Meet Dr. Benjamin N. NguyenNeuro-rehabilitation Specialist in Dallas
Benjamin N. Nguyen, M.D., can empathize with patients working to recover from injuries and illnesses. Once a rehabilitation patient himself, he was drawn to the specialty largely because of his personal experience with physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians and the positive impact they can have on people’s lives.
Dr. Nguyen specializes in neurological rehabilitation. His patients include people with brain and spinal cord injuries – including strokes, concussion, and post-concussion syndrome – and those suffering from the late effects of neuromuscular, neurodegenerative, and movement disorders such as multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and multi-system atrophy.
He has special expertise in managing spasticity, the muscle stiffness that can result from injuries to and diseases of the central nervous system.
“Having experienced physical medicine and rehabilitation as both a patient and a caregiver, I can identify with, and appreciate some of the challenges my patients and their families go through,” Dr. Nguyen says. “I’m extremely fortunate to be able to make a difference in people’s lives, and being able to relate to patients on that level brings a lot of satisfaction.”
Dr. Nguyen delivers comprehensive, whole-person care, which includes a strong focus on patient and family education.
“We take a holistic approach to treatment in rehabilitation medicine. Rather than treating only patients’ primary conditions, we address how their disabilities impact their ability to function in their daily lives as well as their quality of life,” he says.
“This often includes talking with them about activities to avoid, the risks of overexertion, and the importance of adequate sleep and frequent breaks. We also provide guidelines and suggestions for them to return to work, return to play, and return to school – all of the factors that may be beneficial for their reintegration.”
Dr. Nguyen also strives to engage loved ones in the rehabilitation process.
“Having been there myself, I understand that the conditions and injuries our patients have affect both them and their families. There’s often a need to manage expectations and explain limitations to the patients and their families” he says.
“With dedication, perseverance, and our experienced team to point them in the right direction, rehabilitation patients can overcome many of the challenges they face and move on to the next phases of their lives.”