Dr. Christopher Kim, MD

Dr. Christopher Kim, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine  |  
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Dr. Christopher Kim, MD is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Santa Clarita, CA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Catholic University Medical College in 1968 and specializes in interventional pain medicine, pain medicine, and more.

24355 Lyons Ave Ste 100

Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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more than 82% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
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more than 63% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
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more than 60% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kim "At Valencia Pain Clinic, We provide genuine care with the ultimate pain management program. Pain relief now! Be pain free!"
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Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Headache Management
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
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Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cough Headache
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Severe Headache
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache

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Procedures

  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection

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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.

Education

  • Catholic Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1964
  • Catholic University Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • Internal Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Anethesiology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Pain Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Pain Med Integrated Management
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Holistic Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kim to family and friends
4.0
based on 12 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Kim's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Kim has been my pain management doctor for 10 years and I can't imagine anyone else treating me! He cares, he's compassionate and his staff is the best. He has allowed me to continue with my physical job with radio frequency ablation, it saved my career. Dr. Kim is the best MD I have ever...more
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