James Sungmin Hong, MD
I speak: English, Spanish
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Welcome to my Web page. I’m happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice. I feel very fortunate to work at Kaiser Permanente because of my wonderful colleagues and our members, and look forward to working with you to care for your health.
I’m a native Southern Californian who grew up in Arcadia. Even when I was a young child, I knew that I wanted to be a physician. I knew that I wanted to be able to make a real difference in people’s lives, and practicing medicine gives that me opportunity.
About my practice
Medicine, as a career, is a very special opportunity to connect and help people in a meaningful way, utilizing medical skills and knowledge, but also listening and responding to what members need. Being a physician allows people to share with me their innermost secrets, fears, and hopes. It’s a genuine privilege to help people understand what concerns them, translate what they may not grasp, get them the appropriate evaluations, and communicate with them and their families. I feel very honored that our members have entrusted me with their care and I strive to treat them as I would my own family.
How I thrive
Keeping balance in my life is very important to me. I enjoy reading, playing poker, and traveling, and I make it a priority to set aside time to just relax with my wife.