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Minhhuyen T. Nguyen, MD, AGAF, FACP

Minhuyen Nguyen, MD, AGAF

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Professor, Department of Medicine

Director, Clinical Gastroenterology

Colorectal and SI Cancer TRDG Member

Esophagus, Pancreas, and Liver Cancer TRDG Member

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 2019
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. 

Education and Training

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, 2019
  • America's Top Doctors®, 2017
  • Best Doctors in America®, 2013-14
Patient Stories

Judy Tomarchio

Sarcoma

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."

Judith Bernstein

Breast Cancer;  Lung Cancer;  Lymphoma;  Skin Cancer;  Thyroid Cancer

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.

Research Profile

Research Interests

Viral Hepatitis and Reduction

Ratings

79 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more.

OVERALL RATING

4.8 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

  • 4.8
  • 4.8
  • 4.8
  • 4.8
  • 4.9

18 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    April 26, 2019
    I was very impressed with the entire endoscopy team, as well as my own physician.
  • 5.0
    April 23, 2019
    Dr. Nguyen is one of my favorite doctors because she always listens to my concerns. She consistently provides excellent care and provides me with ways that I can take care of myself and make myself healthier until she sees me again. She has guided me along in my journey with cancer and my remission and cure.
  • 5.0
    April 17, 2019
    I received the excellent care from Dr. Nguyen as I have come to expect from all at FC.
  • 5.0
    April 15, 2019
    For an appointment I was not looking forward to, it was very positive in the end (no pun intended) lol!
  • 5.0
    April 11, 2019
    Dr. Nguyen and her staff always make the experience as comfortable as can be. I wouldn't think of going elsewhere.
  • 5.0
    April 03, 2019
    All good.
  • 5.0
    March 14, 2019
    she gives u honest answers
  • 5.0
    February 08, 2019
    The doctor was very professional.
  • 5.0
    January 27, 2019
    [...] She was very concerned and informative.
  • 5.0
    November 12, 2018
    Exceptional insight into problem and offered a very complete plan to address problem.
  • 5.0
    October 16, 2018
    I have recommended my doctors to others. I trust my doctors explicitly.
  • 5.0
    September 20, 2018
    Dr. Nguyen is superior! she is a wonderful caring practitioner.
  • 5.0
    September 18, 2018
    talked with doctor about another problem I had and she gave me name of another doctor who was VERY helpful.
  • 5.0
    September 13, 2018
    she was very nice.
  • 5.0
    September 04, 2018
    Dr. Nguyen is genuine & sincere.
  • 5.0
    August 23, 2018
    Dr. Minhhuyen Nguyen is so nice she did my [...] and explain everything after.
  • 0.5
    August 20, 2018
    This provider was one of the worst I have ever been to. She was rude, harsh, stubborn, cold, and showed a lack of empathy. She immediately started the visit by asking me to recount my medical history. While I was trying to remember specific details she would rush me and cut my sentences off, which by her doing that made me feel uneasy and nervous. She wouldn't let me speak in full sentences during the visit because she kept cutting me off and also got mad at my mother for chiming in. She would not listen to anything I had to say and tried to put me on laxatives to help my issues, which if she listened to me before she would realize I had already been on laxatives and was still having issues. I have never felt such a harsh attitude from a provider before and this visit made me very upset. When you visit the doctors it should be a comforting atmosphere because the patient is already nervous as it is. I would not recommend this provider to anyone and feel sorry for all her patients who also have to deal with this level of disrespect.
  • 5.0
    July 23, 2018
    Good always.
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