Ken Nguyen DPM | Podiatrist | La Mirada, CA | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Ken C. Nguyen

Ken C. Nguyen DPM

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Podiatry
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4.6 / 5 (based on 624 Reviews) View 102 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.

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Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians

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Gender

Male

Specialties

  • Podiatry

Additional Languages

  • Vietnamese

Education

Medical School

California College of Podiatric Medicine (San Franscisco)

Residency

Western Medical Center Santa Ana

Board Certifications

  • Foot Surgery

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Patient Reviews

May 04, 2022
Excellent service, friendly staff, and willing to serve the best they can. Thank you.
May 04, 2022
Office staff is always very courteous and professional. Wait times for appointments have been fantastic. Thank you Doctor and Staff.
May 04, 2022
I think they messed up on my date of next appointment and it's very hard to get through to all PIH offices to make changes
May 02, 2022
Dr. Nguyen was very knowledgeable and helpful. It was our first visit, so there was a lot to go over. And I will appreciate seeing him again and continuing to work on my foot problems. Thank you.
May 02, 2022
Friendly doctor and staff!
May 02, 2022
Hi, I am out of pain, for the first time and in weeks and weeks, the surgery went well that he did and I am so happy. I am out of pain. Thank you.
April 29, 2022
It's very good, I'm very grateful for the treatment they give me and everyone is very good, they treat me very well, nothing else. I wanted to ask when they do the surveys because I haven't been to answer some of them, thank you.
April 29, 2022
Everything is great except when you have to call PIH for an appointment. Your phone service is horrible. You're on hold for 20....30 minutes, and then it hangs itself up. You've got to get a new phone system, even the doctor hate it. So please I just dread having to call and try to get through for an appointment. Thank you.
April 29, 2022
He was truthful about the action needed, and what was needed to resolve my medical.
April 29, 2022
Was brought in on time but dr. Didn't come in till after 25-30 minutes. And stood with me for about 5 minutes
April 27, 2022
Staff and doctor take the time to listen to my concerns and questions. And offer answers to further treatment considerations
April 27, 2022
Very knowledgeable, kind, patient. Excellent Dr
April 22, 2022
I didn't like the idea that I had to get out of my car to get a ticket so that I had to pay for parking that is very inconvenient for elderly people.
April 22, 2022
Excellent doctor
April 20, 2022
Dr. Nguyen is a very good, excellent foot doctor. And we are very happy with him.
April 20, 2022
Dr. Nguyen and staff are very friendly and professional.
April 20, 2022
Always aware I'm present and so kind
April 18, 2022
He was very helpful in explaining my condition.
April 18, 2022
He was very courteous, he paid attention to what I said to explain things and said, my feet are getting better, and my legs are getting better so I really enjoyed it, and it was at the office where it was close to my house, so I enjoyed the whole visit and I really am looking forward to going back. Thank you.
April 15, 2022
Yes, to get more doctors like him and nothing have a surgery. I mean, for the surgery, not to take a long time, schedule it like as soon as possible. Not wait a long time because he's booked. And I got to wait a whole month before he can operate me. You know, on my ankle. So he's a really good professional doctor and very, very explainable and very good. And the only thing is that you guys got to get more doctors. He's a really good one.
April 15, 2022
I have been seeing Dr. Nguyen for about eight years now. He is probably the best podiatrist I have ever had. He not only treats my feet, but he discovered a problem with a swollen leg for which he referred me to a specialist who then found that I had a circulation problem. This problem was fixed with a fairly minor procedure and has not been troublesome since. For the most recent appointment, Dr. Nguyen diagnosed and suggested two paths of treatment for pain in my right little toe. I will follow the easier of the two paths for now and have Dr. Nguyen perform the surgery if needed later. Dr. Nguyen is an excellent doctor.
April 15, 2022
We had to wait 45 min. Staff was rude. No explanation on why we had to wait just was told. I brought you in early ?
April 13, 2022
Dr. Nguyen is the coolest doctor anyone could ever ask for. What a professional.
April 13, 2022
Always had good service here Very helpful
April 13, 2022
Very please pleasant visit .
April 13, 2022
I was very happy I was referred to Dr. Nguyen by my primary physician. I finally found a Podiatrist that I can trust. I did not like (name removed), previously.
April 13, 2022
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are always professional, personable, thoughtful and helpful. Thank you!
April 13, 2022
Dr Nguyen and staff are the best
April 06, 2022
Dr. Nguyen was very thorough and he was gentle, it could have been hard and it wasn't, he was very careful, and I really appreciated that.
April 06, 2022
Well, hello, (namr removed), if it was very thorough, very clean. I think, (name removed) I've been with him for about 16 years. He's a podiatrist and he's very, very good, very polite. And I would, I would give him a plus. Thank you.
April 01, 2022
The only thing I don't like is paying for parking, everything else is excellent
April 01, 2022
I appreciated the amount of time that Dr. Nguyen spent with me explaining my treatment options. He was very helpful and very kind.
April 01, 2022
After months of foot pain and what I thought was a bunion, it turned out I've had a broken foot for about 5-6 months and never knew I did. I managed to push through the pain and remain active. He went over his plan of what we will do to make sure my break heals with DME & PT and last resort would be a boot. I appreciate the time and certainty he took in diagnosing me by taking X-rays of both feet to rule out one of his theories. I hope to be pain free in the next coming months to be able to be back to my daily exercise routine and enjoy an active life.
April 01, 2022
My brother and sister and mom were with different providers. Thank God they have all joined this provider now. They came because I told them you are the best doctors, hospital and efficient. I love PIH. I've been with you for over 29 years since I was 28 yrs old. I am 65 yrs old now. Very professional and caring.
March 30, 2022
Dr. Nguyen is one of the kindest providers that I've ever seen. He spends time. He explains things and I think he has taken care of my problem. And I would highly recommend him.
March 30, 2022
He was respectful and was attentive to my questions and not rushed at all.
March 16, 2022
Driving distance is great for me ..
March 15, 2022
Very nice doctor
March 11, 2022
Just one thing, the last 2 times I've been waiting for an hour or more in the waiting room and (unreadable) arrives unexpectedly and then they pass her inside and I'm waiting. Thank you,
March 11, 2022
Very good experience. Other than a long wait due to the doctor's busy schedule. Dr. Appears very knowledgeable and experienced.
March 11, 2022
This Dr. Ken is great very knowledgeable and helpful thoroughly concerned about his patience I think he should be given a bonus thank you doctor Ken
March 09, 2022
Very helpful in explaining various problems with my feet.
March 07, 2022
Terrific welcoming office staff & clean environment & fantastic Dr. Ken & Nurse (name removed)!
March 07, 2022
Excellent, knowledgeable physician. Highly recommend Dr. Nguyen.
March 07, 2022
My waiting time was very long more than an hour. I was very patient, but I'm not used to it at that office. I usually go to the one in Whittier.
March 02, 2022
An alternative to some of your initial questions might be altered, as follows: was the conversation between you and the doctor of a nature that would allow you to function in such a way that would provide the best chance for your improved health until your next appointment. The objective here is to provide the most effective teamwork for a positive effect on the patient's life.
March 01, 2022
I think Dr. Nguyen is the best podiatrist you have there. And his office staff is really good, and I don't think there's anything else that has to be done. Thank you.
February 25, 2022
I was given the impression that I would be seen sooner than the appointment I was given. I was seen by (name removed) on 2/15. He requested an emergency referral due for my foot/toe. I am a diabetic and needed to be seen sooner than 10 days later. I did contact my insurance and they contacted PIH. I had to call again 2 days later to be able to see Dr. Nguyen. I wish to thank the person who was able to get me in sooner than 3/17.
February 23, 2022
Fantastic doctor!
February 15, 2022
It's my first time with this doctor and so far so good. I have a follow up appointment, which I'm looking forward to. Thank you.
February 09, 2022
Here I am very satisfied with the doctor, all the appointments that I have attended, not only the last one, I am very happy and very attentive, he treats me, and well, as you said with all due respect and all very well since this is an excellent doctors in my opinion and the work generates.
February 08, 2022
Dr Nguyen and his staff are excellent, professional, courteous, understanding, and knowledgeable. Wonderful care, as always.
February 07, 2022
I just want to say how much I really appreciate Dr. Nguyen. His ... he's just a ... I think he's an excellent doctor not just in his knowledge of feet Podiatry, but also just really good bedside manner and answers all my questions, is patient and supportive and I just really ... I'm just one of the reasons why I stay at PIH, is because of Dr. Nguyen, and then another doctor. But ... so I just want him to know how much I appreciate him. Thank you.
February 07, 2022
Dr.Ken Nguyen explained, everything very thoroughly 0pposed to the other doctor that I saw. I was really comfortable with him and I like the fact that he spent a lot of time with me the office that was extremely nice and very patient, and I really enjoyed visiting that office everything was excellent thank you.
February 04, 2022
I would like him not to make us wait so long to be seen by the doctor, waiting almost an hour, I think that is a long time. If that could be cut that would be great, that's my humble comment and opinion, thank you.
January 21, 2022
I had to wait 3 weeks to find an opening to see Dr Nguyen. It would have been nice to have been able to see him much sooner. My situation was not dire, but had it been, then a 3 week wait would have br
January 19, 2022
Everything went well
January 19, 2022
Awesome Doctor!!!
January 12, 2022
Dr. Nguyen's office and staff and the doctor always treat me well, and I have my nails done and, and he answers, any questions that I may have and I appreciate being able to see him. Thank you.
January 12, 2022
The doctor was very kind and gentle!
January 10, 2022
It was first experience with Doctor Nguyen. He was polite and professional.
January 10, 2022
Excellent service
January 10, 2022
I was just appointed in the follow up. The doctor said that he would have the office call my prescriptions for antibiotic and antibiotic cream to my local pharmacy. That same day. I called a couple of hours later to the pharmacy to confirm that my refills were completed as called in by the office of the doctor. They had nothing. This was really concerning as I still have a strong infection in my foot and I had already completed the 30 days of the prior prescription for antibiotics that day. I am a diabetic and this infection is serious for my condition, I did not want to go one day without taking my prescribed medication. So having to call and follow up while I am supposed to be at work. As well as the office lady at the foot doctor told me that nothing was in the notes about any prescriptions or in my file. This was very concerning to me as it's a pivotal part of my treatment. It doesn't make me feel good that this was my first appointment with this doctor and I was already having to do a lot of the footwork to make things happen that he promised. I am still deeply concerned about the level of service being subpar because I have to have an emergency surgical procedure as indicated by this foot doctor because the infection is still present. He told me that they have to get approval through my insurance. If the debacle with my prescription for antibiotic's as an indicator of the proactiveness of this office I'm worried. I called my insurance provider and spoke to the claims department to find out what is needed to get such approvals. The agent I spoke to you on the phone of my insurance provider said that often times if a doctor deems an emergency procedure is needed to treatment of an infected foot that they can get the approvals after the fact. I am hoping that they are working on it as they said as a weekwoI called my insurance provider and spoke to the claims department to find out what is needed to get such approvals. The agent I spoke to you on the phone of my insurance provider said that often times if a doctor deems an emergency procedure is needed to treatment of an infected foot that they can get the approvals after the fact. I am hoping that they are working on it as they said.
January 07, 2022
I want to make sure that they make the appointment, the sooner the better, because my foot hurts. That's what I didn't like about it. Thank you.
January 07, 2022
Always answers all my question
December 27, 2021
Definitely this is the right Dr for your foot ... most important of all he takes his time to listen to you and takes time to understand and explain his diagnosis... He will take care if your needs. If you need a Podiatrist, Dr Ken C Nguyen is the right one. Not easy to get an appointment but worth the wait
December 22, 2021
I like Dr. Nguyen. He's a good doctor. Had him for many years and I see him in a timely manner all the time. He's one of my favorites.
December 22, 2021
Always have a good experience
December 22, 2021
Dr Nguyen is very kind and caring.
December 17, 2021
Doctor is very helpful
December 15, 2021
Too long wait, and too many people in the waiting room.
December 15, 2021
Dr. Ken Nguyen is professional, kind, caring, listened to my concerns and answered questions in a way I could understand. The office has a good rapport between staff members and is a comfortable environment. I've seen staff be kind and go out of their way to assist patients with mobility issues.
December 08, 2021
Is provider, is excellent comma. He is very knowledgeable and was able to help me with a problem. I've had for many years period. My only regret is that I did not come and see him sooner period. His help has been life changing period, I highly recommend him to anyone who needs help with their Podiatry, concerns.
December 07, 2021
Hi. I was had to see Dr. Nguyen, as a follow up from Dr. Albernie. I was not very happy with Dr. Albernie, but very happy with Dr. Nguyen as far as my post op care. But that's all I have to say. Thank you.
December 07, 2021
When the nurse practitioner, the nurse help me with my feet she was a podiatrist and nurse specialist being in Podiatry. We did not see Dr. Nguyen because he was busy at the hospital and it was a very satisfactory visit and I recommend her again. Thank you.
December 07, 2021
Everything is good, except we have to pay for parking. Thank you. There's no validation for being at the doctor's office.
December 03, 2021
Dr Nguyen was fantastic. Kind, considerate and performed a procedure that I was fearing would be painful, but he did so with the utmost gentility and basically totally pain free. I am truly grateful for his skill and kindness. Thank you so much Dr. Nguyen, you are Awesome!
December 01, 2021
Dr. Nguyen and his office staff were very courteous and kind, they listened and very professional and Dr. Nguyen listened to what I was complaining about and had solutions and I appreciate it. Thank you.
November 29, 2021
The wait time to see the doctor was very long. The office seemed short staffed aa the front office clerks were abrupt and taking phone calls as the patients waited to check in. Several patients got up to complain od the long wait time. They were told it was a buay day. Period
November 24, 2021
My appointment was at 3:00 I was not seen until almost 4:00 next next I will book my appt at the offices on Putnam
November 24, 2021
Dr. Nguyen is always very thorough in examining my feet for diabetic-related issues. I appreciate his friendliness also. What is great about him is that he recommended an outstanding hospital when I needed to obtain care for my chronic and severe back pain. I was able to receive surgery from a fantastic orthopedic surgeon who helped me tremendously.
November 24, 2021
Excellent care!
November 23, 2021
Prior questions were sufficient. I was completely happy with the knowledgeable and friendly staff.
November 16, 2021
I am confident in Dr Nguyen. When all is said and done that's what really matters.
November 15, 2021
Dr. Nguyen is very clear on answering questions and we are very comfortable with his care.
November 15, 2021
I waited a half hour to 45 minutes to see the the doctor, and when I had seen them, last January was the same thing. He gave us no information. I actually he didn't really talk to us. He was just cutting away at our toenails. I asked him about my toes. He told me what it was. And because I have a cyst on it, but that was all. So I don't think I'll be going back to him. This is the second time that and he did the minimal. I'm on our way with, with a podiatrist made. The disk. We had bought my husband. I had both appointments together. He did the minimum on, on our toes. I'm going to see if I can't find another podiatrist. I've I was not happy with him. I tried again because I'd had them last year even but it hasn't.
November 15, 2021
Everyone including the Doctor provide great services.
November 10, 2021
office staff very friendly, knowledgable and polite!
November 05, 2021
Truly, an expert in his field.
November 02, 2021
I have 100% trust with Dr. Nguyen.
October 27, 2021
This office in La Mirada is so nice. Everybody there is nice, they know me when I walk in the door. I don't even have to talk to em, I mean, I don't have to give em my name. They know who I am, my paperwork's done. I love it. Thank you very much.
October 22, 2021
As always Dr. Nguyen is a very kind, professional and respectful doctor. Always is very attentive to any questions or concerns I may have.
October 22, 2021
I appreciated his professionalism and manner of speaking. He was very patient and did a great job explaining everything. I was very satisfied with the care I received by the physician and his staff.
October 20, 2021
Dr. Nguyen is very helpful. He's friendly. He provides good customer service and he was able to help me and discuss my injury with me, in a under ... in a way that I could understand.
October 15, 2021
This appointment for toenail trimming was like all the rest - very good. Dr. Nguyen took care of my toenails wile at the same time listening to my comments about possible diabetic neuropathy in my feet. He gave me some advice, which I gratefully received.
October 15, 2021
Stop charging for parking
October 05, 2021
I've been seeing this doctor since March. I've been three times where I had to wait 30-50 minutes past my appointment time to be seen. I have also had to call frequently about referrals he's put in for me. I also don't care that so much of the services such as my equipment are out sourced. I should be able to get a cam boot, orthopedics and scooter on site.
October 05, 2021
I was very pleased with Dr. Nguyen. He explained the mechanics of my foot and why I'm experiencing pain and discussed options to resolve the condition.
October 05, 2021
Dr.Nguyen is very professional and extremely knowledgeable.
October 04, 2021
Beautiful office that's sparkling clean. I was shown to a room in less than 5 minutes, how fantastic is that. Doctor Nguyen is the coolest guy.
October 04, 2021
Dr Nguyen ís wonderful. Very nice and professional.
October 01, 2021
I waited 30 minutes past my appointment time to be seen by the doctor. I did not appreciate that.
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