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.

4.7 out of 5 (199 Ratings, 67 Comments)

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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.
100

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.
100

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
100

08/07/2016
Always a very good experience.
100

07/24/2016
Dr. Kim is always very caring and concerned about my husband and me.
100

07/24/2016
Doctor's use of My Chart makes very easy to communicate with him, I love it.
100

07/11/2016
Always good.
100

06/28/2016
my wife and I feel very fortunate to have Dr Kim as our primary Doctor.
 

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!
100

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.
100

05/10/2016
Doctor Kim communicates and listens very well. I can sense true concern for my health and my well being.
100

05/03/2016
This provider is the best.
100

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.
100

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.
100

04/10/2016
I have always received very good care from Dr. Kim.
90

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.
100

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
100

03/22/2016
He is very easy to talk to.
100

03/20/2016
Dr Kim is an excellent doctor and has provided me with the best care I have ever experienced.
100

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."
100

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.
100

01/19/2016
My husband has seen Dr Kim for over 5 years, I was able to also have Dr Kim as my doctor. He was great, as good as my husbands recommendation.
 

01/17/2016
Dr Kim is very kind and excellent so that he is enough to be prime Dr continually.
100

01/13/2016
I came in with a migraine last year, and they turned out the lights in the exam room for me. It confused other people but it helped me out a lot, and I appreciated it.
10

01/04/2016
Provider seemed judgmental/insensitive to health history/issues.
100

12/22/2015
We are very pleased with Dr Kim.
90

12/21/2015
The receptionists and assisstants were very helpful [...]. The staff also helped me find a primary doctor which is Dr. Kim and has scheduled me in on short notice when needed. They are always courteous and helpful and very competent.
100

12/16/2015
Dr. J. Kim is always very friendly and caring. I was aware of what problems I have and he addressed them with concern and suggestions. The suggestions are correct and helpful.
100

12/06/2015
Dr Kim is one of the best I've been to in many years. He was very thorough and made me feel comfortable during my annual exam.
100

11/29/2015
Dr. Kim, [...] and other office staff have provided outstanding / quality care.
100

11/24/2015
Dr. Kim consistently provides compassionate medical care and advice. He's an excellent diagnostician [...]. He always takes the time to answer any questions I pose.
100

11/24/2015
Dr Kim has always communicated very well and made sure the information was understood
100

11/18/2015
Dr Joe Kim, [...] etc...entire team is exceptional!
100

11/17/2015
Dr. Kim has very good bedside manners, explains things thoroughly and seems to take into consideration my concerns which is very important to me.
100

11/11/2015
Dr Kim is always patient & kind. He knows my history well & is a model of efficiency. I appreciate his willingness to go the extra mile for me & provide such consistently good customer service skills. Dr Kim has a great bedside manner & is up to date on all the latest medical info. I like his demeanor & trust that I am in good hands with him.
90

11/11/2015
Excellent doctor.. and I'm picky! :) He did an outstanding job of listening and advising. Very pleased that he's my PCP.
100

11/04/2015
I have never had a bad experience with Dr. Kim. I am very happy that he is our family doctor.