Dr. Thomas Nguyen, MD

Dr. Thomas Nguyen, MD

Pain MedicineMale

Pain Medicine

Dr. Thomas Nguyen, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Reston, VA and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of California At Davis / School of Medicine in 2004. He is affiliated with Reston Hospital Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Virginia Spine Institute

Virginia Spine Institute11800 Sunrise Valley Dr Ste 800 Reston, VA 20191
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Nguyen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nguyen

4.6

Based on 46 ratings

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He answers all questions and I never feel rushed
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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J. W. – Apr 26, 2022
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I've been seeing Dr. Nguyen for 7 years for a variety of pain management issues. All have been a success. His best accomplishment was changing the opinion of my back surgeon on the location to perform the surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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William S. – Apr 20, 2022
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Dr. Nguyen has helped me immensely with my neck and back issues! I feel better now than I have in 30 years!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michael R. – Apr 20, 2022
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I have tremendous respect for Dr. Nguyen's treatment and care over these past 5 years, leading into corrective surgeries, and beyond, His care and depth of knowledge brought me back to my active life of travel and and family fun. His ability to keep me as an active and engaged participant in the pre and post-op processes, in my opinion, contributed to my healing process. Dr. Nguyen's investment in my physical and emotional health over the past 5 years directly contributed to a positive surgical outcome. Thank you Dr. Nguyen!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jane P. – Jan 11, 2022
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This is one of the best visits I have ever had with a doctor. The staff is wonderful and Dr. Nguyen is incredible! I've never had a doctor spend so much time explaining my issues before. In addition, Dr. Nguyen is compassionate, listens, and answers all your questions. He gets my absolute highest recommendation!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Stephen T. – Dec 09, 2021
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Dr Nguyen, from my first appointment has shown compassion, professionalism, competence, willingness to go beyond whats expected to help with pain management as well and point me in the right direction as needed for my continued health. In my opinion he is the, if not one of the best pain management Doctors definitely in Northern VA. I recommend him to everyone I know. I would not have been able to live happily and comfortably the last 15 years . I am incredibly grateful for his continued help. He is always on the cutting edge of new treatments to make sure I receive the most excellent care. Thanks you!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donna U. – Sep 10, 2021
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After many months and years of pain, after my last visit with a beautiful injection he has relieved my pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Sylvia S. – Aug 28, 2021
Sylvia - we are so happy to hear that Dr. Nguyen...Read More
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I have been in pain for years and decided to come to VSI for a second opinion. While meeting with Dr. Nguyen he mentioned stem cells. We talked about diagnostic tests that would be done and I decided this was the right path for me. I had my stem cell procedure 0n Februry 24, It is now April 9 and I can not put into words how truly life changing this has been for me. I had pain and was not very mobile before the procedure... I am almost pain free and I am increasing my activities every day. I am absolutely grateful beyond words that my path crossed with Dr. Nguyen.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joann T. – Apr 09, 2021
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I came to Dr. Nguyen wheelchair bound in extreme pain, with little hope of ever walking again. He listened to every detail of my complicated history and took time to build trust with me. Together we made a pain management plan. It took more than two years, included referrals to the surgical side and to physical therapy, with Dr. Nguyen always part of my team. Now I am mobile with a cane and walker, I can drive short distances, and my pain is managed. I never thought we'd get here, but he always believed we would. He is absolutely amazing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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H. C. – Apr 06, 2021
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Dr. Nguyen has allowed me to heal from my 4th surgery at my own pace and hears my input..
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jennifer D. – Mar 27, 2021
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Always professional; always willing to review and answer questions; seeks input from patient; provides thoughtful and insightful solutions to chronic, service-connected spine pain. I will not see any other doctor for pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jc D. – Jan 04, 2021
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I have been seeing DR Nguyen for several years now and the team has been great to work with in managing my back and neck issues. Always have had solid positive results that has allowed me to continue my activities for both work and physical.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lance P. – Jul 15, 2020
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i have often wished he could be my primary care physician. He understands your whole body physically and mentally
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Feb 24, 2020
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I have been with him for over ten years, He has always worked to provide me with the best possible medications ,excercise, what ever it takes to make my situation the very best. He TRULY cares about his patients . You could not find a better doctor anywhere . HE is the BEST!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marlyse S. – Feb 04, 2020
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Dr. Nguyen is the reason we stay with VA Spine Institute. He has our back, and our trust. We value his experience!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jerry S. – Dec 21, 2019
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I would recommend Dr. Nguyen to anyone. He is eager to help and always listens to any questions, or concerns that I may have both before and after my surgeries. I always feel that I have his undivided attention and that I am his #1 priority. He is also great at communicating with my family what is going on with me and where I am at in the process. He is a true asset to VSI.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michael K. – Nov 15, 2019
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I have been seeing Dr. Nguyen for 4 years now. He listens to me and never rushes through our appointments. He truly makes me feel like I am a person and not a number. My physical problems and pain levels fluctuate constantly which would make some others give up (this has happened to me 2x previous times before coming here). Not Dr. Nguyen....he often sits back, pulls up the images/history and says "Ok, let's start over and look at this differently". How many other doctors can you think of that do that?
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Scott H. – Oct 31, 2019
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I have worked with Dr. Nguyen for years on chronic pain issues. He has always listened, understood and suggested actionable items. He has always provided me with a feeling of hope and followed it up with actions that justify that hope. Dr. Nguyen clearly stays up-to-date on new research and works it in as it is warranted. Dr Nguyen is truly empathetic and personally invested in his patient's outcomes. I really appreciate thisl. A wonderful doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Oct 18, 2019
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I had a very friendly experience, accurate experience, and great knowledge of all my pain issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Elizabeth G. – Oct 17, 2019
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After years of doctors not listing or understanding my back pain, I had tears of joy after seeing Dr. Nguyen. He truly hears what I say and takes the time to come up with a plan of action to relieve my pain. He has been my pain management physician for the past 9 years and I wouldn't be able to live life to my fullest without him. Thank you Dr. Nguyen!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Joyce S. – Sep 13, 2019
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Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nguyen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nguyen treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nguyen treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nguyen treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Nguyen treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nguyen treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Nguyen treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Nguyen's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medication Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Upper Back Pain

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(571) 470-7673

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Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Nguyen joined Virginia Spine Institute in 2005 to strengthen the comprehensive and interventional pain management practice. As Director of the Pain...Read more

Biography

Dr. Nguyen joined Virginia Spine Institute in 2005 to strengthen the comprehensive and interventional pain management practice. As Director of the Pain...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
  • Pain Medicine

Education

Mayo Clinic | Mayo Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
George Washington University | Medical College of Georgia
Residency Hospital
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Medical School
2004
Medical College of Georgia
Residency Hospital
2004
University of California At Davis / School of Medicine
Medical School
1999
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Fellowship Hospital
1998
The George Washington U
Residency Hospital
1995
Riverside Regional Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1994
Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads
Medical School
1990
The College of William and Mary
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Thomas Nguyen, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Thomas Nguyen, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Thomas Nguyen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nguyen frequently treats Back Pain, Low Back Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Nguyen treats.

Where is Dr. Thomas Nguyen, MD's office located?

Dr. Nguyen's office is located at 11800 Sunrise Valley Dr Ste 800, Reston, VA 20191. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Thomas Nguyen, MD speak?

Dr. Nguyen speaks English and English. View profile to see all.

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Reston Hospital Center

Reston, VA

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)