Alvin Ngan, DPM
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Podiatry, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Podiatric Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, 2006
Foot and Ankle Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, Legacy and Kaiser Permanente Foundation Hospitals, Portland, Ore., 2009
Joined Virginia Mason
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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
Dr. Ngan is excellent in all of the above areas.
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.
My Doctor is the very best in understanding, caring, treatment, scheduling etc. I would highly recommend my Doctor.
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.
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.
Dr. Alvin Ngan is excellent!
Love Dr. Ngan!
Super thorough. Talks through all options. Great descriptions of problem area & reason for my heel pain.
Dr. Ngan spent important time drawing pictures, showing me the MRI, and giving me options to remedy the problem.
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.
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.
doc was outstanding
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,
Dr. Ngan always gives you all the time needed. He is always willing to explain everything till it´s understood!
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.
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.
Dr. Ngan is FANTASTIC. Period!
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.
Dr. Ngan is excellent!! I always was kept informed about what my situation was with the surgeries - I was never surprised about any outcome.
Dr. Ngan was great, knowledgeable & specific.
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.
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!
Dr. Ngan is an amazing physician. His bedside manner is the best! He is a huge asset to Virginia Mason.
dr Ngan has been the best to work with.
Dr. Ngan, also, is OUTSTANDING!
Dr. Ngan his exceptionally good "bedside manner." I´ve given his card to several friends.
Dr. Ngan was very thorough in his explanation of my problem. Provided written instructions for self care. Generous with his time.
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!
Dr. Ngan is personable and easy to understand, using terms I understand.
Intelligent, respectful, competent, and successful in addressing the need I had
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.
Dr. Ngan is also very pt. focused. He spends time with you in explanation, listens well and explains options.
Dr. Ngan is the BEST!! He has been my orthopedic surgeon since July 2015 & has beautifully reconstructed my right foot!
Dr. Nahn always makes things easy to understand, makes me feel like he care and is nice and respectful.