December 21, 2018   | Posted in: Announcements, College News

Public advisory of unlawful practice: Asten Nguyen Phong Nguyen

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has been made aware that Asten Nguyen Phong Nguyen (“Dr. Nguyen Nguyen”) has been advertising his services as a surgeon operating out of Vancouver General Hospital, and asking prospective patients to pay him a deposit for their surgery. This individual has no affiliation with VCH, he is not registered with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, and he is not authorized to practise medicine in the province.

Patients who have paid Nguyen Nguyen a deposit for surgery should contact the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and their local police department to report concerns immediately.

Members of the public who wish to verify a registered physician or surgeon’s qualifications, credentials and affiliations should conduct a search on the College’s Physician Directory.