Dr. Richard Kim, MD

Dr. Richard Kim, MD

Urology  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
(20)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Kim, MD is an urology doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 19 years.

1631 North Loop W Ste 500

Houston, TX 77008

Contact Information

(713) 244-6999

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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Urinary Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Urinary Incontinence
very high
more than 95% of peers
Bladder Diseases
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Specialties

  • Urology
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Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stones
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystometry
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Orchiectomy
  • Paracentesis
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Penile Implants
  • Prostate Removal
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • University Of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kim to family and friends
4.2
based on 20 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Kim's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Houston, TX |
Dr. Kim has been an excellent doctor. He is very patient and courteous. I have been a patient for years and have received great care. I agree with the last posting regarding the NEW staff. They are very unprofessional,discourteous and just plain rude. I have been trying to contact the doctor for 3 weeks and still have not received a return call. The last person that posted on June 24,2017 must have experienced approximately the same behavior I received at that time.Coincidence ??? NO.
Houston, TX |
Dr Kim is an amazing urologist. Absolutely love his demeanor, takes time to explain everything thoroughly. He is the best in Houston. He is so passionate about his patients, and takes extra time to make sure that every question is answered. Best doc I've ever had! HOWEVER, his office staff is incredibly rude. They are not punctual at all. Worst customer service I've ever had in Houston. My advice, hire a new team Dr. Kim! Don't need them dragging your office reputation down.
in Houston, TX |
Fabulous Doctor! He patiently listens to your concerns and replies in an understandable manner. He makes you feel comfortable and is caring, attentive and professional. He is a highly skilled surgeon. He returns calls promptly and won't leave you wondering. He is thorough and trustworthy. I highly recommend Dr. Kim Urologist.
in Houston, TX |
Great doctor. Took time to explain everything and answer questions. Returned calls promptly - even while I was travelling out of country with questions. Would strongly recommend to anyone.
Ahoskie, NC |
My father is a patient of Dr. Kim. After an unfavorable incident on last week, we were contacted immediately and the situation was apologized for and rectified. Mistakes can happen. We are grateful for the immediate response and correction.
in Houston, TX |
Words cannot express how grateful my family and I are to Dr. Kim!!! Dr. Kim provided excellent care to me after I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He performed the Prostatectomy. I am now Cancer free. Dr. Kim visited me regularly during my hospital stay and explained everything concerning my condition in layman terms. Dr. Kim is a Phenomenal surgeon, whom I would recommend to anyone!!!! Thank you Dr. Kim!!!!! You saved my life!!!!! Johnnie Whaley
Houston, TX |
Doctor Kim is incredibly rude. He doesn't have time to spend a few minutes with his patients. Also seemed very uninformed after consulting with another urologist.
I am unsure of who this "patient" is, but any of my real patients or referring physicians can tell you that over the past 13 plus years, I have provided excellent care - giving every one of my patients the time and explanations needed to make sure they are well informed about their condition as well as their options going forward in a compassionate manner.
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Dr. Kim accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Guardian
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kim has admitting privileges

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital
1635 North Loop W
Houston, TX 77008
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