Dr. Karen H. Kim, MD

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Dr. Karen H. Kim, MD

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Dermatology | Female

SkinCare Physicians 1244 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Get Directions
(617) 731-1600

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Dr. Kim specializes in Dermatology and practices in Chestnut Hill, MA. She practices at 2 locations.

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4.2
based on 10 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (10)
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in South Portland, ME |
Dr. Kim has treated both my husband and me for various skin conditions and for me cosmetic procedures. Dr. Kim is highly credentialed, well educated, knowledgeable and she has a warm and caring manner. My husband had skin cancer on his face which Dr. Kim removed using the Moh's procedure. Due to her expertise and skill using this procedure, she addressed the issue effectively,my husband has no visible scars.Dr. Kim has injected both fillers and Botox in my face and I have been extremely happy.
in Boston, MA |
Dr. Kim is understanding, and really goes over the best treatment plan, for you. I had a really bad motorcycle accident and some of my skin healed with keloids and they were so bad to the point I could barely walk, I was restricted to say the least. After months of working with me for feel great and I don't feel restricted.
in unanimous |
I spent 150 dollars of out of pocket money to see one of supposedly the best acne scar removal doctors, but rather have saved 150 dollars else wear. I first waited 45 minutes to see her and the appointment only lasted 10 minutes and she did not get up to examine my face until my mom (who is a NP) did so. She claimed from her seat she could see the scaring and too a teenage girl who can not afford a 1500 dollar per treatment (needs 2-5 times) and I was told it could even make my acne worse
Chestnut Hill, MA |
Dr. Kim saw our 17 year old daughter for an acne scar consult. After a 45 minute wait, Dr. Kim sat on her stool the entire visit. She did not exam my daughter's skin (or make a teen feel at ease for that matter). Dr. Kim offered one option only costing $1500 per session (not covered by insurance) recommending 2 to 4 sessions. We paid $150 for the visit (required) for no exam and a sales pitch (rather than good medical care with options). She should know better.
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Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology

Board Certifications

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  • Dermatology

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adult Acne
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Dermatitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Lipomas
  • Melasma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Primary Hyperhidrosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Laxity
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

Procedures Performed

  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Botox® for Severe Underarm Sweating when Antiperspirants Fail
  • Botox® Injection
  • Dermal Filler
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dysport Injection
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Laser Age Spot Removal
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Pellevé® RF Skin Tightening
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Thermage Radiofrequency Treatment
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Brown Medical School

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Residency Hospital
    Suny Downstate Medical Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Laser & Skin Surg Ctr Of Ny

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Dermatology
  • Board certified in Dermatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Kim's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Kim

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How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients