Joy Thurman-Nguyen, MD, MPH
I was born and raised in Seattle, where I've lived most of my life. I've also spent two years in Atlanta, Georgia, while earning a master's degree at Emory University. During medical school at the University of Washington, I founded Doctor for a Day, a program aimed at boosting the number of students of color who enter the health care field. The program targets middle and high school students in the Seattle area and offers interactive workshops in the community. I am married to my college sweetheart, and we have two beautiful and spirited daughters.
About My Practice: As a family medicine resident, I am excited to be training at Kaiser Permanente, where the model of care prioritizes the patient, which is reflected in best practices, such as evidence-based medicine. As a family physician, I view my relationships with patients as partnerships. It is my job to listen and provide information with respect and compassion and to help my patients make the best decisions for their health. At the same time, I try to be mindful how those decisions will fit into their lives. As a doctor, I have an opportunity to serve the community and advocate for change with the hope of improving health care outcomes. I am interested in serving teens and older adults. My interests also include maternal and infant health, chronic diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, prevention and health maintenance, and health equity.
How I Thrive: I enjoy spending time with my family. They help keep me grounded and inspired. We love exploring the outdoors, traveling, and having fun.