Minhhuyen Nguyen, MD, AGAF, FACP

Minhuyen Nguyen, MD, AGAF
(5.0/5.0)
56 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
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Clinical Locations

Professor, Department of Medicine

Director, Clinical Gastroenterology

Treatment Focus

Prevention and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis and other Liver Cancer; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Hepatocellular Carcinoma; Risk Assessment; Assessment and Reduction; Women's Gastrointestinal Health; Parenteral and Enteral Nutritional Support 

Key Awards

Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2022
Gastroenterology

Language(s) Other than English

  • Vietnamese

Treatment Philosophy

I joined the staff of Fox Chase Cancer Center in 2002 after several years of practice in Center City. As one of just a few female gastroenterologists practicing in the area, I have extensive clinical experience with gastroenterology-oriented women's health issues, in addition to general gastroenterology consultative services, which include cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease and nutritional disorders. I have a special interest in the treatment of patients with a variety of liver diseases, especially viral hepatitis B and C. I manage one of the largest hepatitis B clinics in the region. I believe in accurate diagnosis and timely treatment of patients with active viral hepatitis in order to prevent the progression to end-stage liver disease and the development of liver cancer.

To help patients follow their treatment plans, I emphasize patient education. I believe that the more my patients know about their illnesses, the more likely they are to stay with the prescribed course of treatment. I also try to learn as much as possible about my patients' backgrounds, beliefs and values in order to help guide them in choosing the approach that works best in their daily lives. In daily patient care, I have learned that this is exactly where the science and the art of medicine meet. I also believe that clear communication between patients and my office staff is crucial. I encourage my patients to participate in their care and to not be afraid to ask questions in person or by phone. My staff is trained to respond to patients as if they are part of our families. Besides patient care, I maintain an active role in clinical and translational ("bench-to-bedside") research, participating in several multi-center research projects. 

Educational Background

  • Fellow, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, New England Medical Center Hospitals, Boston, MA
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1987

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology 

Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 

Honors & Awards

  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2018-20
  • America's Top Doctors®, 2017
  • Best Doctors in America®, 2013-14

Judy Tomarchio

  • Sarcoma

Judy Tomarchio didn't spend her honeymoon lying on a beach or cruising the Mediterranean. Instead, the South Philadelphia native found herself on the operating table at Fox Chase. In 2007, Judy, who was 54, was being treated for leiomyosarcoma, a rare kind of cancer of the soft tissue that can arise from smooth muscle cells anywhere in the body. "We moved the wedding up so we'd be married before the surgery," recalls Judy. "My Dave was with me from day one - he was my rock."

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Judith Bernstein

  • Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer

As a person who has been diagnosed and treated for various types of cancer, I can say with certainty:  Run, don’t walk, to Fox Chase Cancer Center. I have given this piece of advice more times than I can count because I know that where you begin your cancer treatment really does matter.

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Research Interests

Viral Hepatitis and Reduction

56 patient satisfaction reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0 / 5.0

Ratings Breakdown

5.0
Gives easy to understand instruction
5.0
Explains in a way you understand
5.0
Listens carefully to you
5.0
Shows respect for what you say
5.0
Spends enough time with you

21 patient comments

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    March 4, 2022

    Very good

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    February 28, 2022

    She was very concerned about my heart condition. And sleep apena, and discussed ways to work with these problems once heart is cleared.

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    January 31, 2022

    Dr Nguyen is hands down the best doctor!

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    January 24, 2022

    DR NGUYEN HAS ALWAYS ATTENDED TO MY HEATH NEEDS AND CONCERNS.

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    January 24, 2022

    Always a pleasure to speak with Dr. Nguyen

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    January 11, 2022

    The doctor listened and was very informative in response and guidance

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    December 10, 2021

    I've been seeing Dr. Nguyen for many years.She is the best!!I recommend her to everyone.

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    December 1, 2021

    Dr. Nguyen is focused on the patient, their concerns answering all questions in language understood by laymen.

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    November 12, 2021

    Kind, engaging and professional

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    October 11, 2021

    I fell in good hands

  • 5.0
    October 8, 2021

    Good experience with excellent care and concern.

  • No Star Ratings Available
    October 6, 2021

    Always a good experience

  • 5.0
    August 21, 2021

    Love Dr. Nguyen! I always come to her when it's time for my Colonoscopy. This time when Dr. Nguyen saw that my liver emzynes were out of whack, she ordered a blood test and an abdominal ultra sound. A diagnosis of Hepatic Steatosis was the result. The test was completed on Tuesday, [...] and my results were delivered promptly on line,

  • 5.0
    April 12, 2021

    Incredible Dr. Nguyen is wonderful and knowledgeable. [...]

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    March 22, 2021

    I was treated like her family's member and she took her time to explain any doubt I have in mind. I am very confident in her expertise and kindness as a true doctor to patient. Thank you Dr Nguyen

  • No Star Ratings Available
    March 17, 2021

    excellent

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    March 7, 2021

    Dr. Nguyen was very patient with me, put me at ease and took time to listen to me. I didn't feel like my appointment was rushed.

  • 5.0
    March 1, 2021

    Greatest.

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    January 20, 2021

    Doctor was very thorough and explained in understandable terms.

  • 5.0
    December 27, 2020

    great!

  • 5.0
    December 24, 2020

    Dr. MINHHUYEN NGUYEN was wonderful; very careful, caring and an asset to Fox Chase!