Dr. Kenneth Kim, MD

Dr. Kenneth Kim, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
(12)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Kenneth Kim, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Walnut Creek, CA. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 18 years.

450 N Wiget Ln

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Contact Information

(925) 691-9806

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 91% of peers
Back Pain
high
more than 86% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
normal
more than 77% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Trigger Point Injection

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

  • Hahnemann School Of Medicine, Allegheny University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Temple University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Kim does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Kim and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kim to family and friends
3.7
based on 12 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Kim's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Walnut Creek, CA |
Dr. Kim has helped me tremendously. He is experienced and always takes the time to listen to me.
in Pittsburg, CA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Kim's for about 2.5 years. I have found Dr. KIM to be an excellent Doctor who is kind compassionate, and who speaks to me with respect. I would give him 5 stars.
in Walnut Creek, CA |
I believe that doctors and patients should have an honest relationship. Dr Kim lied to me, kept parading me thru various assistants who changed drugs on me that had me to the point of going crazy and thinking thoughts of suicide. If you can find a different doctor, you should do it.
WC, CA |
Most unprofessional and rude medical office and disrespectful doctor.
in Fremont |
I've switched insurances a lot and so I have had many pain specialists in my 7 years of chronic pain. I'm only 26 and would often at least initially have a lot of doubt cast on my condition and doctors would scoff at the high level of meds I was on to live a normal life after several injuries and car accidents but Dr. Kim from day 1 was extremely compassionate and caring, he listens carefully and then approached my pain from every direction and helped me get to my most functional in yrs. . A++
in Oakley, CA |
He spoke with me not at me. He took the time to look directly at me when speaking. I felt comfortable around him and I knew I was being considered not judged.
in Walnut Creek |
I am very upset. Yesterday my urine test was positive for a couple of drugs I've NEVER taken. Obviously a felony committed in the bathroom. A person behind me obviously traded my specimen for theirs. There were about ten other specimens in the cupboard. I asked the nurse outside to take them out of there and she just gave me an annoyed look. I don't know why Dr. Kim didn't ask me for a new specimen. I was too shocked to think that. He said he would recheck and I should call him in a few.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kim accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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