Dr. Theodore Kim, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 63

Dr. Kim
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Capital Digestive Care

5500 Knoll North Dr Ste 460 Columbia, MD 21045

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(410) 730-9363

Dr. Theodore Kim, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Columbia, MD and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist HealthCare Alternate Care Site and Howard County General Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kim to book an appointment.

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Kim is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital Columbia, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Kim's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Gastritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Familial Adenomatous Polyposis more than 99% of his peers

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

Indigestion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Indigestion 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
  • Acid Reflux
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • 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
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kim

4.4

Based on 42 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Kim has treated my ulcerative colitis for 20 years. He is the most caring, knowledgeable, and trustworthy doctor I have ever had. I appreciate him so very much!
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Cynthia Yeager – Nov 19, 2019
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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. "
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Bowie, MD – Sep 12, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 21, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ellicott City, MD – Oct 20, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Greg Shannon in Laurel, MD – Sep 01, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Janice in Laurel, MD – Nov 17, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa in Baltimore, MD – Oct 25, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Eric R. in Germantown, MD – Sep 23, 2016
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Andrew A Altman Sr in Columbia, MD – Sep 07, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Columbia, MD – Aug 26, 2016
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He was very polite and took time to explain the results from the medical procedures. He also explained the lab results in simple terms so the patient could understand. He was a good listener and provided answers to the questions I had.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Clarksville, MD – Jun 17, 2016
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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
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Languages

  • English
  • Korean

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Theodore Kim, MD offer telehealth services?

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

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

Dr. Kim frequently treats Gastritis, Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, and Indigestion. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kim treats.

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

Dr. Kim's office is located at 5500 Knoll North Dr Ste 460, Columbia, MD 21045. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Theodore Kim, MD speak?

Dr. Kim speaks Korean and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Capital Digestive Care

Capital Digestive Care - Columbia, MD5500 Knoll North Dr Ste 460 Columbia, MD 21045
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Capital Digestive Care7350 Van Dusen Rd Ste 410 Laurel, MD 20707
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Adventist HealthCare Alternate Care Site

Takoma Park, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

Howard County General Hospital

Columbia, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

UM Laurel Medical Center

Laurel, MD