Dr. Nguyen Nguyen

Pediatrics
Torrance, CA
52 years experience male

Locations

Nguyen H Nguyen, MD, Inc.

Torrance, CA

Address

3220 Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 203, Torrance, CA, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
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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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Depends: It depends on who is available in your area check with your pediatrician first. Some general pediatricians, including myself can evaluate and diagnose... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Usually not: Breastfeeding is the best way to feed a baby for many reasons. But there are times when a mother cannot breastfeed, and she should not feel guilty for... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Not harmful: They may have misunderstood the pediatricians recommendation to feed babies either breastmilk or formula for at least a year, and not start whole milk... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Less than 8 oz: The American Academy of Pediatrics recently announced a guideline that limits the amount of fruit juice given to children to 8 ounces or less a day. T... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Allergies?: What you describe sounds like his nose and eyes itch, and rubs his nose and eyes, and squints to try and relieve the itch. If there is a family histo... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
2nd opinion: 65 degree curve is quite severe. On the other hand, at your age, it may not get worse with time. The question is: are there potential problems with yo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Change formula: It sounds like constipation, which may be from the formula she is taking. I would recommend trying a different formula for a few days to see if it hel... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
See pediatrician: It is not unusual for a cough to linger after a viral upper respiratory infection. But if the fever is back, it could be a new viral infection or it c... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
No: Hepatitis B is caused by a virus, usually contracted via sexually intercourse with an infected individual or via a contaminated needle when injecting ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Calcinosis: Do you mean the hard lumps under the skin? They are caused by the deposition of calcium nodules in the skin, and it is called "calcinosis".
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A male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Night sweat?: If your child is sickly, coughs a lot and sweats at night, you should take him to the doctor and get checked for tuberculosis. However, if he is well ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Nothing: At that age, children don't gain weight and height as much as during the first 6 months of age, so you don't really have to measure her that often. So... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Dandruff shampoo: In a baby with cradle cap, don't be afraid to shampoo the hair with a dandruff shampoo such as selsun blue, and use a brush to brush out the flakes an... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Depends on vaccine: For each vaccine, the cdc has an information sheet. You can log on to: http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/default.Htm#rota and look for the vaccine ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Symptomatic: The treatment depends on the symptoms of the reaction. Each vaccine has its own set of possible reactions. If you think you or your child has a reacti... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Improved recognition: Indeed adhd does run in families. I think more are diagnosed because we have better tools to evaluate for adhd, and the treatment for it has been effe... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
A little: Are you referring to the combination dtap-ipv-hib that are usually given to infants at 2, 4, and 6 months? All shots cause a little pain with the nee... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 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
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Cetaphil Restoraderm: Cetaphil restoraderm has been designed to work with dry skin due to eczema. Use it whenever you feel the skin is dry. And instead of washing the body ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Sensible diet: The best way is to follow the recommendations in the USDA'S www.choosemyplate.gov site. This provide portion control as well as a well balanced, nutri... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
As soon as you can: If you have not had a tetanus shot within the last 5 years, you should go to your doctor and get a booster shot. Nowadays, we give tdap, which also wi... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
See your doctor: If she shaves her pubic hair, it could be from an irritation with the shaving, but to make sure they are not infected and become more serious, she sho... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Ignore: Do: -Love and enjoy your baby -Be confident -Get some rest -Get help Don't: do too much.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Twice a day: You're describing constipation. Here are some detailed instructions on how to treat it: http://sprng.Me/egu37.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Infection: It may be an infection or inflammation. How old, is he? Is he circumcised? Does it hurt? Is there redness and any discharge from the tip? Please make... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Not true: Permanent birth control would include, tying off the tubes, or removing the ovaries or the uterus. Birth control pills and other birth control methods... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
See pediatrician: Not enough information to give a decent answer. Make an appointment to see your pediatrician soon to see if it is something serious or not. The baby i... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Ignore: Find something she is good at and likes to do, and encourage her to be better at that.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
See doctor: What do you mean by "bad joints"? If your joints are painful, tender and swollen, even red, you may have arthritis and need to be evaluated by your do... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Cast and rest: I assume that you must have seen a doctor and got an XR that showed a broken fibula. You should then have received a cast on the leg. It should take a... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Emergency room now: Yes, go to the ear now, to make sure he does not have acute appendicitis, because you describe the signs and symptoms of appendicitis. And it may be a... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
No: At that age, if she is already holding her head steady, and you hold her by supporting her body, her back and spine will be fine. When she is tired of... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Probably : It's probably the consequence of putting in water and vinegar. I suggest that you make an appointment with your doctor(either pediatrician or ent) to ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Nerve involvement: It appears that you have some kind of nerve injury in your left arm and you need to see your doctor asap, he may have to refer you to a nerve speciali... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Congratulations!: As long as you are focused on pursuing a career in medicine for the right reasons, you'll be doing well! To answer your question, Ritalin (methylpheni... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Normal: This is part of normal changes in your body during puberty. Different people have different changes, so don't compare yourself with your friends eithe... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
See doctor: You have an inflammation in your conjunctivae, Which could caused by a number of things. You need to call and see your doctor ASAP to determine the co... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Yes: Long, hot showers are the worst things you can do when you have eczema. Luke woram, short showers with moisturizing soap would be better. Then follow ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Self weaning: She may be ready to wean, but you don't have to stop totally. You can continue to nurse her when she will, and feed her baby food and pumped breast mi... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Not much: Ritalin, (methylphenidate) the medicine used for ADHD, is surprisingly safe. The main side effect is decreased appetite. Some also report problem with... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Insect bites: The picture is too small to see the details. If he has not been to the woods or to areas where deer ticks are not expected, and he tested negative for... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Angioneurotic edema: Swelling of the eyes and mouth is usually caused by an allergy to something taken internally. You should consult her doctor to try to figure out what ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
See a doctor: The constipation does not seem to be related to the pain behind the eyes and the vomiting. If your pain behind the eye is severe and you are vomiting ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Allergy?: Erythema multiforme may be from an allergy to medications, or a viral infection which lasts 2-6 weeks if it is mild. If it's worse by now you may want... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Could be prostate: At your age, you may find yourself having to urinate often, but have a hard tim starting. At night if you get the urge you might wet the bed. If that ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Finger splint: It sounds like you have either a mallet finger, or trigger finger. My orthopedist tried me on these oval 8 finger splints and my trigger fingers on bo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Life Saver: If I understand your question correctly: you are 16 years old, going to counseling, and you have been losing so much weight that your therapist is wor... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Could be infection: A red streak coming from a bite could be a sign of bacterial infection that needs to be treated ASAP. To be safe, you should see a doctor or go to the... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Unnecessary: Why use 2 antibiotics for tonsillitis? One of those 2 antibiotics would be enough to treat a bacterial tonsillitis such as streptococcal infection. Gi... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Nasal congestion: It is very common for infants to have nasal congestion, that makes them breathe noisily, especially at night. Assuming he stills feeds well and is nor... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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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