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Dr. Elizabeth Nguyen, MD

Spine Specialist, Sports Medicine Specialist, Physiatrist

Professional statement

Elizabeth T. Nguyen, M.D. is an Interventional Physiatrist who is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is fellowship-trained in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine and specializes in the non-operative care of spine conditions, sports injuries and general musculoskeletal disorders. Dr. Nguyen grew up in Houston, TX and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). After obtaining her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, she completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, also known as PM&R or Physiatry, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell. While in residency, she served as Chief Resident and was awarded several honors for excellence in patient care. She subsequently pursued a fellowship in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery. During her fellowship, she gained further expertise in utilizing fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided procedures to address a wide spectrum of spinal conditions and sports injuries. She also developed an interest in regenerative treatments, such as platelet-rich plasma therapy. Dr. Nguyen provided team physician coverage for athletes at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City, NJ and St. John's University in Queens, NY. Dr. Nguyen has authored numerous scientific research articles and book chapters in the field of musculoskeletal and rehabilitation medicine, and has presented her research at both regional and national academic conferences. She has held committee leadership roles within the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) and is an active member of many local and national medical academic societies.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine Specialist
  • Spine Specialist
  • Physiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Education and training

  • Medical School - Columbia University, Doctor of Medicine
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Fellowship in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Bachelor's)

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1073740320

Office locations

NY Orthopedics

NY Orthopedics - 1st Floor

159 East 74th Street, Office 1M

New York, NY 10021

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My first appointment with Dr Nguyen and I am so impressed. I'd seen other doctors for my shoulder with very mixed results. Dr Nguyen was patient, empathetic and very clear about what the plan is moving forward. I can't recommend her enough!
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Good listener. Never felt rushed.
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Wow, so very impressed. She’s friendly, patient and very thorough. I never felt rushed and she answered all my questions and then some.
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Dr. Nguyen was thorough and I felt that she listened to me and got the whole complex situation. Fully explained what was going on and what options moving forward were.
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She’s really comforting and very sweet!
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Absolutely loved my visit with Dr. Nguyen! Unlike most doctor's I've been to, Dr. Nguyen was extremely patient, thorough and empathetic towards my issues. She investigated all possible causes of my injuries and answered my questions in fulldetail. I left feeling knowledgeable about my issues and aware of the potential risks. Would highly recommend.
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Dr. Nguyen was extremely nice and explained what was going on with me very clearly! I would definitely see her again!!
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Dr. Nguyen was very thoughtful and careful in her examination and diagnosis. She also was very receptive to a number of questions I had related to prior injuries. I would recommend Dr. Nguyen without reservation.
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Wait time was a little long, but after they moved me inside the room everything was super fast. Doctor very insightful and has an excellent patient/doctor relationship. Facility has X-Ray and PT areas.
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Wonderful presence and professional demeanor. Excellent diagnostician
Less than 1 year ago
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Great doctor! Approachable and very detailed oriented
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Pleasant, to the point, informative.
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Great clinical eye. Excellent bedside manner with clear and thoughtful consideration of the symptoms and solutions.
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She’s amazing , on time and bed side manner is really good. Would highly recommend her to anyone
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Dr. Nguyen is caring and thorough. Very knowledgeable and able to get to the root of the problem quickly. Excellent physician!
Less than 1 year ago
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She is a good listener and is genuinely concerned. Not pushing you away in order to see her next patient.
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Visit was great--she's very knowledgeable and kind.
Less than 1 year ago
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Super helpful, very knowledgeable, would highly recommend
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Dr. Nguyen listened to the issues that I have with my injured knee and recommended a treatment bearing in mind that I was hoping to recover on time for my upcoming race. Felt that was important for those seeking a solutionto get better and not lose much momentum in exercise/training routine.
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Her office was easy to find and her office staff was the most cheerful I've encountered in New York. Dr. Nguyen did a great job of listening to my history with my back issues, although I was surprised we did notdo an x-ray. She asked about an MRI but didn't push it too hard. She was really nice, but upon reflection I did feel a bit brushed off because my issue "isn't that bad" but its been a chronic problem for almost 10 years now, and I'm not even 30 so I don't know... I guess I was looking for someone who was as invested as I am about aggressively fixing my back pain. Maybe she was just very confident that PT will solve it. I will trust her advice and see how it goes!
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Dr Elizabeth was awesome. Explained everything in detail. Friendly.
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Dr, Nguyen was very professional and listened to all my concerns. Excellent bedside manner. Recommend highly.
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Dr. Nguyen listened to my symptoms and history, validated my experience and diagnosed an issue I have had for many years. She provided non-invasive treatment options, appropriate referrals and options for future treatment if the first approach is insufficient.
More than 1 year ago
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She walked me through all the issues associated with my condition, explained possible causes and potential strategies to address the problem. Overall, a great experience with her.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Nguyen is a very professional and caring doctor. She listens to your issues and makes appropriate recommendation. Office staff also very nice.
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Professional, kind, and efficient. I was in and out in 1 hour and even got x-rays and had them read in that time frame.
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She was knowledge, patient, inquisitive & pleasant. She took the time to thoroughly assess my history and determine a course of action.
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She is a very nice lady.
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The doctor was very nice and patient! Listened to me explain the issue, checked me out and provided a reasonable recommendation for further treatment and exercises I can do on my own to rehabilitate. She was very professional, warm, and approachable!
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Great visit. She puts you at ease and explains things thoroughly. Highly professional, competent and courteous.
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Very thorough and knowledgable. She was a great listener to my concerns and gave a detailed report via email a few hours after my visit. I like that she recapped our next steps at the end of the visit as well.
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Excellent
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She's super nice
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Nguyen is very knowledgeable and patient! She has a great "bedside manner". She takes the time to explain her treatment and answer any questions I may have. I am very satisfied with my two appointments that I have had withDr. Nguyen and would not hesitate to recommend her!
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Great visit! Doctor was knowledgeable, and caring. Very nice and efficient office. Highly recommended Carol f
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very thorough; good explanation and education about my X-rays ...I was very grateful and impressed.
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Dr Nguyen was able to listen to my concerns and provide exceptional care with my knee and lower back issues. A very confident yet kind professional, a rare gem. I highly recommend her, she is a keeper!
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It is great to find a doctor that listens and take care of things right away. Also the appointment started on time!
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Incredibly sensitive, competent, careful doctor. Unusually attuned. Highly recommend.
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Dr.Nguyen was very professional, caring and knowledgeable. She even called me personally a few weeks later to see how my physical therapy session were coming along.
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One of the best doctor appointments I've ever had. The doctor was very polite and friendly, and provided a thorough exam. She explained her diagnosis very clearly and showed me the cause of my pain on the X-rays. I' m feelingrelief from the pain in just a few days after the appointment. The office staff was very organized and efficient, making the appoint very easy and quick.
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Top notch.
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Excellent bedside manner. Took her time and explained everything in terms that I understood.
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Dr. Nguyen had a lovely bedside manner, seemed very concerned and seemed quite professional. I am hopeful her recommendations will ut me on the right path.
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Always encouraging.
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She was kind, thorough and everything I was hoping for in a Doctor to help me get back on my feet.
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Very attentive. Answered every question (of which there were many) in a thoughtful manner. Took the time to explain the mechanics of the problem with a human sized model of the spine. She even walked me through my MRI after Ihad questions of what I had seen after looking through the files on my own computer before the visit. Also, her philosophy aligns with my own regarding trying to let the body heal before more extreme intervention.
More than 1 year ago
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So pleased by her gentility and promptness
More than 1 year ago
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Very helpful.
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Dr. Nguyen was great.
More than 1 year ago
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