Dr. Ivan Lim, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 67


Dr. Ivan Lim, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Gaithersburg, MD and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lim has extensive experience in Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases. He graduated from U Santo Tomas in 1981. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Ivan Lim, MD

Kaiser Permanente Gaithersburg Medical Center

655 Watkins Mill Rd Gaithersburg, MD 20879
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lim

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lim treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lim treats other conditions, please contact the office at (240) 632-4054.

Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases

Rheumatologic muscular disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyalgia rheumatica, and polymyositis in which the immune system attacks healthy cells and causes muscle pain, stiffness or weakness.Compare with other Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases specialists.

Dr. Lim is experienced in the area of Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Lim's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Dr. Lim seemed very knowledgeable about rheumatic diseases and seemed very interested in my well-being. With that said, I was very disappointed that he felt that if you have an autoimmune disease that you ALWAYS have to have a positive ANA, and that it never goes away even with treatment. I read several books on Lupus and it's consistently stated that your ANA can change based on your treatment. I found my labs that have 3 positive ANA's and 2 positive RH factors. Would not trust his judgment
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Jan 11, 2018
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Dr. Lim wanted me in and out of his office as quickly as possible. He ordered a whole slew of tests and then came up with a "diagnosis" that was totally against what my previous rheumatologist and GI dr, as well as my bloodwork, showed or said. I would not refer anyone to see this dr. He doesn't take the time to talk to you or to accept when he is wrong. He also has no knowledge when it comes to autoimmune diseases that cause RA.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Apr 05, 2017
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  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications


Boston Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Wayne St U Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
U Santo Tomas
Medical School


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Does Dr. Ivan Lim, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Ivan Lim, MD accept new patients?

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What are Dr. Ivan Lim, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Lim specializes in Rheumatologic Muscular Diseases. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Ivan Lim, MD treat?

Dr. Lim frequently treats the following conditions: Adhesive Capsulitis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS). See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Ivan Lim, MD's office address?

Dr. Lim's office is located at 655 Watkins Mill Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20879. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Ivan Lim, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Ivan Lim, MD holds board certifications in Internal Medicine.

How much experience does Dr. Ivan Lim, MD have?

Dr. Lim has over 41 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Ivan Lim, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.2/5 for Dr. Ivan Lim, MD. Patients say that the appointment wasn't rushed and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.



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