Dr. Lance Kim, DO

Dr. Lance Kim, DO


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Florida Neurological Center is committed to delivering high quality, personalized care to people of all ages and in every stage of life. We will continually evaluating the needs of the communities and patients we serve and adding new services and technologies to meet those needs. We treat all those we serve with kindness and compassion. We embrace the whole person, responding to emotional and spiritual concerns as well as physical needs. We are sensitive and caring to those around us. We take personal responsibility for the services we provide and for the perceptions and experiences of the patients and community.Read more

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Dr. Kim Says:

Dr. Kim responding to the review left on 6/3/2016

Thank you for your kind words. I am so happy that I was able to help you before your condition worsened. I appreciate the vote of confidence, and you taking the time to write a review

Dr. Kim responding to the 04/09/16 review 

Thank you so much for your kind words. Central pain syndrome


Dr. Kim's Performance
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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (25)
Atlanta, GA |
My family and myself are all patients of Dr. Kim for many years. We couldn't ask for a better doctor who has been most kind with willingness go extra miles to get us the best available treatments. We will be inbedted to Dr. Kim forever
Thank you for your kind words and vote of confidence. I hope you are doing well.
Dallas, TX |
Dr. Kim has been my neurologist since 2003. He is extremely knowledgeable and has a wonderful bedside manner. Dr. Kim is a fine example of what a good doctor is, with his steadfast dedication to his patients and their Families
Thank you for your kind words and vote of confidence. I hope you are doing well.
Dallas, TX |
Dr. Kim is very thorough, honest, approachable, but to-the-point. You can tell he has genuine interest in your well-being as he spent lot of time looking me over and addressing my concerns. He explains things so well & I finally understand my conditions I haven't fully understood over 10 years thanks to Dr. Kim
in Lady lake |
Ive seen many neoruoligests for my siezures which were not being controlled ! Until I met Dr kim very compassionate,understanding dr takes the time to listen and was there to help me AND DID JUST THAT ! He controled the siezures. I would highly recommend him and as far as the office staff and nurses what can I say they make you feel cared for top notch all the way classy and professional. Saf that they don't take my ins anymore Im still looking for a dr running low on meds . Bob Hoffmann .L.L
Thank you for your kind review. My staff and I are very happy to hear that you are doing so much better and that we are, in large part, responsible for that. I apologize that we no longer take your insurance, but are happy that you now know what medications can help you.
in Villages, FL |
I recently moved to Florida from New York and was concerned about finding a neurologist for my complicated conditions including MS, Headache, Chronic Pain syndrome. I have seen couple of neurologists in Villages but they couldn't comprehend my conditions. Then I was introduced to Dr. Kim by my husband's coworker. OMG. I never met a doctor who was so quick in understanding my complex conditions. He was so empathetic & understanding of what I went through for years. Dr. Kim is such a blessing.
Thank you for your kind review and the vote of confidence. We are so happy that you can have peace of mind knowing that you found a doctor that understands your health challenges. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review for us.
Ocala FL |
We had an appointment at 9am this morning. It is now 11:45am and we are sitting in a room still waiting to see the dr. ????
We appreciate all feedback and would like to clear up a misconception contained in your review. When patients arrive to our office, they are supposed to sign in. If a patient does not do this, we assume they have accompanied another patient. We recall that quite some time passed before you identified yourself as a patient.
Truth be told Central Pain Syndrome isn't a condition that is described as "some aches and pains". It is a neurological disorder caused by damage to or dysfunction of the CNS. A disordered consisting of agonizing pain signals of many different types at once: burning, freezing, shocking, aching, crushing & spasticity. It affects a persons ability to perform daily tasks & impairs quality of life. Treatments are limited and highly ineffective. There is no cure. Could you handle the pain? Insulting!
We are confused by this "review", as it is an attempted tutorial on a medical condition taken from information obtained on the Internet and not a review of Dr. Kim's care and services. If you are indeed a patient of this office, and wish to discuss your concerns, please call the office.
Dr. Kim said that he could prescribe medical marijuana for my chronic pain, but when we saw him again, he said that he wouldn't be able to, but that another doctor could. I was disappointed with him at this appointment.
While I appreciate feedback, I would like to clear up the inaccuracies in your review. I have never prescribed medical marijuana in my professional life, and thus I would have never promised to anyone that I would prescribe it. Nevertheless, the State of Florida had approved a few conditions for medical marijuana. However, just having some aches and pains is not one of those indications. I clearly stated that there were other doctors elsewhere who may be willing to prescribe medical marijuana.
in Gainesville, Florida |
I suffer chronic migraine since I was a kid. Have gone to numerous doctors including headache specialist for many years. My new family doctor recommended Dr. Kim. I was so impressed by his depth of knowledge & sharp insight into other medical issues I had but didn't know they were related to my headache. He emphasized healthy life choices including stress management & good sleep. He simplied my over 10 meds to only 4 key meds, and Botox every 3~4 months. I feel awesome thanks to Dr. Kim.
Thank you for your kind feedback. I am so happy to learn that I was instrumental in you feeling better. I am here for you whenever you need me.
in Altamonte Springs, FL |
Dr. Kim has always been very thorough & all about the best interest of my health. He & his staff will go extra miles beyond what most medical offices will do to spend exorbitant amount of time to get authorizations for me much needed medications etc. overall my MS related conditions are so much better thanks to Dr. Kim
Thank you for your kind compliments to me and my team. I am fortunate to work with a wonderful group of people and together we strive to provide the highest quality patient care. I am so happy to hear that you are doing better and wish you a safe and happy new year!
in OCALA |
Dr. Kim is comes off as very rude and seems as if he can't be bothered to answer any of your questions or concerns. Never received a clear diagnosis after 4 visits just returned me to work saying there is nothing else he can do with no further explanation - this after waiting over 2 hours on a scheduled appointment (with not so much as an apology) . If you can get through when calling you will be directed to voicemail and most likely never receive a call back. Will never go back nor recommend.
We remember things differently and believe a miscommunication occurred. When a patient asks questions and gives the physician time to answer the question without interrupting and talking over the physician, patients may find the answers they are seeking. We have a busy practice and sometimes emergencies occur which push back our scheduled appointments by a few minutes. This phenomenon occurs in many medical practices, and we do our best to see patients in a timely manner.
in Ocala, FL |
I was seen as a patient for anxiety, sleep and other medication issues after going to 2 other neurologists years earlier. After doing numerous tests and brain scans by Dr. Kim, I was never given any medication from this doctor except for two sample sleeping pills that did not work and made my insomnia worse ever since. Now, after 8 months of not being a patient and no longer being seen at this office, Dr. Kim tried to trick me into taking an Anti-Psychotic, by telling me it was for anxiety.
in Inverness, FL |
Recently moved to Florida and I was looking for a sleep specialist. My GP sent me to Dr. Rubin. The guy clearly was not a sleep specialist- right away he tried to put me on CPAP although my main problem is insomnia. Then I was talking to my neighbor who goes to Dr. Lance Kim and he recommended me to see Dr. Kim who is board certified sleep expert. He ended up having redo the sleep study as the study done at Rubin's office was substandard. Sure enough, my apnea was so mild & didn't need CPAP!!!
Thank you for sharing your story with others online and for the kind review. I am happy to hear that you found the relief you were seeking under my care and that you are doing so much better.
in Lady Lake,FL |
I brought my mom with Dementia to Dr. Kim. He was so warm spirited & caring. He also acknowledged struggle we as a family were experiencing taking care of mom. He was able to get in clinical research trial & got her the latest brain scan called Amyloid plaque scan that was consistent with advanced Alzheimer. He spent so much time going over all available treatments & what can be expected in the future. Because of Dr. Kim, we feel more clear headed about what we can do as a family.
in Orlando, FL |
I have all kinds of complicated neurological problems for nearly 15 years including chronic pain syndrome. Although Dr. Kim is not a pain specialist but he helped me so much more than half a dozen pain docs I have seen over the years. He explained so well what was & what wasn't realistic expectation & treatment goal etc. He was always compassionate & understanding for my suffering unlike most docs were quick to brush me off. Although I am still in pain, my quality of life is much better.
Thank you for your kind and honest words and for taking the time to leave a review. I work hard to listen to my patients' complaints and find solutions that help them feel some relief. I am always here for you when you need me.
in Ocklawaha FL 32179 |
I saw Dr. Kim a couple of weeks ago. My complaint was being bi polar and a deep depresion. I could not sleep. He wanted to have me stay overnight and gave me two days to prepare. I canceled the appointment as I was fighting this depresion and could not sleep. I had just found out that I had lung cancer and have been frantic . I have lots of other appointments and don't have time to have some one watch me sleep. In fairness to Dr. Kim , he was not told about my lung cancer.
I am sorry to hear about your additional diagnosis. This definitely adds stress to the situation. When you are ready, I am here to help you. Take care, and I hope to hear from you soon.
in Inverness, FL |
I cannot recommend this doctor. I never did hear why I should take 4 new prescriptions, nor did I receive answers to important questions, nor a thorough review of all the many tests I was put through. Also, I am being billed for a large amount of money, as I was too ill to be there, as I informed them twice,even stating I had been to another dr. twice for this malady. I am sure all of the above occurred due to extreme over-booking. What a waste!
in Ocala, FL |
This office is a complete joke. I have been working with physicians for many years. The staff has been completely replaced all 3 times I have been in there and now I understand why. This man is just a greedy jerk who has the staff quadruple book appts so that you sit there for 2 hours before you even get called back. Happens on every appt I've had. This time I asked waiting people when there appt was and 5 of them said 9:30. The man has no compassion or professionalism at all. Avoid him!
in Ocala, FL |
I know its not easy to get into Dr. Kim's clinic as a patient because of his popularity based on his excellent reputation. He had mini stroke like symptoms which scared the crap out of me. I was concerned about not able to get into see Dr. Kim soon enough. But Dr. Kim got me in right away once he found out the serioousness of my condition. He streamlined the work up as usual and ruled out serious conditions I was worried about. Thurned out to be complication of my migraine. He is truly gifted.
Thank you for your kind review. I am so happy to hear that I could put your mind at ease and get you back on the road to good health.
in Hernando, FL |
Dr okay but staff is incompetent when dealing with payments. Kept promising to send check but never came. I was overcharged over $500 they have ignored my requests for a refund then after 3 months gave me check but shorted it by $35 because their original check was made out to the wrong party. Not MY FAULT. They don't hesitate to ask for money but when they owe YOU plan on waiting a long time.
I am sorry this occurred. When a patient's insurance provider requires a co-payment, we must collect it at the time of services. If we receive notification from insurance that the patient met the annual deductible, any co-payment collected is refunded. If the insurance co. mails a check to us instead of the patient, it delays the patient's refund. On some days there may be a few patients that need more time with the doctor. Dr. Kim always gives patients and their family his undivided attention.
in Ocala, FL |
Dr. Kim's kind and friendly manner put my 16yo at ease. He also put forth great effort to be as thorough as possible in exploring the reasons behind her issues. I am grateful for the time he spent with us to carefully explain his findings and any action we needed to take. I feel that Ocala is fortunate to have this talented and knowledgeable doctor right in town. It was also nice to not need to travel for testing such as the EEG and MRI which are right in the local facility.
in Ocala, FL |
in The Villages, Florida |
Dr. Kim is a truly gifted healer. He has wonderful bedside mannerism & not only he is a fantastic physician but also is a fabulous teacher. He has unique way of explaining any complex medical stuff in readily understandable manner which none of dozen doctors I had been seeing before
This is Dr. Kim Responding to the 02/14/16 Review Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. It is so encouraging to hear our service meant so much to you and made such positive impact. Glad to hear you are doing better.
in Ocala, FL |
Doctor Kim is very knowledgeable In his practice. He has helped me very much.
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Dr. Kim's Care Philosophy

Florida Neurological Center is committed to delivering high quality, personalized care to people of all ages and in every stage of life. We will continually evaluating the needs of the communities and patients we serve and adding new services and technologies to meet those needs. We treat all those we serve with kindness and compassion. We embrace the whole person, responding to emotional and spiritual concerns as well as physical needs. We are sensitive and caring to those around us. We take personal responsibility for the services we provide and for the perceptions and experiences of the patients and community.

Dr. Kim says...

Expertise in variety of Neurological Disorders including but not limited to Multiple Sclerosis, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorder, Neuropathy, Epilepsy, Dementia, Parkinson Disease, Fibromyalgia, Second Opinion Consultation

Dr. Kim says...

Dr. Kim responding to the review left on 6/3/2016

Thank you for your kind words. I am so happy that I was able to help you before your condition worsened. I appreciate the vote of confidence, and you taking the time to write a review

Dr. Kim responding to the 04/09/16 review 

Thank you so much for your kind words. Central pain syndrome presents with myriad of symptoms often mimicking other disorders, so it can be tricky to diagnose. I am happy that I was able to help you and that you feel much better.

Dr. Kim responding to the 06/13/16 review 

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review and share your thoughts with other potential patients online. I am happy to hear that you had a good experience under my care.

Dr. Kim's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurology
  •  Board certified in Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology, Sleep Medicine and Vascular Neurology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    No malpractice history found for Florida.

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  • 0

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

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Board Certifications

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  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Vascular Neurology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Medical School
    Nova University

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    St. Joseph Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    University of Chicago
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Chicago
  • Undergraduate School
    Boston University School of Medicine
  • Other Education
    Massachusetts General Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Professional Affiliations

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  • Neurology
  • Adult & Pediatric Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy & Neurophysiology
  • Headache Management
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurological Movement Disorders
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Vascular Neurology

Procedures Performed

  • Autonomic Testing
  • Botox® Injection
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Sleep Study
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vestibular Testing