Ratings for Dr. Duc M. Nguyen
Dr. Nguyen was 2 hours late for the appointment. He was in surgery that was running late - no one told us this when we arrived, but they knew. My daughter had a bad ankle injury - he was quick to put a cast on it even though it was not broken - and did not wish to take additional films per my request. He also did not agree to an MRI for her (even though the sprain was so severe he put a cast on it ?!) His bedside manner was terrible - my 13 year old daughter felt no connection with him nor did I. We have since sought a second opinion and have been happy with a different caregiver.
I had surgery performed by Dr Nguyen and I felt he displayed a great deal of skill. I have only one complaint about him and that is, like some other surgeons, he doesn't think about physical therapy much. I had to bring up the subject of PT with him and his response was, "Just ride an exercycle at home." (This was after a broken hip.) His office staff, although very friendly, are the worst I have ever experienced in terms of caring how long a patient has to wait. I always - always - had to wait a long time in his office and once was made to wait 45 minutes just to be told that the x-ray machine was broken that day and so the doc couldn't see me. The machine had been broken all morning. They could have told me that when I came in but they didn't bother.
Dr. Duc M. Nguyen's Credentials
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- University Of California, Davis School Of Medicine (Grad. 1982)
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