Dr. Wesley Y. Kim, MD

Dr. Wesley Y. Kim, MD

Pediatrics | Male | 67 years old

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I have been in general pediatric practice for over 30 years. I take pride in being as thorough and complete as I can be. I also like to answer questions and explain things fully to parents. One of the joys of my practice has been to watch kids grow up from birth to adulthood and to see them bring their own children in to see me.Read more

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Dr. Kim attended college at the University of California, Irvine where he graduated with honors. He went to medical school...Read more

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Dr. Kim says...

Dr. Kim attended college at the University of California, Irvine where he graduated with honors. He went to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco. He did his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and L.A. Children's Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is the senior partner of Saddleback Pediatric Medical Group, Inc. which has been serving the south Orange County area since 1974. Dr. Kim is very active in the local medical community with many years of service on the Executive Committees of CHOC Children's Hospital at Mission and at Mission Hospital.  Dr. Kim has also served as Chief of Staff at CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital and Chief of Pediatrics at Mission Hospital. He has been recognized as one of America's top pediatricians.

During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, and is involved with many of his children's activities.  He loves singing in the Saddleback Community Chorale.  He is an avid reader and also enjoys traveling, fine dining and skiing.

Dr. Kim's Care Philosophy

I have been in general pediatric practice for over 30 years. I take pride in being as thorough and complete as I can be. I also like to answer questions and explain things fully to parents. One of the joys of my practice has been to watch kids grow up from birth to adulthood and to see them bring their own children in to see me.

Dr. Kim says...

At Saddleback Pediatric Medical Group, Inc, we consider it both a great joy and responsibility to care for children. Most of us are parents ourselves, so we strive to be understanding and available to the families we are privileged to serve. We are honored that you have chosen us as your child's primary medical provider and are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that we can provide you and your family.

A vital part of our service to children begins with our outstanding staff who works hard to manage and maintain a professional, caring and supportive environment for our patients in a timely manner. Our doctors are lifelong learners. Not only have they received advanced medical training in pediatrics, they continually pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest in child health care.

Your child's health is as important to us as it is to you. We look forward to providing you with excellent medical care your child deserves.

Dr. Kim says...

We also have an Internationally Certified Lactation Consultant, SueAnn Ingersoll. She has worked in healthcare for over 20 years at renowned hospitals and clinics throughout the country, specializing in Pediatric Healthcare. She is certified with ANCC as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Utah and a Masters in Pediatric Nursing from the University of Washington. SueAnn is also a graduate of University California San Diego's Lactation Educator Counselor program and is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

We are excited that she will be providing a breastfeeding clinic within our office. Her interest in breastfeeding and helping new Moms was initiated with her highly involved work as a Registered Nurse in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. SueAnn's areas of specialties are lactation and newborn care, adolescent care, preventative care and educating patients and families. She is also interested in adolescent care.

Dr. Kim's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pediatrics
  •  Board certified in Pediatrics
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Pediatrics

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Children
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Feeding Disorders
  • Headache
  • Hives
  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Newborn Dehydration
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Obesity
  • Otitis Media
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California At San Francisco

    Graduated in 1976

  • Residency Hospital
    Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

    Completed in 1979

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California At Irvine / California College Of Medicine & Surgery

    Graduated in 1972

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Child & Adolescent Medicine
  • Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • General Medical Practice
  • Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Allergy

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Breath Testing
  • Circumcision, Infant
  • Immunization
  • Infant Care
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Neonatal Care
  • Physical Examination
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Well Child Examination

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