General and Tropical Medicine

CMI has an international team of practitioners offering a wide range of healthcare services in the management of common ailments and chronic diseases. The GPs at CMI call on extensive knowledge of medical conditions.

The General Practitioner (GP) is the first point of contact family members have for most medical services, the first professional person we turn to when we’re not feeling well or something else is not quite right with our bodies.

When you seek care from CMI’s department of General and Tropical Medicine, you will find doctors dedicated to understanding and managing all aspects of the general health care of adults, children, and families in Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam. You’ll also be offered preventive care and disease prevention strategies to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Your care is provided in a clinical environment. The General Practitioner Department at CMI works collaboratively with Specialists in all departments and services. This method of comprehensive care ensures that you get exactly the care you need.

CMI’s General Practitioners focus on:

  • Comprehensive care for all patients – Vietnamese and foreigners, residents and travelers – with high-quality healthcare that takes into account the Vietnamese tropical environment;
  • Collaboration, which means you may be referred to other practitioners on CMI’s multispecialty team of experts;
  • Preventive medicine care, such as health check-ups and screening.

Dr. Nicolas Lagüe, MD, highly qualified General, and Tropical Practitioner, has been working in Vietnam for 18 years and is assisted by Vietnamese doctors, Dr. Nguyễn Công Viên and Dr. Đặng Lê Minh Trí.

Our Team

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Dr. Nicolas Lagüe

  • French
  • English
  • Vietnamese


2008 – 2009: IUD HIV / HBV / HCV registration (University of Bordeaux in cooperation with the University of Medicine of Ho Chi Minh City)
2004 – 2005: Tropical medicine diploma, University of Bordeaux, France
2003: Diploma Doctor in Medicine (MD), University of Bordeaux, France
2001: Master’s degree in Biological and Medical Sciences (biophysics, methodology and clinical research ISPED-Bordeaux II), Bordeaux, France
2000: Inter University Diploma in Tropical Medicine, Bordeaux, France
1994 – 2000: University of Bordeaux, France


Since 2011: Medical Manager, Centre Médical International (CMI), Ho Chi Minh City,  Vietnam
Since 2011: General Practitioner, Centre Médical International (CMI), Ho Chi Minh City,  Vietnam
2005 – 2011: General Practitioner, FVH, Ho Chi Minh City,  Vietnam
2003 – 2005: General Practitioner, French Consulate, Ho Chi Minh City,  Vietnam

Dr. Nguyễn Công Viên

  • Vietnamese
  • French
  • English

Education, Qualifications and Credentials

1982- 1988: Degree of Doctor in Medicine (MD), University of Medicine and Pharmacy of HCMC (UMP-HCM), Vietnam

Residency & national specialty certification

2019 – 2021: Specialization in Family Medicine, UMP-HCM, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2018 – 2019: Focused Specialization in Family Medicine, UMP-HCM, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
1993 – 1995: Specialization in Pediatrics (Pediatric Degree – level 1), at UMP-HCM, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
1992 – 1993: Faisant Fonction d’Interne (FFI) in the Department of Pediatrics, Creteil Inter-communal hospital, France.


2002 – 2003 & 2004-2005: Pediatric Degree – level 2, at UMP-HCM, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2003 – 2004 : Chef de Clinique Associé (CCA) des Universités (Fellow), Service de Pédiatrie Génerale – pediatric hospital Robert Debré – Paris.

Other long-term and valuable training courses

2016 – 2017: Pediatric Acute Surgical Support (PASS), University of Pensylvania, USA & University of Medicine PNT, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2011 – 2012: DIU « Urgences Médicales et Chirurgicales », Université Nantes, France- University of Médicine Pham Ngoc Thach, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2009 – 2010: DIU « Prise en charge des infections VIH-Hépatites virales B-C », University Bordeaux, France & University of medicine Pham Ngoc Thach, HCMC.
2008: Pharmaco-Vigilance, ISOP (International Society of Pharmaco-vigilance), Bankok, Thailand
2003 – 2004: Diplôme Inter-Universitaire (DIU) « Pathologies Infectieuses Pediatriques », Universités Paris V, Paris VII & Lyon, France
2004: The Fifth Advanced Vaccinology Course, France, organized by the Foundation Merieux with co-sponsorship of CDC-USA, PATH, ESPID, NFID, EVM, IARC, NFID, NIAID, Institut Pasteur of Paris, University of Geneva, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and WHO (World Health Organization).
2003: Certificate, I.M.C.I (Integrated Management of Childhood Illness), WHO, UNICEF, Ministry of health & National Pediatric Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam
2001: DIU « Antibiotherapie en pratique », University Bordeaux, France & University of medicine Pham Ngoc Thach, Ho Chih Minh City, Vietnam
1998-1999: Diplôme de Psychologie Infantile, Ecole de Psychologue Praticien, Paris & Centre de Pédiatrie, Vietnam


Since 2010: Main Pediatrician (Head of Section of Pediatrics), Centre Medical International (CMI), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Second specialty: General Practice/ Family Medicine
1998 – 2007: Head of Out-Patient Department of the Pediatric Center & the Children’s Hospital N2 (”Grall” hospital), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
1995 – 2010: Former researcher of vaccinology with international publications and Conference (1995-2010); Temporary WHO’s Expert on vaccines & Rabies, July, 2000.
1995 – Now: Deal with care of international adoption in Vietnam
1995 – Now: Home visits & Referred doctor of the Consulate General of France in Ho Chi Minh City since 1995

Dr Đặng Lê Minh Trí

  • Vietnamese
  • English


2012 – 2014: Specialist I Degree in Internal Medicine (equivalent to Master Degree)
2011 – 2012: Postgraduate Diploma in TESOL
2006 – 2010: Bachelor of Art degree, Major in English from Ha Noi University
2004 – 2010: Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Medicine


2015: Certificate of Family Medicine Course, Pham Ngoc Thach University, Vietnam
2015: Certificate of HIV treatment from Hospital for Tropical Disease and HAIVN (Harvard Medical School AIDS Initiative in Vietnam)
2014 and 2018: Certificate of Completion GCP (Good Clinical Practice) – NIDA Clinical Trials Network
2013: Cardiac Ultrasound Certificate from University of Medicine and Cardiology Hospital, Vietnam
2012: Postgraduate degree in Master of Art in TESOL
2012: Cardiac Dysrhythmia Treatment Certificate – University of Medicine and Cardiology Hospital, Vietnam
2010: Reading ECG and Heart Disease Treatment Certificate from Nguyen Trai Public Hospital, Vietnam


Since 2021: General Practitioner, Centre Médical International (CMI), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2016 – 2020: Doctor in charge of Family Healthcare Clinic, Vietnam
2015 – 2016: Doctor in charge of SEHC Family Clinic (SEHC: Samsung Electronic High Technology Complex), Vietnam
2013 – 2015: Doctor at Out Patient Clinic, Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital, Vietnam
2010 – 2013: Doctor at Department of Internal Emergency, Nguyen Trai Hospital, Vietnam