Dr. Donald D. Kim, MD

Dr. Donald D. Kim, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 56 years old

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Orthopaedic Medical Group of Riverside
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2014 Five Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement

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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Kim's Office & Staff
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      I tried to set an appointment 4 times and the 4 times I was put on hold when it was my turn The receptionist hangup on me. I tried to explain to her that I already been on hold for 46 minutes she said you have to wait for your turn. Totally rude and unprofessional. I wish I would it met Dr. Kim as he is probably a very good Doctor. Eric
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
      • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
      • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
      • Bone & Joint Orthopedics
      • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
      • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
      • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
      • Orthopedic Fracture Care
      • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
      • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
      • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
      • Orthopedics

      Board Certifications

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ankle Sprains and Strains
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Bursitis
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • De Quervain's Disease
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Dupuytren's Contracture
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Femur Fracture
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Fracture
      • Foot Sprain
      • Fracture
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Ganglion Cyst
      • Glenoid Labrum Tear
      • Hammer Toe
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Fracture
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hip Pointer Injuries
      • Hip Sprain
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Sprain
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Limb Pain
      • Low Back Pain
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteochondritis Dissecans
      • Osteopenia
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rib Fracture
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Runner's Knee
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Systemic Chondromalacia
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

      Procedures Performed

      • ACL Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Fracture Care
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Replacement
      • Hip Resurfacing
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Replacement
      • Knee Surgery
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Neuroplasty
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Steroid Injection
      • Trigger Finger Release
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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        Malpractice Claims

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      • 0
        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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

      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1985

      • Internship Hospital
        Ucla Med Center

        Completed in 1986

      • Residency Hospital
        howard university hospital

        Completed in 1992

        Ucla Med Center

        Completed in 1988

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Pediatric Orthoppedic Surgery Fellowship

        Completed in 1993

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        San Diego Children's Hospital

        Completed in 1993

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      • Undergraduate School
        U C Irvine

        Graduated in 1981

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Korean
      • Spanish
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      Dr. Kim's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Kim's Care Philosophy

      I have a very simple philosophy in caring for my patient! All my patients I consider my family--eg,my mother, father, brother, sister, and children. I treat my patients the exact way I would treat my family members.s Simple!