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Alvin Ngan, DPM
Podiatry
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Profile
Special Interests
Foot and ankle arthritis, trauma and reconstructive surgery
Personal Information
Dr. Ngan enjoys playing and recording music, guitar, photography and food.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Podiatry, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Podiatric Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
Board Certifications
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, 2006
Residency
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
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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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
Dr. Ngan spent important time drawing pictures, showing me the MRI, and giving me options to remedy the problem.
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.
December 2016
I came to Dr. Ngan because he is, in my opinion, the best foot surgeon in Seattle. The care I received was exceptional. I´m reassured and feeling much better thanks to his treatment recommendations.
December 2016
doc was outstanding
December 2016
Dr Ngan has all of my praise. I believe he cares about me as a patient and person. He worked with me over several years with compassion and a professionalism. Dr Nagn´s knowledge and diagnosis made me feel confident in his ability to help with my medical needs. Dr Nagn is an asset to Virginia Mason,
December 2016
Dr. Ngan always gives you all the time needed. He is always willing to explain everything till it´s understood!
November 2016
Dr. Nagn is such a personable young man! Always appears conscious of hearing and solving any concerns. I have great respect for his knowledge and competence.
November 2016
Good.
November 2016
Despite the delays in the appointment, Dr. Ngan appeared personable and invested in my concerns. He reiterated information previously shared and reviewed previous details. I had several questions including one related to my foot but not my injury. He graciously explained that part and had a treatment for me. Despite "wanting" a specific recommendation, Dr. Ngan was able to express the need for me to consider the data and think about any decision.
October 2016
Dr. Ngan is FANTASTIC. Period!
September 2016
yet another outstanding doctor at issaquah VM, I had total trust in his technical knowledge/advice and greatly appreciated his professionalism and care for what turned out to be a minor issue.
September 2016
Dr. Ngan is excellent!! I always was kept informed about what my situation was with the surgeries - I was never surprised about any outcome.
September 2016
Dr. Ngan was great, knowledgeable & specific.
August 2016
Dr. Ngan is wonderful, and there is no one else I would trust my feet to, and I have already recommended him to several people that needed second opinions. He is knowledgeable, thorough, and caring.
July 2016
I have seen Dr. Ngan multiple times and both my daughters go to him. He is very knowledgeable, skilled, and has the perfect bedside manner!
July 2016
Dr. Ngan is an amazing physician. His bedside manner is the best! He is a huge asset to Virginia Mason.
June 2016
dr Ngan has been the best to work with.
June 2016
Dr. Ngan, also, is OUTSTANDING!
June 2016
Dr. Ngan his exceptionally good "bedside manner." I´ve given his card to several friends.
June 2016
Dr. Ngan was very thorough in his explanation of my problem. Provided written instructions for self care. Generous with his time.
June 2016
came for ingrown toenail surgery was quick and great experience in very happy however I hope Doctor could have told me how to prevent it from happening by provide clients with a pamphlet with info like not to wear shoes too tight, correct cutting nail shapes, or just simply natural causes that isn´t preventable. education on ingrown toenail would be nice I had to research the Internet for info. VM would be very helpful if you had poster or hand out flyers for doctors to give to clients to take home thank you!
May 2016
Dr. Ngan is personable and easy to understand, using terms I understand.
March 2016
Intelligent, respectful, competent, and successful in addressing the need I had
March 2016
I am currently living in Louisiana and traveled to Seattle to see Dr. Ngan. That´s how good I think he is! After several months of visiting specialists in several states, he was the only one who provided the much needed relief to my pain.
February 2016
Dr. Ngan is also very pt. focused. He spends time with you in explanation, listens well and explains options.
January 2016
Dr. Ngan is the BEST!! He has been my orthopedic surgeon since July 2015 & has beautifully reconstructed my right foot!
January 2016
Dr. Nahn always makes things easy to understand, makes me feel like he care and is nice and respectful.