Dr. Jeehee Kim, MD

Dr. Jeehee Kim, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 53
(6)
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Dr. Jeehee Kim, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Los Gatos, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from U Of Chgo Div Of Bio Sci Pritzker Sch Of Med in 1992 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read her story

15055 Los Gatos Blvd Ste 300

Los Gatos, CA 95032

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Trichiasis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Drusen
very high
more than 90% of peers
Ocular Hypertension
high
more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Kim's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kim "Dr. Jeehee Kim is an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon at Polaris Eye & Laser, serving patients in Los Gatos, California. Dr. Kim offers a wide range of services including glaucoma treatment, LASIK surgery, blepharoplasty, dry eye treatment, corneal transplant surgery, Botox and fillers, cataract surgery, pterygium surgery, comprehensive eye examinations, macular degeneration treatment, and optical services. Her office staff works with your medical insurance company to obtain pre-authorizations as needed, and to submit claims in a timely and efficient manner. Dr. Kim grew up in San Jose, California, and attended Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, to complete her undergraduate degree. After graduating with distinction, she went on to complete her medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed a Pew Research Fellowship at Rockefeller University in New York City as well as a medical internship at Harbor General Hospital in Torrance, California. Dr. Kim completed her ophthalmology residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Following her ophthalmology residency, Dr. Kim completed specialty fellowship training in Cornea/External Disease and Refractive Surgery at Duke University Eye Center. She served several years as an assistant professor at the University of Washington, Department of Ophthalmology in Seattle. In 2006, Dr. Kim returned to San Jose, California to start her practice, Polaris Eye & Laser, which is now in its eleventh year. She works with tireless dedication to putting patient care first. She builds a strong and trusting relationship with her existing patients and looks forward to working with you to achieve the best vision care possible. Call anytime to make an appointment with Dr. Kim."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kim "We are dedicated to providing the highest quality eye care utilizing the most sophisticated technology and diagnostic skills while responding compassionately and professionally to our patients' individual needs."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • U Of Chgo Div Of Bio Sci Pritzker Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • La Co/Harbor/UCLA Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Duke University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Duke Hosp & Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Rockefeller Univ
    Other Education | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kim to family and friends
5.0
based on 6 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Kim's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

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