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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Vu Nguyen is a Board-certified dermatologist and dermato-pathologist. Dr. Nguyen completed medical school, internship, dermatology residency, and a dermato-pathology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. His undergraduate studies was at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, under full scholarship, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He was also Valedictorian of his high school in Kenner, Louisiana.
Dr. Nguyen specializes in skin cancers, medical and surgical dermatology, and dermatopathology. His honors include the World Congress Educational Fund Task Force Scholarship and the Albert Kligman Fellowship. He has provided lectureships at national and international meetings, and authored multiple articles pertaining to skin basic science and disease.
Dr. Nguyen practiced dermatology and dermatopathology at Scripps Clinic and then Mission Internal Medical Group/Mission Hospital prior to starting his own dermatology and dermatopathology practice at Carlsbad and Vista Dermatology.
Verified Patient Reviews
Short and to the point.
I went to the wrong location by accident and they still took me in quickly! I love this doctor!
As always, very professional, quick and accurate. Obviously familiar with my past record which I see as a good thing. The examination revealed a few small areas which he treated with deft precision. Good recommendations as to follow up. He has my complete confidence.
Dr. Vu was very thorough in my visit and listened to my concerns. The nurses were very attentive with setting up follow up appt and getting prescriptions was effortless. His office ambience is pristine yet welcoming. I arrived at my appt 15 min early and he was able to see me right away. I have never waited more than a couple mins to be seen. Everything was quick and easy. My ailments were resolved and I would recommend him to anyone. Really great derm.
This office is amazing!
Dr. Nguyen has been my doctor for a long time now and I trust him completely! He is extremely professional, thorough and you will never leave feeling like he did not answer every question you may have. Awesome doctor!!!!!
The place was very nice. I arrived early and was still seen right away. I was asked to see the doctor before I could even fill out my forms. The doctor was nice and professional. Very quick but still informative. Just what I want out of a doctor.
Dr. Nguyen was by far the best dermatologist I have ever dealt with. He was reassuring and had the best bedside manner. Every now and then I find an awesome specialist and he is one of them! I highly recommend him. His staff is also wonderful!
Awesome Doctor. That's all I have to say.
Very professional and informative. Nurses and Doctor kind and caring.
Dr Nguyen and his staff are fantastic! Thank you for your care.
Outstanding bedside manner; very professional. Staff was wonderful to work with. Very kind and accommodating.
Dr. Nguyen provided a very thorough exam and listened to all of my concerns. I was seen at the exact time of my appointment and did not feel rushed. Great practice!
Very thorough and professional. Beautiful new office.
The doctor was very thorough and great at explaining things. I went for a general check as well as to ask about a rash. He diagnosed me right away, thoroughly examined my body for abnormal moles, and helped me obtain the most cost-efficient treatment since I was paying out of pocket. Great doc, great experience. Will definitely be back for all of my derm. needs.
Great doctor, great assistants everybody were great.
Exceptional dermatologist. Incredibly knowledgeable. I have several skin conditions ranging from adult acne and allergies, to malignant melanoma. He is the doctor I trust the most, and I have had several.
This was my first visit for an annual dermatology exam. Dr Nguyen is a very skillful, caring and compassionate physician and the office staff are very professional.
I instantly loved this place! I previously was going to another dermatology office and was very unimpressed with the Drs and staff. I was so impressed the moment I walked into this office! The staff was fantastic, I was seen right away, and Dr. Vu Nguyen was so thorough, pleasant, and so incredibly helpful in explaining everything! I will be recommending him to everyone I know!
Very pleasant professional staff. Explained medications very well. Would definitely recommend. thank you!
Dr. Nguyen is very professional, helpful, and easy to talk to. I highly recommend him!!
I booked an appointment tuesday, they got me in the next day. Dr. Nguyen and his staff were very nice and helpful. I have found my new dermatologist!
Very professional and attentive. Great sense of humor and easy to communicate with. Excellent Doctor.
Thorough and professional. Best Derm I've seen, and I have seen many.
He has great bedside manner and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I had a skin allergy and the treatment and knowledge provided were great!
Dr. Nguyen is very Thorough and Informative, he takes time to explain things to you. Very impressed!
Waste of my time.
Excellent as always..
Very kind and helpful Straight to the point and very enjoyable
Very kind and helpful Straight to the point and very enjoyable
He is a very caring and thourough Dr.
was great! Tnx
Great bedside manner, made sure to help me find the cheapest way to obtain a prescription since I am uninsured. Was in and out in less than 30 minutes and would gladly come here again!
Very professional office, staff and doc. Very attentive to needs. Would recommend.
Dr. Nguyen was very personable & professional. Felt very comfortable. His entire staff was also very friendly & professional. I usually don't like going to any doctor but I felt at ease & that I received excellent care & respect.
He and his staff were very nice and helpful.
His office team in Carlsbad need customer service traing
Dr. Nguyen quickly diagnosed my problem and got right on with solving it with no wasted time. He appears extremely knowledgeable!
They brought me back before my appt time. All the staff were very nice! Dr. Nguyen is super nice! This is my third appt in the last couple years, and I have always been happy with the service.
Personable, made me feel at ease, very thorough and didn't seem to act so rushed! Answered my questions respectfly. I am feeling I found him without a referral.
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are very professional and friendly.
In addition to the 5 star rating above, I had a really good experience in Dr. Vu's office also because the office itself is very nice. Spacious, very clean, kind of modern so it helps me to relax once I got there.
Dr. Nguyen's office (Carlsbad-Vista Dermatology) is very impressive - clean, decorated beautifully, and utilizing computerized patient record-keeping in the treatment rooms. On their office's website, I was able to download the new patient paperwork and complete it before my initial appointment - what a time-saver! At my first appointment, the receptionist was very welcoming and friendly - anticipating my name as I came in. She was also very efficient in processing my insurance information and patient forms. Dr. Nguyen and the nurses were very friendly as well. I felt immediately comfortable with Dr. Nguyen's bedside manner and personality - he was very easy to talk to. He addressed my concerns and explained treatment options. He was able to proceed with an in-office treatment right away, and was so gentle that I had absolutely no discomfort. The nurse who assisted him was very nice, and took time to explain my after-care/at-home treatment, and sent me home with an information sheet and prescription creme samples (awesome!). Overall, I am extremely happy with my visit, and I am looking forward to returning to Dr. Nguyen's office in the future! Thanks to everyone at Carlsbad-Vista Dermatology! :)
Very good will definitely be back!
Dr. Nguyen was extremely thorough, great bedside manner alon with an amazing staff! Dr. Nguyen was one of the most professional and caring Doctors I've seen for treatment!
The doctor is always prompt and makes me feel completely comfortable. Absolutely no complaints.
The staff was professional. The Dr gave a thorough skin check which is important to me, having had previous issues.
I was pleased with my visit. Dr. Nguyen was cordial, explained my condition and answered questions I had.
Great office doctor and staff
I actually saw Dr. Henninger and she was fantastic. She was kind to my children and knew exactly what was needed to help my son. I highly recommend her!
I very much liked dr henninger and will visit again when we're back in town
Dr. Nguyen is seriously the most amazing doctor!!! He is so kind, compassionate, professional and patient.
Dr. Nguyen is very professional and takes time to talk with the patient. His staff is very helpful and courteous.
I was very pleased by the promptness of the doctor and staff. I was taken to the examination room before I had a chance to fill out the paperwork. He knew what was wrong and I loved that they gave you samples. I would recommend this office to anyone.
Treated my 92 yr old Mom with honor and respect. Assessed the problem immediately. Provide clear and precise directions for care and follow up
Very reassuring and informative. Showed concern for my discomfort and a real willingness to improve my situation as soon as possible.
Great staff of people
He was fast, respectful, and kind. Couldn't ask for anything more.
Very professional staff
The Dr was great! He sympathized with my problem, showed he was very caring and gave me alternatives to choose from.
I like him. He answered my questions and gave me background information on my Psoriasis
Awesome office! Comfortable and reasonable price
Excellent Physician, very knowledgeable and explained every detail of his exam.
I asked to have a spot removed from my face he burned it off and left most of it so now it looks worse. not happy with the service or medical practice of this offcie
Yes he is very honest and the entire practice is QUICK. I did not wait long to be seen. And I did not wait long at all in the patient room for the doctor to see me. Excellent service! I was in and out!
Very nice office and staff. Dr. Vu is great and easy to talk with. Very positive experience!!!
Dr. Nguyen is the best Dermatologist I've visited.
Dr Nguyen is great and did a very thorough full exam for skin cancers on me. Assistant Joey was very helpful and informative as well.
I love this place, goes beyond all my expectations each time i go
He was everything you could hope for in a doctor, his staff is great and overall an excellent experience! Thank you Dr. Nguyen!
He was so gentle, kind and professional, I didn't have insurance so I had to pay out of pocket and his prices were very reasonable.It was very obvious that he cared about me and my financial situation. He was not there to rip me off. Audrey
always amazing, kind, thorough and just an all around great Doc!
Dr. Nguyen was very professional, but at the same friendly. He did a complete exam then reassured me that the skin lesions I had were nothing to be concerned about. He quickly removed a couple that could potentially be dangerous in the future.
So professional and their facilities are immaculate! You can tell so much about the professional deameanor of a doctor simply based on the cleanliness of their office. He made me comfortable and explained all conditions. I think I waited maybe 5 minutes at most. It was prompt! Def going back and would highly recommend to anyone!
He is nice and very knowledgeable
Very nice, professional, and pleasant. Offices were immaculate.
Vey courteous, explained everything and didn't feel rushed
Why go to any other Dermatologist? He's the smartest, best, and nicest around.
pleasant and informative
Highly recommend this Dr. He really knows the right product for your skin. A+. I have recommended several friends.
He is very caring and concerned about my skin and me!
Very nice staff. Thank you for providing great service. I will recommend to others.
Very nice staff and office. I arrived 30 minutes before my appt and they saw me early. Dr. Nguyen was very thorough and professional. I would definitely recommend him to others.
My confidence in physicians was restored thanks to Dr Nguyen. Very good doctor. I will also be bringing my wife to him.
Awesome Doctor, extremely professional, kind and knows his dermatolgy! I have sent others to him before.
Dr Nguyen was highly professional and thorough. Great explanation of my condition as well as instructions as to how to use medications. Everyone in the office was very friendly and helpful.
The office is inviting and the staff is wonderful. I am looking forward to continuing my treatment with Dr. Nguyen.
Pretty good! Fast and yet, attentive.
Dr. Nguyen and his staff were amazing! They were all professional and very helpful. I can't wait to go for my follow up appointment. Thank you Dr. Nguyen and staff!
Dr. Nugyen had a very nice demeanor. Was seen very quickly and am very happy with the outcome of my procedure. Quick and painless.
Very Professional, Very personable!!
Could have spent more time, I waited almost 40 min to see him for less than 5, diagnoses did not feel properly investigated and was given complementary samples of skin moistening lotion. The problem still persists and will need a second opinion.
Great and professional
Clean modern office. Dr. Nguyen was informative and treatment was quick. Staff was very professional and friendly.
Dr. Nguyen is great! He's very considerate, friendly, and professional.
Dr. Nguyen's office is in a fairly new medical complex. I was actually surprised to see how nice it was from inside, more like something you would see in the La Jolla area. I was even more surprised on how courteous and helpful his staff was, they kept everything running on time and I didn't end up waiting anymore than I had to. Dr. Nguyen was very helpful and listened to all of my concerns and I believe he addressed them properly, I did not feel rushed or as if he was just going through the motions. I would definitely recommend him. My only knock on his office is that they have a 24hr cancellation policy and if you don't cancel or reschedule in time then they may charge you a $25 fee. It is what it is and they are not the only office that has such policy but figured it was worth mentioning since not everyone can always cancel within a 24hr time frame,
Quick and easy, seen immediately.
Dr. Nguyen was very friendly and professional. He addressed my concerns and offered options for me to consider. My procedure was quick and painless.
I know that this has nothing to do with whether the doctor is good or not, but let me preface this review by saying that Dr. Nguyen's office is beautiful. Now on to the stuff that matters: my primary care doctor misdiagnosed me with a fungal infection (and didn't even bother scraping and testing the skin with the alleged infection). Dr. Nguyen did test, and found no fungus and properly diagnosed me. He gave me samples to help reduce my cost and his whole office was very friendly. I'm glad I went to see Dr. Nguyen.
It took longer for me to fill out the new patient paperwork than for me to get seen and treated by Dr. Nguyen...what a great experience! The office is very nice, the staff was very friendly and professional. Highly recommended to anyone.
He takes time to answer your questions thoroughly while being very efficient.
Very thorough and prefessional. Even though he thought i was wrong in my personal diagnosis, he still listened and explained what he thought without being condescending like some doctors are. I'm confident in his treatment plan.
I felt extremely confident in Dr Vu Nguyen's abilities as a dermatologist upon first meeting. Instantly I felt like I was in the right office being seen by a Dr whom truly cares about their patients and their overall outcome in life. I absolutely loved his inquisitive curious nature when it came to my situation. Thank you! I recommend to everyone!
I got in very quickly, amazing for a dr's office. However, Dr Nguyen spent 5 mins with me, talking for 4 of those. He barely looked at me and I was visiting for facial eczema. He prescribed a steroid cream with no end date and no other options. This really was a disappointing visit and I am not returning.
Dr Nguyen is awesome
Very thorough and easy to talk to. Overall, a great Dr.
He is very thorough and caring.
Dr. Nguyen and his assistants are a great team! I highly recommends him to anyone looking to see a dermatologist.
I think he didnt give enough time to me and was in a hurry. I have developed the symptoms all over again- but he was very generic with his answers. O/A Unsatisfactory
He was very nice. Seems to be very knowledgeable. I was seen right at my appt time. The waiting room is beautiful.
Pretty nice doctor. His staff is kinda awkward, but the doctor himself is great. I will go there again for sure
I like Dr. Nguyen and his staff.
Professional, knowledgeable and personable. Dr.nguyen listened to my issues and provided diagnosis and treatment options. I have already recommended Dr. Nguyen to my friends and family and plan on returning if I need additional care.
Very personable and knowledgeable.
Modern atmosphere, sharp administrative staff, friendly CNA, and Dr. Nguyen spent time to hear my concerns. Professional and friendly, isn't that the way it should be? I'm coming back, Nicoleta B.
Very professional and to the point but pleasant as well.
Dr. Nguyen was very professional, precise and clear in his communication. He makes you feel welcome. The office decor is very nice too.
I was very pleased. Dr. Nguyen was efficient, he explained everything he was going to do and why, and he listened to what I had to say. The office staff were very helpful and efficient, and the office had a pleasant/cheerful atmosphere.
Dr. Nguyen is very personable and thorough. I would definitely recommend him.
Fast, efficient, and yet still thorough. Awesome looking office.
Dr. Nyuyen was very professional and very thorough and seems to have a good grasp of my issues. Treatment went well and I was out of the office in 30 minutes.
Very thorough and had the right amount of attention with good recommendations.
I was very impressed with his knowledge. He explained everything with clarity.
Awsome. Also his aid during exam was great. I don't have insurance so he gave me a discount.
We needed a new dermatologist in town as we moved from the Bay Area a year ago. I felt completely satisfied with our new dermatologist. Thank you.
Calm and professional manner, thorough skin exam, immediate freeze-removal of minor keratoses.
Very professional and excellent care.
Excellent appointment ALL'Round! Kaye
Awesome Dr... Highly recommended!
Dr. Nguyen was very courteious, and helped me to understand what was going on with my skin. He gave me assurance and that is what I like about him. telling the truth means the world to me. I only have one body and I want it to be taken care of. Thanks Dr. Nguyen. Toni M.
He was very kind and knowledgeable. I was surprised he did not wear gloves when examining skin lesions, but he did wash his hands afterwards.
My experience of Dr. Nguyen was that he is professional, efficient, thorough, and has a wonderful capacity for communication that educated, calmed, and left me feeling empowered and proactive in terms of my own well-being!
Nice office. Courteous staff. Very happy with visit!
Extremely satisfied and would give my highest recommendation!
He was friendly, on time and very professional. Will continue seeing him as needed and would highly recomend.
He was very professional, helpful and answered all my questions.I felt comfortable with him and his staff.The office and equipment is all new and up to date. Office staff was very professional and personable as well. I would recommend Dr.Nguyen to anyone.
Very professional, excellent bedside manner and made me feel like I was really taken care of. Thanks, , Nguyen.
Very knowledgeable and friendly.
very professional and curteous. Treated the pt with care. I am suprised my 2 year old always cry and she did not shed a tear, I wish he was our pediatrician. He kept me informed and answered all my questions. I enjoyed the visit.