Dr. James Kim, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 40

Pain Medicine

Dr. James Kim, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Newport Beach, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. James Kim, MD

Pain and Wellness Centers of Southern California

361 Hospital Rd Ste 224 Newport Beach, CA 92663 ()
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Dr. James is an amazing doctor who provides amazing service and very compassionate.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Renee Gamboa – Jan 13, 2022
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Never got to meet Dr. because scheduler never called me.. I called 3 days in a row and on day 4 found another Dr. You need a new scheduler because you are losing patients. Really no excuse for this and very unprofessional.
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NADINE BENSON – Dec 17, 2021
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Dr. Kim listens. This simple practice makes a huge difference in treatment of any chronic or other condition. He is always willing to listen and address your concerns and is happy to alter/change a treatment based on your feedback, this is a critical component of the treatment process. Dr. Kim will also argue with insurance companies, trying to save a dime on your health and will not let their opinions influence his.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Mark – Oct 29, 2021
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Dr Kim is very compassionate. On my initial visit he correctly identified my issues and initialized a treatment plan. With his help, my pain level dropped from 9 to a 2! I'm extremely thankful I found him.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
4 people found this helpful
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Pam E – Aug 13, 2021
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Very kind, listens well. Clearly explained my options.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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May 19, 2021
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Dr. Kim has been my physician for several years. I found him when my previous physician retired and I needed a specialized pain treatment Doctor. Dr. Kim and his staff personify compassion, experience and care. I have enjoyed my demanding lifestyle with minimal pain, because of Dr. Kim's treatment protocols and plan. Dr. Kim not only listens to you and what you're hoping to achieve, but will go out of his way to find the best possible treatment options. Dr. Kim has repeatedly stood up to WC, writing rebuttals to their "boiler plate" denials. Dr. Kim has been a genuine blessing in both my pain management and my overall well-being. His personality, expertise and dedication to patient care are some of the best (if not the best) I have ever witnessed. I can't say enough great things about him, his staff and their dedication to patient care.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Mike S – Mar 31, 2021
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Dr. Kim is an honest and knowledgeable person with a sense of compassion. You won't find a better doctor in pain management. Using multiple methods to control pain whilst minimizing any potential associated risks; he's your man.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Marvin – Sep 30, 2020
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Very caring and pleasant doctor. He has good hands and my injections have helped me a lot!
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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Mar 08, 2018
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Dr. Kim is a terrific doctor, professional and well rounded. He showed a genuine interest in my chief complaints and went out of his way to get my WC to approve my medications and treatments. After a few months under his care, he decreased my pain, swelling, and numbness of my hand. I am very disappointed that my WC no longer has him in the MPN network. He and the staff at Advance Care Specialists are respectful, easy to communicate with, helpful, professional... wonderful. Thank you Dr. Kim!
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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Leidy in San Pedro, CA – Jun 23, 2016
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Biography

Under the leadership of a board-certified pain management specialist with Harvard Medical School fellowship training, Pain & Wellness Centers of Southern...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2012
Brigham and Womens Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2011
University of Connecticut School Medicine
Residency Hospital
2008
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. James Kim, MD offer telehealth services?

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

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

Dr. Kim frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Chronic Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kim treats.

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

Dr. Kim's office is located at 361 Hospital Rd Ste 224, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. James Kim, MD speak?

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

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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for California
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
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Low Back Pain more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Chronic Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Chronic Pain more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Joint Injection
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Supartz® Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty

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(949) 566-8688

Dr. Kim accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Medicare Blue PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Health Net
Humana
Humana PPO
Medicare
Medicare Advantage PPO
Medicare of California PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Locations

Practice

Pain and Wellness Centers of Southern California361 Hospital Rd Ste 224 Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Pain and Wellness Centers of Southern California5203 Lakewood Blvd # B Lakewood, CA 90712
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Pain and Wellness Centers of Southern California12980 Frederick St Ste E Moreno Valley, CA 92553
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Pain and Wellness Centers of Southern Californa10841 White Oak Ave # 201 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
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Pain and Wellness Centers of Southern California801 N Tustin Ave Ste 507 Santa Ana, CA 92705
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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.

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA

86% Patients that would definitely recommend, 16% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Lakewood Regional Medical Center

Lakewood, CA

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Long Beach, CA

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Los Alamitos Medical Center

Los Alamitos, CA

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)