Texas Health Medical Associates

LEADING WOMEN 2020

Texas Health Medical Associates Angela Nguyen, DO

Texas Health Medical Associates
Angela Nguyen, DO

You never know who you might inspire, as you go about your daily life. For Dr. Angela Nguyen, it was the doctors and residents she encountered during medical appointments as a child that got her thinking about her own future career. “They made our experience smooth, streamline, and less intimidating,” she said. “I remember doctors who were so patient explaining things to my immigrant parents and even asking me if I had questions, when I was just a kid. The time and effort they put into explaining complex things in a way we could understand still influences the ideals I have for my own medical practice. I always try to remember those 15 or 20 minutes of interaction I spend with a patient can impact someone, for the rest of their lives.”

Dr. Nguyen watched her parents, immigrants to this country, work tremendously hard to provide for her and her sister. “They worked multiple jobs while trying to learn a whole new language,” she said. “They still inspire me every day.” Now as a family medicine practitioner, she often cares for three generations of a family. And as an osteopathic physician, she advocates a holistic approach to their care. “I’m interested in each patient’s physical, mental, and spiritual wellness,” she said. “Caring for patients means not just listening to their symptoms but considering all aspects of a patient’s lifestyle. In a typical visit, I sit down and listen to what’s happening with the patient’s home, family, and work. It’s important that I understand the whole picture to provide them with true holistic healthcare.”

Texan born and bred, Angela obtained her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from University of Texas at Austin and is a proud longhorn. While in residency, she volunteered at the KIND Clinic in Austin providing services for sexual health and wellness, including HIV prevention treatment, PrEP, PEP and gender care services. “I continue to provide gender-affirming hormone therapy for transgender patients at my current practice,” she said. “I’m currently undergoing further training for three generations of a family. And as an osteopathic physician, she advocates a holistic approach to their care. “I’m interested in each patient’s physical, mental, and spiritual wellness,” she said. “Caring for patients means not just listening to their symptoms but considering all aspects of a patient’s lifestyle. In a typical visit, I sit down and listen to what’s happening with the patient’s home, family, and work. It’s important that I understand the whole picture to provide them with true holistic healthcare.”

Texan born and bred, Angela obtained her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from University of Texas at Austin and is a proud longhorn. While in residency, she volunteered at the KIND Clinic in Austin providing services for sexual health and wellness, including HIV prevention treatment, PrEP, PEP and gender care services. “I continue to provide gender-affirming hormone therapy for transgender patients at my current practice,” she said. “I’m currently undergoing further training in medical acupuncture and am excited to hold faculty positions with TCU School of Medicine and my alma mater, UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Nguyen volunteers at Mansfield Mission Center’s Linda Nix Clinic offering free medical care to the uninsured residents of Mansfield. She’s a provisional member of the Junior League of Fort Worth. “I’m excited to be a part of an organization that promotes voluntarism and whose mission is to develop the potential of women while improving our community,” she said.

Dr. Nguyen grew up speaking Cantonese and Mandarin in her household then obtained a minor in French during her undergraduate. Since med school, she’s been working on her medical Spanish and would like to learn American Sign Language next. When not serving her patients, she enjoys spending time with family and friends in DFW Metroplex, exploring new restaurants, and crafting new art projects.

CONTACT
1105 Alexis Court, Suite 101
Mansfield, Texas 76063
(817) 806-1140 (office) | (817) 806-1141 (fax)

By Meredith Knight Photo by Lauren Medean

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