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Dr. Jacqueline Thao Nguyen is a distinguished Clinical Pharmacist who graduated from the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy (USC) in May 1998.  From working as a pharmacist for over a decade, she has learned that a successful clinical pharmacist needs to have certain essential attributes: attention to detail, genuine care for patients, the ability to understand a patient’s desires, the experience and continuing education to care for a patient’s overall health and an uncompromising commitment to stay abreast with cutting-edge medical treatments and alternative natural treatments to help patients.  Based on this understanding, Dr. Jacqueline Thao Nguyen incorporates all these elements into her daily practice.

Driven by her commitment to excellence and in pursuit of her dream to be a pharmacist from a very young age, Dr. Jacqueline Thao Nguyen obtained her Bachelors degree in just three years from the University of California San Diego.  She went on to complete her doctorate degree in pharmacy from USC.

After graduation, Dr. Jacqueline Thao Nguyen joined the Kaiser Permanente Hospital in San Diego as an Inpatient Pharmacist for two years.  She also opened up a non-profit pharmacy, the Neighborhood Healthcare Pharmacy, where she served an underprivileged community in Escondido as a pharmacist.

Thereafter, Dr. Jacqueline Thao Nguyen became a Pharmacy Manager at Rite Aid for two years.  She helped train and recruit new pharmacists for Rite Aid during those two years.  She also became the pharmacist preceptor for many pharmacy interns from various schools such as University of California of San Francisco, University of Southern California, and University of Pacific and University of California of San Diego.  Recently, the University of California of San Diego honored Dr. Jacqueline Thao Nguyen by selecting her as the recipient of the 2009 award for Best Clinical Pharmacist in San Diego.  She will be featured in a short video about the unique job that she performs as a Clinical Pharmacist on a University of California of San Diego website. 

Dr. Jacqueline Thao Nguyen joined Albertsons/Savon Pharmacy as Pharmacist Manager in 2000 where she specialized as a Clinical Pharmacist and Medication Therapy Management Pharmacist.  She is also a certified level 2 Diabetes Educator where she helps all her diabetes patients achieve better health and manage their diseases through eating healthy, portion control, and supplements.   Dr. Jacqueline Thao Nguyen considers herself a Holistic Pharmacist who strives to listen and care for her patients’ medical needs and other life issues so that they can achieve optimal well being.  She is also working per diem as a clinical pharmacist consultant to La Jolla Spa MD where she helps clientele achieve optimal results for beauty and health through DNA analysis and a combination of science supplements.

In an effort to find all potential remedies for her patients’ ailments , Dr. Jacqueline Thao Nguyen constantly immerses herself in the latest health news/developments to learn about the most advanced medical treatments or alternative natural treatments.  She has hosted several Vietnamese TV shows such as the Vietnamese Broadcasting Services (VBS) show called “DOI SONG LANH MANH” where she ventures out to find the latest products, treatments, or techniques to help Vietnamese communities throughout the United States and Canada.  She currently has her own educational talk shows that air daily on DirectTV 2078 called HonVieTV.  You can view some of her talk shows in the video section of DirectTV 2078

Dr. Jacqueline Thao Nguyen lives her life to the fullest daily, wherever she works.  Her patients can attest to her dynamic personality and caring demeanor.  She is excited to share her knowledge and expertise at the Family Medical & Wellness Center and La Jolla Spa M.D. where she, along with other distinguished doctors, can help her patients better their health.  With the determination to provide the utmost in quality care, Dr. Jacqueline Thao Nguyen wants each of her patients to feel assured that they are under the best possible care and that she will strive to holistically treat each patient.  Dr. Jacqueline Thao Nguyen wants to broaden the vision of pharmacists, so that they will become knowledgeable about and offer to their patients alternative treatments that are more effective than and do not have the same side-effects as conventional medical treatments.  Dr. Jacqueline Thao Nguyen does not want her patients to be apprehensive when it comes to getting their health on track.  Should you consult with her, she wants you to feel at ease, because she will have you and your health on her top priority.  Dr. Jacqueline Thao Nguyen is passionate about her pharmacy profession and providing better quality care to her patients.  She does not consider her pharmacy profession as just a job, but as a means to achieve her mission to help as many people as she can to live a healthy and prosperous life.