Dr. Katherine Nguyen, MD

Dr. Katherine Nguyen, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Katherine Nguyen, MD is a rheumatology specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in rheumatology.

202 Lewis St

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

(619) 293-0351

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sjögren's Syndrome
very high
more than 98% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

71  Conditions Treated

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6  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Ucsd Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Ucsd Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Ucsd School Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nguyen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nguyen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nguyen to family and friends
22 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

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Dr. Nguyen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Nguyen has always been so friendly during all of my appointments and is an excellent doctor! She clearly cares about her patients--I look forward to my visits with her.
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Although there was a long delay in getting an appointment with Dr. Nguyen, she has been an outstanding physician. She is exceedingly bright in diagnosing and treating. I found her to be empathic and a terrific communicator. Of the physicians I see, I value her the most!
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We gave them our health records to make copies. They literally forgot where they put them and had us wait 15min for them to look for the records so we could go home, even though their office is so small. This is very unorganized.
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If I could give negative ratings, I would. We had an appointment at 1PM and came to the office early. When we got there, their office was closed. We waited until 1:35PM for them to finally come and open their office. When they saw us waiting outside, instead of being apologetic for being 35min...more
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