Our Team



  • What do you enjoy most about your job?
    Interacting and building relationships with patients.
  • What is your favorite way to relax?
  • What do you hope for your children in the future?
    I want them to follow the medical field career.


Certified Clinical Podiatric Medical Assistant

  • What is your real current job title?
    Mommy of 3 and Aspiring RN.
  • What is your favorite way to relax?
    I like watching Lifetime movies with happy endings.
  • What would you do with a million dollars?
    Buy my own island.

Dr. Tea Nguyen

Podiatrist / Foot, Ankle & Wound Specialist

“I am passionate about delivering excellent care that is safe with proven results. I listen attentively so that I can tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs. As a modern day surgically trained podiatrist, I believe in caring for you as a whole person. When surgery becomes necessary, then it should be done with meticulous care while using modern techniques to get you back on your feet as soon as possible. My passion is in helping people move without pain or disability so I take pride in performing surgery when it is needed. I advocate for your safety and your successful outcomes are my priority. I am eager to get you back on your feet, walking pain-free.”

Fellowship Training: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Texas – Wound Care Fellowship, 2014-15

Residency Training: St John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Michigan – Reconstructive Foot & Rearfoot Surgery 2011-14

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) Degree: Des Moines University, Iowa – College of Podiatric Medicine 2008-2011

Healing Heel Ulcers in High-Risk Patients: Distally Based Peroneus Brevis Muscle Flap Case Series. Tea Nguyen, DPM; Edgardo Rodriguez-Collazo, DPM. Article in Press Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, 2019.

Burst Stimulation Reducing Pain and Improving TcpO2 in Peripheral Vascular Disease: A Case Study. Neelesh K. Anand, MD; Tea Nguyen, DPM; Lawrence Poree, MD, PhD Won Best Poster Presentation at North American Neuromodulation Society, Jan 2018

A Retrospective Review of Split-Thickness Skin Grafts in the Foot and Ankle of Patients with Diabetes. Kyle Sanniec, MD; Tea Nguyen, DPM; Javier LaFontaine, DPM; Lawrence Lavery, DPM Published in Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Sept 2017

Diagnostic accuracy of Probe to Bone to Detect Osteomyelitis in the Diabetic Foot: A Systematic Review. Kenrick Lam, Suzanne AV Van Asten, MD; Tea Nguyen, DPM; Javier La Fontaine, DPM; Lawrence A. Lavery, DPM, MPH Published in Diabetes Care 2016

Reoperation and Reamputation After Transmetatarsal Amputation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Jakob C. Thorud, DPM, MS; Daniel C. Jupiter, PhD; Jonathan Lorenzana, DPM; Tea Tu Nguyen, DPM; Naihiro Shibuya, DPM, MS, FACFAS Published in Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, July 2016

TPMA June 2015 “A Retrospective Review of Split Thickness Skin Grafts in the Foot & Ankle of Patients with Diabetes.” Tea Nguyen, DPM; Javier La Fontaine, DPM; Lawrence Lavery, DPM, MPH Won 1st place in “Post-Graduate Research Poster Competition”

MPMA Feb 2013 “Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in Podiatry.” Tea Nguyen, DPM-PGY-2; Neil Shaw, DPM Won 2nd place for “Best Resident Abstract Presentation”

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

American Microsurgical Orthoplastic Society (AMOS)

California Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA)