Dr. Cu Nguyen, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Pismo Beach, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. She specializes in internal medicine.


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(805) 603-4581

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Local Access Plus HMO
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Nguyen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • High Cholesterol
  • HIV Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Indigestion
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Overweight
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Physical Examination
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Weight Loss
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

About Me

Care Philosophy

"A healthy patient is a happy patient. I strongly believe in preventative health care. My emphasis is to keep patient;s weight in a healthy range, encourage daily exercise and to prevent development of diabetes, HTN, Heart disease and stroke."

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Good Samaritan Regional Med Center
Residency Hospital
1995
Good Samaritan Regional Med Center
Internship Hospital
1994
University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
Medical School
1990
University of Oklahoma
Undergraduate School
1997
1995
1994
1990

Languages

  • Vietnamese
  • English

Awards

Dr. Nguyen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nguyen

3.5

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
52.63157894736842%
(10)
4 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
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1 Star
26.31578947368421%
(5)

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Why is this person even practicing medicine? She has no clue what she is doing.
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Very poor bedside manners and poor assessment skills. She rushes you. Doesn’t do proper physical exam and doesn’t obtain full history. She will cut you off in the middle of the sentence. I had a musculoskeletal program and I had to insist multiple times to get an order for X-ray and physical therapy then she did. Besides that she didn’t even prescribe me a volataren gel for pain. I regret that I had to waste my time to see someone that doesn’t care and has poor skills.
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Dr. Nguyen was rude when I met her. She didn’t like the meds that where listed in the pharmacy so she started criticizing me and that my meds are red flag. After she read out loud criticizing that I had Norcro listed then I told her that I was on it for 4 days 4 months ago for acute issue after ER visit. I asked her for a different med to refill that I used to be on for ADHD and SHE said that nobody wants to refill for my meds and she won’t too. She was my primary so I asked her as first person.
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Dr. Nguyen has a very straightforward and authentic style. She is incredibly smart which is obvious from the minute we started discussing some of my health concers. She listened to me and I felt like she really heard what I was saying. She has a calming presence and very trustworthy. I highly recommend her.
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I have been a patient for 6 years. She always spends the time I need and she LISTENS, even if she doesn't like my answers. She has made good referrals to specialists for me and for my family members. I have recommended her often!
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I was a new patient. Her staff worked me into her schedule. She was very thorough, took time to listen to my concerns, didn't rush me through my visit, and very pleasant and direct in dealing with me.
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Very thoughtful & concerned about my well being. Frankly addressed issues that other doctors never have.
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