Ah Rim Shin, MD
I speak: English, Korean
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I was born in South Korea and moved to the U.S. when I was three years old. I grew up mostly in Nashville, Tenn. Even though I don't like country music, I am very proud of my Nashville roots! For college, I went to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. This was a life-changing time for me as I made lasting friendships, volunteered to feed the homeless and went on a mission trip with my church to an inner city neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio. Through these experiences, I realized the importance of health care in people's lives and I developed a passion to provide health care that was cost-friendly and did not discriminate based on age, sex, race, culture or socio-economic status. I am so excited to join Kaiser Permanente, where diversity is celebrated and where physicians strive to provide evidence-based, compassionate, high-quality medical care.
About my practice
I chose family medicine because I enjoyed all of my rotations in medical school and I loved developing relationships with my patients. I learn so much from my patients, whether they were just born yesterday or they are part of our geriatric population. It is an honor to help our members be the healthiest they can be. I also believe that true health comes from being mentally, spiritually and physically healthy.
How I thrive
I thrive by running a few times a week, spending time with my family and friends, being involved at church and eating at all the hole-in-the-wall restaurants in Atlanta. I also love to cook, read, travel and learn about different cultures.