Dr. Paul Kim, MD

Dr. Paul Kim, MD

Neurological Spine SurgeryMaleAge 45

Neurological Spine Surgery

Dr. Paul Kim, MD is a Neurological Spine Surgery Specialist in Encinitas, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Poway and Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Spine Institute Of San Diego

Spine Institute Of San Diego332 Santa Fe Dr Ste 110 Encinitas, CA 92024
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(858) 437-9976
Spine Institute Of San Diego488 E Valley Pkwy Ste 316 Escondido, CA 92025
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(858) 437-9976

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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

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I had an excellent and almost immediate result from two cervical spinal fusions in early September of this year that were skillfully performed by Dr. Paul KIm. He is thorough, thoughtful, and adept. Dr. Kim is an excellent listener and appears to be concerned about me as his patient. I have no regret that this is the physician that I selected to perform my corrective surgery. And I was referred to him by another physician that was also a very satisfied patient of his.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Background

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

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(858) 437-9976

Dr. Kim accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
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Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
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Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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About Me

Biography

Paul D. Kim, M.D. graduated with honors as a College Scholar from Cornell University. After college, he was a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University before...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

The Spine Institute At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Paul Kim, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (858) 437-9976.

Does Dr. Paul Kim, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Kim has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Paul Kim, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Paul Kim, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kim frequently treats Spinal Stenosis, Cervical Spine Myelopathy, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kim treats.

Where is Dr. Paul Kim, MD's office located?

Dr. Kim's office is located at 332 Santa Fe Dr Ste 110, Encinitas, CA 92024. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kim is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

Escondido, CA

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center

San Diego, CA

64% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)