Thanh-Thao Truong, MDThanh-Thao Truong, MD
Resident Physician

Dr. Truong joined The Department of Family Medicine in 2016. She is a resident physician in training at the Family Medicine Clinic - Island East. Dr. Truong earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology from The University of Texas in Arlington. She received her Doctorate of Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica

Dr. Truong  is certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. She is also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Advanced Neonatal Life Support (ANLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

Dr. Truong's academic and clinical interests include Hospital Medicine, Primary Care and Geriatrics.

 A Personal Note from Dr. Truong  

Coming to the U.S. when I was a teenager, I called Texas my second home.  Growing up in Arlington, I learned small town values such as the important roles of family and community in shaping one’s life and working hard to achieve goals.  But it seemed like I was missing something out there in the world, so I decided to spend my first two years of medical school in the beautiful island of Dominica.  When you are in a foreign land where healthcare is not accessible to everyone, you learn that compassion goes a long way in terms of healing, and health education is a key component in managing chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension.

Given opportunities to do my clinical rotations throughout the east coast, I was exposed to common and rare diseases only seen in textbooks, such as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura from a patient flown in from the U.S. Virgin islands, or Caisson disease from a patient who went scuba diving in South America, Guillain-Barre Syndrome from a mother who experienced ascending weakness of her lower extremities after a bout of gastroenteritis , Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in a young African American female, HELLP Syndrome in patient with twins, and many more.  These exposures really broadened my knowledge and kept my mind open to many possibilities when it comes to diagnosing and treating future patients. 

But one gets weary being away from home for too long.  So while deciding on residency programs in Texas, I was impressed by the Family Medicine Residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and was ecstatic when I matched here.  The program truly embraces the principle of preventative care and treating a person as a whole as well as provides quality training throughout all specialties such as, Pediatrics, Ob/Gyn, Hospital Medicine, Urgent Care, Geriatrics, Community Medicine, Behavioral Medicine, and Integrative Medicine.  Besides the world-class training opportunities offered here, I was just pleasantly surprised by how warm and friendly everyone is, from the chair of the program, Dr. Thompson, the program director, Dr. Elliott, the faculties, the chiefs, current residents, and office staff.  Faculty are outstanding teachers/role models, and residents are very supportive of each other.   Most importantly, everyone has a voice, and that is how the program maintains its excellence.   And the newly built robust hospital, Jennie Sealy, with breath-taking views of the Gulf is another perk of the program.  I can say that I am truly happy here, with my newfound work family.  

My interests are primary care, hospital medicine, and geriatric medicine.  In my free time, I like to listen to music, maybe learn how to play piano in the near future, travel, and spend time with family and friends.  I am fluent in Vietnamese and speak some Spanish and hope to master it while I’m here.  

 

Practice Location(s):

Primary Care Pavilion
400 Harborside Dr.
Suite 104

Appointment Line:
(409) 772-2166

Fax Number:

(409)772-2663

Hours:
Monday-Friday,
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Extended Hours:

Wednesdays,
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

After Hours
Appointment Line:

(409)772-2222
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