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Dr. Ruby Kim, MD

Physiatrist, Pain Management Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Ruby E. Kim is board certified and fellowship trained, specializing in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Management with expertise in several areas. She is licensed to practice in NJ and NY, and she has over eight years of experience treating patients in private practice. Due to her growing popularity among patients in the area, she has recently opened her own practice here in Fort Lee and in Jersey City, NJ. She is highly regarded by her patients and is always rated 5 stars! Dr. Kim is affiliated with Holy Name Hospital, Englewood Hospital, and Jersey City Medical Center. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University and then UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She completed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell and then completed her fellowship at Orthopaedic & Spine Specialists. Dr. Kim is a published author, having co-authored several chapters in the well-regarded spine textbook 'Atlas of Image-Guided Spinal Procedures.' She has published articles in top peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Kim guest lectures regularly as well. Dr. Kim and her staff speak several languages and look forward to serving the Fort Lee and Jersey City community.

In-network insurances

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

Specialties

  • Pain Management Specialist
  • Physiatrist

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Hospital affiliations

  • Jersey City Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Education and training

  • Saint Peter's University Hospital, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Doctor of Medicine
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • OSS Orthopaedic Hospital, Fellowship in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins University (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • North American Spine Society
  • The Spine Intervention Society

Awards and publications

  • Atlas of Image-Guided Spine Procedures

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1972762730

Office locations

Premier Spine & Sports Medicine

1555 Center Avenue

Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Premier Spine & Sports Medicine

377 Jersey Avenue, Suite 280

Jersey City, NJ 07302

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Though I had to wait, the thoroughness of the team's inquiry and the confident diagnosis I received was worth it.
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Dear patients ask questions and be aware of everything being done. The best part was it was completely empty in waiting room!
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Dr. Kim is the sweetest! She quickly saw me and was able to diagnose my issue and provide multiple options and solutions. I was in and out in 20 minutes. BEWARE: you should call before to ensure that they take yourinsurance!! Zocdoc stated her practice took my insurance, but they do not. I was in severe pain and had no option but to see Dr. Kim, but am now stuck with the out-of-network copays.
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She is a caring physician
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Great first meeting
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I had to complete all of the forms again because the office did not accept the ZocDoc form. So I wasted time filling out the same information twice. I can't fully review the doctor until I see whether her theory aboutmy pain is correct, but she seemed very confident in her preliminary analysis.
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent Dr, would recommend highly.
More than 1 year ago
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She is one of the most caring and understanding physicians I truly have ever met. She does not look down on me and started me on a new regimen to get me back to a normal way of life. Her staff is also amazing.
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There is absolutely nothing I can say derogatory about Dr. Kim and her office staff. She is one of the best Dr.'s I have ever been to and her staff is second to none! I would recommend her to anyone inneed of serious Pain Managemt and needs someone who understands the true meaning of what it is to live with Chronic Pain of any sort. The experience there is always welcoming, satisfactory and always makes me feel better about my overall health each time I leave a visit.
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Had a very positive and informative visit.
More than 1 year ago
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She was by far the best pain management dr. I have ever been treated by. I can't speak highly enough about Dr. Kim and her staff! She was knowledgeable, professional with an exceptional bedside manner. She made me feel so comfortableand confident that I've finally found a dr. That I can trust and see results with. She took her time with me and went over a treatment plan that i feel very confident about. Don't even waste your time seeing any other doctora. I,guarantee you will not be disappointed! Thank you again Dr.Kim and staff!
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Dr. Kim is excellent. She is detailed, knowledgable and caring. I recommend her without hesitation.
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Very compassionate and so sweet... Highly recommend her and staff... Very grateful that doctors like her still exist!!
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I have had the best experience EVER with Dr. Kim.....She is professional and takes the time to answer all my questions.... Outstanding!!
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Definitely one of the best experiences I've ever had in the medical field. Extremely knowledgeable. She took the time to answer all my questions thoroughly and concisely. I would highly recommend this doctor to anybody who's looking for a pain management specialist
More than 1 year ago
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I have seen plenty of doctors over the past several years due to an injury I sustained. I injured my back, both my thoracic & lumbar have been an ongoing battle with pain. Dr. Ruby Kim is by far thebest, and I mean that sincerely. She is very thorough, kind and professional. She doesn't rush your visit & takes however long is necessary while showing a real concern for the problem at hand & is very knowledgeable. I've also visited Dr Kim at the surgery center where she has performed different procedures with positive results. Furthermore, her office staff is prompt, very polite and they don't overbook appointments.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Kim is the kindest, most helpful doctor I have ever been to. All of the nurses are equally as kind. The longest I have ever waited for my appointment is 5 minutes. I travel over 30 minutes to see Dr.Kim because no other Doctor compares. Her bedside manner is impeccable. She takes a very empathetic approach to all of her patients and has explained my condition in ways I can understand. I love Dr. Kim and her staff. I highly recommend Dr. Kim to everyone!
More than 1 year ago
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I've already been a patient of Dr. Kim's for a while and just for my own convenience, decided to make my latest appt. via ZocDoc Dr. Kim is truly one of the best Dr's I have ever seen and I've seenmy share due to the fact that we're pretty sure I have severe Fibromygia and no other Dr.'s could seem to figure that out except for her.Today I had her check something having to do with my ankle and as always, I got an answer as to how to treat it. In any event, you WILL not find a more caring, compassionate Dr. that treats chronic pain diagnoses. She takes her time with you, keeps copious notes, never rushes you out. and keeps going until she finds answers for you! She has a lovely staff that work with you in every way and are very kind and good to the patients. I would highly suggest Dr. Kim to anyone!
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I never expect much sensitivity from doctors but Dr. Kim was really over the top. Having had spinal surgeries, rib surgeries, and hip surgeries since I was 13 years old (I'm now 28) I have had my share of medical experiences.My condition and its severity is unusual and some medical professionals, Dr. Kim included, have a tendency to treat me like an exciting and interesting piece of data. After viewing my x-rays she said things like, "Wow, but you look just like a normal person!", and, "You're going to have horrible back problems in later life!!!" To which I responded, "I have horrible back problems now and I am a normal person." She then went on to tell me my condition would undoubtedly spread to my hips and legs and that I had a ruptured disk in my neck, AND that I would definitely need more surgery. This was all said callously and excitedly and without ANY MRI, or additional x-rays. She was practically jumping with excitement. Needless to say I did not return. Maybe she's fine if you have a minor common spine issue, but if you're on the extreme end skip Dr. Kim for sure. Whenever doctors speak in absolutes with very little information I am suspicious. The last doctor I visited who did that said with utter certainty that I'd never walk again...that was 15 years ago and I'm still walking, hiking, swimming, etc.
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Excellent, I wish if all of my doctors are the same. She is very delightful, very professional, and have very nice sense of humor. Thanks again for her help.
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Dr. Kim quickly used some diagnostic tests to identify a completely different problem than what I thought was wrong with my leg. She had a sense of urgency in what might be shrugged off by some problems as a chronic issue.I feel confident I am receiving top-notch care working with Dr. Kim.
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Dr. Kim is a very intelligent and empathetic physician. There is not a long wait time, her office staff is professional and courteous. I can't say enough kind words to describe Dr. Ruby Kim. I have worked with her and havebeen a patient, she is a wonderful person and physician. That combination is not easy to come by. I would recommend Dr. Kim without reservation.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Kim and her staff are wonderful. They are always friendly, professional and compassionate. I can almost always be seen on short notice. Dr. Kim explains everything in great detail and is the best doctor I have ever seen. I recommend her to everyone.
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She was lovely. Her staff was on point. I felt really at ease. I felt like she cared. Dr. Kim was very knowledgeable .
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Amazing... it was really easy to set up the appointment. The staff is very polite and friendly. They also speak Spanish. They have high end equipment. and have the best equipment. The doctor took her time to talk about my concernsand answer all my questions. I would definitely recommend this doctor.
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Dr. Kim took her time to explore and explain all possible diagnoses and she listened to all my concerns as well. Great doctor!!
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Made me feel very comfortable. She knew how to explain herself without using terminology foreign to me. She sounded like she knew what she was talking about.
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