Dr. MAI-PHƯƠNG NGUYỄN is a healthcare champion for over 25 years. Her extensive medical training has taken her around the world, focusing on building healthier communities and cultivating relationships between people of diverse cultures and environments.
She empowers patients to be better healthcare consumers through her award-winning weekly radio show, Sức Khỏe và Bạn (To Your Health, Friends!), on Việt Nam California Radio (VNCR, 106.3) from 2012 to 2014, anticipating the vast sweeping benefits and effects of the Affordable Care Act. She is now bringing SKVB’s high-quality healthcare content to Việt language television on Little Saigon TV (57.7) and satellite television stations.
She produced two award-winning documentary films that give First Voice narratives to the collective Vietnamese Boat People experiences. Bolinao 52 won 2 Emmys in 2009 and Stateless won the “Audience Choice” and “Spotlight” Awards at the 2012 Vietnamese International Film Festival in Orange County. Both films have toured international festivals around the world and aired on PBS.
Dr. MAI-PHƯƠNG has worked in diverse healthcare delivery systems: i.e. LA County-USC clinics; managed care at Kaiser, PacifiCare (in Guam), Healthcare Partners and Talbert Medical Group; the Veteran’s Administration. She trained at the VA-Sepulveda, a UCLA-affiliated program. She also owned a thriving solo private practice from 2005-2011. Since relocating back to her ethnic community in Orange County, she works in small private practice.
She also served as the Chief Medical Officer of the VietNamese Community of Orange County’s (VNCOC, Inc.) Southland Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with level III Patient Center Medical Home (PCMH) in 2015. In her short time as CMO, she improved the quality of care for indigent and recent immigrants in Garden Grove–home to a richly diverse patient population (i.e. Vietnamese, Korean, Latino and more recently, Muslim and Arabic patients). She spearheaded a women’s preventive health project, “See Test & Treat” through a grant funded by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Foundation.
Dr. MAI-PHƯƠNG has used her world-class education to decrease barriers and empower vulnerable yet resilient communities. At UC-Irvine, she served as the Chair of Project Ngọc, a Vietnamese refugee rights advocacy group during the height of the Vietnamese Boat People crisis in 1989-91. As chapter president of the American Medical Student Association while at USC medical school, she promoted clinical externships abroad; taught maternal-child nutrition in Tijuana, Mexico and studied Community Health at the renowned Christian Medical College in Vellore, India. During medical residency at UCLA, she taught fellow residents Medical Spanish to improve patient care and worked on the Zuni Native American Reservation in her fourth-year clerkship.
Today, in the 21st century, she is harnessing her over two decades, world-traveled clinical experiences to bring you, the highest caliber healthcare: in person or on Telehealth. Call 1(844) KARUNA-0, extension 201 to schedule an in-person appointment with Dr. Mai-Phương at her warm and inviting Advanced Health & Wellness Center located at 7901 Westminster Boulevard in Westminster, CA 92683.
Or, chat with Dr. Mai-Phương on her direct-pay, innovative telehealth portal: RealTime Clinic | Dr. MPNguyen
All you need is a laptop or desktop computer with a functioning webcam, a credit card, and voilá, you can connect with her, from anywhere.