Dr. Christopher Kim, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Kim
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Center For Pain Relief

400 Court St Ste 100 Charleston, WV 25301

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(304) 347-6120

Dr. Christopher Kim, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Charleston, WV. Dr. Kim has more experience with Pain Management and Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Montgomery General Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kim to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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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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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kim

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kim treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kim treats other conditions, please contact the office at (304) 347-6120.

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Dr. Kim typically treats 88% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Chronic Pain
Trigger Point Injection
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Dr. Kim typically treats 84% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Spondylosis
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • 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)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • 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 Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(304) 347-6120

Dr. Kim accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kim

4.3

Based on 16 ratings

5 Stars
68.75%
(11)
4 Stars
18.75%
(3)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
12.5%
(2)
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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.
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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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.
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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
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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.
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Kim Ferrell in Lansing WV – Apr 30, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Christopher Kim, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Charleston, WV. Dr. Kim has more experience with Pain Management and Spine than other specialists...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

Va Commonwealth University Mcv School Med
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Korean

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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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

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Montgomery General Hospital

Montgomery, WV

56% Patient experience rating, 13% lower than the national average

Saint Francis Hospital

Charleston, WV
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Thomas Memorial Hospital

South Charleston, WV

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
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