John Jongsuk Kim, MD
I speak: English, Korean
My gender: Male
Where I practice
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.
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.