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Alvin Ngan, DPM
4.9 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Special Interests
Foot and ankle arthritis, trauma, reconstructive surgery and total ankle replacement (TAR) surgery
Personal Information
Dr. Ngan enjoys playing and recording music, guitar, photography and food.
Clinical Experience
Podiatry, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Podiatric Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
Education and Professional Achievements
Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, at the Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences, Chicago, 2006.
Foot and Ankle Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, Legacy and Kaiser Permanente Foundation Hospitals, Portland, Ore., 2009
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Would recommend provider
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.9 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
All comments are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Patient comments are displayed in their entirety and patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and privacy. Learn about the comments.
May 2018
I appreciate *Dr. Ngan´s concern & care for my foot pain issues.
May 2018
at the end of the appointment, the Dr. summarized all that we spoke about and repeated all instructions.
April 2018
1st experience - profession & engaging. Appreciate.
April 2018
Dr. Ngan is very professional but is able to explain things in layman´s terms. He really understands the structure and mechanics of a foot.
April 2018
I have been seeing *Dr. Ngan for quite a few year now, and he is absolutely WONDERFUL!!! He has always taken care to answer by questions, explain things so I can understand, been careful about not causing me more pain!
March 2018
Dr. Alvin Ngan is an outstanding physician!
March 2018
overall excellent experience highly recommended
February 2018
Dr. Ngan and his team are phenomenal! His expertise, care, and professionalism sets him apart.
January 2018
The Doctor addressed my concerns and explained the care and medication I need.
January 2018
Dr. Ngan understood my work situation therefore knew what care would be recommended.
January 2018
Dr. Ngan is very clear on all the above. I am a part of the appointment, and I know EXACTLY what I am to do.
November 2017
Dr Ngan explained my condition in detail with a handout with the exercises/stretches that I would need to do. I did not feel rushed. Sarah and Dr Ngan are a good team.
November 2017
I´ve been a patient of Dr Ngan´s for a number of years and he has treated me for a number of issues arising from a congenital foot anomaly. He is always curtious and a good listener. Rarely does he ever appear rushed or short on time. His explanations are thorough and easy to understand. He cares about outcomes and consistently reviews all treatment options. I appreciate him as a provider!
November 2017
Dr. Ngan is always attentive, helpful and professional - he explains things really well. I´ve recommended him to several other people who are now patients.
November 2017
Dr. Ngan explained my condition very well and he concerned about my condition and give me his opinion problem (to have surgery or not.
November 2017
Dr. Ngan is the best!
October 2017
I am a return patient - Had surgery before - like doc enough to come back. Also referred my own daughter.
September 2017
Dr. Ngan has been wonderful. He sees me right on time and provides a clear, thorough assessment/explanation of the status of my injury and recovery. He never rushes me and takes time to answer all my questions completely and efficiently. I have confidence in and appreciate his treatment and advice.
August 2017
One of the best doctors I see at VM. I always receive great care.
July 2017
first time with thugs Dr. I really liked that I didn´t have to give my history to the nurse only to repeat it to the Dr. he took all the information himself. nice touch
June 2017
Dr. Ngan is excellent in all of the above areas.
June 2017
This appointment I´m referring to is with Dr. Alvin Ngan. As I mentioned in the previous section, the only thing that I noticed is that he seemed like he was on a time clock. Everything else was just fine. Since you´re asking me to break it down in the form of a survey, feeling as if the doctor is on a time clock is going to affect some of my answers and move a "5" to a "4." The only other thing I would say is that traditional doctors don´t seem to know or want to know about alternative medicine or therapies. I learned I have tailors´ bunions. I´m wondering if there isn´t some type of exercise that can´t be done to keep the bones from moving out further. I had a physical therapist push my hip bone in on one side, which had moved out of alignment due to the way I was sleeping and sitting. It was effective. If the hip bone can be moved, then I´m thinking some exercises could be done to help prevent further movement of the bones in the foot. I try not to give all my power away to doctors I see, so it´s not a big deal. But I did think about it at the end. I would recommend Dr. Ngan because he seems reliable and friendly and seems to handle stress well.
June 2017
My Doctor is the very best in understanding, caring, treatment, scheduling etc. I would highly recommend my Doctor.
April 2017
Dr. Ngan is truly an amazing surgeon and physician. His care exceeds anything I have ever encountered in the medical field. I appreciate all the time he gives to answering my questions and making sure I understand and agree with what is being prescribed or done.
February 2017
Dr Ngan is very caring, and unlike my friends doctors takes as much time as needed to discuss all the issues related to my foot. He always remembers my personal life and inquires how I am doing? I feel very blessed to have Dr Ngan as my podiatrist. I know he will do what is best for my health and wellbeing.
February 2017
Dr. Alvin Ngan is excellent!
February 2017
Love Dr. Ngan!
January 2017
Super thorough. Talks through all options. Great descriptions of problem area & reason for my heel pain.
January 2017
If I could rate higher than "very good," I would do so. This was an excellent visit. Dr. Ngan was a careful listener and superb at communicating information about my condition and treatment options.
January 2017
Dr. Ngan spent important time drawing pictures, showing me the MRI, and giving me options to remedy the problem.