Dr. Charleen Kim, MD

General SurgeryFemaleAge 43

Dr. Kim
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Walnut Creek Surgical Associates

130 La Casa Via Ste 211 Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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(925) 933-0984

Dr. Charleen Kim, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA. She is affiliated with medical facilities Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kim to book an appointment.

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Dr. Kim is affiliated with John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center Walnut Creek, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience and Background Checks

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kim's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Puncture Aspiration
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim performs Puncture Aspiration more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Kim performs this procedure more than 89% of her peers

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim performs Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration more than 86% of her peers

Dr. Kim performs this procedure more than 86% of her peers

Mastectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim performs Mastectomy more than 78% of her peers

Dr. Kim performs this procedure more than 78% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy

Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Megacolon
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Kim accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
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Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Kim's Reviews

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My subsequent appointments were to check my infected breast, Dr. Kim saw me every week until I was completely healed. About 4 years after the surgery I had mastitis and even though I had no appointment I went to CCRMC just to see if she could squeeze me in, the clerk was wonderful and took down my symptoms, Dr. Kim agreed to see me, examined my breast and ordered a medication to take care of the problem. I was so grateful for her help and when I told the nurse how wonderful she had been to me, she told me that Dr. Kim was going to get to leave early because she didn’t have any more patients to see, but then she took me! She’s such a caring and unselfish doctor and human!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Nov 17, 2021
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Dr Kim is a consummate professional and a bad*** surgeon. She helped me with a stay at the hospital and actually helped me avoid surgery. And then was amazing when my pregnant wife had to get an emergency surgery. Best surgeon doc! Go to her and you get a no bulls*** approach, amazing erudition, and an awesome person. Thanks Dr Kim!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dimitry – Jan 25, 2020
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I had a great experience with Dr Kim Would highly recommend her for surgery Thank You for your excellence in your field
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Ann in CA – Jun 14, 2019
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Dr. Kim removed my appendix and the whole process went flawlessly. She walked me through the procedure and followed up with me after my surgery. I would highly recommend her.
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Apr 26, 2019
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I had breast cancer surgery and Dr. Kim was excellent. She explained my surgery very carefully and answered all of my questions about the forthcoming surgery. She is very understanding and thorough. Her office staff is also very good and helpful. I highly recommend her.
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Care Philosophy

"As a student, I was always in awe of the human body. Becoming a doctor gave me the honor of being trusted to give advice and the opportunity to fix it!...Read more

Biography

Dr. Kim received her medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her internship and residency in...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

Board Certifications

Languages

  • English
  • Korean

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Charleen Kim, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Kim has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Charleen Kim, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kim frequently treats Puncture Aspiration, Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration , and Mastectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kim treats.

Where is Dr. Charleen Kim, MD's office located?

Dr. Kim's office is located at 130 La Casa Via Ste 211, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Charleen Kim, MD speak?

Dr. Kim speaks Korean and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Walnut Creek Surgical Associates130 La Casa Via Ste 211 Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kim is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center

Martinez, CA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center

Walnut Creek, CA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)