Dr. Christopher Kim, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 61

Pain Medicine

Dr. Christopher Kim, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Charleston, WV and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Montgomery General Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Christopher Kim, MD

Center For Pain Relief

400 Court St Ste 100 Charleston, WV 25301
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(304) 347-6120
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

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

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Kim accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kim

4.2

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
68.42105263157895%
(13)
4 Stars
15.789473684210526%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
15.789473684210526%
(3)
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I feel fortunate to have Dr. Kim as my physician. I drive from Beckley for my injections, and it is well worth it. My only thing I’d like to change would be I wish I could see him more often instead of different PA’s. They are all excellent professionals, but it’s just not the same as talking with your doctor.
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
No results
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Pam P – Dec 15, 2021
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Dr Kim is very nice. I have had a lot of injections in my back. But they tell me that Unicare(Medicaid). Won’t pay for a spine stimulatior. So I’m just stuck. But I know he will keep trying until he can get me one. He’s very caring.
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Bev – Oct 15, 2021
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My visit made me feel as if I were part of an assembly line. The doctor went from room to room. Back and forth. I had to sign a narcotic agreement that I would only get my "pain meds" from them. On the day of my "injection" (with a $325 co-pay), my discharge instructions were to take my "pain" meds as prescribed. Very misleading to find out they don't even prescribe pain meds! I feel they are only interested in doing these injections because there's not much money to be made by writing a prescription!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Mar 29, 2021
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Dr. Kim answered all of my concerns during initial visit and set my mind at ease as to the procedure. Thorough explanation of what to expect. Actual cervical injections went well and exceeded my expectations for pain relief.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Steve Scott – Oct 28, 2020
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I started seeing Dr. Kim several years ago and I just think the world of him!! I only want to see him, not the PA's. They're all nice, but Dr. Kim does things his way. Sometimes when you see a PA, they come up with something entirely different so then you have to wait to get an appt with your doctor. That's a wasted appt, but that's just my opinion and you know what they say about opinions!! After going through many RFA's, injections and 3 Superion Vertaflex surgeries, which went fine, I started having a different type of pain. Dr. Kim found a Lipoma on my lower back and he injected me with steroids and a numbing agent and referred me to a wonderful surgeon who removed it. 2 days after that surgery in March, COVID-19 hit! I haven't been able to see Dr. Kim since February! I can't wait to see Dr. Kim and tell him the latest!! He's very caring and answers all of my questions and he's very compassionate. I would most definitely recommend Dr. Kim! ??????
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Nancy Yates – May 29, 2020
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Very carding person, always good to me and my wife. She is a patient also, we are always happy with his treatment. I recommend him to my friends, he is a very nice person and cares about my back problems.
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
6 people found this helpful
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James k barthlow in Saint Albany WV – Sep 01, 2017
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He is so caring and makes you feel like family
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
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Keisha in Coolville, OH – May 02, 2016
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He is very gentle and talks to you all the way through a procedure so there's no surprises.
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
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Kim Ferrell in Lansing WV – Apr 30, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Christopher Kim, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Charleston, WV and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Virginia...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

Va Commonwealth University Mcv School Med
Residency Hospital
1993
Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Korean

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Christopher Kim, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Christopher Kim, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Christopher Kim, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Kim's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Christopher Kim, MD accept my insurance?

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

Dr. Kim frequently treats Chronic Pain, Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kim treats.

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

Dr. Kim's office is located at 400 Court St Ste 100, Charleston, WV 25301. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Christopher Kim, MD speak?

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

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Christopher Kim, MD?

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Locations

Center For Pain Relief

Center For Pain Relief400 Court St Ste 100 Charleston, WV 25301
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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.

Montgomery General Hospital

Montgomery, WV

Saint Francis Hospital

Charleston, WV

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

Thomas Memorial Hospital

South Charleston, WV

61% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% lower than the national average

1 Award Received