Meet Dr. Tea Nguyen

Dr Tea Family on the beach

I am a mother, wife, and podiatrist. I believe in treating patients as a whole human being and that the patient-physician relationship is sacred. Having worked in the traditional insurance model I realized that this system wasn’t working for me or my patients anymore. I wanted to spend more time with patients and give them treatments in a timely manner. However, being tethered with a third-party payor made that impossible. So in 2018, I decided to open my own medical office in Freedom, CA – the same year my daughter was born.

My biggest supporter is my husband, Dr. Paul Nguyen, who specializes in bariatric surgery. And my smallest supporter (in size but not in heart) is my daughter Vylet, who gives me energy and hope to a better future. My husband and I dedicated over a decade in medical training, just so we can help improve our community’s health.

I created Pacific Point Podiatry to deliver medical care in a more personalized way. When you become my patient, I hope you feel comfortable, that you are never rushed, and feel cared for. I built this practice with the same attention to detail that I give to my daughter, with my whole heart and sole (you know I can’t hold back from a good pun!).

Thank you for visiting and welcome to Pacific Point Podiatry.

With love always,
Dr. Tea

Medical Training
Research Publications
Professional Affiliations
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)

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