Dr. Khai H. Nguyen, MD, MHS

Dr. Khai H. Nguyen, MD, MHS

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    Khai Nguyen, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine doctor and geriatrician who specializes in caring for older adults. He provides primary care to patients, with an emphasis on health maintenance, disease prevention, treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and preservation of function. As a geriatrician, Dr. Nguyen aims to keep seniors healthy and high functioning as they transition through the stages of aging. His expertise includes providing therapeutic and rehabilitative care for conditions or health concerns that are common among the elderly such as frailty, falls, incontinence, memory and cognitive problems, and medication-related side effects. He also has expertise in end of life care and advance care planning. Dr. Nguyen is clinical services chief of Senior Medicine at UC San Diego Health, where he oversees efforts to help ensure quality patient care and provides leadership management of clinical functions and staff. As a former instructor in the Division of Geriatrics, Dr. Nguyen has taught internal medicine residents and geriatric medicine fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He has coauthored numerous abstracts and was a speaker at the 2015 annual meeting of the National Association of Managed Care Physicians.Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Nguyen was the medical director of VITAS Healthcare and Hospice. He was also a geriatric home-based primary care physician at VA Healthcare System San Diego, and a physician in the Department of Continuing Care Services at Kaiser Permanente San Diego.Dr. Nguyen completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a residency in internal medicine at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla. He earned his medical degree from University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont. Dr. Nguyen also holds a masters degree in health policy and certification in health finance and management from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine, and holds the hospice medical director certification (HMDC) credential.Dr. Nguyen is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.UC San Diego Health LinksFor more information on primary care for seniors, see https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/primary-care/pages/geriatrics.aspx.

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    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Critical Care Specialist

    Education & Training

    Medical Degree - University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Burlington

    Other Degree - Scripps Green Hospital, La Jolla

    Other Degree - UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego

    Medical Degree - Primary Care Physician

    Medical Degree - Clinical Services Chief, Senior Medicine

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Internal Medicine



    Medical Procedures Performed

    procedures performed by a Critical Care Specialist, like Dr. Khai Nguyen, may include:

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    Please contact Dr. Nguyen's office to confirm accepted insurance plans.


    UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices - Senior Medicine

    4168 Front Street

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    (858) 249-2500

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    UC San Diego Health

    200 West Arbor Dr

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices

    9350 Campus Point Drive

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    (858) 657-7000

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Khai Nguyen accepting new patients?

    Yes, Khai Nguyen is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Khai Nguyen offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Nguyen's office at (858) 249-2500 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Khai Nguyen offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Nguyen's office at (858) 249-2500 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Khai Nguyen speak?

    Khai Nguyen speaks English and Vietnamese.

    Which board certifications does Khai Nguyen have?

    Khai Nguyen is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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