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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Giving back to the community. St. Joseph Health System Office

Chrystene Nguyen,, MD,MPH

Specialty
  • Family Medicine
Additional Language Spoken
Vietnamese
Address
1170 Baker St.
Suite H1
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
1170 Baker St.
Suite H1
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Phone
(949) 791-3250
Fax
(949) 791-3251

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Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Hoag Affiliated Physicians
  • Hoag Medical Group
  • Specialties & Education

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Family Medicine
  • Biography

    Biography

    Chrystene Nguyen, M.D., M.P.H.
    Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine

    An Orange County native, Dr. Nguyen has seven siblings and has always had high regard for family. It is no surprise that when she chose her profession, she decided to pursue family medicine as it provides her the ability to treat patients of all ages, care for multiple generations of the same family, and provide life-long support.

    Dr. Nguyen is a passionate and dedicated physician who enjoys collaborating with her patients as a team. She believes that it is essential to work with her patients to understand their goals, learn what is important to them, and gain their input in order to create a health plan that is attainable and realistic. As she states, “I enjoy building relationships with my patients and having a positive impact in their lives. While I focus on the science behind the medicine, it’s also important to me to consider the art of medicine and finding what works for each individual patient.”

    She attended medical school at University of California, Davis and completed her residency at Long Beach Memorial. During her residency, she founded In Charge and Fit Teen, the residency family medicine clinic weight management support groups and received a grant she wrote to fund the program. Additionally, she has a special interest in skin health and worked with a dermatologist in Newport Beach for two years while also practicing family medicine.

    A strong believer in leading a healthy lifestyle, Dr. Nguyen enjoys practicing aerial arts, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She is fluent in Vietnamese and accepting new patients.

  • Insurance Accepted

    Insurance Accepted

    Accepted Health Plans
    • HMO - AETNA
    • HMO - BLUE SHIELD 65 PLUS CHOICE
    • HMO - BLUE SHIELD 65 PLUS SENIOR
    • HMO - BLUE SHIELD NETVALUE
    • HMO - BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA
    • HMO - CIGNA
    • HMO - CIGNA (HOAG/SJHS PREFERRED)
    • HMO - HEALTH NET
    • HMO - SCAN
    • HMO - UNITED HEALTHCARE OF CA
    • MDCR - MEDICARE
    • PPO - AETNA
    • PPO - AFFILIATED HEALTH FUNDS
    • PPO - ANTHEM BLUE CROSS
    • PPO - BEECH STREET
    • PPO - BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA
    • PPO - CCN (COMMUNITY CARE SERVICES)
    • PPO - CIGNA
    • PPO - COVENTRY (FORMERLY CCN/FIRST HEALTH/AFFORDABLE)
    • PPO - HEALTH NET
    • PPO - HUMANA CHOICE CARE
    • PPO - INTERPLAN / HEALTHSMART
    • PPO - MULTIPLAN/PHCS
    • PPO - ORANGE COUNTY FOUNDATION
    • PPO - PRIVATE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS (PHCS)
    Insurance ID Numbers

    Aetna: *890004
    Blue Cross: *YNL189
    Blue Shield: 0A1018551
    CIGNA: 3609914009
    CIGNA Select: 3609914011
    Health Net: 3620153437
    Health Net Senior: n/a
    SCAN: 996-103396
    United Healthcare: *0279630104

    *Provider ID is the same for both HMO and Medicare Advantage Plans