Although he’s only been involved with the organization’s leadership a short time, Dr. Minh Nguyen of U.S. HealthWorks has made a big impression as a member of the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California (OPSC).
At the annual OPSC convention in February, Dr. Nguyen received the “Rookie of the Year” honor thanks to his many efforts as a leader in the prestigious professional medical organization.
The award is presented to an osteopathic physician who has recently become active in OPSC leadership. Dr. Nguyen served as the Workers’ Compensation committee chair person from 2010-12, and was a member of various other committees, including legislative, budget, and new members.
Kathleen Creason, Executive Director of OPSC, offered these words of praise when presenting Dr. Nguyen the award at the San Diego convention.
“This award is presented to an individual who is newly active in the organization. This year’s recipient – Dr. Minh Nguyen – has jumped right into involvement in the organization. With an interest in occupational medicine, he has worked tirelessly on workers’ compensation and legislative issues. He has shown a willingness to take on any task that is asked of him, and he clearly has a bright future ahead of him.”
Dr. Nguyen has been employed by U.S. HealthWorks since 2007 and is currently the Regional Medical Director for the San Diego area and the Los Angeles South Bay Region.
“I’m humbled by this award, acknowledging my time and commitment to OPSC,” said Dr. Nguyen, who has been an OPSC member since 1999. “OPSC has represented me so well at all levels of my professional career that I can only hope to give back to the organization through my efforts and involvement.”
The mission of the OPSC is to advance the practice of osteopathic medicine as an independent, scientific and complete system of medicine for the restoration and preservation of good health. The organization also provides programs of education and information that contribute to the effective, professional practice of osteopathic healthcare for the benefit of all members of the profession.
In 2013, Dr. Nguyen will chair one of the most active and busy OPSC committees – the Legislative Committee. Previously he has participated in meetings on behalf of OPSC, particularly in the area of workers’ compensation. He has also volunteered to give educational lectures at the annual conventions, including this year’s topic on Tuberculosis Exposure.
Dr. Nguyen lives in San Diego with his wife, Quynh. The couple has two children Sydney, 8, and Quincy, 6.
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