Dr Tea Nguyen podiatrist specializes in diabetic wound care, why educates against the webMD diagnosis, her honest and forward speech to patients, fat relocation advances for surgical outcomes, and shares her martial and daily staff tips and foodie.
Dr Tea Nguyen is Fellowship trained in wound care particularly with diabetics.
Big reason why diabetics have the wounds that can require amputation is because of peripheral neuropathy and losing the pain sensitivity. One of the problem is a patient doesn’t know a cut may have happened and can’t see it because of back pain or poor vision and therefore they get systemic symptoms or a bad smell before they know something is wrong.
If you are diabetic, establish a relationship with a podiatrist to monitor your feet health.
Why is a physical therapist or chiropractor an essential member of the foot health team?
Misconceptions: being a women, looks to young and just clips nails.
Her special ability is being forward and honest with patients. She is upfront with patients if amputation is a serious option for their foot and unfortunately has to have this very difficult conversation weekly.
Another issue she finds is the “webMD” self-diagnosis patient. Listen to find out more about this topic and she uses Instagram to not only warn people of common conditions that could be serious but much more. This topic around minute 16-17 really can be implemented by many doctor specialties.
She doesn’t train the staff, but she comments on how important open communication is with them so that everyone, especially the patients have a good experience.
Dr. Tea discusses the future of podiatry and the hope of more advanced fat relocation surgeries.
Dr. Tea always maximizes her days but admits being a surgeon requires someone to cover you and being really aware of scheduling the week prior to taking off.
Her key to happy marriage is that they make the effort to eat together at dinner and since they are both foodies, it works real well. She also has a morning ritual that is powerful and simple, so listen to that.
When irritations stack up its easy to take it out on staff…find a way to refocus .
Audible for audiobooks, TED talks and the book The Slight Edge by Jeff Olsen whatever goal or profession you have- how do you get that slight edge
Encourages women to seek the medical profession.
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