Nhung Nguyen, ND
Midwestern Regional Medical Center
"Patient empowered care means giving patients the attention they need and deserve."
- Nhung Viet Nguyen, ND
- Doctorate, Naturopathic Medicine - Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA
- MS, Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine - Bastyr University
- BS, Biology - University of South Carolina, Columbia
- Currently Completing: Naturopathic Oncology - CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, Zion, IL
- Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Practicing Since: 2012
“I hold a strong belief that the mind, body and spirit are connected,” says Nhung Viet Nguyen, a naturopathic resident at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in far north suburban Chicago. With her outlook and training, Nguyen was inspired to become part of the integrative oncology team at CTCA.
In November 2012, Nguyen began a two-year residency in naturopathic oncology at CTCA. She is completing a series of oncology-focused rotations with staff naturopathic clinicians, medical oncologists and other specialists. Her training includes supervised clinical practice in oncology, homeopathic, nutritional and botanical medicine, as well as coursework in these modalities. She also provides personalized naturopathic recommendations for natural therapies (e.g., vitamins, minerals, herbal medicines) that are appropriate to pair with conventional cancer treatments.
Nguyen is dedicated to empowering patients by providing them with the attention they need. “Our visits focus on their lives, easing their anxieties, instilling healthy attitudes and providing hope,” she says.
Growing up, Nguyen’s family embraced and practiced traditional Eastern medicine. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of South Carolina in Columbia in 2003. She went on to earn a doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine in addition to a master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington.
Nguyen’s clinical training included 130 hours at the Chengdu School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Chengdu, China, where she completed rotations in gynecology, pediatrics, rheumatology, dermatology and respiratory care. During her acupuncture and naturopathic training, Nguyen completed clinical rotations in pain management, chronic fatigue and oncology.
Nguyen is certified as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is also certified in clean needle technique and craniosacral therapy.
Nguyen is fluent in English and Vietnamese. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, sharing meals together, listening to stories and exploring nature.