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Ken C. Nguyen

Ken C. Nguyen, DPM

4.7 / 5 (based on 434 Reviews) View 97 Comments

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Dr. Nguyen specializes in podiatry. He was born in Vietnam and came to the US as a child boat refugee. Dr. Nguyen chose to go into medicine after seeing various types of medical care in different cities and countries he lived in during his upbringing. He later specialized in podiatry because he was fascinated by the biomechanics of the foot and ankle. “It’s very rewarding to help the many diabetic patients I treat who have had limb-threatening ulcers and infections recover and return to their normal lives,” he says.


12462 Putnam St #402
Whittier, California 90602
  • Main: 562.789.5464
  • Fax: 562.789.4468

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • Podiatry


  • English
  • Vietnamese



Western Medical Center Santa Ana LAC + USC Medical Center


California College of Podiatric Medicine (San Franscisco)


Foot Surgery (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

February 19, 2021
It was the best facility I've seen in a long time. Everyone behaved respectfully and professional
February 19, 2021
This was our first visit with Dr. Nguyen and it went very well.
February 19, 2021
Dr. Ken Nguyen is an excellent Doctor who shoes empathy for his patients. Thank you for taking care of me & my stubborn Achilles!
February 10, 2021
Dr. Nguyen is a great doctor. He's very patient and I would recommend him to anyone.
February 10, 2021
Attention, punctuality and efficiency is appreciated.
February 08, 2021
Everything, the doctor, nurse, everybody. They helped me a lot. Thank you Dr. Nguyen.
February 08, 2021
Had to wait 1/2 hour in the examination room
February 05, 2021
I believe Dr. Nguyen was very professional and he did listen to everything I had to say, didn't seem like he was wondering off or anything, and the staff too is actually really great. The receptionist going in and that the receptionist that were in there by the desk when I was talking to them, but I'm very pleased with her, you know with everything. Thank you.
February 02, 2021
PIH has the best doctors. I recommend them to all my friends and all my family.
January 29, 2021
I think when you schedule a patient they should be seen within 15 minutes of that appointment time. Sometimes, I have experience waiting 20 minutes outside and another 20 minutes in the waiting room. So that can be very annoying, and we have to pay for parking. Which I think is not correct, especially when you're there for, beyond your control on the time. But yeah, that's something they need to work on is the timing of having patients wait. I know things come up a lot sometimes with different circumstances, but, it happens more than once, often. So that's my feedback if you can sort of... limit the wait time on the patient. Okay. Thank you.
January 27, 2021
Yes, he's a good doctor and listen to me when I go to appointment and every time I need something from him. He would explain to me.
January 27, 2021
Very supported cares about your health and can carried a conversation just like any other person his awesome very great doctor
January 27, 2021
Doctor and staff very nice
January 25, 2021
Dr. Nguyen is very caring and I appreciate his thorough approach to care. I would definitely recommend him to all my family and friends. Thank you, Dr. Nguyen
January 20, 2021
He is one of the few physicians I trust. He cared for my late husband.
January 13, 2021
Waited over an hour to be seen
January 12, 2021
Yes, I really like Dr. Nguyen he was really good. He listened and he told me what was wrong with my foot and he's he's a gentle when he's doing the toenails very likable. He was really good. I liked him.
January 11, 2021
Everyone From the Staff to the Dr. was very helpful and professional, they took the time to be sure i was comfortable and set for the Dr. to examine me. Love everyone there. :)
January 08, 2021
Dr. Nguyen is awesome.
January 06, 2021
Dr. Nguyen is an excellent doctor. He took care of me. I thought I was going to lose my foot and he brought it back to me and I'm walking and doing things I want to do. So he's the best.
January 06, 2021
Dr. Nguyen is highly talented I leaving me with a feeling of appreciating confidence.
January 06, 2021
Very courteous
January 06, 2021
My appointment was not as long as Ive experienced at other Doctors offices in the past. I was received with greetings and didn't sit long in the reception area. The Doctor didn't delay my wait in the room. He explained my improvement and encouraged me continued home care and next appointment to be scheduled for further care.
January 05, 2021
It was informative and efficient
January 05, 2021
My experience with Dr Ken Nguyen has been excellent. I'm very comfortable with him with my health. Every team member who i inner act with are as well very polite.
December 16, 2020
Dr is GREAT!. Listens, explains in a fashion that WE can understand
December 16, 2020
I liked his simple explanation of the procedure I hope to have. I will also be able to see him again very soon after my MRI. I didn't expect to have that happen so soon!
December 15, 2020
Dr Nguyen is very professional and respectful. He makes his patient feel comfortable asking any questions about foot care. He's a good listener and very helpful!!!
December 11, 2020
Great Doctor. First visit and he was very patient and thorough
December 09, 2020
Very pleasant staff
December 09, 2020
Dr. Nguyen has been my doctor for over 15 yrs. Dr. is a very professional, caring and knowledgeable surgeon. Nguyen has 2 office locations.
November 30, 2020
That he took the time to explain everything. Didn't brush off our questions or concerns.
November 30, 2020
I have seen a lot of podiatrists and he is by far the very best!!!! I would highly encourage anyone that's having an issue to go to this doctor... You will be 100% satisfied under his care.
November 25, 2020
Dr. Nguyen is the very best there is.
November 16, 2020
He is great ..
November 13, 2020
He was great, all questions answered. I would definitely recommend to anyone!
November 11, 2020
Dr. Nguyen is one of best physicians that I've ever had.
November 11, 2020
Great doctor
November 10, 2020
Highly recommended.
November 06, 2020
Wonderful Physician. Great bedside manner, very thorough, very knowledgeable. Great explanations.
October 30, 2020
How much we liked him and the way he treated our adult son.
October 30, 2020
He is good, on time, explained my problem. The only thing I Didn't like was it took close to a month to get an appointment.
October 20, 2020
Very professional.
October 19, 2020
Very personable great communication good visit
October 13, 2020
He takes his takesAnd explains everything to you .
October 07, 2020
Competent knowledgeable kind considerate Did not rush
October 07, 2020
Excellent! Very professional. Also excellent staff. Felt very safe. Everonyone wore masks very safe environment.
October 06, 2020
Best podiatrist in the world!
October 02, 2020
Careing Doctor who provides excellent care.
October 02, 2020
Dr. Nguyen is an excellent and caring doctor.
October 02, 2020
Very professional, caring and knowledgeable doctor.
September 30, 2020
Should not keep your pts no longer than 15 mins
September 30, 2020
I have been a patient of Dr.Nguyen's for years. He is the very BEST! Always informative and always caring. I recommend him to all my friends and family.
September 30, 2020
I would let them know that making an appointment was easy. And the appointment clerk was nice and patient with our requests. The office visit was smooth as in keeping us on time to see the doctor. And our visit was not long. quick check-in and Doctor came in soon and had a good patient Doctor chat. questions answered good result.
September 25, 2020
Dr. Nguyen & staff are exceptional!
September 23, 2020
Dr.Nguyen is an excellent physician. He takes his time with the patient and answers all my questions. He has a fantastic bedside manner. His staff is always very helpful and professional.
September 22, 2020
I always have a great experience with the health providers. Dr. Nguyen shows concerns with other issues than the one concern in which the appointment was for. This elevates the trust of the care provided.
September 21, 2020
Provider explains details about x-Ray findings, available treatments and his recommendations, and he answers all questions. Great doctor.
September 18, 2020
Awesome physician. As a runner and hiker he understands my issues
September 16, 2020
Dr. Nguyen came highly recommended by many friends and my PMD and now I can understand their confidence in them.
September 16, 2020
The doctor was thoughtful, and clear in his explanations.
September 15, 2020
Dr. Nguyen's concern and follow up with my comfort and needs were much appreciated.
September 15, 2020
Dr. Nguyen is very professional and thorough. He listens to you.I'm very Grateful for his recommendation.
August 24, 2020
Dr. Nguyen is a wonderful, caring doctor who takes the time to explain answers to your questions and makes sure you understand.
August 19, 2020
Very informative.
August 18, 2020
he is the best
August 18, 2020
Dr. Ken is very patient and takes the time to explain the anatomy of the foot and what he believes is the root of your problem. He allows you the time to comprehend what is explained, ask questions and understand before he moves on in further detail.
July 27, 2020
July 24, 2020
He took the time to explain and answer questions until we were satisfied.
July 21, 2020
Very professional, caring and attentive and I formative.
July 10, 2020
He is a very good and polite doctor .He listens carefully and suggests best options.
June 24, 2020
Five stars. Dr. Nguyen did excellent work on my bunion surgery with bone fusion, and he and his staff have consistently provided excellent care before and after the operation.
June 23, 2020
Very satisfied, doctor very kind and helpful. He was recommended by another PIH doctor, very pleased with both.
June 22, 2020
Very nice doctor, went back into my records and checked X-ray from 6 years ago and was able to give me insight into my foot pain.
June 10, 2020
Very friendly and gets to know his patients
June 05, 2020
Very good service
June 02, 2020
Very nice doctor. He explained so much. I left with a better understanding of my issues with my feet.
May 26, 2020
My husband and I have both been patients of Dr. Nguyen for years. He always goes above and beyond when seeing us. We wouldn't go to anyone else. We have even referred all of our friends and family...most of which are Dr. Nguyen's patients now. I think that says it all.
May 20, 2020
Really good doctor I'm happy I found him!!
May 20, 2020
The entire staff is amazing, friendly, understanding, and knowledgeable. Would, and have recommended people to use PIH Podiatrist
May 15, 2020
Knowledgeable easygoing very professional.
May 13, 2020
Dr. Nguyen is a caring and thorough doctor.
May 13, 2020
He is great. Always kind and caring
May 06, 2020
Dr. Nguyen was very friendly and took time to answer any questions I had about my problem.
May 01, 2020
I really like everyone super staff.
April 29, 2020
He really listened to my concerns and gave good advice and he wants me to come back and do follow up.
April 24, 2020
He is very professional.
April 10, 2020
very nice and knowledgeable. always knows what's going on
April 08, 2020
Friendly excellent provider
April 08, 2020
Dr. Nguyen takes time to know and understand his patients needs. He updated on current medical practices and ensures that his patients received the best quality care.
March 24, 2020
The best of the best very knowledgeable And I tell every one to go to PIH doctors
March 23, 2020
The office & team are very professional & sharp.
March 18, 2020
He is great! I like that he is personable. We connected because we both like to ride bikes. He knows that I want to get back on the bike ASAP. A very nice guy as well as a great doctor.
March 11, 2020
Very attentive & knowledgeable
March 11, 2020
He is very patient and takes his time to explain the diagnosis or medical terms very well.
March 10, 2020
he explained everything perfectly
March 09, 2020
overall appointments are on time and doctor is very good