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Dr. Karen Kim, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Karen Kim is a Board certified internist with over 10 years of experience practicing in the greater Los Angeles area. Her areas of expertise are preventative medicine and women's health. She received her medical degree from Tufts University, and she completed her residency at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Kim has an astute knowledge of patients' most common health concerns such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and depression, to name just a few of the medical issues she sees and treats on a daily basis. She also has an excellent referral basis of specialists she works with, including an endocrinologist and a rheumatologist who work with her right in her office. Dr. Kim believes in a team approach to health care, with the most important member of the team being the patient.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Internist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Residency in General Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Tufts University, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American College of Physicians, California Chapter

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1548231764

Office locations

Karen Kim M.D., P.C.

1127 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 403

Los Angeles, CA 90017

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Met with a nurse practitioner under Dr Kim’s supervision. Easy in-and-out, just what I needed.
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I went for an annual physical. I had to wait a bit, maybe 15 minutes after I filled out many forms as a new patient. They do not do lab work in house, but you can go to Quest or Labcorp-quest is in the same medical building on the second floor. Dr. Kim was pretty thorough, she seemed a bit rushed though. I took a bus to get there, but be careful about parking. They do not validate.
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I went to this office because the ZocDoc reviews said the office was as wonderful as Dr. Kim. While I believe Dr. Kim is a good doctor, I was unfortunately not treated with any professionalism or respect by her staff. Ihave waited for over ten days for a prescription to be properly filled and I have called the office repeatedly to get it sorted out. I still have not received the correct prescription or response about my dosage from the office and in the meantime have booked an appointment with another doctor. When I called to cancel a follow up with Dr. Kim that would have been to ensure the prescription was working, the office asked why I was cancelling and I informed them I would be seeing another doctor. They made no mention of the fact I have been calling their office repeatedly for days and that I am still waiting for assistance with my medication. Their response was "Ok, bye."
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Kim is so personable and her central office location makes going to the doctor early in the morning before work super convenient. Great staff, too.
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DO NOT COME HERE! Had an awful experience. Came in with a fever and other flu like symptoms, and these doctors didn’t even take my temperature. One doctor came in, asked what my symptoms were, and then prescribed me 3 medications.
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The receptionist and NP are very helpful and kind.
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Very well run office, and the doctor who saw me was great.
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All around one of the quickest, most pleasant dr visits I’ve had in a long time!
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I didn't have to wait too long when I went for my visit. Everything went smoothly and everyone was professional.
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She was very nice it just didn’t suit my needs and didn’t really seem invested in getting to know me or working with me further. It was a annual physical exam and they couldn’t take blood there at the clinic Ihave to go to another clinic in order to get blood drawn.
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She is a great doctor.
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As a first time patient I had a very pleasant experience. Dr. Kim was very kind, attentive and professional. All the other medical assistants did a great job too. I felt at ease the whole time, highly recommended!
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First time here and it was wonderful. The entire staff was very nice, and extremely efficient. Dr. Kim is lovely and asked me many questions in order to try to get to know not only my medical history, but me betterpersonally as well. I really enjoyed the experience and I will be coming back.
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Dr. Kim is super kind and professional. I highly recommend!
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I loved Dr. Kim, but her medical assistants were very lacking in bedside manner. Betty was very curt and didn’t explain to me what tests she was doing - which would have been appreciated as a first time patient. Then theother one (didn’t catch her name) didn’t knock before coming in the examination room, so I didn’t have time to get fully dressed out of the gown before she opened the door in full view of the lobby. I did appreciate getting in and out of the office in a very timely manner though - there was very little wait time either in the lobby or the examination room. No complaints about Dr. Kim herself.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Kim is knowledgeable and personable! It was my first visit and she made me feel as though she has been my primary care for many years.
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Absolutely amazing!
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She was great
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Dr. Kim lacks any sort of bedside manner and spent most of our appointment berating me for not taking the medication I was there to get prescribed. She then prescribed me a different medication then the one we discussed without consultingme. If getting treatment based on your needs is what you want or if you like a doctor who feels like they're at all on your side then Dr. Kim isn't the doctor for you.
More than 1 year ago
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She was excellent - took her time and thoroughly reviewed my health history with me making sure she understood it all. I trusted her not to dismiss my worries and instead to help me get to the bottom of my challenges. Excellent first visit.
More than 1 year ago
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I'm so happy that I found Dr. Kim on ZocDoc! Clean office, saw me quickly, and very friendly.
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She was great, professional, knowledgeable, assuring, thorough and lovely manner
More than 1 year ago
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While I did end up waiting quite a bit, my first appointment with Dr. Kim let me feeling very listened to and understood, which is rare. I can imagine part of the reason for the wait is that Dr. Kim isvery thorough in taking medical history and listening to issues and concerns. I would recommend her as a primary care doctor based on my first visit.
More than 1 year ago
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She was very cordial and asked many questions. Very thorough and office was very clean.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Kim was extremely friendly and listened to my every concern. The office is newly renovated and the staff are patient and friendly too. I highly recommend!
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She was absolutely fantastic! So kind and helpful. Really made me feel at ease. Would definitely recommend!
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doctor kim is very helpful and she listens and tries to find ways to help with any problems! she cares about her patients!
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Professional, patient, and attentive. One of the best doctor experiences I've ever had.
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Dr. Kim and her staff were great and on time. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back!
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Great doctor!! Would recommend to anyone.
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Dr Kim was compassionate, helpful and efficient. Nurses were great as well!
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Dr. Kim is always wonderful when we visit. She's friendly, has a great sense of humor, and is always informative and supportive. I highly recommend her. Her office staff is also incredibly friendly and kind as well!
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Dr. Karen Kim is a fantastic doctor. She makes the time to discuss your concerns and make her own recommendations on next steps. To find a talented and kind doctor is not an easy thing to do and I feel lucky to have found her.
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She does not behave in a professional unjudgmental manner. I told her the specific reason why I did time in prison and she rejected me as a patient because of this. Who are doctors to judge their patients? That is left up to God.
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Dr kim is very professional and nice. She listens and makes the time to answer questions.
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She is kind, considerate, and excellent at her job. Any patient would be lucky to have her.
More than 1 year ago
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It was a fantastic visit! Dr. Kim was very pleasant, and knowledgable, and answered my various inquiries with patience and kindness. I definitely recommend her!
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She explained everything to me clearly and was friendly.
More than 1 year ago
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She is excellent! She takes her time and listen to what you have to say, you never feel rushed.
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She is a wonderful doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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Everything was generally OK, however, it seemed like the staff was not properly prepared for an early morning appointment. Despite that I have no complaints.
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She always listen to my concerns and I don't feel rush. Best doctor to have in your side.
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I found Dr. Kim and the whole staff really wonderful. They went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and to make sure I got an appointment for my ultra sound the next day, despite it being so close to Christmas. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
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Excellent doctor. Dr. Kim was easy to talk to, attentive and very kindly answered any and all of my questions.
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She's a very caring, helpful and thorough professional. I can't wait to go back!
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Friendly staff, clean rooms, and good communication. A+! Finally a great doctors office I want to keep for years.
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Incredible doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent service
More than 1 year ago
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Transferring doctors is usually a black hole of complications. Dr. Kim makes it painless. She fixed an error on my prescription within five minutes, and the office called me immediately after I (quite embarrassingly) left my credit card onthe receptionist's desk. Dr. Kim is very efficient and her staff is trustworthy.
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The doctor and staff were wonderful! Doctor was very pleasant.
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