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Open: Friday, 11/27/2020 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Michael Nguyen, M.D.

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician located in Clive, IA

About Dr. Nguyen

Michael Nguyen, MD, is a primary care sports medicine physician who specializes in non-surgical intervention of patients dealing with injuries ranging from acute injuries such as fracture and musculoskeletal conditions to chronic conditions such as OA and tendinopathies. His goal is to get patients and athletes of all ages back to their active lifestyles quickly and as safely as possible. He is skilled in the use in musculoskeletal ultrasound to aid in the diagnosis of injuries and target procedures.

Originally from Canada, he completing master’s degree in epidemiology, statistics, and hyperbaric medicine before earning his medical degree from the Saba University School of Medicine in Saba, Netherlands Antilles. Dr. Nguyen completed his residency at Northeast Iowa Family Medicine Residency in Waterloo, Iowa. During his time in NE Iowa he worked as an emergency physician in Waverly, Boone, Independence, and several other small town communities. From his work as an ER physician, Dr, Nguyen saw there was a need for a more integrated approach for musculoskeletal injuries and decided to further his training. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at Mount Sinai-Atlantic Health in Morristown, New Jersey where he had the opportunity to care for athletes at all levels and ages including high school, NCAA, and professional sports teams, such as the New York Jets. 

Dr. Nguyen started up the Orthopaedic Urgent Care at CNOS in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, and has been practicing there since 2013, taking over as the Orthopaedic Urgent Care Director in 2015. He is eager to be joining the Capital Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, PC team where he will be establishing and directing their new Orthopaedic Walk in Clinic as well as assisting the team at Capital Orthopaedics with their coverage of local sports teams.

Dr. Nguyen is excited to be coming to Des Moines in order to be closer to family so that he and his wife and two daughters can more easily enjoy those special bonds. In his leisure time he enjoys travel and considers himself a ‘foodie’ willing to try almost anything at least once. He also enjoys archery as well as playing a variety of boardgames as well as other tabletop adventures.

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Michael Nguyen, MD, is a primary care sports medicine physician who specializes in non-surgical intervention of patients dealing with injuries ranging from acute injuries such as fracture and musculoskeletal conditions to chronic conditions such as OA and tendinopathies. His goal is to get patients and athletes of all ages back to their active lifestyles quickly and as safely as possible. He is skilled in the use in musculoskeletal ultrasound to aid in the diagnosis of injuries and target procedures.

Originally from Canada, he completing master’s degree in epidemiology, statistics, and hyperbaric medicine before earning his medical degree from the Saba University School of Medicine in Saba, Netherlands Antilles. Dr. Nguyen completed his residency at Northeast Iowa Family Medicine Residency in Waterloo, Iowa. During his time in NE Iowa he worked as an emergency physician in Waverly, Boone, Independence, and several other small town communities. From his work as an ER physician, Dr, Nguyen saw there was a need for a more integrated approach for musculoskeletal injuries and decided to further his training. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at Mount Sinai-Atlantic Health in Morristown, New Jersey where he had the opportunity to care for athletes at all levels and ages including high school, NCAA, and professional sports teams, such as the New York Jets. 

Dr. Nguyen started up the Orthopaedic Urgent Care at CNOS in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, and has been practicing there since 2013, taking over as the Orthopaedic Urgent Care Director in 2015. He is eager to be joining the Capital Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, PC team where he will be establishing and directing their new Orthopaedic Walk in Clinic as well as assisting the team at Capital Orthopaedics with their coverage of local sports teams.

Dr. Nguyen is excited to be coming to Des Moines in order to be closer to family so that he and his wife and two daughters can more easily enjoy those special bonds. In his leisure time he enjoys travel and considers himself a ‘foodie’ willing to try almost anything at least once. He also enjoys archery as well as playing a variety of boardgames as well as other tabletop adventures.


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Dr. Nguyen's Reviews


"Dr. Nguyen was both kind and brilliant. He's a true gem. "

- Patient

"Dr. Nguyen was both kind and brilliant. He's a true gem."

- Anonymous

"Excellent care and results from Dr. Nguyen."

- Laura Bullock

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