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Dr. Thomas Lim, DPM

Podiatrist, Wound Care Specialist

Whittier, CA

Overall rating
4.5
Recent reviews
Very pleasant office with parking in the rear. I was greeted by Dr. Lim as I walked through the door. Ifilled out my paperwork and was seen right away. I saw Dr. Lim for ankle swelling and pain. He has great bedside manner and answered all of my questions. Will be going back for a follow up in a month or so.
Very pleasant office with parking in the rear. I was greeted by Dr. Lim as I walked through the door. I filled out my paperwork and was seen right away. Isaw Dr. Lim for ankle swelling and pain. He has great bedside manner and answered all of my questions. Will be going back for a follow up in a month or so.
Jaqueline C. · June 26, 2019
Was suprised/upset that I had to get ankle in boot/use crutches and instead of being remotely empathetic towards my situation,the doctor was more abrupt and rude. I think they must teach you how to read a room, and to know when you're a doctor who needs to give written information and not just sarcastic comments. I tried to ask follow up questions and say there was a lot I didn't know (because I hadn't used crutches ever before or broken bones/sprains etc), and the doctor was very condescending. I still have no idea what the heck is actually technically damaged with my ankle, and a boot is strapped on. If your patient walks away confused because you're too annoyed and hurry to write down everything...that's a issue. Following up on the way out, the nurse said one thing and the doctor said another. I was trying to get it clarified and the doctor was so annoyed. I really wish I had gone to a podiatrist who had been more professional and not been annoyed by any simple logic questions. I now am dealing with a nightmare trying to get my job informed I'll be out of work and this office has been so unhelpful. No one let me know his limited hours, and now my work is waiting. The doctor should have forwarded notes to my job the first day but no one cared to do that. Now I'm in pain and scared dealing with my job situation. Extremely unprofessional, this doctor is annoyed when you ask for specific details and should have asked where he could send notes saying I'd need to be out of work/off my feet. He didn't care. The only nice thing about this place was the one nurse/tech. She helped how she could.
Was suprised/upset that I had to get ankle in boot/use crutches and instead of being remotely empathetic towards my situation, the doctor was more abrupt and rude. I think they mustteach you how to read a room, and to know when you're a doctor who needs to give written information and not just sarcastic comments. I tried to ask follow up questions and say there was a lot I didn't know (because I hadn't used crutches ever before or broken bones/sprains etc), and the doctor was very condescending. I still have no idea what the heck is actually technically damaged with my ankle, and a boot is strapped on. If your patient walks away confused because you're too annoyed and hurry to write down everything...that's a issue. Following up on the way out, the nurse said one thing and the doctor said another. I was trying to get it clarified and the doctor was so annoyed. I really wish I had gone to a podiatrist who had been more professional and not been annoyed by any simple logic questions. I now am dealing with a nightmare trying to get my job informed I'll be out of work and this office has been so unhelpful. No one let me know his limited hours, and now my work is waiting. The doctor should have forwarded notes to my job the first day but no one cared to do that. Now I'm in pain and scared dealing with my job situation. Extremely unprofessional, this doctor is annoyed when you ask for specific details and should have asked where he could send notes saying I'd need to be out of work/off my feet. He didn't care. The only nice thing about this place was the one nurse/tech. She helped how she could.
Rebecca R. · June 4, 2019

About Dr. Thomas Lim

Fluent in English, Spanish, and Korean, Dr. Thomas Lim serves multiple locations across California. He currently practices at Sunset Foot Clinic, where he spends time with his patients to explain their condition and give every suitable option available to them before moving on to surgery. Dr. Lim obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. Furthermore, he completed his doctoral degree in podiatric medicine from the Samuel Merritt University, California School of Podiatric Medicine. He also holds certification from the American Board of Wound Management, American Board of Podiatric Medicine, and the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry with a focus on prevention and treatment of diabetic foot wounds and primary care in podiatric medicine. A wound care specialist and a podiatrist, Dr. Lim realizes surgical care is often warranted but should be thoroughly discussed with the patient. He believes in fostering a healthy physician-patient relationship that facilitates assurance and respect.

In-network insurances

  • APWU
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Podiatrist
  • Wound Care Specialist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry
  • Prevention and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Wounds (Multiple Specialties in Podiatry)
  • Primary Care in Podiatric Medicine (Multiple Specialties in Podiatry)
  • American Board of Wound Management
  • American Board of Podiatric Medicine

Education and training

  • Samuel Merritt University, California School of Podiatric Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • University of California, Los Angeles (Bachelor's)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1093770729

Dr. Thomas Lim's office locations

Sunset Foot Clinic

7217 Painter Ave

Whittier, CA 90602

Sunset Foot Clinic

2711 Sunset Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90026

Sunset Foot Clinic

50 N La Cienega Blvd, Suite 203

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Sunset Foot Clinic

4955 Van Nuys Blvd, Suite 107

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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Very pleasant office with parking in the rear. I was greeted by Dr. Lim as I walked through the door. I filled out my paperwork and was seen right away. I saw Dr. Lim for ankle swelling and pain. He hasgreat bedside manner and answered all of my questions. Will be going back for a follow up in a month or so.
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Was suprised/upset that I had to get ankle in boot/use crutches and instead of being remotely empathetic towards my situation, the doctor was more abrupt and rude. I think they must teach you how to read a room, and to knowwhen you're a doctor who needs to give written information and not just sarcastic comments. I tried to ask follow up questions and say there was a lot I didn't know (because I hadn't used crutches ever before or broken bones/sprains etc), and the doctor was very condescending. I still have no idea what the heck is actually technically damaged with my ankle, and a boot is strapped on. If your patient walks away confused because you're too annoyed and hurry to write down everything...that's a issue. Following up on the way out, the nurse said one thing and the doctor said another. I was trying to get it clarified and the doctor was so annoyed. I really wish I had gone to a podiatrist who had been more professional and not been annoyed by any simple logic questions. I now am dealing with a nightmare trying to get my job informed I'll be out of work and this office has been so unhelpful. No one let me know his limited hours, and now my work is waiting. The doctor should have forwarded notes to my job the first day but no one cared to do that. Now I'm in pain and scared dealing with my job situation. Extremely unprofessional, this doctor is annoyed when you ask for specific details and should have asked where he could send notes saying I'd need to be out of work/off my feet. He didn't care. The only nice thing about this place was the one nurse/tech. She helped how she could.
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