Dr. Paul Kim, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 46
  
Dr. Kim
Accepting new patients

Carolina Neurosurgry/Spn Assocs

225 Baldwin Ave Charlotte, NC 28204

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(704) 376-1605

Dr. Paul Kim, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Kim has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Atrium Health University City and Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kim to book an appointment.


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(704) 376-1605

Dr. Kim accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Spinal Fusion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim performs Spinal Fusion more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Kim performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Kim performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

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Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kim

3.6

Based on 25 ratings

5 Stars
60%
(15)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
4%
(1)
2 Stars
12%
(3)
1 Star
24%
(6)
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What went well
  • Office environment (23)
  • Staff friendliness (18)
  • Appointment scheduling (17)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (8)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (7)
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
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I had been a patient of Dr. Kim for several years. He performed 3 cervical fusions. I am still in constant pain. I went back a few months ago to review the MRI & nerve study. He was smug, telling me there is nothing wrong & that my fusions look great. When I asked about the hemangioma that was found on the MRI (where my pain/spasm is) he insisted they don't cause pain. While that is true for most, some ARE symptomatic. After raising his voice to me, I began to cry. He never apologized or even offered a tissue. I will NEVER return to Dr Kim.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Lisa – Feb 24, 2020
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Dr. Kim was fantastic! I had spinal fusion for herniated discs. Complicated by Scoliosis, Spondylolisthesis. and more! I feel like he gave me my life back!
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Margaret Barnes – Dec 28, 2019
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Big and little procedure. Dr Kim is an amazing surgeon and person. As a physician myself I have the utmost highest regards for him and highly recommend him And
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Dr Melissa Delaney – Dec 10, 2019
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Just finished up disc replacement surgery for my wife. Could not disagree more with the previous reviewer who did not appreciate Dr Kims bedside manner. He has been thorough, authoritative, and always open for Q&A. My neighbor recommended him to us - have nothing but positives to say about the experience. Michael & K
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Charlotte, NC – Dec 29, 2018
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Waited 95" for a short unpleasant mtg. Kim raced thru a cursory explanation of my condition while ignoring questions. After 2-3 minutes of lecture he permitted brief Q&A. I left shaken by Kim's intimidating behavior. Followed Kim's orders and underwent insurance-required treatment from an assoc who was nearly as bad as Kim. Kim has poor "bedside manner". I don't know if he's an effective Dr since I couldn't bring myself to return to a Dr I mistrusted for actual treatment (spinal surgery).
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Charlotte, NC – Jan 25, 2017
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I was disappointed with Dr. Kim. I was referred for an urgent surgical consult for severe central foraminal and lateral stenosis at 3 + lumbar levels. It took 5 weeks to get an urgent appointment. I waited over two hours to see Dr. Kim. Dr. Kim did not examine me. He looked at MRIs and CT. Said i urgently needed surgery and would require 6 months before i could return to my profession. His answer to every question i had was no, you can do that Time with the dr was under 3 minutes.
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charlotte, nc – Mar 24, 2016
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I was sent to Dr. Petty after a fail L3-4-5 surgery to Dr. Kim. Dr Kim done surgery on L3-C4 and replace L3-4-5. But upper spin nothing could be done. My Family Dr. Said No and sent me to another Dr. Dr. Kim was so mad and kicked me out , Bye just listen to my Family Dr. Dr Kim said never come back. Now I'm in a Wheelchair. Thanks Dr. Kim All I want was help, And now I've stoped work and looking to a short life due to not walking. And giving up. If he would have listened I could be working
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Charlotte, NC – Mar 03, 2016
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Failed back surgery. Back hurts constantly, Also, have back spasms every time I stand and walk. He messed up nerves leading from spine, down outer left leg, foot and 4 of my 5 toes. He was discourteous when I told him about the numbness and cold feelings. He spoke very condescending to me. I wouldn't sent my worst enemy to him. Smug.
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Hickory, NC – Feb 09, 2016
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Great surgeon
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New York, NY – Dec 17, 2015
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Dr. Paul Kim, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Kim has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Atrium Health University City and Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kim to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University of Mississippi
Medical School

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Locations

Carolina Neurosurgry/Spn Assocs

Carolina Neurosurgry/Spn Assocs225 Baldwin Ave Charlotte, NC 28204
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Atrium Health University City

Charlotte, NC

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center

Charlotte, NC

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average