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Dr. Nguyen Nguyen

Pediatrics
Torrance, CA
51 years experience male

Locations

Nguyen H Nguyen, MD, Inc.

Torrance, CA

Address

3220 Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 203, Torrance, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(310) 539-9582

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

About

Bio

A graduate of the UCLA Medical School in 1971, having completed a residency in Pediatrics at LAC-USC Medical Center in 1974, and a fellowship in Pediatric Rehabilitation at the Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center in 1975, I had been in large group practices, first in the Los Angeles Area, then in the Torrance/South Bay area since 1988. In 2004, my wife Hanna and I took the plunge and opened a solo pediatric practice in Torrance so that I can fulfill my vision of what a pediatrician can do: Assist parents in raising their children into healthy, happy, well adjusted human beings that will contribute to their communities. For the past 10 years, I have been able to spend enough time to address the parents' concerns and advice the teenagers on how to become highly effective in life. Not every one will listen, but the ones that do and turn out well make the effort worthwhile. Of course, the rest of my time is spent diagnosing and treating episodic illnesses that keep a pediatric office busy. My wife Hanna runs the office, and has created a family-oriented atmosphere that puts the patients and their parents more at ease during their visits to the office.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English, Vietnamese

Doctor Q&A

237 Answers
145 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Yes: Extra vitamins and carotene get passed in the urine and sometimes color it deep yellow and perhaps orange. If there is no other complaint such as pain... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Worth checking: Is she normal in other ways? Feeding well, gaining weight? She may be spitting up saliva, but since you say "large amount" it is worth checking with y... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Not needed: The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages the use of sports supplements in teens. Read this: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-livin... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Voice lessons: Some people have high pitched voice even as adults. If you have taken music lessons, you know about the different octaves in the musical scale. If you... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Normal: Some people sweat more than others, some can stand heat more than others. If everything else is normal and your doctor has not found any underlying ca... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
From the lungs: Your girl sounds like she has nasal congestion, which narrows the air passages through the nostril and results in a whistling sound with deep breathin... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Not ringworm: what you describe does not seem to indicate ringworm. With a rash like that, it is best to see a doctor so he/she can go through the different possibi... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Cough and wheezing: At her age, and at this time of the year, with the night coughing to the point of vomiting and wheezing, she may have bronchiolitis, and needs to see ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
How old?: Here is an article on acid reflux in infants for parents: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s5/nl/432446/6546260d-460c-4e2f-b2fc-e54652e7d63f/ If the chi... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
See your doctor: Since you have not had sex, you don't have any worry about STD causing the bump, so you don't have to be embarrassed to ask what could cause this. Are... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Sweaty?: Do you live in an area with a heat wave these days? What you describe may be sweat trapped in the creases in the neck and beneath the breast. If you a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
See doctor: It may be eczema or heat rash, but there is no way to say accurately what it is without actually seeing it. Your child's pediatrician can diagnose it ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Written note: I would appreciate a written note expressing your gratitude, with mention of what it is that you appreciate the most about your doctor(s). Also make s... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Not related?: Did she get the chickenpox vaccine? Normally a reaction to the chickenpox vaccine does not occur until around 5 days after the injection. She may have... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Ask doctor: Since she is pregnant and is diagnosed with hypothyroidism, she must be followed by an obstetrician and her family doctor on endocrinologist. Isn't sh... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Don't worry: Your height depends on several factors, including the heights of both your parents, your nutrition and the amount of sleep you get at night during you... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Good decision!: I'm glad you have made a decision to be healthier. You've probably heard the answer tons of times: "diet and exercise"! It's still true. But don't go ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Ignore: Do take care of your own needs do seek out and accept help from others do join support groups.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Ignore: Find something she/he is good at, encourage that. Give unconditional love. She/he will love you back.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Different diagnosis?: If your tonsillitis is caused by bacteria, it should have been cured by one course of antibiotics. If you still have sore throat or large tonsils, it ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Need details: It would be nice to see a picture of the rash to answer your question. Also, is the child 4 years old, or are the complaints of rashes 4 years old. If... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Moisturizer: Aquaphor is more to moisturize the skin in the body. Baby acne will come and go by itself. For babies less than a month old, we recommend just washing... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Build self esteem: What does antisocial lifestyle in a toddler mean?Toddlers are typically self-centered, and interested in discovering their abilities and limits. Here ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Allergy to amox?: It is unlikely for the vaccines given at one year to cause hives. allergy to Amoxicillin may cause hives after a course was given(if this was the firs... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Ignore: Look for a skill she enjoys and help her develop it, such as music, art, sport.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Ignore: Many boys have enlarged breasts early in puberty. It's called gynecomastia. It's normal, don't worry.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
No cough medicine: It's not uncommon to have a lingering cough for a long time after a cold, as long as she feels well and eats and has normal activities. If she takes a... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Ignore: Raise your child into a happy, healthy, well adjusted adult who contributes to others and society.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Ignore: Take power naps: sleep or meditate to relax when your baby sleeps. Get as much rest as you can.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Correct medicine?: Tazorac (tazarotene) is a cream or gel for the treatment of acne. Do you mean another medicine? Please rephrase your question. Make sure you name the... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Allergic reaction?: Are you applying bleach to your hair to lighten it? Is it specifically made for hair? If your scalps swells up, is itchy or painful to touch, you may ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Yes, for best result: If your child has been properly diagnosed with adhd, that means that he or she has a relative deficiency in certain neurotransmittors and the medicine... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Online answer: That's a general question. I found an educational program that teaches kids and their parents about asthma and what triggers the "attacks". Go to http... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Lactation specialist: Lactation specialists are usually nurses that have experience in helping mother with their nursing issues. You can get referral from the nursery nurse... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Normal life: "hole in the heart" is either a ventricular septal defect (vsd) or atrial septal defect (asd), some children are born with a "hole" between the 2 side... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Understanding: This is a loaded question! your best chance is to try and understand what they are getting out of their misbehavior? Draw out their reasons without be... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Yes: There is a vaccine against hepatitis a, given in 2 doses, separated by at least 6 months.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Active listening: The best approach to getting a child to speak about what happened at school is to practice "active listening". You may start with:"something must have... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Not a good practice: A lot of people think that when their child has a fever, he needs an antibiotic to "cure it". The fact is fever is most commonly caused by viruses, an... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Yes: When something hits a small child on the head or when she falls on her head from a distance of less than 5 feet, cries right away, the chances of any ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
CDC.gov: For the official information on vaccines, go to www.cdc.gov/vaccines. For those who are worried about vaccine safety, I have compiled a list of severa... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Specialist: It may be time to ask for a referral to a pediatric gastroenterologist (specialist in chidren's intestinal problems).
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
See pediatrician: Definitely call the pediatrician in the morning to see him/her. This may be the beginning of a boil. If it is, it will need to be treated appropriatel... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Infected cyst: It sounds like an infected thyroglossal duct cyst. He needs to see his pediatrician who would confirm it and refer him to an ear nose and throat speci... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Fifth disease: A common illness caused by a virus, it most commonly starts with bright red cheeks (as if they were slapped), then a lacy rash on the arms of little c... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Yes: It sounds like she had roseola, which causes a high fever for 3 days, then the fever goes away, a rash appears all over the body.She is no longer cont... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
No: Both zyrtec and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) belong to the same class of medicines called antihistamines. Taking both at the same time would be taking ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Homemade rinse: I noticed a lot of questions about sores in the mouth today. Most of them are caused by viruses and will go away by themselves. Nothing will make them... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Parenting style: If you have a consistent parenting style, you will have more cooperative kids and will be less stressed. Make sure you take time for yourself and for ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Ingrown hair: This could be a pimple from an ingrown hair or blocked hair follicle in your vaginal area. You can apply warm compresses (as hot as you can stand for ... Read More

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Testimonials
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Nov 25, 2013
Acted extremely quickly and appropriately in making the diagnosis and referral of a newborn with heart disease.
Aug 15, 2014
An excellent pediatrician. Compassionate and knowledgeable, a pleasure to work with.
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Nov 16, 2014
Dr. Nguyen displayed expertise in my areas of concern and went out of his way to not end the consult until he knew I felt better. A caring and knowledgable professional. Highly recommended.
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This saved my life. Thank you. I have been having chest pain after moving my brother. Its 3am so i didnt want to wake my parent up and make her take me to the doctor. I can wait.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Yes i primarily would like it for the smoke tricks almost like a hobby
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Little redness but as you made clear nothing to worry about, thankyou!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UCLA School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1971MD

Residency

LAC-USC Medical Center
Completed 1974

Awards

Cigna Healthplans of Southern California "Senior Physician of the Year" (1984)
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's "Hacham Award for Oustanding Resident Teaching" (1984)
CIGNA Healthplas IPA "Outstanding Physician Partnership" award (1994)

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