Dr. Paul Kim, MD

Dr. Paul Kim, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
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Dr. Paul Kim, MD is a pain medicine specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci in 1996 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.

3549 Camino Del Rio S Ste A

San Diego, CA 92108

Contact Information

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

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

Dr. Kim's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

2  Board Certifications

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

46  Conditions Treated

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16  Procedures

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

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Dr. Kim's Reviews

2.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kim to family and friends
19 total reviews (8 have 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

  • Trustworthiness

    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Patient Comments (8)

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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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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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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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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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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