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John Jongsuk Kim, MD

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My specialty:
Emergency Medicine

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English, Korean

My gender: Male

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Where I practice

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About me

Hello! I'm happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about what I do here at Kaiser Permanente. I've been an emergency physician for over 20 years.

Biography

I've spent the majority of my life in Southern California, and I definitely consider it my home. I wanted to work in emergency medicine because I felt it would give me an opportunity to help the people who are most in need. Being able to help, support, or even just give comfort or reassurance to someone during a stressful emergency is perhaps the most rewarding part of being an emergency physician.

About my practice

I've been working in the Emergency Department at South Bay Medical Center for almost 15 years. No two days in the Emergency Department are the same. Working here gives me the opportunity to connect with and help people in many different situations. Being a Kaiser Permanente physician means that if ever I feel a member needs something I cannot directly provide, I can rely on a vast network of colleagues and specialists to provide the most appropriate care.

How I thrive

I do my best to stay healthy physically (by working out and eating healthfully), mentally (by keeping up-to-date on the latest medical knowledge), and emotionally (by always making time for my family and friends). I'm not always completely successful, but my goal is always the same — to strive for health in all aspects of my life.

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My office

Languages spoken by medical staff

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My Provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • HMO
  • Medi-Cal Managed Care
  • Point-of-Service Plan (POS)
  • Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost
Acute Care-med/surg Department
25825 S Vermont Ave, Harbor City, CA 90710

Contact information

  • Advice/appointments/cancellations/messages
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
  • Hospital patients information
  • 310-325-5111

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

UC Davis School of Medicine
Davis , CA

Board certification

Emergency Medicine

American Board of Emergency Medicine

Medical training

Internship

Emergency Medicine

Highland General Hospital
Oakland , CA

Residency

Emergency Medicine

Highland General Hospital
Oakland , CA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

1999

Active license information

License number

A61681

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1427125640
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My hospitals

All Kaiser Permanente physicians and podiatrists have admitting privileges or the ability to refer patients to our plan hospitals. Admitting privileges of other providers may vary by plan and facility. Contact your plan administrator for details.

25825 S Vermont Ave, Harbor City, CA 90710

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

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This page was last updated on:

12/17/2018