Lilian Tsao, MD

Lilian Tsao, MD

Family medicine doctor

Bio:   Lilian Tsao, MD is originally from Maryland and received her undergraduate degree at University of Virginia. After attending medical school at Tufts University in Boston, she moved to Southern California and completed her Family Medicine Residency training at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Her family resides in the Bay Area and she looks forward to establishing herself in Alameda. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and her medical interests include adolescent and women's health as well as the full breadth of Family Medicine.
4.9 out of 5
341 Patient Ratings
68 Patient Comments

Alameda Family Physicians

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine (2007)
  • Residency: Long Beach Memorial Med Ctr (2007) CA
  • Medical Education: Tufts University (2004) MA
4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.5

Wait times

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Tsao is very good!very patient and friendly !!

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Tsao is so nice to work with-she is very knowledgable

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

The Dr. did an excellent job of explaining what I needed to know.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. Tsao and Vanessa are Awesome

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Excellence in all areas. I appreciate her in multiple ways.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. Tsao is a wonderful doctor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. Tsao is very comfortable to talk to and patient with me. Willing to listen completely to my concerns and works with me on my drug and other limitations.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Only saw dr. experience - Very good.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

I have full confidence in the care I receive from Dr Tsao

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. Tsao is wonderful. She never makes me feel that my appointment is rushed. I can feel she is genuinely concerned about me and my family

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

I consider myself quite lucky to have a primary care physician like Dr. Tsao!

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

dr tsao is an excellent and caring doctor !

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4.9 out of 5
341 Patient Ratings
68 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Tsao is very good!very patient and friendly !!

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Tsao is so nice to work with-she is very knowledgable

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

The Dr. did an excellent job of explaining what I needed to know.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. Tsao and Vanessa are Awesome

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Excellence in all areas. I appreciate her in multiple ways.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. Tsao is a wonderful doctor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. Tsao is very comfortable to talk to and patient with me. Willing to listen completely to my concerns and works with me on my drug and other limitations.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Only saw dr. experience - Very good.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

I have full confidence in the care I receive from Dr Tsao

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. Tsao is wonderful. She never makes me feel that my appointment is rushed. I can feel she is genuinely concerned about me and my family

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

I consider myself quite lucky to have a primary care physician like Dr. Tsao!

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

dr tsao is an excellent and caring doctor !

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

twice, now, the doctor seemed too busy to answer my questions. the first time, the impression was that questions were welcomed as long as it was easy and quick to answer relative to the time allotted for my appointment. the second time, i was put off when i was told that there were prescribed minutes (was it 40?) and my time was almost up.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr Tsao is very pleasant and shows care and very supportive of my concerns.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Tsao is an outstanding physician that I am very comfortable with and trust. She is highly professional and listens to me and gives me really great medical advice. She is like family!

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Tsao does a great job of connecting and listening as well as answer my questions.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

I highly recommend Dr. Lillian Tsao, and have already done so several times. I am very pleased with my decision to change to this doctor .

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

I really appreciated how personable & relatable Dr. Tsao (Dr. Lily") made herself to my young daughter - Especially because this was our first visit w/her and the subject of the visit was very delicate.

SHC Patient, May 2019

I think Dr. Tsao is an excellent physician and I would recommend her to anyone

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Tsao is in every respect one of the finest physicians in seen in my 68 years.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Tsao is the best! So competent and professional with great bedside manner.

SHC Patient, May 2019

some of these questions were N/A, so I just checked very good. It would be helpful to have an N/A option in these surveys.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr tsao is amazing

SHC Patient, May 2019

I recommend this clinic to everybody.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

i am very happy with Dr. Tsao. I have recommended her to family members and friends.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Tsao is very patient and knows me and my wife, our activities, our concerns and our medical history... can't ask for more!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

We like Dr. Tsao, she is kind, polite and professional. She has become almost like our family doctor. She also takes care of my son's grandma.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Both my husband and I see Dr. Tsao. We have complete confidence in her expertise and like how attentive she is when we see her for any reason. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Tsao.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Extremely good doctor. Will ask for her for any future appointments

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Excellent doctor!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Great bedside manner!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

I have complete confidence in Dr Tsao. Of all the Doctors - including a number of Specialists - that I see, the one Doctor I trust the most is Dr Tsao.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

I was really impress with the doctor. She is super patient and nice.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Tsao is so thorough with me, I sometimes feel I am taking too much of her time.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Tsao is top notch. i feel veryconfident in the care I receive from her and felt much relief that she was available to follow up with after an ER visit.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Very good experience. Very thankful for the nurse and Dr. Tsao.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

I feel fortunate to have Dr. Tsao as a doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

I love working with this doctor but it does worry me that she's so concerned about protein levels for a vegan. It reflects on her knowledge of nutrition.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Tsao makes you feel like she has all the time in the world for you. I never feel rushed. She explains everything in detail.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Tsao is excellent. Very clearly explains what is happening with my meds as a lot of issues have come up with my overall health and new meds by specialists.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Tsao is a god-sent doctor and she's very patient, thorough and efficient. I complete trust Dr. Tsao with all my heart.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Tsao is great!

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Tsao is a gem!

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Always professional.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Good

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Tsao took the time to hear me out and try to understand what I am experiencing. She was very open minded and listened. She was also very compassionate and kind.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Always prompt, courteous & patient.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. Tsao and I was very impressed by, and appreciative of her care, professionalism and wonderful bedside manner.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr. Tsao was very listening carefully with all of my concern, and discussed with me for suggestion and plan. And also she spent a good time without rushing. She is most caring, gentle Dr. I am lucky to be a her patient again after few years gap.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

The doctor explained everything to me. She is my wife's doctor and I usually see Dr. Carper but I like this doctor.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Tsao is professional and caring.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Tsao is the "BEST." She takes very good care of my health & works with me on any health issues I am having. I understood all instructions that she gives me & if I don't, she explains them again. I am thrilled she is my dr.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

I have been assigned to Dr. Carper since I began 15 years or so ago. I usually see Karen Kline, but Dr. Lillian was so good that I asked if I could transfer to her. I will still see Karen for pap smears and such, but Dr. Lillian for all other items. She is wonderful.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

When she left the room I didn't know she wasn't returning. I would have appreciated closure.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

came in for Pap smear and doctor provided the most comfortable experience given the situation

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Excellent physician, very caring.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Tsao is awesome and the best doctor I've ever encountered.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Tsao is a wonderful doctor

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

I was impressed that Dr Tsao had reviewed my labs of the previous 2 years. The other providers there never had which is why I looked to switch providers. Dr Tsao already had a plan to discuss regarding my primary concern of the visit. I am surprised ,however, that i was examined fully clothed and the exam was the bare minimum especially given that it was an annual physical exam.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Excellent

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr.Tsao is a very caring assuring Dr. she is a very good listener and also explains everything she is suggesting and the need for follow through.I really trust her care for me.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Tsao is great.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Excellent. Way more thorough than I was expecting

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Tsao has improved A LOT since I first became her patient. It used to be all about what's on the computer. Now, she uses the computer as her assistant and talks/relate to me, the patient.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

I have recommended Dr. Tsao to many people. She listens and cares about me and I trust her.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

I know it seems like my selection of all 5's looks lazy, but I really love this office & staff!

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr Tsao is by far the best Doctor I have ever seen for primary care issues

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. tsao is great