Dr. Paul Kim, MD

Dr. Paul Kim, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
(19)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Paul Kim, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

3549 Camino Del Rio S Ste A

San Diego, CA 92108

Contact Information

(619) 543-0144

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • PacifiCare Health Systems
  • Tricare
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Kim performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
2

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neuropathic Joints
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • RSD Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • 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

  • R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • L a Co Usc Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • UCLA Med Ctr/UCLA D Geffen School
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean
  • 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
2.5
based on 19 total reviews (8 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (11)

Dr. Kim's Performance

Trustworthiness
FAIR
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
FAIR
Office environment
GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

in San Diego, CA |
Waited an entire month in pain for them to make sure my insurance received the request for a procedure I needed to relieve my pain. They sent the request again because I called and waited another 3 weeks to finally get my injection, The Staff clearly does not care about the patients. They are rude...more
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in San Diego, CA |
GO SOMEWHERE ELSE INCREDIBLY RUDE Staff Wait is usually 45 minutes I was billed twice for the same visit so make sure you keep track of their charges or they will overcharge. ou never get to see Dr. Kim - he may see you on your fist visit then he will pass you on to his nurses and some other...more
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in San Diego, CA |
I have been going to Dr. Kim for over 8 years now, and have always found him to be a competent, caring and great pain management specialist. He was always willing to listen to me, and would suggest new meds if he felt what I was currently taking was not working. Highly recommend!
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in Escondido, CA |
Doctor Kim reviewed my MRI and stated he would expedite a referral to a neurologist. A week later after numerous phone calls, emails, his office has yet to even make a referral.
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in Chula vista, CA |
Dr. Kim and staff have been very helpful especially Olivia who has been very polite and helpful with my back pain. They seem to always have a very good attitude
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Dr. Kim accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
  • PacifiCare Health Systems
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Kim has admitting privileges

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
9888 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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