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Dr. Theodore Kim, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Kim

Capital Digestive Care

5500 Knoll North Dr Ste 460 Columbia, MD 21045

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Dr. Theodore Kim, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Columbia, MD and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at top hospital . Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • Practices at top hospital . America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Kim accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Coventry Health Care of Delaware
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Elderplan
Medicare HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Kaiser Permanente
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Medicaid
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
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Dr. Kim's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Stomach Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Stomach Diseases more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kim

4.4

Based on 42 reviews

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"I have been seeing Dr. Kim for years and cannot say enough good things about him. He is professional, extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to carefully listen to his patients and fully answer all of their questions. "
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Based on 16 years experience and several procedures, I recommend Dr. Kim highly. We have a good rapport, he is patient in answering questions and explaining things. He listens. He and his staff have helped me navigate changing insurance coverages to be sure I have prescriptions that work for me. While I usually see him at the Columbia office, the ambulatory endoscopy center in Laurel got a recent rework. They’re very efficient there, and I feel I get good care.
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Dr. Kim is professional and very thorough. He asks all the right questions and then does a nice job explaining the answers. Wait times are always minimal and the office is clean.
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Dr. Kim has been providing my wife and I excellent care for over 20 years. His level of knowledge and skill level are outstanding, and that combined with his many years of experience plus his caring heart are attributes that are hard to find. We are blessed to have him taking care of us.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Kim's for almost 19 years. I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in the Spring of 1998 and since that time, Dr. Kim has been a caring and kind Doctor through flare-ups and long stays at the hospital. He is a doctor who strives to give as little medication as possible. He is also not afraid to send a patient for another opinion when there could be an option for care that he has not thought of.
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I've taken my parents to Dr. Kim for past 15 years. Although English wasn't their first language, staff in the office were very friendly and patient, which made the office experience very comfortable. Also, Dr. Kim is meticulous in explaining the diagnosis and the treatment plans, I feel confident taking my parents to Dr. Kim for any GI problems.
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I've been Dr. Kim's patient since I was in my early twenties. I'm now in my early 40's. He is the ONLY Dr. who properly diagnosed me. He is extremely thorough, takes his time to explain your diagnosis, and talks about the different options you have medically. He LISTENS and trusts what I tell him. He has impeccable bedside manner and ALWAYS follows up with a phone all if you need him to. He is an EXCELLENT doctor and I highly recommend him. I tell him that I hope he never retires.
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I have been seeing Dr. Kim for several years. He has an excellent combination of compassion and great diagnostic ability. He also has always been readily available for urgent problems. I would absolutely recommend him.
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I HAVE BEEN GOING TO DR. KIM FOR 25 YEARS AND HE IS THE UTMOST BEST OVERALL DOCTOR IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!! BY FAR THE BEST, AS I HAVE BEEN A SEVERE ASTHMATIC ALL OF MY LIFE, AND HAVE BEEN AROUND 100'S OF DOCTORS MY ENTIRE LIFE! HIS BEDSIDE MANNERS ARE OFF THE CHARTS AND HE IS THE NICEST INDIVIDUAL OUTSIDE OF HIS PROFESSION! I CALL IT AS IT SEE IT BOTTOM LINE!! I CANT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT DR. KIM AND IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKE TO TALK, FEEL FREE TO CALL ME AT 410-458-0889!
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I’ve seen Dr. Kim for more than 10 years and he has been excellent in every way. He is very knowledgeable, patient, friendly and caring. He explains lab results to me in details every time and answers my questions in simple terms. He would devise a plan for any of my medical problems and he is up to date on new medications. I would recommend him to anyone who needs his expertise.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Capital Digestive Care offers the greatest collective experience in the area and the most accessible care. 

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1990
UMDNJ
Fellowship Hospital
1987
University MD Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
Kaiser Fdn Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
Kaiser Foundation Hospital
Internship Hospital
1984
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Medical School
1980
University Of Maryland
Undergraduate School
1990
1987
1986
1985
1984
1980

Languages

  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

52% Patient experience rating, 17% lower than the national average