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 (232 Ratings, 77 Comments)

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09/24/2017
Dr. Kim was receptive and genuinely concerned about my health issue. He coordinated my continuing care/office visit with my OBGYN for continuity of care which I really appreciated and so did the OBGYN doc.
100

09/13/2017
The receptionist wasn't the least bit friendly or personable. Not a big deal but I don't look forward to that again.
100

09/06/2017
Dr. Kim is the best doctor I have had the pleasure to meet and work with. He is kind and an excellent listener. I feel I can talk to him about anything, even if it's not medical, about life in general. He is personable and even gives hugs on occasion. Every doctor should be Doctor Kim and the world would be a better place.
100

08/16/2017
Superb attention to patient needs. Keep up the good work and patient care.
100

08/16/2017
Dr Kim is a patient, knowledgeable and sensitive dr. I have complete faith in his care and his ability to treat me.
100

08/16/2017
great service as always.
90

08/09/2017
Was able to see Dr. Kim on a walk-in appointment...
100

08/05/2017
Always helpful and caring and informative.
100

07/26/2017
my appointments with Dr Kim are excellent and professinoal
100

07/19/2017
Dr. Kim is wonderful! Always professional, attentive, and knowledgeable! He listens and provides excellent care! I am so glad that I found him!
90

07/05/2017
Dr Kim is a very caring Dr.
100

06/28/2017
Dr. Joseph Kim consistently provides excellent, compassionate care and responds to my health concerns and issues. I appreciate the fact that he stays connected to my other Providence health care providers, [...].
100

06/21/2017
Dr. Kim is professional, caring, and knowledgeable.
100

06/14/2017
everyone has been excellent, knowledgeable and friendly, I love providence
100

06/14/2017
Dr. Kim is great. I feel I am getting the best care possible.
100

06/14/2017
A knowledgeable- comunicative-involved physician. I am so pleased he will be my internal medicine physician.
70

06/05/2017
My appointment was too rushed. This care provider did not take enough time to listen and to allow for me to ask all the questions I needed to ask.
100

05/31/2017
Dr Kim is fantastic!
100

05/31/2017
I feel that Dr KIM always has my best interests and health in mind when I see him.
80

05/31/2017
Some times I think Dr. Kim jumps to conclusions about my medical condition(s), which may or may not be accurate.
100

05/31/2017
Dr. kim ALWAYS takes as much time as I need, always speaks in terms I can understand, gives me the straight story and I'm happy to take the time to drive to the other side of town to see him vs. finding a new GP closer to home. He is the best!
100

05/31/2017
Dr Kim is an outstanding physician who listens well, provides excellent health advice and provides excellent follow-up care.
90

05/25/2017
Have had a good experience-- Dr Kim is knowledgeable, professional and responds in a timely manner.
100

05/22/2017
Provider was very proactive in addressing my medical issues.
100

05/18/2017
Dr. Kim was excellent as he answered all of my questions with much intelligence & kindness. He is GREAT!
100

05/17/2017
Dr Kim is the best doctor I have ever had !He kicks ass
100

05/17/2017
Dr. Kim is excellent and did a wonderful job diagnosing the issue and resolving it.
100

05/10/2017
Dr. Kim was very helpful recommending a doctor to give me a special shot in my left knee.
30

05/10/2017
he was not knowledgeable in the area of my concerns. He was dismissive and did not send me a referral to anyone who could answer my questions.
100

05/06/2017
Dr. Kim is a very caring and informed physician.
100

05/05/2017
Staff didn't have the lab order completed when I stopped by for lab work, so it was delayed.
90

05/04/2017
Dr. Joseph Kim took adequate time to answer my medical questions. He is also my husbands dr. and we appreciate this thoughts and concerns for us as a couple.
90

05/03/2017
he is very caring but seems rushed.
100

05/01/2017
Dr. Kim provides me with excellent care and shows compassion and interest in providing me advice and excellent health care.
100

04/19/2017
Dr. Kim is well informed, smart, courteous, caring, and personable.
100

04/12/2017
I never had a bad experience with Dr. Kim. He has always shown the utmost concern with my health
100

04/12/2017
I needed a small fibroma removed and Dr. Kim did it while I was there rather than referring me. that's excellent care and service. Very pleased.
50

04/04/2017
felt that I wasn't listen too.
90

03/31/2017
Excellent experience from time through the door to exiting.
90

03/15/2017
first visit as my doctor moved. very impressed with dr kim
100

03/07/2017
Dr. Kim is excellent! He is well versed in diagnosing conditions.
80

03/01/2017
I do not feel that routine physical are complete enough.
90

02/22/2017
Dr Kim has better office personnel this visit
100

02/22/2017
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.
90

02/15/2017
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

02/10/2017
Dr Kim takes time to answer all my questions
80

02/09/2017
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

01/31/2017
Dr. Kim is always kind, professional, humane.
100

01/29/2017
Excellent physician
90

01/25/2017
Dr. Kim is excellent!!
 

01/25/2017
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.
100

01/11/2017
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

01/09/2017
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

12/30/2016
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

12/29/2016
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

12/19/2016
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

11/13/2016
wonderful Dr
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11/10/2016
Cannot find referrals still open on My Chart website.
100

11/09/2016
Dr. Kim is great!
100

11/08/2016
No bad experiences.
100

10/26/2016
i always communicate like a family freely And Honestly. He always listens Carefully that i gain confidence to give the best information honesly.
100

10/25/2016
Truly happy with the care I receive from Dr Kim. Dr [...] was a hard act to follow :)
90

10/13/2016
Dr. Kim is knowledgeable, attentive, and caring.
90

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

10/06/2016
Dr. Kim has always been very helpful in regards to my health care needs.
90

10/06/2016
My Primary doctor, Kim, is very good. So far, I am annoyed with the people he recommended me to to get a colonoscopy [...]
100

10/03/2016
Dr. Joseph Kim is a superior physician with patient care skills and knowledge being paramount.
90

09/29/2016
My care provider is great. Dr. Kim is awesome. He is one of the best providers I have had along with Dr. [...] (dermatology).
100

09/28/2016
Dr. Kim is the best -- he understands me and is very considerate.
100

09/28/2016
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

09/15/2016
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

09/14/2016
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

09/12/2016
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

09/08/2016
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

09/07/2016
Attentive interest in patient's concerns much appreciated.
90

09/07/2016
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

09/06/2016
HOW WOULD YOU RATE EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE WHICH I HAV EXPERIENCED WITH DR. KIM'S OFFICE??? EXCEPTIONAL OF COURSE, HE IS A GREAT DOCTOR.