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Meet the third and vital member of Karuna Healthcare Consultants, Inc. (aka‪ #‎TeamKHC‬): DR. TONY THỤY V. NGUYỄN, PharmD.


Dr. Tony-Thụy is an extraordinarily dedicated, meticulous pharmacist who owns and operates one of the best-run private compound pharmacies in Irvine, California called VALUE RX PHARMACY.

Previously in January, I detailed his incredible journey to America. Growing up in Communist Vietnam, Thụy and his younger brother were forbidden from formal public or private schooling because they were caught in 3rd grade trying unsuccessfully to flee a repressive Vietnam. Being a convicted “Boat Person” was considered a treasonous act. As a result. they were punished and banished from formal education. Instead, they were home-schooled by their mother, a teacher.

Coming to California later in life, as a junior in high school, he wasted no time to master the English language. He hit the ground running and within 2 years, was admitted to UC-Irvine and graduated promptly in 4 years.

He then managed to get accepted to the prestigious University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy. After becoming a licensed pharmacist, he went onto manage several commercial pharmacies including Walgreen’s and Target, meanwhile working the night shifts at inpatient pharmacies for several hospitals in Orange and Los Angeles Counties.

Within a short time, he was able to open his own private Value Rx Pharmacy in Irvine. In just a few years, he transformed his family business into a state-of-the-art operation, capable of delivering any e-prescription within 3 hours of receiving the eRx to patients’ preferred homes and/or workplaces throughout Orange County and parts of Los Angeles and the Inland Empire!

Dr. Tony Thụy Nguyễn is able to compete with all the other mega-chain pharmacies because he puts “Value” into everything he does, paying astute attention to the devilish details and providing personalized care. He has devised an efficacious way to bubble pack medication regimens, especially designed for the vulnerable, complicated senior with poly-pharmacy regimens to improve their compliance and care, meanwhile decreasing medication errors.

Look up his Yelp reviews: they are impeccable:http://www.yelp.com/biz/value-rx-pharmacy-irvine.

More amazing is his servant’s heart. Aside from serving a high-end and/or high-maintenance clientele, for over 6 years, he also served on the Board for the non-profit Nhân Hòa Community Health Center. Nhân Hòa is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that attends to under-served, immigrant (predominantly Asian Pacific Islander new American) communities, based in Garden Grove, California.

His other passions include basketball and raising his two young sons. Despite his intensely busy work schedule, he always carves out time for his sons’ basketball practices and games. Additionally, he plays intramural basketball weekly with his company’s team!

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Dr. Tony-Thụy lives with and attends to his elderly mother, now a widower who is a devout Buddhist and vegan.

#TeamKHC is so honored and proud to have Dr. Tony Thụy Nguyên as an integral part of our innovative healthcare team. Together, we are transforming how medicine will be personalized, while delivering the 5 Cs: “Compassionate, Conscientious, and Culturally-Competent Care.”

You can reach Dr. Tony Thụy at his Value Rx Pharmacy in Irvine at 22 Odyssey, Suite 135, Telephone: (949) 387-1133.

Beginning on 3/15/16, you can “see” Dr. Tony-Thụy Nguyễn virtually on KHC’s new website when we debut: www.Karuna-Healthcare.com!

Photos courtesy of Tanya Nga Trương (aka T.N.T. Photography).



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