Upon his graduation from the University of California, Los Angeles, he worked in the radiation field prior to starting medical school at the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri. The osteopathic principle of caring for the whole patient resonated well with him, leading him to a career in preventive care and family medicine. After completion of his training in Family Medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, he was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas with the United States Air Force. He deployed to the Middle East as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007. At the end of his tour in 2008, he joined Baylor Scott & White Health in Pflugerville, Texas where he practiced until the formation of Ochna Health.
Through his more than ten years of practicing Family Medicine, he has helped many patients get well, but found it more rewarding to help patients stay well. He wants to focus more on health care versus sick care as currently the preferred mode of health care delivery in the United States. It pains him to see patients pay a large amount to the insurance company, yet struggle to get care due to high deductibles. Some could not even afford insurance altogether. Despite spending the most money on “health care”, the United States lags behind most of the Western world in most health metrics. We have the most technologically-advanced and specialist-heavy system that is well suited for sick care but fares poorly in primary care. In forming Ochna Health, he seeks innovative ways to provide access to timely, high-quality, comprehensive, and personalized primary care to all.
Dr. Nguyen was voted as an Austin Top Doctor in 2019 and 2020.