Physician Assistant, Gastroenterology
Growing up in a Vietnamese immigrant household, my father played a major role in helping me embrace the power of nutrition and health. He is one of my biggest inspirations when it comes to incorporating good foods in the healing of our bodies. In its simplicity, he made me appreciate the process. He will tell me: “Here, eat this. Try this, it is good for you!” His vibrant garden would be filled with a plethora of vegetables and fruits. Perilla is a simple mint known for its ability to help with IBS symptoms. Papaya is a juicy golden fruit known for its laxative effects. A digestive aid. Bitter melon is a crispy gourd with a rough surface known to lower the risk of NASH/fatty liver disease, etc. My father showed me what is good for the body but medicine has now taught and connected me with the “why”.
Under the mentorship of Dr. Vivian Asamoah, I have come to realize the enormous impact diet and lifestyle modifications have on patients’ prognosis. My purpose as a Physician Assistant is to guide our patients on how to make significant changes to live their best lives. I am a strong believer that patients should take on active roles in their care to improve their quality of life. Our team is here to support this journey.
“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship”; ~ Buddha
- Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry – the University of Texas- Austin
- Master of Physician Assistant Studies – Texas Tech University Health Science Center
- Texas Academy of Physician Assistants
- American Academy of Physician Assistants.