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.

4.6 out of 5 (171 Ratings, 55 Comments)

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06/29/2015
[...] Dr. Kim is tops.
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100

06/15/2015
No problems.
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100

06/07/2015
Dr. Kim has been very helpful, especially regarding my stress problems.
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100

06/07/2015
I always have a good outcome with this provider.
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100

05/31/2015
I am impressed with Dr. Kim's knowledge, willingness to listen, and concern
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100

05/24/2015
Dr. Kim is the best. it it worth driving from Beaverton just to see him. he is always kind and compassionate; let's me ask as many questions as I need, remembers me from visit to visit. He is awesome. is very honest even if it's what I don't want to hear, like lose wait.
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100

05/18/2015
Very attentive and knowledgable
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100

05/14/2015
Dr. Kim provides excellent health care and advice; I hope to keep him as my primary for years to come!
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100

05/13/2015
Dr. Kim is wonderful. Over the years I have referred multiple family members and friends to him. I had to change insurance and doctors in January and knew he would be a good fit for me as he has been for my husband, mother, aunt, uncle, two cousins, and so on. I feel blessed to have found him.
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90

05/03/2015
I have to wait past 15 minutes and sometimes he seems to be rushing me due to him being behind schedule.
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100

05/03/2015
My experience with Dr. Kim was exceptional, He listened to me. I had several questions and he was wonderful. Can't tell you how much I like him. Even when I told my daughters about him my one daughter said," I already like this man." They have been very concerned about my migraine headaches and he began helping right off.
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100

04/29/2015
Dr. Kim provides excellent care. I'm glad he's my provider. I trust him and count on his expertise and experience.
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70

04/07/2015
Having a really hard time at the moment trying to get scheduled for a colonoscopy recommended by my PCP. I've never had trouble [...] before -- but right now they are making it practically impossible to get scheduled for a colonoscopy... they don't return calls -- and when they do -- they put me on hold, and then hang up on me... or I have to leave messages etc. [...] I've not been able to make an appointment....
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100

03/29/2015
Dr. Kim is a cool, competent, and caring physician. I am truly blessed to have found him.
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100

03/29/2015
[...] I would recommend Dr. Joseph Kim to anyone.
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100

03/29/2015
Dr Kim goes in depth when explaining things in a manner that is easy to understand.
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100

03/22/2015
Both Dr. Kim and his nurse (male, but can't remember name) provide excellent service.
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100

03/17/2015
I trust Dr. Kim to listen to my concerns and provide the best care that he can. He seems to genuinely care about providing the best care. He is also very personable and likeable. He has referred me on when needed. I feel that I am in the best of hands with Dr. Kim as my primary care.
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100

03/15/2015
NO complaints just great service over the 3 or 4 visits and 3 or 4 calls that I have made to the office.
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70

03/11/2015
good
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100

03/02/2015
He always listens, offers good knowledge, give me exercises to do for my foot & knee. Praised me for you low cholesterol, all over he made my day !!!
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90

02/22/2015
When I was slow in recovering from bronchitis, Dr. Kim called me at home to check up on me.
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100

02/11/2015
Dr. Kim listens!!!
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50

02/08/2015
Dr. Kim didn't validate my statements. He kept questioning me on information that I was providing as if he didn't believe me. [...] He lectured me on my weight even though that was not my reason for my visit. He seems to knowledgeable, but his bedside manner needs to be more caring and understanding.
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02/04/2015
This was my first appointment with Dr. Kim. I wanted to establish a primary care provider. I am very comfortable with him, he answered all of my questions and was very attentive and caring. I will be coming back to him whenever I need care.
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20

01/30/2015
I asked for a dermatology referral for [...] problems and was told there wasn't a problem. My [...] and he didn't know why. I am having [...] and he didn't know why. I was not given any pain medication for the pain I am in. I was not given reasons for the pain. I do not feel my issues were given the attention they required to receive remedies. I do not see the doctor very often but when I do I expect attention to the problems and remedies/treatment to solve the problems.
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100

01/27/2015
I am very pleased with my provider. He's thorough, knowledgable, and most importantly, caring.
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100

01/21/2015
Dr. Kim always takes time to listen to my concerns and explain results of my blood tests during my appointments. I value his opinion and expertise and I'm extremely pleased with the health care I've received from Dr. Kim
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90

01/13/2015
I've been very pleased with all the services this doctor has provider and I would not hesitate to recommend to a friend.
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100

12/22/2014
I was fortunate to have met Dr. Kim when attending a few appts with my elderly father who began to see him after Dr. [...] retired. I was so impressed with his patience and understanding and ability to make Dad feel like his questions were important. He always explained things in a way that was easy to understand and never made Dad feel rushed. Equally as impressive is his kind, caring spirit. I was in transition with choosing a PCP for myself and based on these experiences I decided to chose Dr. Kim. I'm so grateful to have found him - his patients are very fortunate to be in his care!
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100

12/17/2014
Dr. Kim continues the care and concern offered by former provider, Dr. [...].
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100

12/08/2014
Dr Kim shows a professional and personal concern about my health. Every question I have is answered and discussed. He is an excellent Doctor as well as an excellent person.
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100

11/24/2014
My care provider is pleasant and knowledgable. He is a good listener.
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100

11/18/2014
Overall extremely thorough screening visit and follow up. Excellent care from Dr Kim.
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100

11/18/2014
I never have an issue getting in to see "a" provider but it is difficult to get in to see Dr. Kim if something occurs and I need to see him right away. Make no mistake I like Dr. Kim and have no desire to seek care from another Dr. When I have questions or concerns and use MyChart to communicate with him his responses are very timely. He has seen to my needs in a very professional manner and I would definitely follow him to another practice.
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90

11/18/2014
Dr. Kim is always genuine and attentive. He has really great bedside manner when working with patients.
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90

11/14/2014
Dr. Kim has only been my primary physician for a little over a year. I appreciate the fact that he takes the time to give me answers to the questions or concerns that I bring up, when I have an appointment with him.
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100

11/11/2014
always a positive experience with Dr Kim.
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50

11/04/2014
Patients are people and have emotions. compassion is the best quality in a primary care physician.
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100

11/04/2014
Dr Kim is very kind, understanding, professional and I find him a comfortable, accessible person with whom to share my concerns. He is always willing to offer pertinent information.
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10/29/2014
Dr. Kim is easy to talk to, and very responsive to our concerns. We are very happy having him as our primary care physician.
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90

10/23/2014
my experiences with care provider has been informational and good.
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100

10/15/2014
Dr. Kim and [...] are valued to me.
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80

10/15/2014
good
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70

10/12/2014
Over half an hour wait time in lobby, they skipped over me and 3 or 4 patients who entered after me got called in to office before I did. Finally went up to front desk and said something to them. Additionally, one of the ladies at front desk was extremely unfriendly, no smile no hello, no nothing. Rude rude rude.
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100

10/07/2014
Addresses all health issues with concern, knowledge and common sense.
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80

10/07/2014
First visit to this provider. Was referred by a friend. Will be sending other family members.
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90

10/07/2014
Dr. Kim definitely listens. He doesn't make you feel rushed at all.
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80

09/28/2014
I feel rushed most times ..... after waiting in the waiting room and then waiting again in the exam room. I feel somewhat confused on what I'm expected to do when I leave occasionally. I don't always feel like my needs are understood. The clerks checking me in are without any engaging personalities. Nice enough, but extremely unwilling to engage in conversation or pleasantries. And I am sick and tired of having to produce my driver's license and insurance cards EVERY SINGLE TIME I come in.....even though nothing has changed.
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09/17/2014
Dr. Kim has been an excellent provider .....the physical is done with care, he answers all questions promptly with excellent feedback.
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100

09/07/2014
It was a good experience with Dr. Kim. I was with a very good doctor for a long time and was searching for someone like him. It took me a couple of years but it was worth the wait, having gone to someone else before Dr. Kim. Dr. Kim seems to be as thorough and thoughtful about his questions and concern for what I need. He spent enough time asking and listening to my concerns.
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100

09/02/2014
Dr. Kim is the best! So glad I've found him.
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100

08/28/2014
I feel Dr. Kim stays on top of my medical condition and history and monitors or gives good advice and recommendations to improve my health and especially my diabetes.
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100

08/24/2014
Very pleased with everything , THANK YOU
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100

08/24/2014
Dr. Kim is wonderful. His nurse/assistant is also wonderful. I can't remember his name, but a younger male.
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