Michael Nguyen, MD

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Michael Nguyen, MD

Orthopaedic Walk-In Care, Sports Medicine

Dr. Nguyen is a board certified primary care sports medicine physician. He specializes in non-surgical treatment of patients with issues ranging from acute injuries (like fractures) to chronic conditions (such as osteoarthritis or tendinopathies.) His goal is to get patients and athletes of all ages back to their active lifestyles as quickly and as safely as possible. He is skilled in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound to aid in the diagnosis of injuries and target procedures.

Originally from Canada, Dr. Nguyen completed a 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. He completed his residency at Northeast Iowa Family Medicine Residency in Waterloo, Iowa. During his time in Northeast Iowa, he worked as an emergency physician in Waverly, Boone, Independence, and several other small-town communities. From his work in the ER, Dr. Nguyen saw there was a need for a more integrated approach of 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 pioneered the startup of the Orthopaedic Urgent Care at CNOS in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota in 2013, working on staff there for 7 years (including 5 years as the Orthopaedic Urgent Care Director, a role he took over in 2015.) He joined the team at Capital Orthopaedics in August of 2020, where he helped establish and continues to direct the Orthopaedic Walk-in Clinic in Clive, as well as assisting with the practice’s duties as team physicians for the Iowa Wild and various high schools in the metro.

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Dr. Nguyen's Reviews

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

"The walk in clinic is so convenient. They got me in right away. Dr. Nguyen explained things very thoroughly to me and gave me a hand out on my injury. He is very kind."
- Nancy Tegeler

"Excellent care and results from Dr. Nguyen."
- Laura Bullock

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Michael Nguyen, MD

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