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Meet Nicole Nguyen of Carmel Obstetrics and Gynecology

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nicole Nguyen.

Nicole, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I decided I wanted to go into obstetrics and gynecology when I was pregnant with my first child. I was very interested in the entire birth process and also, I felt that sometimes women did not get treated with empathy when being examined and cared for during routine exams and pregnancy.

After my 3 children were born and were a little older, I decided to pursue my dream of becoming an obstetrician/gynecologist. I finished my undergrad training at UCSD and then after working in research for 10 years and went back to medical school at UC Irvine. I then finished my training at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles. After this I returned to San Diego to set up my practice and have been in private practice since that time. I have continued to run my busy practice and care for and deliver my patients in San Diego since this time. I currently work at Scripps La Jolla and Pomerado hospital.

Has it been a smooth road?
It is never a smooth road when going into the medical profession. The training is very hard at times and the amount of material needed to learn is overwhelming at times. Working days, nights and weekends can be tough and I have to sometimes sacrifice time with my family to take care of patients. The training programs I studied at were very competitive and I worked hard to keep up my grades and get into good programs and to do well at my job. Setting up my own practice was also hard as I worked with some other doctors during two times that were not very ethical and I had to overcome this to continue to grow and build my practice.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Carmel Obstetrics and Gynecology story. Tell us more about the business.
I am an obstetrician/gynecologist in private practice. I am known for taking good care of my patients and trying to be there for them at all hours of the day/night. I have delivered thousands of babies in my career and give quality personalized care to my patients. In the current day and age, private practice in this field is becoming more rare as most doctors are joining large groups so they will be on call only a couple of times a month instead of 24/7, but they are not there for their patients most of the time like I am.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I think that private practice, especially in this field will eventually disappear due to underpayment by insurance companies and lack of support in the hospital for the private physicians.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 12395 El Camino Real, Suite 117, San Diego, CA 92130
    15725 Pomerado Road, Suite 214, Poway CA, 92064
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  • Phone: 858-613-8949
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