Joan Diem Nguyen, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
Thank you for stopping by my Web page! I'm happy to have the opportunity to introduce myself to you. It's very important that you feel comfortable with your personal physician, and I hope this page will help you start to get to know me a little better.
While growing up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I decided to become a pediatrician after my experiences as a volunteer in a pre-school and in the pediatric oncology unit at a large children's hospital in the city. After seeing the joy I was able to spread to these children (sick and healthy), I made it my goal to become a pediatrician one day. While I do enjoy the winters on the east coast, I moved out to Southern California for my pediatric residency and fell in love with the weather, people, and healthy lifestyle here. I have been able to enjoy beautiful beach and mountain hikes, snowboarding, and good food.
About my practice
I feel that healthy living and preventive care are the best ways to stay healthy, but I'm also here to help your family when your child is sick. I enjoy seeing pediatric patients of all ages, from newborns to teenagers. I have a special interest in promoting healthy lifestyle and exercise habits for children since changes made now can impact their lives greatly for the future.
How I thrive
Keeping balance in my life is very important to me. I love spending time with my husband, doing active things like hiking or running, visiting friends and exploring new restaurants and different areas in southern California. I also make it a priority to set aside time to just relax or read a good novel.