Ken Nguyen
Ken C. Nguyen

Ken C. Nguyen DPM


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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.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians







  • Vietnamese



Western Medical Center Santa Ana LAC + USC Medical Center


California College of Podiatric Medicine (San Franscisco)

Board Certifications

Foot Surgery (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

June 09, 2021
I would like the Dr to speak louder, because I'm hard of hearing, and sometimes the Drs are kind of soft spoken. So, I would like for them to speak louder, and in a manner that I could understand them. Speak loudly, and clearly, that's what I would like Drs to do. Thank you.
June 02, 2021
Office clean! Dr. & staff were excellent.
June 02, 2021
I arrived on time, wasn't taken back to the room for over 20 minutes. Then the medical assistant/medical professional asked me some questions about my visit. She was VERY unprofessional in her demeanor, her tone, her posture and I felt uncomfortable being there. As she left she stated the Doctor will be right with you. To me - being right with me - means in a couple minutes, less than 5. It was approximately between 10-15 minutes before he came in to see me. Dr Nguyen came in and was very professional and nice. Communication skills were not very good for the woman that was my first impression for this office. It's sad since the Physician was extremely thorough and very helpful. Thank you
May 28, 2021
I thought the cortisone shot was going to hurt but he has a gentle touch. Didn't really feel it. Dr. Nguyen is the best!
May 28, 2021
This was a second opinion because of concerns I had after a previous podiatry appointment with a different provider. Dr. Nguyen listened carefully to my history and concerns. He was thorough in his examination and gave me clear, detailed information on diagnosis and treatment. He added a metatarsal pad to my orthotic which seems so far to be decreasing my pain while walking. I checked daily for cancellations to get this appointment-it was well worth every minute that took. I trust him absolutely.
May 26, 2021
Great customer service. Very friendly and helpful staff.
May 21, 2021
Hi, Dr. Ken is very good doctor. I've had surgery with him. He's excellent. He takes care of his patients. I know he's taking care of me over these past years and he is always patient. Gives me enough information and always answers my questions and actually he guides me very much so on what to do and you know, how I should move forward on items that are distressing to me. He actually calms me and makes me aware of how I can fix some of the issues that I have with my feet. I think he's an awesome doctor.
May 21, 2021
Was a great experience. We love this doctor. Thank you.
May 05, 2021
This was my first visit to a podiatrist. It is difficult to evaluate any one or thing after a first visit. Ask me again in a month or two.
May 05, 2021
Dr. Nguyen is a great doctor. Very patient, knowledgeable and considerate to his patients.
April 27, 2021
I think he's great.
April 21, 2021
Dr. Nguyen was excellent. He was very detailed, very informative. He knew about my condition and I had not heard the same information when I went to Urgent Care or my primary doctor. So, I was very impressed and I truly appreciate all his help and his knowledge. He was very kind and he was very friendly. The only thing I was disappointed with is that it took 1 1/2 months for me to get an appointment with Dr. Nguyen. So it took quite a long time. Other than that, I enjoyed Dr. Nguyen and I would return back. Thank you.
April 21, 2021
Everyone is always very polite and courteous and very helpful when I need help of any kind..
April 21, 2021
Awesome, extremely professional, courteous, friendly and all-around great doctor.
April 20, 2021
Appointments are difficult to obtain. No accessibility!
April 20, 2021
Always a great experience
April 19, 2021
I don't think he understood very well. His English wasn't very very very good. That's all.
April 16, 2021
Thank you so much and appreciate your help
April 02, 2021
Doctor was kind and was able to explain things in a way that made the whole experience a blast. Fortunately my issue was able to be treated right away and if I every have any issues with my health again I will seek out dr ken
April 02, 2021
Very pleased with the care provided
March 26, 2021
We always appreciate all the care we get any time we need wound care of. My husband is able to go in. All the time position always the answers all the calls and we've had great care for my husband's diabetes. Thank you very much.
March 26, 2021
Everyone at PIH are great and professional! Dr. Treated me kind and with respect and explained everything to me and felt comfortable with the decision making!
March 26, 2021
Dr. Nguyen has been my podiatrist for many years now, and in some ways he has been more than just a foot doctor. He diagnosed the problem with my swollen left leg and referred me to the right specialist to correct the problem. Since then he has been trimming my toenails every two months all the while keeping an eye on my circulation issues. He is an excellent doctor who was recommended to me by a nurse at PIH Health Hospital. I am grateful for the excellent care that I have received.
March 22, 2021
Excellent service.
March 22, 2021
Dr was Great, Took A Very Good Care of My Problem??
March 17, 2021
Dr. Nguyen continues to be friendly, professional and skilled.
March 17, 2021
Always very respectable and nice
March 16, 2021
Very professional and happy with my operation results
March 16, 2021
I had an appointment for 3:30 and came 15 minutes early as requested. I saw several people called in ahead of me. I didn't see the doctor till 4:30. If the front desk knew the doctor would be late they should have called me. I know he was very busy and had other patients to see. This took away from my experience.
March 08, 2021
Great knowledge and bedside manner!
March 08, 2021
I was treated with respect and the staff was especially helpful in helping me with a referral to a specialist. Staff took my request seriously and listed carefully to my request.
March 08, 2021
The doctor gave me a verbal feedback that I've never been given before and I was very happy to get the information.
March 05, 2021
Praying that he can help me heal
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.
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