Phong Dang, PA-C, graduated from the physician assistant program at the Oklahoma City University in 2020. He joined Optimal Health Associates right after graduation in 2020. Prior to graduating, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is originally from Vietnam and moved to the United States at the age of 20.

“As a new immigrant, I was fascinated with advanced healthcare in the US because we do not have this in Vietnam.”

“I’m interested in endocrinology because I want to understand the pathophysiology of the human body. Diabetes is one of my favorite subjects because you cannot treat every patient the same way. You need to accommodate their lifestyle and habits to develop the best treatment plan for each patient. This reminds me of myself when I came to the United States many years ago. I had to adapt to a new lifestyle and try to overcome the hardship. My goal is to help my patients understand their disease states to better manage their symptoms. I really enjoy spending time with patients, educating them on their conditions, and explaining to them how their disease process works. I want patients to become more confident in allowing me to help treat their diseases.”

“In my spare time, I like learning by reading clinic research and new treatments in endocrinology. My goal is to improve my knowledge every day so that I can provide the best care to my patients possible.”