Dr. John Nguyen, DO, General Surgeon
Strawberry Wilderness Community Clinic
Blue Mountain Hospital
Undergraduate: BS, Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa
Medical School: DO, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Residency: General Surgery, Michigan State University, Trenton, Mich.
The American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Dr. John Nguyen’s inspiration for becoming a surgeon was a fervent belief in giving great care and connecting with people.
“I strongly believe in providing quality surgical care to all of my patients. I take pride in listening to them and their families and spending ample time helping them understand their surgical problem and treatment plan,” Nguyen explained. “I like the special bond that develops between the surgeon and the surgical patient. I strive to develop trust, which aids in healing.”
Nguyen achieved his degree in osteopathic medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, and then went on to complete a general surgery residency in Trenton, Mich., at a Michigan State University hospital. After residency, Nguyen started his career as a community general surgeon in rural Michigan. He enjoys the breadth of practice that is required of being a rural surgeon and the special relationship that is developed with patients in that setting.
In his free time, Nguyen enjoys trail running. He has completed two marathons and hopes to participate in future local races. Other interests include live music, art, coffee shops, various cuisines, and attending lectures at local venues and universities.