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About Dr. Michael P Truong
Dr. Michael P Truong, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Mission Viejo, CA, with another office in Mission Viejo, CA. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Internal Medicine. Dr. Truong is affiliated with Mission Hospital Laguna Beach and Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Michael P Truong has the following 2 specialties
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
An endocrinologist is a physician with extensive training in understanding, diagnosing and treating conditions related to the endocrine system. The endocrine system regulates the balance of hormones.
Conditions of the endocrine system involve an over-abundance, or deficiency of a certain hormone. While there is a range when it comes to the amount of a hormone that is deemed normal in a human, these specialists determine whether a person's amount of hormone is indicative of a health concern. Two conditions this specialist might treat are diabetes and obesity.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
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I went in with chronic heel pain for over 8 months. someone took me back to room and took vitals and basic issue info. Then Physician assistant grilled me on the Drs. I had already seen, how I found out about them, what I had already tried (this after I had already provided them with a written time table of my issue and what I had tried). She then checked me out. Poked and prodded but couldn't generate much pain. She was frustrated and I got upset. Physician Assist then went out and explained what she had found out to Dr. Dr. came in. Started looking at my left heel which I told her wasn't as sore as the right, she was suprised that it was bilateral and accused the physician assistant of not telling her it was bilateral. She very quickly prodded the area and I apparently didn't respond strongly enough with affirmations of pain. I tried to explain that she needed to slow down the prods so I could tell her which prod hurt. She said "if you have to think about whether you have pain there, then it is not that bad and I can't help you". She also had me walk on my heels and walk on my toes and since I could do that, i guess she also thought I wasn't hurt that bad. I got emotional at that point because it seemed clear that she wasn't interested in helping me and she totally shut down and couldn't work with me and didn't show any compassion. I know I shouldn't have gotten emotional but I have been dealing with this for a long time, drove 2 hours to get there, waited almost a month for the appointment and was very discouraged. I had hoped it would go differently. So for me, this Dr. wasn't what I had hoped.
er own T2D long before her 1st visit to Dr. Truong!?! Mere fact is that her symptoms of weight gain of 2X her "normal weight" should have prompted her to ask for, in her own words, this simple in-office test. Unlike Type 1, her Type-2 D is a lifestyle disease and easily recognized as such by licensed nurses. After becoming Dr. Troung's pt, I would encourage you to meet him yourself if you are in need of a new endo. The other reviews give him very high marks; her ranting review was "not helpful" and lacks credibility.
This M.D. is suppose to be a "Board-Certified Endocrinologist", and yet he totally missed my Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes, as well as Hypothyroidism. After doing an exam, he sent me for an MRI of my Pituitary Gland. Of course it came back "NORMAL" as I expected, since I had NO symptoms of Pituitary Disease. After my MRI, I was told by Dr. Truong "Just go upstairs to our weight-loss clinic and they can help put you on a diet to lose weight." I left his office VERY upset and discouraged. My regular MD told me That he felt that Dr. Truong was wrong, and that Dr. Truong had made many errors on his patints in the past and that he would NEVER have sent me to Dr. Truong. He asked me to "Please go get a second opinion", and sent me to what he called "a real Endocrinologist." I saw an Endocrinologist in Irvine, who was able to diagnose my problem with a simple fingerstick blood sugar test that takes 30 seconds in the office. (By the way, ALL endocrinologists have the blood glucose monitor in their offices.) My blood sugar was over 300 (Normal is 60-110.) I was then formally diagnosed through a series of fasting blood tests done through the Lab. I was also diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and put on 2 types of medication for that, as well as medication and a treatment plan for my type 2 Diabetes. Within 4 months of being properly diagnosed, my blood sugar was stabilized, and I had lost 70 pounds with not even trying!!! Prior to that, my weight had ballooned up to 350 pounds on a 5'4 frame. My normal weight my whole life as an adult had been between 120-130 pounds. I was SO HUGE that my family didn't even recognize me. And I also had absolutely NO energy at all, as well as severely dry flaking skin (from the Hypothyroidism.) within 4 months of being PROPERLY diagnosed, I felt GREAT!!! Now, 7 years later, my Diabetes is still under control (HGB A1-C of 5.0, as well as a total weight loss of almost 200 pounds!!!! (Remember that my weight had ballooned up to 350 pounds.) I still need to lose about another 30 pounds, but am doing GREAT!!! I have my life back and can do things with my daughter that I could NEVER have done prior to getting the correct diagnosis. Also, I am a nurse, so I knew all along what the symptoms of Pituitary Disease were, and knew that Dr. Truong was WAY offbase with his diagnosis. Bottom line, this Dr. Truong should NEVER be treating patients with Endocrine problems!!! I filed a formal complaint with the AMA about this MD., and just want the public to "BEWARE"!!
Dr. Truong is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
33 Years Experience
University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1985
UC Davis Medical Center
Dr. Michael P Truong accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Shield California
- BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
- Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
- Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
- Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
- Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
- Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
- Blue Shield CA PPO
- Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
- Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
- Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
- Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Cigna Southern CA Select
- First Health PPO
- Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
- Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
- Health Net CA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PHCS PPO Kaiser
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
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