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Dr. Jesse Chuang

Nephrology and Dialysis
Montebello, CA
18 years experience male

Locations

The Wells Comprehensive Care Systems and Clinics

San Gabriel, CA

Address

207 S Santa Anita Street, G-18, San Gabriel, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(626) 427-1491

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross of California

Blue Shield of California

Cigna

Medicare

About

Bio

I have wanted to be a physician ever since I was 8 years old. Hoping to be more effective in improving people's health, I earned a masters in public health along with my medical degree. I continue to focus on prevention and hope to improve my patient's quality of life.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Nephrology and Dialysis

Languages spoken

English, Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

128 Answers
1 Agree
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Watch his sugar: He should exercise daily to lose weight. Fatty tissue increases Insulin resistance which makes it hard to lower glucose. He should cut down his carb... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Kidney inflammation: Normal kidneys are not supposed to lose protein. Albumin is a form of protein. If you are losing traces of albumin, it means the membranes in the ki... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Leukocytes in urine can indicate inflammation or infection. Inflammation will cause protein loss as well. If you have a urinary tract infection, hav... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Not likely: The implant does not decrease your immune system or introduce bacteria to your urinary system so it should not cause a uti. However, it can produce s... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Depends: Some foods are hard for people to take such drinking milk when you are lactose intolerant. Try to find out what foods cause diarrhea and avoid them t... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Have it seen: I think you are thinking of possible gout. It is a possibility. Gout can happen with normal or high uric acid, but even if the uric acid is high, yo... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Low metabolism: If you starve your body long enough, it will try to conserve energy and slow down metabolism. If your metabolism slows down, calories eaten will burn... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Possibly: Protein loss in the urine is not normal. Depending on the condition, it can go any way (stay the same, decrease or increase). See a kidney doctor to... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Need more history: Many things can cause lip swelling. First thing i would think of is an allergic reaction. It may be some lip balm or anything else you put on your l... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
May be allergic: Allergies to medications can happen at any time, even if you have had the medication before. If you are having chest pain with the medication, it can... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Possible: If you have multipe diseases that cause the same symptoms, the symptoms may be additive.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Get it seen: It is hard to say without seeing the lump. However, it is likely a ingrown hair or an abscess and the pressure from the infection is causing the pain... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Probably not: Many people have UTI without symptoms. These do not need to be treated. People do clear UTI without intervention. If your symptoms resolve, the UTI... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Difficult to say: Some people bleed after intercourse due to trauma and inappropriate lubrication. Pain after intercourse can be due to structural problems. Infection... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
No specific time: Our immune system fights viruses. The stronger your immune system is, the shorter time it will take for you to fight it off and get better. If you h... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Not normal: People do not usually cough up blood. However, it can be residual blood from a nose bleed. It can also be an irritated throat from the cough leading... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Difficult to say: It could be one of many things. You could have pulled a muscle in the back. It could be a strain. If you lifted something heavy and improperly, it ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
A protein: Normal kidneys are not supposed to lose protein. Albumin is a form of protein. If you are losing traces of albumin, it means the membranes in the kidn... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Jaw or ear problem: Increased pressure in the ear can cause the pain near the ear and radiate to the jaw. Ear infections can cause this. It could also be jaw problems t... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
See a doctor: If there is no possibility of semen on the finger and no possibility of pregnancy, your missed period is likely due to hormonal problems. Women have ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
See a doctor: Have someone listen to your heart and lungs to see if there are irregular heart rhythms or fluid in the lungs. Based on exam, more studies can be don... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Nasal spray can help: Usually, the nose gets stuffed because of either mucus or just tissue swelling in the nose. With mucus, you can try to rinse it out with a saline nas... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Depends: If it runs in the family and is genetic, it really depends on the exact cause. Different genetic cause and predisposition will determine the chance.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Multiple causes: Many things can cause bumps on the skin and lip. It is easier to tell what it is by looking at it and knowing the characteristic. Stress and viruses... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Very unlikely: I have never heard of it happening, but i guess if the bladder wall is very thin and you are truly good at holding urine, most of the time, your urge ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Possibly: The kidneys make a hormone that stimulate blood production from the bone. With stage 4 disease, the kidneys may not produce enough of this hormone an... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
What symptoms?: You may want to specify the symptoms if you want a clearer answer.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Yes and no: The sharp pain in the back can be due to kidney stones or infection in the kidney. However, you have to make sure it isn't back problems as well. Gr... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Varies: If you have not had a lot of complications and the stent procedure is elective, you may not even need to stay in the hospital. It is not uncommon to ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Yes, but not ideal: You can train yourself to hold more urine and be more resistant to having to go to the bathroom earlier, but it is not recommended since keeping a lar... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Hypertension: Renal artery stenosis usually causes elevation of the blood pressure and can result in kidney failure, both directly and indirectly. Taking ace inhib... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Proton pump inhibitr: Proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole, nexium, (esomeprazole) prilosec, etc. Decrease acid production helping ulcers. They are over the counter now,... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Consider workup: Rather than asking about potassium supplements, the first thing i would make sure is there is no reversible causes or hypertension and hypokalemia. P... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Yes: How urgent it is to call depends on how much bleeding. If it is a lot of bleeding, call your doctor and discuss stopping blood thinners and see a uro... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
From a manufacturer: Clinistix is a testing strip you order from a company that makes it. Look up online. I am sure you can purchase it through the companies.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Fluid and cranberry : Serious urinary tract infections (UTI) require antibiotics. However, many people have asymptomatic utis or symptomatic ones that go away without inte... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Just a variant: Penile size and shape varies greatly. Even the way it curves and points will vary. The size and shape does change over time depending on chronic man... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
No specific time: Length of pain depends on how bad the infection is and how good your immune system is. It also depends on how sensitive the infection is to the antib... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Low if done right: In order to donate your kidneys, the transplant center should screen you extensively to make sure there is very little risk of you developing kidney d... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Obstruction to flow: When you have trouble urinating, you have to consider what factors are stopping your urine from flowing. The most common reason would be the prostate... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Rule out infection: First thing you need to make sure is if you have an infection. Urinary tract infection can cause that symptom. If you are sexually active, you need ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Depends on the cause: If the wound is bleeding, you put pressure on it until it stops. If it is leaking pus, squeeze as much pus out as possible and clean it thoroughly an... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Need more info: Potassium level depends on how much potassium you eat or drink since we do not generate potassium. It also leaves the body in the urine and stool. I... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Unlikely: Nerves do span great distances, so referred pain can happen. Pain in the shoulder blades can be referred pain from irritated nerves. Nerves from the... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Various: Consider diverticulosis/diverticulitis (will need antibiotics), hernia, constipation, bowel obstruction. It also depends on how long it lasts and the... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Yes: Bladder infections if severe or untreated can ascend the urinary tract going from the bladder up to the ureter and into the kidney. This results in p... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Depends: After a blood draw, if there is slight bleeding underneath the skin, this creates the bruise. If enough pressure is placed after a blood draw, there ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Dialysis or death: Once the kidneys stop functioning, the toxins they filter will build up. Since you are not cleaning your blood, the toxins will eventually cause prob... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
No exact value: Everybody is different and tolerate different values. Just like alcohol, some people feel the effects at lower value while another person will take m... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Varies: It usually depends on the size of the wound. Larger wounds will take more time to heal. Also, everybody heals at different rates. Younger healthy p... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chuang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chuang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! May be or may not but iam feeling pain when I dont drink water I feel same pain and when I drink iam ok so doctor whar kind of help may I
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! - I'm pregnant nd urine tests showed trace protein... this answer helped me understand better.!
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Thanks for your quick reply! they said it was the size of a pea I am not sure the size of that but that's what they said

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

UCLA San Fernando Valley
Completed 2007

Awards

Top Nephrologist, First Place, California - Winter
2013
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