Biography & Education

Biography
Dr. Joseph Kim emphasizes a patient-centered approach to care that does more than focus on a single disease or diagnosis. “I am dedicated to ensuring that each patient interaction will address one’s complete health needs,” he says.

He believes that his patients are each unique and are often capable of controlling their own health. “It is my role to provide options and guidance to help lead them toward optimal health.”

Dr. Kim earned his medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno. He completed his intern-ship and residency at Legacy Health System in Portland.

In his time off, Dr. Kim enjoys playing and listening to music, playing basketball, and spending time with his family. He speaks conversational Korean.
Areas of expertise

Internal medicine

Care Locations

5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 454
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-6429

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal medicine
Services Provided

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.7 out of 5 (233 Ratings, 76 Comments)

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02/21/2017
Dr Kim has better office personnel this visit
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02/21/2017
I feel so comfortable with Dr.Kim. He listens, asks questions, assesses, refers when needed. I feel that I get informed and compassionate care. He doesn't make me feel rushed. I can always ask him questions. I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Kim as my primary care physician.
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02/14/2017
I am still waiting for approval for an MRI. I am wondering if the office is following up on this with the insurance company or if I am expected to do so. I was not given a timeline on when to expect this referral approval and so I am not sure if usually takes this long.
100

02/09/2017
Dr Kim takes time to answer all my questions
80

02/08/2017
office staff help is limited. My doctor wanted a 6 month followup after my appt last summer. The office could not schedule that far out. They said they would put a reminder in their system. I had not heard from them by January, so I called they to schedule this appt.
100

01/30/2017
Dr. Kim is always kind, professional, humane.
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01/28/2017
Excellent physician
90

01/24/2017
Dr. Kim is excellent!!
 

01/24/2017
Dr. was on time, asked me for concerns, completed the physical exam and asked me to tell him if I had any more questions. Could not have been a better visit. I felt he did great and provided me with a summary of the information attained at the visit.
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01/10/2017
Dr Joseph Kim was very pleasant, funny and caring. He listened to my concerns and the offered the best solutions & advice. It was rare to have really great, smart, caring physician from what I was use to dealing with [...]. Ever since I switched medical coverage from [...] to Providence, I am most pleased with my physicians that Ive seen. I couldnt be happier! I thank providence for hiring the very best! Dr Kim & Dr [...], are out of this world & simply the best!!! Thank you
80

01/08/2017
I think Dr. Kim is an excellent doctor, however I always feel like the appointments are rushed. Perhaps I have too many questions, but it seems like he is edging out the door to his next appointment before I can have my concerns addressed.
100

12/29/2016
my first doc appt with provider and I appreciated that he listened and the plan we devised to address my health has showed result already in the first week
80

12/28/2016
getting the doctor to write a referral has never been a problem. What bothers me is I am never told why a referral was denied. On more than 3 times I have requested an out of program physical therapist that I have used for over 15 years. I have on 2 different occasions gone to Providence PTs and was not pleased at all. They spend maybe 15-20 mins. with their clients and do not have the energy and enthusiasm that this job requires. Very dissatisfied with the results I received, and I will never again choose to use the Physicial Therapy program at Providnce. Why are patients not given a choice in the medical path of their own choosing?
100

12/18/2016
My wife called the advice nurse who asked appropriate questions and thought an aneurism was a possibility recommended I go to emergency that night, I refused, I knew about the 5 hour wait time and I thought out of caution they would do nothing, so I sought an appointment the next day and saw Dr. Kim. I would say that in my case the system worked incredibly well, I got an appointment the next day, my charts followed me, the CAT scan discovered what wrong , immediate referral was made to Dr. [...] who reserved an operating suite and scheduled Dr. [...] to do the surgery and made a consultation appointment so I could learn about the treatment plan, my hospital stay was courteous and professional and I was discharged according to plan. I was followed up with a contact by a case manager after my discharge and now I have an appointment with Dr. [...] a week later. Nice going everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!
100

11/12/2016
wonderful Dr
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11/09/2016
Cannot find referrals still open on My Chart website.
100

11/08/2016
Dr. Kim is great!
100

11/07/2016
No bad experiences.
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10/25/2016
i always communicate like a family freely And Honestly. He always listens Carefully that i gain confidence to give the best information honesly.
100

10/24/2016
Truly happy with the care I receive from Dr Kim. Dr [...] was a hard act to follow :)
90

10/12/2016
Dr. Kim is knowledgeable, attentive, and caring.
90

10/09/2016
Sometimes slow to respond to questions using my chart.
100

10/05/2016
Dr. Kim has always been very helpful in regards to my health care needs.
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10/05/2016
My Primary doctor, Kim, is very good. So far, I am annoyed with the people he recommended me to to get a colonoscopy [...]
100

10/02/2016
Dr. Joseph Kim is a superior physician with patient care skills and knowledge being paramount.
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09/28/2016
My care provider is great. Dr. Kim is awesome. He is one of the best providers I have had along with Dr. [...] (dermatology).
100

09/27/2016
Dr. Kim is the best -- he understands me and is very considerate.
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09/27/2016
Dr. Kim is absolutely the best. Very attentive....listens well.....I feel he is concentrating only on my needs......he interfaces the use of the computer in a non-intrusive way but uses it to check history or past recommendations.....I am glad he is my health care partner.
100

09/14/2016
Dr. Kim provides expert medical care in a compassionate manner. He always listens, considers my input and uses my lab results as a guide for my continued health care. He closely coordinates with my endocrinologist who also practices at Providence. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr. Kim to my friends and family.
100

09/13/2016
Dr. Kim is good about discussing any health concerns of mine. He is good about recommending other doctors to address any concerns of mine outside his scope of expertise--dermatologist, endocrinologist, orthopedic doctor, etc. when it is necessary.
100

09/11/2016
Dr. Kim is very kind and compassionate. He listens to all of my concerns and answers all my questions. I would highly recommend him as a Primary care physician.
80

09/07/2016
My provider is a very good doctor but he seemed to be in such a hurry and I felt rushed. He was not late for the appointment but I don't think he was running behind.
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09/06/2016
Attentive interest in patient's concerns much appreciated.
90

09/06/2016
I have been looking for what feels like years for a doctor like Dr Kim and now I have the perfect provider, Dr Kim is my new and great is doctor
100

09/05/2016
HOW WOULD YOU RATE EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE WHICH I HAV EXPERIENCED WITH DR. KIM'S OFFICE??? EXCEPTIONAL OF COURSE, HE IS A GREAT DOCTOR.
80

08/29/2016
when I request referrals, i am notified about the accepted one/s. No communication is conducted on those that I assume have been denied. For me, this is an annoying glitch in your system.
100

08/24/2016
Dr. Kim is excellent in all respects. Reception and clerical runs cool to good (high turnover).
90

08/24/2016
Dr Kim followed up with a phone call to make sure a procedure had been completed in his office by his staff after he completed his visit with me.
100

08/09/2016
Dr. Kim always takes time to listen to my problems
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08/07/2016
Always a very good experience.
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07/24/2016
Dr. Kim is always very caring and concerned about my husband and me.
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07/24/2016
Doctor's use of My Chart makes very easy to communicate with him, I love it.
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07/11/2016
Always good.
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06/28/2016
my wife and I feel very fortunate to have Dr Kim as our primary Doctor.
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06/05/2016
I will be changing providers.
100

06/05/2016
Dr. Kim is. person I can trust. I don't usually trust Dr.'s and told him that on the first ever visit, and we built our trust from that point on. I can say anything to Dr. Kim and know that he will listen and help me to understand within plain words how to help resolve my concerns.
100

05/25/2016
we, my husband [...] who also has Dr.Kim as his provider and I could not be more pleased with Dr. Kim. he is a wonderful Doctor agreat person. very thorough, we love him.
100

05/22/2016
Dr. Kim is fabulous
70

05/22/2016
Provider explained that I had fluid in my knee that he extracted and wanted to test because it was cloudy and he wanted to test of gout. He referred me to a knee specialist. The test results are baffling. Provider tested synovial fluid in knee and the my chart posted this test for arthritis. They called to say that I have gout, but did not test for uric acid, so I am confused and need clarification. [...]
100

05/11/2016
Dr Kim is always very patient answering my questions and giving good and varied advice. Glad he is my Doctor!
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05/11/2016
Dr Kim has always treated us with respect, and listened carefully to us. He has given us thoughtful answers to our concerns. We are very happy to be his patients.
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05/10/2016
Doctor Kim communicates and listens very well. I can sense true concern for my health and my well being.
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05/03/2016
This provider is the best.
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04/27/2016
Excellent. Dr. Kim is very knowledgeable and encouraging when I do something to improve my health. Then he does an excellent job on recommending how I can continue to improve. I like the system of doing tests before my visit so questions can be addressed as needed.
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04/21/2016
Dr. Kim listens to my concerns. I feel he has my best interest at heart. The receptionist 'worked' me in as an emergency patient. I was seen promptly at the time of my rushed appointment which I really appreciated because I was very sick.
100

04/13/2016
Dr. Kim always listens, discusses any questions I may have, refers when appropriate and I completely trust him with my health care. I feel very fortunate to have him for my medical provider.
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04/10/2016
I have always received very good care from Dr. Kim.
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04/07/2016
This was my first visit [...]. So it's hard to say I'd highly recommend the clinic after just one visit but I will say I'm pleased so far.
100

04/06/2016
I truly appreciated Dr. Kim's insight and willingness to help me with a cough that would not go away. He was polite, insightful and caring. Thank you.
100

04/05/2016
This was my first appointment with Dr Kim and I was very impressed. I had been looking for a primary care provider for a while as my past experiences with primary care Drs had not been that good. My aunt referred me to Dr Kim and I'm so glad that she did. He was a great listener and I had a lot questions that he was able to answer. Ireally like that he followed up with me after he ran tests. I hope to have Dr Kim as my primary for a long time
100

04/03/2016
Dr. Kim is always proactive about suggesting other medical providers/physicians and asks me about whether if I have any questions or concerns and that sometimes triggers me to think about not just my current health situation but also gets me to think about other health concerns I may have but forgot to ask.
100

03/23/2016
I am fairly new to your clinic. I have seen both Dr. [...] and now, Dr. Kim. I find them both to be warm and friendly and feel they have given me good advice and listened to my concerns.
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03/22/2016
I have recommended both my son and a friend to Dr. Kim. He is everything I would want in a PCP--intelligent, caring, respectful, helpful
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03/22/2016
He is very easy to talk to.
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03/20/2016
Dr Kim is an excellent doctor and has provided me with the best care I have ever experienced.
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03/15/2016
Dr. Kim is an excellent physician who provides knowledgeable and compassionate care. He shares bloodwork results with my endocrinologist, whom I routinely see concurrently with Dr. Kim. Dr. Kim is thorough in his examination and responds to any question I have regarding treatment.
100

03/15/2016
Dr. Kim is a very good and personable person.
70

03/13/2016
Follow up phone calls or emails are almost never done. If I have a question or need test results I know I will have to call several times to get the information I need. I have mentioned this to my provider and nothing has changed.
100

03/09/2016
Dr. Joseph Kim is the PERFECT PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR! He takes care of both my husband and me and has just been fabulous!!
80

03/06/2016
I feel confident in my providers medical expertise, however I felt rushed during the appointment (last appt. of the day on Friday afternoon...). I felt I identified a few things that could have used a little more explanation.
100

03/03/2016
Dr. Kim is the "BEST."
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02/25/2016
Dr. Kim is excellent. Knowledgeable, caring. Smart helpful & attentive.
100

02/24/2016
I love Dr. Kim.
80

02/10/2016
just too long of a wait at 2 separate occasions, I do trust Dr. Kim to do the right thing concerning diabetes
90

02/01/2016
all visits have been very good
100

01/31/2016
The provider always addresses my issues when I come in and follows up.