Dr. Tea Nguyen, DPM

Giving better care by offering better options. I deeply care about patient’s outcomes, both functionally and cosmetically, and am constantly on the lookout for safer and proven alternatives to traditional care. For example, traditional surgery employs large incisions and so naturally there is a higher risk of post-op complications (pain, infection, scarring, etc). That is why I sought out experts in minimally invasive surgery to treat many conditions including heel pain, bone spurs, bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, tarsal tunnel syndrome and ankle pain, to name a few. With the advancement of medicine and demands from patients to return to work faster, minimally invasive surgery makes sense. A smaller incision means faster healing, less tissue damage, less pain, less use of opioids, and immediate weight bearing after surgery. Small incisions gives elegant results, reduces surgery-related complications which produces highly satisfied patients. Putting patient’s safety at the forefront will always be my number one priority. 

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)