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William Chen, MD

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My specialty:
Im Nephrology Chronic

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I believe a strong relationship with your physician is key to attaining success in any medical treatment. If your particular troubles pertain to the kidneys, then you've taken a step in the right direction!

Biography

I am originally from Southern California. I graduated from USC with degrees in English and biological sciences. I received my medical degree from Keck School of Medicine at USC. I completed my residency in San Diego at Scripps and my fellowship in nephrology in Sacramento at UC Davis. I chose to become a physician because I wanted a profession that would challenge me on a daily basis and allow me to enrich other people's lives. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to hold people's confidence and guide them at their most vulnerable time.

About my practice

I am board certified in nephrology (kidney disease). I specialize in treating people with problems related to their kidneys, including but not limited to electrolyte or water imbalance, hypertension, and a variety of inflammatory disorders associated with the kidney. When a person's kidneys no longer work, I also assist him or her in evaluating different ways of replacing the lost function, including dialysis and transplantation. Our team's philosophy is to provide you with high-quality care and service. We make every effort to keep you well informed and updated so critical decisions can be made together.

How I thrive

I maintain balance by enjoying time with my family, which allows me to put life in perspective. I am a full-time dad and spend most of my free time playing with my two young daughters, which alleviates stress. Despite a busy schedule, I also strive to eat my daily allotment of fruits and vegetables and walk daily, since I know I can't help others unless I am healthy myself.

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My Provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • HMO
  • Medi-Cal Managed Care
  • Point-of-Service Plan (POS)
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Nephrology Department
6650 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92618

Contact information

  • Advice/appointments/cancellations/messages
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
  • California Relay Services
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
  • Information
  • 949-932-5000

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

Keck School of Medicine of USC
Los Angeles , CA

Board certification

Nephrology

American Board of Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine

Medical training

Internship

Internal Medicine

Scripps Mercy Hospital
San Diego , CA

Residency

Internal Medicine

Scripps Mercy Hospital
San Diego , CA

Fellowship

Nephrology

UC Davis School of Medicine
Davis , CA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2010

Active license information

License number

A93575

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1881659142
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My hospitals

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3440 E. La Palma Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806

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6640 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92618

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Setting the standard: Measuring care quality in our hospitals(PDF)

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This page was last updated on:

12/15/2018