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
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.