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 (211 Ratings, 67 Comments)

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
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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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100

04/10/2016
I have always received very good care from Dr. Kim.
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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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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
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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.
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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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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
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100

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

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

03/15/2016
Dr. Kim is a very good and personable person.
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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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/03/2016
Dr. Kim is the "BEST."
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100

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

02/24/2016
I love Dr. Kim.
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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
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90

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

01/31/2016
The provider always addresses my issues when I come in and follows up.
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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.
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01/17/2016
Dr Kim is very kind and excellent so that he is enough to be prime Dr continually.
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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.
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10

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

12/22/2015
We are very pleased with Dr Kim.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
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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.
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100

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

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

11/18/2015
Dr Joe Kim, [...] etc...entire team is exceptional!
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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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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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100

10/13/2015
Dr. Kim was thorough, listened to my concerns and I look forward to his being my primary care physician
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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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100

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

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

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/23/2015
Dr. Kim is thorough and joy to have as a PCP.
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100

08/12/2015
Dr. Kim and his team always give great care....I never feel rushed....an excellent team!
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

07/14/2015
No bad. Consistent attention to detail.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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!
Providence Health & Services Patient
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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