Dr. Arnold Lim, DO

Dr. Arnold Lim, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
43 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Arnold Lim, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 7 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

Mercy Orthopedic, Spine & Hand Center

300 Old River Rd Ste 200

Bakersfield, CA 93311
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • GEMCare
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Kern Family Health Care
  • Medi-Cal
  • Medicare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lim performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
more than 67% of peers
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
more than 35% of peers
more than 35% of peers

Dr. Lim's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Lim's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lim "Dr. Lim is an extensively trained surgeon specializing in the area of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Lim's practice includes the entire spectrum of care of orthopedic management; from the adolescent to the adult, up through the geriatric population, with particular emphasis on sports-related injuries. Dr. Lim's specific focus of practice is on preservation, repair, and when indicated the reconstruction of joints, bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons to restore function and motion. Dr. Lim completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley where he received his Bachelors of Arts in Molecular and Cell biology. He went on to receive his Masters of Health Sciences in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, from John Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland. Dr. Lim completed his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Touro University. Following his education at Touro University Dr. Lim completed his general surgery internship at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi. He then completed his Aerospace Medicine Primary Course in San Antonio, Texas. He also served as the General Medical Officer at Vandenberg Airforce Base. Dr. Lim went on to complete his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Lim performs a variety of orthopedic surgeries, a few of his specialties include; shoulder, hip & knee replacements, shoulder arthroscopy for rotator cuff and biceps tendon, labrum repair, knee arthroscopy, knee ligament, meniscal repair, reconstructions, debridement, and cartilage preservation. Dr. Lim approaches each patient encounter by using the most advanced proven treatments, whether that be conservative to surgical treatment in order to have the most successful outcomes for his patients. Dr. Lim is a decorated veteran of the United States Air Force. He has received numerous awards including the Air Force Commendation Medal, 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg Air Force Base in 2007 and the Army Commendation Medal, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force, Afghanistan, in 2012. In 2015, Dr. Lim was awarded, Diplomate of the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, Orthopedic Trauma Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics and the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons. In his spare time, Dr. Lim enjoys traveling, exploring new cuisines, and camping with his son. He has been a member of the Bakersfield community since August 2016. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lim "Hello. We welcome the chance to help you feel your best. Excellent, comprehensive and affordable health care, delivered with compassion, is what we stand for. Since our founding, we've made it our goal to create an environment that meets each patient's physical, mental, and spiritual needs. We also believe this healing philosophy promotes the well-being of our staff and the places they serve.

Dignity Health Mercy's Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center is made up of top orthopedic surgeons in the local area, caregivers and staff who deliver comprehensive care to our diverse community.

Through teamwork and innovation, faith and compassion, advocacy and action, our team at Mercy's Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center endeavor every day to keep you happy, healthy, and whole."

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*

35  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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30  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Touro Center / College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Keesler Med Ctr/Keesler AFB
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Johns Hopkins U Sch Hyg PH
    Other Education | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lim's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lim to family and friends
3 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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Dr. Lim's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Lim Says:

Thank you for choosing Dignity Health, Mercy Hospitals Orthopedic, Spine & Hand Center. We understand you have many choices and are thankful for the opportunity to provide you with compassionate care. Please call us for future appointments.


Patient Comments (2)

I had seen several Dr's about the pain I was having in my shoulder, and other than prescribing pain pills, muscle relaxers and therapy I was not getting better, it was getting worse. Finally my primary Dr. recommended I see Dr. Lim, who requested a MRI which shown that I had a problem. Dr. Lim...more
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