified the Zocdoc appointment, so the day before the appointment I still got reminders telling me everything was good to go. If you're going to allow Zocdoc for booking appointments, cancel them on Zocdoc so the patient sees! I restructured a whole Saturday around this which wasted a lot of my time.
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Second year with doctor Tsang and he has been incredibly efficient and helpful. Highly recommend.
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I was nervous about talking to a doctor about some of my pain and general chronic issues because I've been told before that it's all in my head, that I just need to exercise and take ibuprofen. But Dr. Tsang wasso great! He listened to me, seemed to really grasp what I needed and took steps to get me the things I need to find out more about what's going on, including lab tests and referrals to specialists. He was friendly, fast, and seemed to really care about including me in the decision-making process. Highly recommend so far!
Less than 6 months ago
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I like Dr. Ming Tsang very much.
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Seemed like a great doc.. Down to earth and willing to answer any questions without rushing.
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Dr. Ming Tsang was a pleasure to visit. Very friendly and easy going demeanor. I highly recommend him.
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Went pretty well! Dr. Tsang is my primary care doctor. He's really friendly, patient and has a great sense of humor. This visit is no different.
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Dr. Tsang is wonderful. He is thorough and answered all of my questions. He’s easy to talk to and you can tell he genuinely cares about your health and well being.
Less than 6 months ago
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Very friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and helpful.
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Great as always
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Dr. Tsang has exceptional bedside manner and really dug deep to try to get to the bottom of my issue.
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Great service. I’ll be back!
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Professional yet easy-going bedside manner. Friendly, kind, informative.
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he was very nice! patient and kind.
Less than 1 year ago
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He is so easy to talk to and fast and efficient! I just love him
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Excellent dr in every way, very compassionate.
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He was great! Really thorough in his explainations, and the office is ran super smooth.
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Great office and fantastic primary care physician. Highly recommend
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Dr. Tsang and his staff were great. I made a same day appointment when a medical situation came up and was so glad I did. Dr. Tsang answered all my questions and concerns. In addition to dealing with the main reasonfor my visit he was also attentive to just checking in on my general health as well.
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Dr. Ming Tsang never disappoints. I was seen within minutes of arriving. Dr. is always extremely personable, uplifting, professional, knowledgeable, willing to take the time to listen (actually hears what I say), skilled in diagnosing andtreating correctly... I know I am getting the best, top quality medical treatment from Dr. Tsang and his staff. It's truly an uplifting experience. I walk in with a complaint and leave with the answer and a treatment plan that is right on the money, so to speak. Yes, I have 100% confidence, trust and faith in the medical practice of Dr. Ming Tsang!!
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I love this Doctor. Super helpful and a great bed-side manner.
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Dr Tsang is personable, attentive and really wants to help. After only having terrible experiences with doctors in the US, he was a breath of fresh air. Will be going back!
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I needed a new PCP in the Bay area, within two quick visits, Dr. Tsang has gotten totally up to speed with my medical status, he helped me get a number of different tests and labs done quickly and he explainedeverything very thoroughly. The office is fine and short wait times, I would definitely recommend him.
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