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 (189 Ratings, 63 Comments)

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11/29/2015
Dr. Kim, [...] and other office staff have provided outstanding / quality care.
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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.
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11/24/2015
Dr Kim has always communicated very well and made sure the information was understood
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11/18/2015
Dr Joe Kim, [...] etc...entire team is exceptional!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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100

11/04/2015
I have never had a bad experience with Dr. Kim. I am very happy that he is our family doctor.
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100

10/28/2015
I was very impressed the first time I saw Dr. Kim, he had read my file before the visit.
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90

10/25/2015
Dr. Kim is great, he even listens to my bad jokes and laughs to humor me. [...]
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80

10/14/2015
This last visit dr. Lee was tied up with a patient ahead of me for an extended time so I feel like he was a little frazzled by the time he got to me, understandably. Due to that I don't think I had his full attention like he usually gives.
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100

10/14/2015
Dr. Kim is very thorough and answers my questions in a way that they are easily understood.
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10/13/2015
Dr. Kim was thorough, listened to my concerns and I look forward to his being my primary care physician
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90

10/07/2015
This was my first experience with any health care provider. I had a overall good experience. I am hopeful to create a relationship With Dr. Kim for my future healthcare needs. My first visit was very business like and I hope my next visit will feel a bit more personal.
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100

10/06/2015
I have been impressed with Dr. Kim. He spends time with me and seems to run on time. He is a good doctor and easy to chat with about health/ life.
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100

10/04/2015
Dr. Kim always calls when I request it.
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09/30/2015
Dr. Kim has been just wonderful as a primary care provider to both my husband and me. He is bright and intelligent and extremely easy to talk to and always answers every question. He is NEVER rushed or distracted and I would say he exemplifies the very best in health care providers.
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100

09/29/2015
I am grateful to have this doctor; all good experiences, none bad.
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100

09/29/2015
Dr. Kim is the best doctor ever. I will recommend him to all of my family ad friends.
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100

09/23/2015
Dr. Kim listens well, asks questions, looks for cause of problem. Very personable and caring.
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100

09/20/2015
Dr. Kim seems to really care. He asks after my daughters and how is everything else in my life, not just my health. I feel he is empathetic and he also has good eye contact.
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09/06/2015
Dr. Kim is the Dr. you would dream of having but never could find. I appreciate him very much.
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100

08/25/2015
Dr Kim has the knowledge, experience and caring attention. I am very satisfied and happy that I am his patient.
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100

08/25/2015
Dr is always aware of my medical and physical history; easy to get quick diagnosis. He is always concerned with how I am.
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100

08/23/2015
Dr. Kim is thorough and joy to have as a PCP.
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08/12/2015
Dr. Kim and his team always give great care....I never feel rushed....an excellent team!
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100

08/02/2015
Dr Kim is a great doctor.
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50

07/25/2015
[...] I waited in the waiting room for over an hour. After being called into the office it was at least another 15 minutes before I saw him. He was very personable and apologetic. He spent all of five minutes with me and I left the office with more questions than answers.
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90

07/14/2015
No bad. Consistent attention to detail.
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10

07/14/2015
This physician basically disregarded what I had to say about a condition I've been dealing with for about 30 years. The only test he ordered was for cholesterol without explaining what that has to do with severe, debilitating back pain. He ordered no imaging. [...] I arrived in the office 20 minutes ahead of time as instructed. At two o'clock, when my appointment was scheduled a woman came in, said she was there to see Dr. Kim, and was seen within 5 minutes while I waited for an additional 20. I spent 45 minutes in the waiting room altogether, though I would like to emphasize that the office staff are excellent. I feel like this entire experience was a total waste of time. I will be seeking treatment elsewhere.
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100

07/14/2015
Dr. Kim is friendly & caring. I trust his knowledge and advice.
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50

07/01/2015
The provider did not listen to the change in my systems. He was arrogant, insulting and downright rude. He is dogmatic in his attitude. He is putting a label on me and pegging all my symptoms as caused by my mental state and is not interested in hearing about any new symptoms or changes that are going on with me. He dimisses all my symptoms now as psychological and makes claims about me when he doesn't even know me as to causation of new symptoms I'm having.
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100

07/01/2015
Dr. Kim is very knowledgeable, thorough in his assessment, an excellent teacher who shows genuine care and compassion. I like him and have a lot of confidence in him!
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80

06/30/2015
My main concern is time spent waiting in the exam room. Doctor seems to be extremely busy, and I feel like my visits are somewhat rushed. Otherwise I like him just fine.
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100

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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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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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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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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