Dr. Esther Kim, MD

Dr. Esther Kim, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
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Age 47
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Dr. Esther Kim, MD is a family medicine specialist in San Diego, CA. She graduated from University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine and specializes in family medicine.

3811 Valley Centre Dr

San Diego, CA 92130

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Acne
Acute Bronchitis
Acute Laryngitis
Acute Pharyngitis
Acute Sinusitis
Acute Tonsillitis
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
ADHD and-or ADD
Administrative Physical
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
All Types of Food Poisoning
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Allergic Reaction
Allergic Rhinitis
Anaphylactic Food Allergies
Anaphylaxis
Anemia
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Anxiety
Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Asthma
Athlete's Foot
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Atrophic Vaginitis
Back Pain
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Bladder Diseases
Bladder Infection
Blood Disorders
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
Bone Disorders
Breast Diseases
Breast Pain
Bronchitis
Bronchospasm
Burn Injuries
Bursitis
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Canker Sore
Celiac Disease
Cellulitis
Chest Pain
Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Chronic Sinusitis
Coccygeal Pain
Cold Sore
Confusion
Constipation
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Cough
Dermatitis
Diabetes Type 2
Diarrhea
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
Dizziness
Dysphagia
Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
Ear Ache
Ear Disorders
Earwax Buildup
Elbow Injuries
Elbow Sprain
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Enteritis
Erectile Dysfunction
Esophageal Diseases
Esophagitis
Excessive Sweating
Fever
Folliculitis
Foot Conditions
Foot Sprain
Fungal Infections
Fungal Nail Infection
Ganglion Cyst
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Gastritis
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Genital Warts
Gestational Diabetes
Gout
Hair Loss
Headache
Hearing Screening
Heart Disease
Heart Palpitations
Heartburn
Hemorrhoids
Herpes Simplex Infection
Herpes Zoster Without Complication
Hip Sprain
Hives
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
Hypercalcemia
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Hypoglycemia
Hypokalemia
Hypotension
Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
Hypothyroidism
Immunization
Influenza (Flu)
Insomnia
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Knee Sprain
Lactose Intolerance
Laryngitis
Larynx Conditions
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Limb Pain
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Lipid Disorders
Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
Low Back Pain
Lyme Disease
Malaise and Fatigue
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
Menstrual Migraine
Migraine
Mineral Metabolism Disorders
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Motion Sickness
Muscle Weakness
Nail and Nail Bed Infection
Nausea
Neck Muscle Strain
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Nosebleed
Obesity
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Screening
Otitis Media
Outer Ear Infection
Painful Urination (Dysuria)
Pap Smear Abnormalities
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Perimenopause
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pharyngitis
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Wart
Pneumonia
Postnasal Drip
Pregnancy Test
Pregnancy-Related Disorders
Prostatitis
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Function Test
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rash
Reflux Esophagitis
Ringworm
Rosacea
Runner's Knee
Scabies
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Shingles
Shortness of Breath
Shoulder Disorders
Sinusitis
Skin Infections
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
Sore Throat
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stomach Diseases
Strep Throat
Sunburn
Symptomatic Menopause
Tension Headache
Thyroid Disease
Tinea Versicolor
Tinnitus
Tonsillitis
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Ulcer
Urinary Disorders
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Stones
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
Vertigo
Viral Enteritis
Viral Infection
Vitamin D Deficiency
Warts
Wellness Examination
Wheezing
Yeast Infections

About Me

Biography

Dr. Esther Kim, MD is a family medicine specialist in San Diego, CA. She graduated from University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine and specializes in family medicine.

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1988
University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1988

Languages

  • Korean
  • English

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rude, no compassion, brisk, horrible bedside manner, it almost seems like she is burned out and has no desire to practice medicine.....she cant be bothered with any details or even hearing what a patient has to say. Makes Scripps look bad. Disappointing.
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One of the rudest doctors to ever encounter. The visit summary was obvious pre-written as it was inaccurate and not customized to my appointment. Her handshake alone was disturbingly painful. She puts the 'pain' in pain management. Will never return.
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We all have off days, so I try not to let first impressions sway me too much. However, both my encounters with Dr. Kim were unpleasant. She was dismissive of my concerns and made rude comments during my appointments. Maybe she doesn't have bad intentions, but is just unaware of how she comes across...Read More
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Dr. Kim has been my physician for several years and she is a genuinely caring and compassionate person. If my issue is very minor or routine, I do sense a bit more of a rush (medicine is a business, after all!) but she always spends as much time with me as I need and answers my questions fully. ...Read More
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Dr Kim has been my doctor for many years. She's very polite, friendly, and cheerful. Over the last 5 years or so I've noticed that she much more in a hurry to get me in and out of there as quickly as possible. Maybe it's the health insurance industry that are causing her to have to see a lot of...Read More
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO